Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Scraps

Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is to make a card using up your SCRAPS. We want you to use those little pieces of paper leftover from other projects - hopefully nothing larger than 3 square inches.

You don't have to use a Phindy image but if you do, follow the instructions on the sidebar and enter your card twice.  There are two winners each week - one random and one chosen by the Design Team.  If you don't have any Phindy images, then pop right over to her store and pick up one or two of the fabulous digis that you will find there.

This challenge at Phindy's Place will be the last one for 2011 and will run until January 6th so you have lots of time to enter.  The Design Team is going to enjoy this break but we have a bunch of wonderful challenges lined up for you in the New Year so check back on January 6th to see what we have planned.

I have two boxes that I put my bits and pieces in (one for card stock and one for designer paper) and for the longest time, I ignored them because it was so hard to find anything. One day a couple months ago, I had an ah-ha moment and sorted it all out, organizing each box into colour families and then put each into a zip lock plastic bag. Now, when I open the box, I just find the bag holding the colour I am looking for and I can quickly determine if there is something useful in the bag. Now, if only the rest of my craft room was as organized but maybe that is a project for the holidays.

I made this card intending to send it out but didn't need it because I had made more than enough so I can say I have the first card for 2012 made - what a head start.

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

Party Time Tuesdays - Red & Green Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks  - Christmas
AI Factory - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas

Image:  Deck The Halls (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Red (Wassau), Gold Metallic (DCWV)
Papers:  My Bits and Pieces Box
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools and Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Scalloped Die (Nellie Snellen), Large Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Small Snowflakes Punched from Edge Punch (Martha Stewart). Gems, Dollarama)


  1. Wow, you are organized with those scraps Cec, I should do something like that. Love this card, such a sweet image and the patchwork background looks great behind it.

  2. funny you should say that I sorted my scrap paper box this week as I'm going to start a glue book as I hate throwing bits away, your card looks great with your scraps

  3. Love the paper choices with this adorable image. So glad you joined us for the Christmas challenge at AiFactory.

  4. Super fun and cool. I love the paper and fantastic image. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  5. Awesome Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

  6. Gorgeous Christmas creation! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley. Have a lovely Christmas :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  7. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

    A nice greeting Michaela

  8. I love the colours you have used with this card. All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry.

    I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots challenge.


  9. I love using scraps and your card looks fab, especially love the image! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x


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