Monday, 4 June 2012

Happy and Glorious…

The Love Of My Life has decreed that austerity measures are in place in our house, due to a very nasty shock when the bank statement turned up last month.  So I am currently in a state of crafty austerity (not allowed to buy ANYTHING unless it’s from Tim Holtz).  It’ll motivate me to dip into my stash, which is Not A Bad Thing.  So for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge (See Hels Sheridan's blog for details)  I decided to revive the “make do and mend” principles of yesteryear. 


Some time ago Create and Craft did a “buy this, get that free” promotion and this little chipboard house came with another set of chipboard substrates and I’d been looking for a use for them for a while. The Union Flag papers were free downloads from and the bunting stamp was the cover stamp on this month’s Craft Stamper magazine.  The stamped letters were from an alphabet that cost 99p and I coloured the roof, porch roof and window box with Adirondack inkpads, using the  Direct to Paper technique.  Some left over snippets of red acetate behind the windows and ta-daa!  Job done,and at a cost of next to nothing!!


Hels Sheridan said...

Just gorgeous... sometimes it does us good not to go and get a load of new stash but rummage through the old stuff... well, I keep telling myself that but it doesn't always happen lol Good luck with the Austerity Measures... you started out mighty finely.. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Redanne said...

Very impressive! Well done on using what you had, your house is beautiful, loving the bunting. Hope you can keep it up.....Anne x