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.


Mary Ann Tate said...

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

Ali said...

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

Ali x

Whimcees said...


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


Barbara Diane

Sandra H said...

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

Di said...

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

Inkypinkycraft said...

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

An Occasional Genius said...

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

Sherry said...

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

Faye said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Diane's Card Designs said...

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

Annette said...

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

Lyn said...

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

Sarn said...

Wonderful x

Jules said...

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

Mary J said...

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

Mary J x

April said...

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!

MagsB said...

Oh how pretty! What a brilliant snippets card!

love Mags B x

Elizabeth said...

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

Hettie said...

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!!

Bernie said...

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