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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Shopping My Stash!

Good Morning everyone! Wow, hasn't this month just flown by? But it's September and that means a new challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round! This month, we are challenging you to dig up your oldest or most forgotten stash items and use them up! Make sure everything on the card is at least one year old.

Now, unfortunately, I don't have a really good filing system when it comes to my crafty stuff, so I am not 100% sure that everyone on this card is old, but at least everything comes from the bottom of a stash pile ;)

I love this Christmas paper, it's so beautiful! Can you tell I'm a DP freak ;) If you like more inspiration, have a look at our challenge post and see what my lovely teamies have come up with!

* White base card
* Basic Grey Jovial DP, using a Crafters Companion Embossing Board to make the wavy lines
* Black ink for inking around the DPs edges
* Studio Light image (I actually used an image of the back of a crafty magazine!)
* Small flower and scalloped circle punches
* MS Doily Lace Border punch
* Glitter glue and Gems from stash
* Circle sentiment from the Internet

* ABC Christmas Challenge (Recycled and Use Ribbon or Rhinestones)
* Charisma Cardz (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Creations (Use 3 or more different dies/punches)
* Divas By Design (Christmas in August)
* For Fun Challenges (Christmas)
* Sarah Hurley Challenge (Bling & Sparkle)
* Scrap Cards Challenge (Christmas)
* Sparkles Forum (Punch It)
* Little Red Wagon (Border Punches)
* Stampavie and more (Christmas in Summer)

I will be back tomorrow with my CMM Challenge card!


  1. Hey Ciska, what a lovely snowman card, i love how you've used what i call not normal christmassy colours, its beautiful!

    thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes
    challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! good luck carlyann xx

  2. I love your snowman card ciska and fab papers. you have really thought about the inside of the card too! x

  3. Lovely card
    thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  4. Well done on creating such a lovely card from your stash! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this time and good luck in the draw!

    Lisa x

  5. He is just too adorable. Thanks for playing along on fOr fun.

  6. such a cute snowman and I love the deep colours and the paper

  7. This is just wasy too cute..

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  8. Wow Ciska, this is just too cute. I love your choice of DP and colors. The snowman is awesome and perfect for the card. See ya again soon. "Hugs" Carol

  9. Such a beautiful card Ciska...and thanks for joining us at Divas too...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  10. Wow, I can't believe this is all old stash Ciska! Certainly looks fresh - great make!

  11. oh what a fab snowman he is adorable.. and so good that you used up some stash.. i must have a go too
    Lisa x
    ps thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this week

  12. Very cute! I love using items from my stash too! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  13. what a super cute card.Goodluck at satah hurley challenges.
    hugs Clare x

  14. What a totally adorable card! Love the snowman! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amy

  15. Such a beautiful card Ciska...thanks for joining us at Scrap Cards Challenge Blog!!!

    Hugs SUze xx

  16. I'd say digging to the bottom of the pile counts, that's how I'd do it anyway. Cute creation! Thanks for joining the Divas on this challenge!

  17. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
    Hugs Nadell

  18. all those colours and how you have done the inside too! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx

  19. beautiful card, good luck charisma this week.

    hugs Clare x

  20. Lovely card, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time! hugs Samantha :0)

  21. like how the snowman just blends with the patterned paper. I love snowmen and this one is great.

    Thanks for going Christmas with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

  22. Fabulous card - love the colours!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  23. Beautiful card. I really love all of the little details. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)