Sunday, 21 September 2008

Back Again

Hello I'm back and very tired, so a quick post today.

This week on the Tilda & Co Challenge blog , the theme is....

Spend, spend, spend .... No! Save, save, save!

This week i would like you do make your work on a budget ,The work must not cost
no more than £1 $2/1.26euro to make.This time of Year it is always “pennies are
tight” people are trying to be good and save,Please state on your Blog The costs
of the items used & the price of each item and then give your work a total
cost to make,But remember not to spend no more than £1($2/1.26euro)on your
make.Of course your stamps, Tools, Pens/ink/pencils etc are excluded from the
Costs along with your glue,But anything you can see on your work must have a
price list

I've used two of my new Magnolia school stamps. Edwin with glasses and the desk. The blackboard and book shelf I got from the Mekka and I can't remember who made them, sorry. I used a black piece of card for the board and wrote on the words with a white signo pen. All the images have been coloured in with promarkers. The light blue border was made with a cuttlebug embossing folder and the letters and numbers were cut with my Cricut.

Stamps:- Magnolia

Papers:- g.c.d studio "schooled" papers

Cricut: cartridge - Plantin Schoolbook

The cost of my card works out as follows...

Blank card - Papermill megabox - 2p a sheet

Letters & Numbers - 50p a sheet -1/8 sheet - 12 1/2p

White card - 2p a sheet 1/4 sheet - 1/2p

Black card - 2p a sheet 1/4p

Blue paper - £10 a pad of 24 sheets - 1/4 sheet - 6p

School paper - £10 a pad of 24 sheets - 1/4 sheet - 6p

Grand total of..... 27 1/4p

If you would like to take part in the challenge you can find all the details here


MichelleO said...

How "smart"! Edwin is just adorable, love the chalkboard. Great work!

Rach said...

fabulous card shary...bit fiddly trying to calculate your costs..but well done for achieving...hugs rachxx

Vicky said...

Welcome home Shary. Hope you enjoyed your whirlwind trip to the UK and your shopping experience at Meadowhall, or Meadowhell as I call it on the run up to christmas! :-) Great card and all for the bargain price of 27 1/4p!
Hugs, Vicky x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Great card Shary and I love the little classroom scene, Edwin looks so sweet in his little glasses and the chalkboard was a great idea. Hope you had a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and who said card making was expensive.

cats whiskers said...

Great Card, Edwin does look a bit of a swot doesn't he, Get work with working out your costs, I didn't have time to do this one this week, Mum had a bad turn, Anyway well done you
Hugs jacqui x

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous card Shary and great budgetting! hugs, annie x