Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Use Those Scraps

I don't know about you but my stash of bits and pieces of paper and card stock seems to be multiplying in the cupboard.  Fortunately the challenge this week at Isabella's Challenge is to use nothing but stuff that you have in your scraps.  Except for the card blank, nothing can be any larger than 3"x3" or the equivalent in sq. inches, which is nine (9).  Any embellishments must also be in your stash and you can't go out and buy anything new.  Don't forget, you need to have an image from Isabella's Sketchbook on your project.  Oh, and by the way you will want to check out the work of the other members of the Design Team and be prepared to be inspired.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Punches
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Things with Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva

Image:  Hummingbirds (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Card Stock:  Green (Bazzill), Pink (Provo Craft), Burgandy (Recollections)
Papers:  Burgandy Floral (Provo Craft), Pink (Memories Forever)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearl Pins (Maya Road)  Silk Flowers (My Stash since 1982), Frond Punch and Fan Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Fabricland), Chalk (Mungyo)


  1. Hi Cec! This is a beautiful card. Love the colors and image you used...such pretty scraps you have! LOL ;D Diana Q

  2. A card very beautifully put together! Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp and show for our very first challenge ... I hope to see you again next week :0)

  3. Beautiful Cec! These colours work so well together. Really lovely colouring on those hummingbirds, too!
    Peri x

  4. So beautiful - and I haven't even noticed that image before. You are a wonderful card artist!!

  5. Beautiful colours Cec, I love these papers! Love the flowers and bows too. Gorgeous card! Viv xx

  6. Wow, Cec, this is just gorgeous! I love the DP scraps you used and the main image is colored so beautifully. Love all the special details such as the embossing, punching and ribbon/flowers!

    I was thrilled to see you had joined in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! We're so happy you were able to play along with us for our first challenge. Good luck in the draw - the prize is awesome!

    Hope you are having a great week.


  7. Oh My Word....your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the "use your stash" challenge

    thanks BUNCHES for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

  8. Wow - stunning card! (And yes, I've been using up my scraps too...but I seem to create more than I use!)

  9. Cec, what a stunning card. I love the paper scraps you found to use and the hummingbirds are beautiful.

  10. Your card is gorgeous Cec, love the colours and the stunning bird image!!!
    The Design Team and I are really pleased that you joined us for the FIRST Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week!
    Thank you!
    HuGs Kim :)

  11. Beautiful card Cec, I love the colours and the flowers are just a perfect touch. Sue C x

  12. thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx


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