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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

UK Scrappers 52 Card Challenge Week 30 - Use Inspiring Supplies

Wow - over two thirds of the year completed already - that's scary stuff.  Nat set an interesting challenge this week - with the forthcoming Craft and Hobby Association show coming up in America which shows all the soon to be released new scrapbooking and craft products, choose an item which has been your favorite or most eagerly anticipated, and use that on your card. 

The item I chose was a Simple Stories 24/7 journalling block cut down from the 12 x 12 sheet.  My inspirational supplies are not necessarily Simple Stories - it could have easily has been Echo Park, or Project Life.  I like the different sized journalling blocks available for the pocket scrapbooking system that I have now adopted. 

The colour scheme was determined by the Simple Stories 24/7 journalling block - dark grey, with splashes of gold, red and grey blue.  I found the scroll die cut when having a clean up - I am very pleased to have used it here. 
The rest of the card was mostly scraps; I have also used my Memory Box "puffy clouds" dies for the first time and added foam pads for two of the smaller clouds.  The card didn't look right until I added more of the Doodlebug sequins that I have rediscovered lately - so useful for little accents here and there!
I added more dimension to the smaller flower by adding a middle from patterned paper, and then filling it with grey accent beads. Trying also to use up my hoard of rub-on alphas - they disintegrate over time, and it would be a shame to waste them. 
Quite a different style of card for me - but I am very pleased with how it turned out! The card would have never turned out like this were it not for the 52 Card Challenge. 
Various patterned paper scraps
Freebie magazine paper (Scrapbook Magazine) (Blue arrows)
Fresh "Beauty" Scroll Die Cut - 29th Street Market My Mind's Eye 2008
Memory Box "Puffy Clouds" die
Bazzill "Just the Edge" strip
American Crafts Trademarks "Jane" rub-on alphas


  1. Really lovely card, those little clouds are so cute and the sprinkle of sequins a perfect addition x

  2. Gorgeous card Ali! I have to say that I have become a big Simple Stories fan and at the moment I think they are one of my favourite manufacturers :D

  3. Great card and I think I might need to get that die next month now ;)

    love those fab arrows too


  4. I love this card Ali, especially those puffy little clouds. I have no doubt that die will soon be in Lisa's possession! I think I may have some of those Doodlebug sequins tucked away in my stash. An early purchase, along with some of their *very* bright papers. Not really my style at all, I quickly realised!