Saturday, 22 September 2007

Charity begins at home

This week's DCM challenge dared us to raid charity shops and use our purchases on our cards. I proudly came home from Oxfam with 3m of the beige velvet ribbon this morning, which cost the grand sum of 49p. I did look in 3 other shops, but nothing grabbed me.
I so enjoyed the colour scheme in the post below that I used it again here; the beige ribbon blending perfectly. I was pleased to recycle scraps of ribbon and threads from sewing projects.

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Stamps : Stampington Christmas Found and Scripted Greetings

Inks : Marvy Pens Victorian Rose, Aubergine and Jungle Green

Extras : PP by Crate Paper; pink paper; Ribbons and threads from Stef Francis, Oxfam, chocolate box, and my own collection

22 comments:

Leigh said...

I really really like that,the colour scheme is gorgeous.

Deb said...

Oooh, lucky you finding velvet ribbon, you have made a beautiful card with it!

sonic said...

Beautiful card !!!! Bravo !!!

Samm said...

This is fab! love the ribbon! great card!

Samm
x

Rachel said...

Lovely card - and what a lucky find - nothing so exciting in our shops

Rachel

Andrea said...

Beautiful card, love how you've used the ribbon

SmilynStef said...

What fun texture with a velvet ribbon vase ... beautiful.

Rhi said...

What a fab find, I love the colours you've used, such a rich warm pallete.

Rhi x

rebecca said...

I love this idea of reusing found things. I hope you'll do more of it. Great card; great find!

Gillian :O) said...

OH SO BEAUTIFUL!
I have that ribbon Ros, only I paid A$3.70mtr!!!!!!
Well done on your find! and ofcourse you used it perfectly!

Barb's Corner said...

What a beautiful card, so very elegant. Thanks for sharing!
Barb C

Paula said...

Really gorgeous, love the colours.

Louly said...

Wow! that ribbon was a good find! I'm loving velvet ribbon at the moment. Gorgeous card!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous colours, and lucky you finding such lovely ribbon!

Saffa said...

OOh how pretty!!

Love the colours!

xxSaffa

Lythan said...

oooooh velvet ribbon (slurp!) and I just love what you have done with it. That vase is inspired!

Anne said...

Very pretty, the ribbon looks just so strokeable, and the colour scheme is lovely!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous Ros and what a fab find with the velvet ribbon.

Kathy said...

fab card - I never know what to do with velvet ribbon, I love the way you've used it here

Lavender Rose said...

Great card, lovely colours!

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Really beautiful.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

What a bargain! Lovely colour combo. Great card.