Less is More - Don't Scrap It

Monday, 27 February 2012

Scraps, I can do scraps. I have scrap cardstock, scrap patterned papers and scrap ribbon pieces. Just recently I sorted all my cardstock into colours. It's so much easier to find what I want now, so why didn't I do this ages ago!! Scraps leads me on to the challenge over at Less is More this week - Don't Scrap It. I also have scraps from paper pads, which I keep in folders. Some might throw these away, but they are perfect for small dies run through my Cuttlebug and for paper piecing. It's paper piecing I've used on my card here, but I only managed to use a couple of tiny pieces. Oh well, I'll have to made some more.

Scraps Card

Materials used - Square card blank, Basic Grey Ambrosia, Inkadinkado Garden Greetings, Woodware Jane's Script, Black Stickles and Tuxedo Black ink.

Steve's 50th Birthday

Sunday, 26 February 2012

We spent a great evening celebrating my BIL's birthday yesterday. Great company, food and wine. Perhaps a little too much wine!!

I used my Cricut on this card and I'm not impressed with the new mats. They must have run out of glue when they made these. It only lasted long enough to cut out the pieces for this card and then I had to hold down a couple with tape. It's cost me £12 to buy a can of repositionable spray so I can make them sticky again. Not what you expect from brand new mats :( Anyone else had problems?

I went for the unsubtle approach and plonked a big 50 in the centre of the card.

Steves 50th

Materials used - Square card blank, Black and white cardstock, Cricut plus Plantin Schoolbook, Storybook, and Wild Card, October Afternoon - Ducks in a Row, Chipboard, Ribbon and Brads.

Cuttlebug Spot - Spring

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

I writing this at a perfect time, the sun is shining and it's a very pleasant 10 degrees. Much warmer than it has been. I don't need the ski gloves to cycle to work :)

Spring is our challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot this week. What springs to mind when you think of spring (sorry about the pun). I thought of new babies, so I made this really easy card using a bit of stamping and a button. The colour could easily be changed for a boy or kept neutral with greens and lemons.


Materials used - Square card blank, Pink and white cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Sizzix Framelits  Message Frames, Woodware easy Stitching and Baby Greetings stamps, Assorted Memento inks, Circle punch, Button and Bakers Twine.

Cuttlebug Spot - Hearts

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Yes, I might be mad, but I was so looking forward to seeing a sprinkling of the white stuff when I woke up on Sunday morning. But no, all we had was rain, rain and more rain :(

Valentines Day is just around the corner, so with that in mind, the Cuttlebug Spot has set the challenge of Hearts. I went for a different colour scheme than the normal pink and red.


Materials used - White card stock, Basic Grey Sugared papers, Heart stamp (free with magazine), Sentiment stamp (received in box of goodies from EBay),Versamagic Blue and Brown chalk ink, Ribbon, Twine, Brad and Buttons.