Thursday, 31 March 2016

Pink pearls

The latest kit to be tackled in my decluttering is a Kanban one that I bought from QVC a good many years ago. It must actually be a very long time, because a big attraction for me was that it included lots of sheets of die cut nesting shapes in white, black and silver, which means it must have been before I got my first die cutting machine.

It also included several sheets of stamps, and although I use nearly all the stamps regularly, for some reason I've always stored them in the kit box. Actually I always thought it was a rather odd combo - most of the stamps don't really work with most of the shapes!

The die cut shapes are now down to the last few - those in peculiar shapes that don't seem to work with anything much, or odd sizes that are too big or too small to be any use, so I think I'm going to punch them out of the retaining cardstock and use them for die cutting smaller shapes of my own choice.

I will move the stamps into my normal storage boxes, arranged according to theme as I normally do. But first, an important task - just ONE of the stamp sheets was totally NBUS, still sealed in its cellophane pack. I couldn't file it away without letting it see ink, could I? So I whipped up this quick and CAS card using the swirls and flowers stamp and the large flower stamp, and finished it with a sentiment that was a magazine freebie.

The large flowers have had pink pearl centres added - these came out of the fab bargain bag that I bought at the Make It Show.

I am sharing this with

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Use some pearls
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Swirls and Pearls
Creative Card Crew - Clean and simple  


  1. Well it's a very eye catching card Jane. The colours are great and I like those pink pearls. Well done with your de-cluttering.

    I couldn't say I'm de-cluttering because there is clutter everywhere in my space but I am using stuff up bit by bit! Barbxx

  2. Nope, you certainly couldn't put those stamps away without using them, they are lovely. That's definitely a card that would bring a smile to your face. Cara x

  3. Beautiful card Jane! I love flourishes and swirls! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. Really pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  5. Wow, this is a fabulous card, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join today's new challenge too. Enjoy the weekend!

    Love and hugs