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Friday, September 21, 2007

DCM - Charity Begins At Home

Make a card from charity shop finds was this weeks' Friday dare. Well I finished work early today & went to 4 charity shops. There was pretty much very little doing. They tend to mainly stock clothes & little else unless they have their own goods to sell. Crystal, gem necklaces are popular but at £4 & over hardly something to stick on the front of a card!!!
However I did find a pack of these split cane coasters & they got me thinking about some stickers by craft work for 99p that I bought last weekend, to go with my new papers, Papermania Inspirations Earth Tones. I also treated myself to their new gatefold cards. Im hopeless at measuring my own!

Here is the finished result.
I cut the window out & glued on two pieces of lace, cut from a sleeve of a blouse Im too fat for & coloured it with coffee. They make cafe style curtains. The papers suited these stickers so well. The coasters are backed with fine webbing so I was able to cut them to look like a small picket fence & it stuck on quite well with double sided tape.

There are more stickers in the pack. I bought the tea & coffee packs they are so sweet. I liked the lace on the chairs which gave me the curtain idea. The pictures on the wall are mini Italian paintings found on the net & printed very tiny!! These papers are just devine & I doubt I will not want to give this card away now it is finished!
I had picked up some fabric remenants from a basket in one shop intending to make tiny curtains, but after pricking myself several times I lost the patience. Years ago I would have sewn for hours making dolls house things!! The pixie is too tired & very long overdue some time off work!!


31 comments:

Leigh said...

This is so cute Paula.

Anne said...

This is gorgeous, Paula, what an original idea! Love all the detail: the stickers, the little "curtains", the fence - I wouldn't give this away either :)

EllePiggo said...

What a great idea Paula. Fab card.

Marjolein said...

Oooooh this is so great!! Love what you did and how you came up with everything... What a waste for your blouse.... you never know, maybe it would've fit again?!!

Juliet said...

Fabulous card Paula - love the detail and the PM papers are so nice.

Janine said...

wow that is so original and so clever Paula. It looks fabbo!! Loved what you did.

Deb said...

Fantastic card, a real work of art!

Andrea said...

Brilliant card

Sam Morris said...

This is adorable!

mum on the run said...

Great card Paula!!

Lee W. said...

This is just so wonderful!!

Sarah said...

Great idea Paula!

Lythan said...

lovely card you clever Paula!

Gillian :O) said...

OH Paula!!!!
You are so clever, this is Gorgeous! and totally Brilliant!
Well Done YOU!

Rein said...

Fab card Paula!

stamp and scrape said...

Oh, fab work and design, Paula. Very creative.
Ros

Samm said...

Wow, what alot of work you've put into this and it looks fab!

Samm
x

Je@net said...

What a great card Paula!!! Fabulous!!

Rhi said...

Wow Paula, what a fab idea and a great card! Fantastic :)

Barb's Corner said...

A very chic piece for a charity find! Well done Paula.
Barb C

Nanie said...

Very cute ! Fab idea !
Nanie

Saffa said...

OOh sooo clever!

xxSaffa

Susan (Sue H) said...

That's very clever Paula and so different.

Louly said...

That's a true work of art! it must have taken you ages but it's well worth it.

Lavender Rose said...

Brilliant card, the picket fence was a great idea!

Julie said...

WOW That is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie said...

What a brilliant card Paula!

Maisymary's Findings said...

Very original indeed ! full of wonderful details !

Anice said...

This card is so beautiful. I can completely understand why you wouldn't want to give it away. Lovely work as always.

Kathy said...

wow Paula, what a detailed peice of work. Fantastic stuff

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Love it!