Friday, 20 November 2009

Scraps and more ...

The theme on Daring Cardmakers last Friday was 'scraplings'. I thought about this earlier in the week, but it was only this morning that I got round to doing anything for it - when I started, the new challenge wasn't up on DCM, so I thought I'd just squeeze in, but now it is - oh well, yet again, I'm late!

I decided to use one of Kathy's sketches (Kathy is one of the DCM team - an original - and a crafting forum friend):

I noticed the other day that Kathy had made a card and then a scrapling with the offcut, showing both at the same time - I thought this was a good idea, so that's what I've done.

In fact, I was able to get one card and two scraplings out of an A4 piece of card, one scrapling being a bit longer than the other.

I used various scraps, some of which is Basic Grey and some Papermania flowers with wire swirls, plus a few buttons, gems etc.

On the larger card I used ric rac and buttons, which was the challenge on 365 day 256 for 'perfect pair'. It is also predominantly red and grey which makes it OK for this week's Design Dollies colour challenge.

The scrapling on the right has the colours for this week's Kelly Jo colour chef 28: 'black, tan, red' - there is some tan within some of the spots on that BG scarlet's letter paper, honestly!

'Using flowers with black and red' is the theme for Card*a*licious 31, also incorporating 'thank you', so the third card is good for that.

Another one for Kraftin' Kimmie 6: 'lotsa circles'

And, lastly, the cards all have BG paper on and bling - the flowers and the gems - so I'm linked for Basic Grey week 8 'glitz and bling'.

They cards are a bit easier to see if you click on the picture.

So, all of this has come out of one A4 piece of card and scraps!

Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!


  1. Love the colour combo Hazel, it's very striking. You've been putting your alone time to very good use I see!! xx

  2. these are wonderful Hazel. its a great idea for making lots of cards isn't it!

  3. OOO! Beautiful Hazel!!!! Love it! Thanks for playing with us Dollies!

  4. What a lot of lovely work Hazel. Your scraplings look great.

  5. Very elegant cards! So pretty! :)

  6. Wonderful cards and scraplings Hazel, great use of the sketch for all of them! Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges your project is gorgeous, HuGs Kim :)

  7. Such great cards, Hazel! I love those BG papers together and your glitz and bling is perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges!
    Hugs,t and the BG DT

  8. It's amazing how much little changes can affect the overall look on a card. Your examples really show that! Wonderful work!


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