Saturday 15 November 2014

Magpie Day at Country View Challenges

It’s an extra surprise day with some blog candy thrown in at Country View Challenges and the theme today is ‘use your scraps’
I have a huge box of scrap papers that I keep in my room and the box just gets fuller and fuller, every now and again I go through it and throw some bits that I think I won’t use, but I never seem to really make a dent in it. So it has been lovely to take a few bits out and make some Christmas cards.
I started by die-cutting the pieces from the Tim Holtz Retro Ornaments die and finding paper for the background.
Having cut everything, I inked the edges ……
….. stamped and cut out the sentiment, again inking the edges …….
… and layered the background on another mount before adhering to the card.
The philosophy here was that while all the bits were out and it is a fairly simple design, let’s make three rather than just one. In fact I have a bag of bits left over and I could probably get at least another four out of it, so when I have just a few spare moments I know what I will be doing.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your weekend goes well.

hugs Brenda xxxx


sally said...

It's always so satisfying to use some of those scraps from the large mound! Nice & simple creations with them this week Brenda :-) enjoy your weekend.


debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda - I love how the colours work so well together. Have a lovely weekend x

massofhair said...

I have lots and lots of scraps and am trying to use them up, i like to sew them onto cereal boxes they make fabulous pad covers or masterboards.

Your scraps all colour match which is brilliant! Three lovely cards:-) xxx

Nicole Wright Designs said...

I love the simplicity of the cards. Fantastic use of scraps. I agree, the stack keeps growing.

Margaret said...

Love your cards - a great way to use up your scraps.

beth b said...

What a great idea!! Your cards are really lovely!!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving the cards Brenda, I need to get those bit boxes out and do something with them.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
I landed up making more than one as well once I started, these are lovely cards.

Margreet said...

Such a lovely way to use up your scraps!
xxx Margreet

Dagmar said...

Such a great idea to work a lot of Christmas cards - i must do it :-) you cards are so beautiful!!! Hugs Dagmar

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely little set Brenda!

Nikki Acton said...

Great set of cards - now I must open the retro ornaments die that is sitting on my desk (or is it under my desk? must clear up!). Nxx

Nikki Acton said...

Great set of cards - now I must open the retro ornaments die that is sitting on my desk (or is it under my desk? must clear up!). Nxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards, made from your 'bits' box.

Julia S-W said...

These are lovely cards Brenda and it makes me want to go through my bits box and make a start - not one card so far from me yet! Have a good week.

Karin said...

beautiful cards!
Groetjes Karin

Juls said...

Very stylish :-) xx

Words and Pictures said...

These are delightful - so subtle, and so effective.
Alison xx