Friday, 24 April 2015

Cards from scraps

I have been sorting through a lot of my stash and looking at the huge pile of offcuts of paper some of which is only large enough to mount greetings on.  Time to take control of the stash and use it. 

A friend pointed me in the direction of a relevant Pinterest board and so I have made my own and am using it's inspiration to make "stash cards".  You can find the board here .

These are two of the cards I made this week:

The ribbon, paper and greeting I have had for a long time but the card candi were part of a Christmas present.

I used up oddments of glitter strip that I have had for a couple of years for this one and then raided my stash of diecuts that I have been given in swap parcels over the years.  I just stamped an image and the greeting.  I am entering this card in Pixie's Crafty Workshop #173

Saturday, 18 April 2015

April Swap parcels

Its never easy to remember which cards came from which parcel when you leave it a month or so to blog them so I thought I would blog these cards that I made yesterday.

April is always our Christmas month so we didn't have any techniques, just the theme of Christmas.

These are the cards I made from Pat's parcel.  The first one I just added my own greeting.

These next two are a bit of a cheat but they met the brief that all cards must contain one piece from the swap parcel.  In this case, as you will see, I just cut the background paper and stuck it on the card, no more needed!!!

My next card is from Terri's parcel and I just embossed the backing paper and found my own greeting.

Finally, my combination card.  The snowflake came from Pat's parcel and the tag, greeting and backing paper came from Terri's.  I embossed the backing paper and added some Stickles glitter to it.

March card swap

Yes, I know it is April and I should have blogged these last week but life got somewhat busy doing needlecraft (but that is another story) and the hours slipped away . the March cards from Pat's parcels.  I chose embossing for this selection

I chose rubber stamping for Terri's parcel

And finally a card I created from both parcels using all three techniques because it also includes zentangle