Thursday, 2 April 2009

Credit crunch card theme


The Ladies on MSE have set this weeks challenge for a credit crunch card. The idea is to see if you can make a lovely card with little expense being involved then work out your costs. I have enjoyed this challenge because it was one I could actually get into for a change where as I sometimes miss the challenges as I feel my cards are rubbish in comparison to the ladies on the thread.
Card costs: Approx 3p for the card (I cheated as I will use it for FIL's birthday as I am doing him a gardening hamper.) card - approx 1p (from huge pack at bargain price!) Ink from printer - approx 2p Patterned paper (flowers etc) free with magazine I got for mothers day. I printed all the solid colours then cut them out in the right shapes. We have a continuous ink supply so it makes things like that unbelievably cheap!

8 comments:

cazsmum said...

Great card Tams; perfect for a gardening hamper & perfect for the challenge x

flourgirl said...

WOW!! Perfect card for a gardener and perfect price too, Lovely.

Rainmac said...

You are such a superstar, what a fantastic idea for a card, perfect for any gardener x

Rusty said...

Can't take credit for the idea I am afraid I shamelessly borrowed the idea from the crafty mag I had for mothers day!
Thanks for the comments ladies x

Maria said...

I love this one it is so differant,my mum would love it.

melissa75 said...

A fantastic card - really original.

Mandy said...

brillaint card very originaly and well suited to a gardener
xx

Gemma said...

great thrifty card, the gardening theme is lovely, as for getting your idea from the mag, we all need to get inspiration somewhere!! :) xx