Friday, 5 April 2013

Get Scrappy!


Hi All
I'm participating in my first Bloghop today on Cups, Crops and Creativity. The brief was to Get Scrappy and use up left over scraps and we have to show the scraps beforehand. I had this week's Retro Sketch #57  in mind and it did not take me long to find some left over scraps and put the lessons I learnt on the Online Class Pattern Play to use. Here is the sketch and the scraps that I'm going to use.


This is the result of my scraps on my card! I used dimensional foam on some pieces to give it a bit of interest. The patterns on the papers were interesting enough and I felt that they didn't need any stamping or inking just to keep it simple. I'm submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Birthday Challenge.


After finishing off the first card. I had to make another one for my DH's colleague who just had a second baby. I pulled out the scraps from my Kissing Booth papers (last cards made here and here) and this is what I came up with. I love personalising baby cards with the names of the babies (you can't buy these cards in a card shop!). I'm going to submit both cards to Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes and the second card to Basic Grey's Challenge 91 - Clean and Simple.




Thank you for dropping by my blog, please click on the blog links below to see what the other designers have created out of their scraps! A big thanks to Chaitali for organising this bloghop and making me use up my scraps! If you wish to participate in this bloghop, you can link your card to Cuts, Crops and Creativity. A comment on this blog and all the other blogs will also earn you chances for a prize to be drawn by Chaitali.

Ingredients:
'Happy Birthday'
Cardstock - Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm
Paper - My Minds Eyes Away We Go
Stamps -Hero Arts CL406, Darkroom Door Stringed Sentiments
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - Hemp from Hemptique
'Addison'
Cardstock - Neenah Solar White
Paper - Basic Grey Kissing Booth
Stamps - Kaisercraft sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Dies - MFT DieNamics Tall Alphabets, MFT Layered Flags STAX, Carl heart punches
Others - Twine from The Twinery, Kaisercraft Sparklet Heart, Glossy Accents


15 comments:

  1. Hi Cecilia, love your clean design, and both cards so fabulous!

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  2. Hi Cecilia! Gorgeous cards! love the colors and how you used scraps! amazing=)
    Thank you for the inspiration=)

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  3. Hi! Your cards are so lovely! Love the way the patterned papers show up against the solid background. The baby card will be a keepsake for sure! I have yet to try to work from sketches, I have to look into them, thanks for inspiring me to do so! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love that first card...so beautiful and clean and simple! :)

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  5. The sketch card is so cool. And love the personalized baby name cards! You are totally right they can't be bought in the store :) I'm totally CASEing your idea for my next baby card!

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  6. Both of your cards are really super. I love how you used different scraps for your Retro sketches card. I have those patterns, and love them, too. Your baby card is really fun, and I am going to CASE your idea next time I need a baby card and know the name.

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  7. BEAUTIFUL cards, Cecilia! I adore the CAS one, especially! I love how you used the sketch, too. SO creative! GREAT blog hop!

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  8. Cecelia, I love both of your cards!! The use of scraps to personalize a baby card is wonderful and I will most definitely have to CASE you on that!! Thanks for inviting us to follow along on your blog hop!

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  9. Wow Cecilia!! I LOVE these cards!! You have such a knack for creating such beautiful work with patterned papers! Your blog and photo gallery are such an inspiration to look through!

    I want you to know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please feel free to visit my blog @ http://stampandink.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebster-award.html for more info!!

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  10. Lovely cards - simple yet stylish. Great choice of colours too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  11. OMG, you really rocked that sketch with your squares & rectangles of patterned paper. And, your baby card is a keeper as it would be so fun to make a personalized card for birthdays also. I've added both cards to my Evernote to use as inspiration. Perfect use of paper scraps. What a fun blog hop, Cecilia!

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  12. Another fabulous card using scarps, seeing what you did is so inspiring and I love forward to getting my scraps together now.

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  13. The papers you've put together really make your cards pop. Beautiful!

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  14. Fabulous use of pattern paper, great cards thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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