Mamie Rae

Sunday, 9 February 2014

First card of 2014 :)

First “general” card of 2014 and a different one for me, as I’ve made it primarily from “scraps” that I’ve hoarded in my craft room for at least 6 months (some longer).   I’m not a big fan of pink as a colour for anything, and thus rarely make cards using it unless asked to, or for a romantic occasion (rare!) so I tend to have rather a lot of pink cardstock lying around.  It usually comes in packs of other colours which I use more frequently, so I get left with all this pink card I’ve no real use for, but am reluctant to throw out or give away.

So that’s where today’s card comes in.  I came across the perfect blog for me (& probably ever other crafter out there).   Re-Creations is a wonderful Christian Crafters site, & home of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous team who have set their first challenge of the year to share a project that typifies your style.  Well, my style is increasingly FLORAL easel cards above all other types, although as many of you know, last year my health was so abysmal, I was fortunate to make ANY cards let alone these ones which invariably take me an hour or so longer.
Anyway this card is made using up not only my pink card, but also a background paper I’ve had lying around for ages which I wasn’t that struck on, but which goes perfectly in this style of card, as being split into 3 it breaks up the design somewhat so it’s not quite so obvious.

The diecuts again had been lying around for some time, as I used the pink card to try out the floral die when I first got it & then ended up keeping the cut as I just hate throwing anything out even when I feel I’ll probably never use it!!  Even the roses aren’t ones I use regularly – possibly only got one other card on the blog with pink roses in any sense on it.  And the lace – well this was given to me 2 years ago & stuck away in a drawer never to see the light of day as I really didn’t like it at all.  But I figured this was as good a chance to use it as any.
The only thing that’s “new” is the concept that I’ve developed for these cards – I call them “Pass it on” cards because they come with additional tags so that you can pass the card & thus the scripture message, on to a friend should you wish to do so.  I’d so many friends tell me they loved my cards but after a while felt bad that they just couldn’t find space to keep them (they were getting so many from me LOL!), so I figured this might help them out, and sure enough they’re overjoyed to have the means of knowing the card will give someone else joy too.

So hopefully you’ve enjoyed the card – see you with whatever challenge I work on next time round :).

If you want to join in the fun head over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous/Re-Creation blog and SHOW YOUR STYLE (Mine's floral easels!) :). 

I'm also entering this into Word Art Wednesday as it's another site that provides me with a great opportunity to share the Word knowing it'll be well accepted (some blog owners sadly do seem to have an issue with scripture cards I feel).



"Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge over pure gold.
For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can be compared with it.”
Proverbs chapter 8 verses 10 & 11:


  1. Let's see. . you could have fooled me that you don't like pink! :-) Beautiful card with all of the layers, and the flowers that accentuate God's precious Word! Love how you make additional inserts so that your cards can be "recycled." Thanks for joining us and sharing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Blessings!

  2. Oh my, I just realized you were talking about MY blog in your second paragraph. What a blessing and I'm thankful to the Lord for your sweet comments. I am a member of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team, but Gloria Stengel ( is the hostess and mastermind. Again, thanks so much and Lord bless!

  3. Beautiful card, glad you went through your hoards of paper because the layers are perfect that you achieved....what a masterpiece.....Thanks for joining us at our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Beautiful does not do this card justice! It is stunning! I love all the layers and flowers! Thanks for playing along for our first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. What a beautiful card and you used the lace in a most beautiful way. I love the layers and the color pink is one of my favorites! Thanks for joining us at craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  6. what a beautiful card and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  7. Oh, Romayne! I like your style! This easel card is so beautifully composed. Smart move to break up the patterned paper into mosaic tiles. Everything about this gorgeous creation just sings! I love that you dug into your hoard for the various elements. That really made me smile! Thanks for joining us at the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge. I hope you will play along again soon!

  8. Your first card for 2014 is the vintage look. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. This card is so pretty!!! I love all of the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!

  10. Very pretty card! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )