Friday, 25 July 2008

'Golden oldies' - Looking back

Another busy week has just flown by which was intermingled with a trip to the hairdressers, dentist, doctors and the pictures.

First it was the check up on the apses on my tooth. The good news is that the pain has all but gone….the bad news is that the x-ray showed that there’s still infection around the root of the tooth and if it doesn’t clear up it means I’ll have to have root canal treatment on one of my front teeth. I’m the world’s worst when it comes to dentists……………when I was a child they had to put my on tranquilizers before getting me in the chair. I’m not quite so bad these days and I do go for my regular check-ups but I’m still petrified so any good vibes you can send me would be greatly appreciated.

The visit to the doctors on Tuesday was good though. I have to go in on a regular basis to have my BP monitored and be weighed. I’ve been back on my diet with a vengeance for the last month and I’ve lost 10lb so the doctor was happy and I was over the moon.

On Wednesday I went and had all my hair lopped off in the morning and then I meet up with a friend for lunch and a spot of clothes shopping before going to the pictures. I was hoping to see Mamma Mia but we decided to go and see Prince Caspian instead because it had been out longer. It was quite good but not as good at The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
Hopefully Mamma Mia will be next!

Thursday morning was taken up by the weekly food shop with dad and then I spent the afternoon working on a card order and making my card for the Daring Cardmakers weekly challenge.

It a team dare this week…………..

With so many new things /latest papers/ trendy stuff/ we thought it would be nice to have a look back, and dig out some of our 'old' papers and embellishments and make a card with our 'preloved' treasures. The tendency these days seems to be to get on the 'latest must have' band wagon, but sometimes it’s nice to recognise what we already have- even if it isn't the 'latest' embellishment/paper..........
So with this in mind I had a rummage to the bottom of some of my boxes and came up with a few things that I brought when I first started making cards. I don’t know if this fact influenced the style of my card but for some reason it turned out looking very basic……no idea why.

Anyway, here it is in all its glory!

The papers are Brenda Walton from a K & Co designers pad. The colours are really pretty. The photo doesn’t really pick up the lovely muted shades for Pink and Green so well but they matched the Bazzill card stock perfectly.

I used the very first punch that I brought, a Woodware, Whale of a Punch, to cut the two little tags, to which I added a Gold Peel-Off and then in a moment of weakness I wavered and used my ‘new’ nestability dies to cut the layered circles...........please forgive me.

I used to use shed loads of charms when I first started out but they very rarely see the light of day these days. These three little ones came from Crafts By Carolyn.

Finally the ribbon…………..this came from one of the very first kits I ever purchased from Scrap Goods.

And there you have it, everything used on the card is at least four years old or more, if you don’t count the nestabilities that is and it’s frightening to think it’s been sitting there collecting dust all that time, so thanks girls for making me revisit those boxes and use some of it.


Kathy said...

Well I think it's good to marry the new with the old - breathes new life into the older stuff (but I would say that, wouldn't I?)
Those colours are really pretty aren't they?

Hazel said...

Lovely card, Sue - it just shows that sometimes we should go to the bottom of boxes we haven't used for a while - love the way you've used the charms. Sorry to hear about the tooth - I share the same feeling about dentists - I am a complete coward - I've had to be sedated for the dentist to do anything other than a simple filling.

Lythan said...

I remember those charms! Still have some like it I think.. may take them to card club and see if they like them.