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Friday, July 13, 2007

DCM - Haberdashery

It's been pouring with rain, here in sunny Scunny & everywhere you go, you get wet through. So I was pleased to finish work & come home . First job was big mug of tea & then I settled down to make something pretty for this weeks main dare. Gillian set the task of using haberdashery.
I have absolutely no idea where my sewing basket is. I have loads of press studs, hook & eyes etc.. but where??? So I made this using K&Co Life Journey papers, some old lace & older shirt buttons & in view of my lack of supplies, I used some vintage ephemera to add to the piece.
The photo is some ephemera I picked up along the way. I adore old pictures.

I must get sorted out & tidy up, but the Hospital Consultant insists I rest up every chance I get & to be honest, I find my energy levels somewhat lacking!! Oh well, look on the bright side, this way I get to avoid the big C, & it will only be another 4-6 months before I'm back to normal.
Then I can try & shift this extra weight my body has loaded on to pad the poorly area!!!
I should see this time as an excellent excuse to sleep lazily on my sofa, which is about to have its 1st birthday soon, read books galore & when the energy is high, scrap & craft to my heart's content.

27 comments:

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Oh dear, you sound like you've been through a rotten time recently...I wish you well x
I love your DCM contribution....Isn't that the most gorgeous image, and the lace and buttons are a perfect combination alongside it.

Lythan said...

This card is so lovely. Really restful but with loads to look at. And you just listen to that consultant. I've noticed since stalking your blog that you have been quite poorly and I worry about you!

mum on the run said...

Lovely work! Just love image and the dinky buttons work really well.

Take care xx

Kaz said...

What a pretty card Paula. I hope you feel ok soon, take it easy.

Paula W said...

A great take on this weeks challenge!

Penny said...

Love the papers combined with the buttons and lace. Lovely!

Gillian said...

lovely card paula, great take.
Hope you feel better soon and take docs advice to rest :)

stamp and scrape said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous collaging. I love it.
Take care, Paula.
Ros

PS.There must be something with me and word verification letters today - the one below says ezeoff!!
(The DCM site had those same letters - how cool is that!)

Lynne.x said...

Wow Paula - this is a beautiful card - there is soooo much detail on it - it's gorgeous.

Sorry to hear your still feeling bad, sounds like something is getting done - I can totally relate to the 'extra weight' I've put on sooooo much since I've been off sick :(

{{{{Big Hugz}}}} from Me...x

Megan said...

Hi Paula,

I am just loving the haberdashery cards I've seen....yours included! I love buttons and lace, and you have made this look so beautiful.

Megan xx

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh sweet, rest up hun... and do what you've got to do to stay well...

Your card is completely STUNNING!!! you've really highlighted that beautiful image perfectly! :O)

Anice said...

A lovely card. So delicate, I wish I could be more delicate in my card making. I will try to be inspired by you.

Kathy said...

oh Paula, I just love this - I think it's totally spot on for the challenge and the vintage feel is perfect

Carrie said...

beautiful Paula - love it all.

manicstamper said...

I love, love, love your card...fabulous.

You take care of you hun xxx

Em's Blog said...

Fab card! love the image :o)

jo said...

Great card!!!!

Cheryl said...

Delightful card!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

That is so olde worlde, love the sepia tones!

michelle said...

i love this! it's so gorgeous! and if the hosptial consultant says get rest, you better get rest!

Donna said...

I love the way your card looks so Vintage - I find it really hard to get mine to llok old and not just new trying to be old IYKWIM


Donna
Guest Designer for Daring Cardmakers
http://donnascardsnstuff.blogspot.com/

Mel Goodsell said...

Such a pretty card..I love all the lace and buttons!
melx

Natty said...

Lovely card Paula with all that vintage look.

Hope you're feeling better soon as well! :o)

Andrea said...

Lovely card

Rein said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous Paula!

Louly said...

Great work again Paula, I love the photo infact I love everything about it.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I love this card Paula - perfect!