Thursday, 24 August 2017

Smash your stash with the Southern Girls

Good morning. There's a new challenge starting today over at Southern Girls. the theme for this fortnight is 'Smash your stash' ie use up some of the stuff you've had stashed away for ages! We're sponsored this time by Polkadoodles.

The image I used for this card is from the Eden Collection, Cherryblossom. I coloured her up whilst on holiday 2 years ago so I think she fits the theme! I stamped the white background paper with a Tim Holtz stamp I love, which has been lying neglected for at least 2 years, probably a lot longer! I used a punch for the borders and added some very old Prima flowers, brads and tiny (and elderly!) buttons.
Please hop over to  the Southern Girls blog to see what my lovely teamies have made to inspire you, then why not follow our excellent example and use up some of that lovely stuff you've had hidden away for ages, we'd love to see what you make with it.
Thanks for calling by an d enjoy your day.

Challenges entered:
MAWTT  #52  Things beginning with B (blossom, brads, blooms, borders, buttons, blue)
craftygalscorner #137 (used a border punch)
digichoosday #34
papergirlschallenge #134
polkadoodle #32


  1. Hi Chris this is absolutely gorgeous I love the image also the wonderful shades of blue that you have used, the punched border looks fab.
    lorraine x

  2. You sure smashed your stash with this one Chris, an absolute stunner.xx [aNNie]

  3. Such a lovely, sweet, monochromatic creation, Chris! Don't you love using your old stash? It's truly a challenge in itself, making "outdated" products like new again! Beautifully done! hugs, de

  4. This is really gorgeous Chris! and the boys have been back in the sea today Lol x huggles Sue xx

  5. Hi Chris, what a dream in blue. Your colouration is fantastic and the layout perfect!
    Hugs Claudia

  6. Hi Chris,
    another of your brilliant card designs here.
    That image is very lovely and prefectly coloured as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Oh wow, this is stunning!! What a gorgeous image!! You colored her so beautifully!! I love the layers and the design!! What a fabulous card!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Moving along with the times.
    ~DT Janis

  9. How pretty and sooooooooo cute!!! Love it, my friend.

  10. Such a lovely card!! Thank you so much for joining in on the fun & our Challenge on Crafty Gals Corner.

    Annie - DT Member

  11. Wow, what a way to use that stash and rock that Polkadoodles image! Very fun! Thanks for sharing with us over at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  12. OMG what a fun card! I love the gorgeous techniques on this card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. Lovely colour palette, such a pretty make. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck!! Yvonne (DT)

  14. What a stunning card! Thank you for playing along with the monochromatic challenge this week with us Paper Girls!