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