Monday 25 January 2010

Warm wishes

This card is for the sketch on Digital Tuesday 40:
It's also for:
ColourQ 16: 'colour challenge'
Pile it on 3: 'warm wishes'
Dottie's world: 'leaf it' - I've used the Charmed download Sugar and spice 'windy day'
Pink elephant 51: 'recipe: polka dots (on the ribbon), a bow and pink
Incy wincy 27: 'buttons, bows, ribbon and lace (the lace is under the paper with squares)
Another for Dare U 2 digi 29: 'buttons' - the image is a digi download
Mixed media Monday: 'the games people play'
Sunday stamper 88: 'hip to be square' (don't know whether this counts really because it's not a stamped image, but a digi, but there are squares!
Another for Spoon full of sugar 87: 'lots of layering'

I used BG Indian summer papers and an unknown strip with squares from my scraps box, three buttons, three bows, a piece of lace, some sticky polka dot ribbon and the 'warm wishes' sentiment was computer generated.

Trying to organise scraps

One of my new year crafting resolutions was to use up the leftovers, the offcuts, the scraps ... I've tried various 'systems' to store them and none of them have worked - I tried using separate folders for separate colours, tried sorting large and small pieces ... you name it, I've tried it ... and I've ended up with boxes with papers all higgledy piggledy, as you can see here:

So, I emptied the boxes today and have 'sorted' (mmmm not sure that's the correct word really, because perhaps they still need further 'sorting') them into broad colour ranges, so that the black and whites are together, followed by the blues, followed by the reds, pinks and purples etc etc ...

I confess that the large box doesn't really look much different, but at least there is some colour sorting and it has reminded me of all the paper treasures that I have, which might just encourage me to continue to use some of them. And, you will notice, that everything's in the one box now, having got rid of some of the stupid bits that were lurking in the boxes.

On the other hand, there's nothing quite like cutting into a brand new piece of paper! - which, of course, produces more offcuts!