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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010


Hi WOYWWer's, As you know my desk space is quite limited and I reached  a point yesterday where something had to move!  Sad to say, I didn't move that something quick enough and as a result my 2 bits and pieces boxes fell on my bit of space and then onto the floor!  All the scraps and labels, cut and never used, all my stamping experiments just thrown in the box lay scatter about me!!  Since I hadn't moved that something, something had to be done pronto!!!

I had to start by clearing up, then picking up, next after picking them up.... was looking through them, it was like finding old photographs....you have to stop, gaze and wonder all over again.  When did I do that? Why didn't I use it?  Can I use it now?

I ended up with dies, and odds and ends all over the place, and was still at a loss as what to do with them.
But, since I had been asked to make a few "Just to say" cards I followed this direction.  The cards needed to be useable for any occasion, including sympathy.....

This is one I made.  On looking at it again - I think I could have made two cards with one image on each.  How wonderful is hindsight! 

Hope to catch up with you soon on the WOYWW blog hop!


Carolynne said...

Isn't it great when you go through a box and find things you had forgotten about. All of a sudden you have 'new' stash to play with.


chrissy xx said...

Same everywhere lol. You start off with a great space to work! Then,
end up with none.
Stunning card.


PepPop said...

It's great finding hiddent gems isn't it. Lovely card too. Jaqui x

Annie said...

How lovely to make such a special card from bits you needed to use up.
A x

Lothian Crafts said...

I think the card is better with the 2 images. The way the birds are looking at each other just gives it a special feel to it..

Aquarius said...

Very elegant card and suitable for any occasion. Loved your story about things falling all around you - and I thought that sort of thing only happened to me...I also know what you mean about finding 'treasures' you'd forgotten you made.

Bettythebaglady said...

Love those triple lines.Simple and elegant. I sympathise on the stash crash-almost as bad as a computer crash. Was giving details of your blog to some ladies at Manchester at the weekend. They were asking me questions about cuttlebugs and hadn't heard of you. I thought everyone knew about you! Just goes to show. LOL Betty with hugs a plenty

nerllybird said...

Well that's a lovely card, and yes you could have made two.....but if you've got all those scraps etc, you could equally have made six with two images on each! ;)

Mandy said...

oh what a card, its so beautiful and elegant, love your bureau!

hugs mandyxx

Claire said...

love the card, I'm another one who's guilty of forgetting what they've got

Sew This N That said...

Oh I do love that card babe, love the embossed lines and the 2 pictures, simple yet elegant :)
*hugs* Heather x

Twiglet said...

I like the just to say idea - and that one is so suitable just to say lots of things!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're having one of those days! Nice to find the stuff you'd forgotten about though, love the card too, simple can be so stunning.


Helen said...

YES, I love to rummage in scraps sometimes. The card is lovely.

Jan scrap said...

Sometimes one just has to bite the bullet and have a sort-out. I think I read on another blog that organising ones craft room can become a second hobby!
I am constantly dropping things on the floor too, it drives me crazy!
The simplicity of your card is instantly appealing, clean and it says it all really.

Becky said...

I like both images on this card. Did you emboss the side yourself? it is very pretty.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's always fun to see old projects and you have found some lovely images. I love birds, so this was quite clever. Although I'm late getting here this week, had to stop by and wish you a happy belated WOYWW.

Sarpreet said...

i love my stick and spray, I am a bit late this week, fab workspace, Happy WOYWW, Thank you for showing us your workspace.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the card and I like the two embellishments on there.

Why is it always the messy box/basket that falls on the floor??


Julia Dunnit said...

Well, that was a happy accident then! Have often wondered how you manage on a smaller surface than mine. Discipline and order, that's how! The card is gorgeous - a smaller one would bear a single image nicely, but I like the two on the C6 size.

Phree said...

Thanks for the snoop, your spill of bits gave lots to look at and the card you made is beautiful, to I guess that spill was serendipity.

Chrissie said...

Better late than never Eileen, Your space always looks tidy, this is a fabby card,I love the two images, what are they? And what is that lovely font called that you used?
It's really elegant and totally classy!

Ciara said...

That's a really love the card, I love how simple and elegant it is.

Sounds like the box falling on the floor was a blessing really!


JoZart Designs said...

I know the feeling when you spill a box full of stuff. You always end up finding some long lost gems but it's timewasting clearing and pouring through it all.
Love your card. Tried to post a comment yesterday but it wouldn't let me so I'm late,
JoZarty x

Nikki said...

Beautiful card it's very elegant and look at all the nessies :)

Paula J Atkinson said...

I really love this beautiful card. My sister hates over complicated things & making cards for her is often difficult but your design has inspired me to take a look at my dies & see what i can achieve.