Monday, September 29, 2014

Another Six for Rudolph.

Rudolph time again and once more
I have endeavoured to make six of the same.
Looking at my pile of  Christmas scraps 
I thought it was high time instead of just adding to them
that I  actually started to use some of them up.
So an idea of using up the scraps randomly across the page
was born.
The first card (purple ) took me ages as I was sticking
 the strips on individually to the card.
At  this rate I thought it would be Christmas Day
come and gone before I had them all done!
I then hit on the idea (rather belatedly) to attach
double sided tape all over the card front, peel off
and then just wiz across with the stripes of paper
leaving the edges overhanging.
It was an easy task to use the trimmer to cut them off afterwards.
It helped to have the pile of strips ready to hand
and sort of plan out the colour ways. (That's my story).
Here are the finished cards.
I used odds and ends of embellishments from my
Christmas box. Some had been in there Donkey's yrs.
The bell especially.
It was badly scratched but a covering of Versamark
and very fine gold SU glitter worked a treat.

And the insides slotted in 3 together

to save space and boring you all to bits!.

 So how did I do with my pile of scraps?
Well I can close the lid on the strips now!

but the next size up pile of scraps
has hardly had a dent made in it!
O'h well. Back to the drawing board.
Entering into the following challenges:
Sarn's Rudolph day. Make at least 2 cards.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Anything goes with patterned paper.
Fab 'n'Funky #230 Christmas.
Crafting By Designs # Get Ready for Christmas.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #144 Use up your snippets.


Margreet said...

Wow, what a great idea to use up your snippets with these lovely cards!
xxx Margreet

SARN said...

What a MARVELLOUS idea for using up snippet strips like that! FAB!

Congrats on making so many too.

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

What a great set of cards! I love how you've used all the snippets on each one! My snippet pile is contained in a 12x12 storage unit and it's overflowing! I constantly use my snippets, but the gremlins keep multiplying the contents while I'm sleeping - yep! That's how it happens :)

Carol said...

Great way to use your snippets Mrs A, these look fabulous. Carol x

Di said...

GREAT use of snippets Mrs ! :)

Hugs, Di xx

meg said...

Great idea cards look great

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
My goodness you have been busy making all these lovely cards and running the elephant moth sanctuary lol!
My snippets seem to breed, even when I think I'm using them.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Liz said...

What a great way to use your snippets! The finished results look brilliant! xx

MaryH said...

My gosh! What a brilliant idea & TFS. Each snippet card got better & better, and you surely used up a big amount of the pile for sure! Each card was so unique, and I especially loved the silver-y one. Of course these strips remind me of quilting strips so I liked that look very much. Hope you're feeling much better by now, and Congrats on your Playground win. I know you'll use the prize to great advantage! TFS & Hugs. Happy week ahead too.

Sandra H said...

Wow you have been busy Mrs A and your list will soon be completed at this rate ....they are gorgeous snippets that you used and the outcome is brilliant xx

Kathleen said...

Mmm food for thought there Mrs A, thanks for that.
Great set of cards and lovely embellishments.

Kath x

Brenda said...

Wow, look at you go Mrs A! I love how clever you got with your scraps and I love how many cards you got made! Amazing and they look gorgeous! I swear I use my snippets, but they never seem to shrink. I even have a friend who hits them hard, but you guess doesn't even look like anyone was in them. sigh One day maybe...Hugs, Brenda

Jacee said...

My word, you have been busy! great cards.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Bravo on using up all those bits! These are just wonderful!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September - hope to see you again soon. x

Judith said...

This is such a great idea we crafters need all the help we can get with scraps - what is it about an inch wide piece of paper that it can't be trown away lol - thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

Diane said...

What a fun way to use of scraps Valery Anne.

Hugs diane

Maggie said...

Great idea for your Christmas cards - haven't even started mine yet!!
Thanks also for your comments on my blog I have not been around in blog land for a while and blogger is playing me up too!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning designs, images and brilliant colours.xx
The Journey is the Start

MagsB said...

What a fantastic idea, I love how you've made the strips into such pretty patterns! Fabulous Christmas cards, and each one is unique!

love Mags B x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Me likey times six! X