Monday, January 16, 2012

Well and truly Framed.

Why am I showing you rubbish you Ask? Well these are not rubbish these are Sipppets!!!!
Bits of left overs too small to go back into stash but too large to throw out. What to do? You start a snippets tin. of course. Only in my case they never made it to the tin as I thought there's no time like the present. Strike while the iron is hot. Following on from the previous post I was going to throw those pieces of paper away where I had cut out the small squares needed to make the card. Picking them up they struck me as being little picture frames and an idea was formed. The small white triangle is actually shrink plastic and the thread left over from doing the edging.

The white card is Bockingford Watercolor paper trimmed to 6" x 12" and folded in half. (From Fluffs stash). Flowers made from odds of white paper coloured with watercolour pencils, layered up with a brad. You can't see very clearly but I pricked a design out using the largest nestie size in my stash as a template and also used part of the frames to mark out the corners. The" Wheres Wally" heart button (see previous post) was made using the shrink plastic and water colour pencil in pale green. No prizes for spotting where this one is I won't be making them all this obvious, in fact some will be right down devious so keep your eyes peeled!!

Nothing bought in, so again I'm 100% squeaky clean.

Going to enter this into Di's Crafty Snippets challenge No 3.
Also the following:
Crafting when we can: New Years Resolutions. (Mine is to only use up stash and not buy new.)
Truly Scrumptious: Shabby Pastels and paint.
Anything Goes: Anything goes.


  1. Brilliantly done:) That UIU should be my new motto...I may steal that.

  2. Great way to use up those little bits and pieces - waste not want not is what my Dad always said!

    Ali x

  3. Hello!

    The finished project is very pretty! You were very inspired! Wishing you a happy week!


    Barbara Diane

  4. Hi, What a lovely outcome you would never believe that snippets can create such a lovely card like you have done here its really pretty:) Sandra H

  5. Oh my gosh Mrs A - this is gorgeous, and all from snippets too! I think you've played a blinder here - terrific :) Di xx

  6. Great way to you, wow! Thanks for playing at anything goes thisnweek, hugs trace x dt

  7. This is so cute! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane

  8. Wow Mrs A, that's a fantastic creation from snippets & so in the spirit of UIU!! I'm impressed at your dedication. Stay squeaky clean! xx

  9. Fabulous! You're doing a great job of using old stash up. I must follow your good example (well, my intentions are good anyway - lol) x

  10. I thought you didn't 'do' cards! This one is really pretty. xxx

  11. This is awesome mrs A.! and I throw out some snippets! shame - do keep some though! love the pin pricking idea reminds me of our school days! liked that, I did. Shaz in oz.x

  12. A great card and a great resolution... one I need to adopt !! Thanks for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

  13. Saw your card over at MIM and just wanted to say how beautiful it is.
    Diane xx
    p.s pop on over to my blog and check out the 1/2 price stamp sale x

  14. Great work!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
    Hugs Annette

  15. Brilliant card, love the idea of using your stash, and not buying new, wish i could do that.

    Thank you for joining us at CWWC

  16. Well Mrs A .. .. these really are snippets!!!

    Who would have thought something this lovely could be made from those few leftovers.

    Very inspirational.

    Love Jules xx

  17. Sweet and fresh - love it! Thx for joining us at Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

  18. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can!

    I am proud that you are using up your snippets! WTG! I am on a buying freeze myself ~ until I can get my stash under control!

  19. Oh how pretty! What a brilliant snippets card!

    love Mags B x

  20. Brilliant use of these snippets ... if you hadn't taken a photo I would never have guessed that these unlikely looking bits and bobs could be the makings of such a pretty card. Elizabeth x

  21. Yeay! I can comment this week! Sorry, but I have popped over and unable to leave comments! Grr
    Anyhoos - lovely card you have made here and well done for using up your snippets. I don't know how you can avoid buying any more stash this year - no chance in my case! LOL!
    Hope Monkey is okay! My Mr Monkey says Hi!!

  22. Absolutely brilliant! Great use of scraps. Love the piercing around the die idea
    Blessings Bernie


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