Thursday, 22 April 2010

A good old Sugar Nellie

I made a card today with an old Sugar Nellie stamp just for fun then was on the Sugar Nellie blog and noticed that Karen/Zoe wants to see some of the older stamps being used. That was just perfect timing :)
I know a lot of people like to use new stamps and I do too but I also like to use my old ones as I don't see the point in buying a stamp if I am only going to use it once and never ink it up again, and I don't have the money to buy new stamps all the time so I have to use old stamps.

I must admit I do like all the new Sugar Nellie stamps and a lot of new ones from other companies but why does everyone, especially bloggers feel like they have got to have the newest stamps and hardly ever use the older ones that they obviously like or else they wouldn't of bought them in the first place?
I think if I like a stamp and it is 20 years old, why not use it? The people who receive most of my cards are not into stamping or cardmaking anyway so they would have no idea if the stamp was old or new.

Anyway now that I have got that off my chest lol, here's the card I made.

I used the sketch from Cute Card Thursday but I left out the sentiment because I don't know what I will use this card for yet.
 The stripey paper is Heidi Grace and the other one is another of the papers I got in a rak.
Ribbon is from my local haberdashery, flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are also from a rak.
The image is coloured with Promarkers.

Now I have looked out all my Sugar Nellie stamps (most of which are old ones), so I am away to have a play with some of them :)
Hope you are all having a fab day today!


Juls said...

Hi Lora, I do agree on the stamp thing, I do use my old ones loads...but then I also have loads of new ones...and some that have not been inked...there is just far to much temptation in your card, she is such a sweetie, and I love all the pastal colours! Hugs Juls

Michelle said...

Amen, Lora. If the stamp was cute enough for us to buy it, it is still plenty cute enough for us to use it, regardless of how old it is.

Your card is darling no matter how old or new the stamp is.


Caz said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us this week on Cute Card Thursday for our first regular monthly sketch.

Lisa Jane said...

I think if you like it use it! lol.. whether its new or old.
I love that little image . She really suits those colours.
Lisa ;)