Monday, 27 February 2012

Don't Scrap it - Less is More 56 .....

.... I managed to get into my craft room first thing this morning.  I know I'm not going to get to play with many challenges - but I'm determined to do at least one or two this week.  So my first card is for this week's challenge at Less Is More - LIM56.  The ladies Chrissie and Mandi want us to use some of the scrap stash the we all have.  I have lots of big huge stash piles which never get smaller!!



I took some photos of the various piles and in the picture above you can see some scraps left over from my St Luke's Card - I really like the pretty papers.  The die cut shape was going to be used on last week's LIM card, but I went with a different idea.  So I thought I'd have a go at using up some of this stash.

I know that the rules say areas of white space and there's no white space on my card at all.  There is, however, a lot of turquoise space and the design is really clean and simple.  I used up the turquoise paper at the bottom of the photo, attached the pretty pink die cut and then found this lovely verse in the papers.  I cut it out using a circular paper punch.  I was going to leave the card like that, but I found this sweet little flower in my scrap box.  It was stamped onto plain white card and heat embossed, so I simply added a touch of colour with my distress inks.


Stamps:  Dawn Bibby - Flower Patch
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Evergreen Bough
Spellbinders:  Ironworks Motifs (S5-059)
Accessories:  Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters Papers free with Simply Homemade; clear embossing powder

The photo below shows some of the drawers in my storage unit - all this is scrap paper - and I think that I'll be passing a lot of it to my local school and/or Scout group for them to use.  I don't think I can take it all to the States with me ;(  But they'll make good use of it all.



It's been a busy weekend.  On Saturday Kathryn and her friends were up surprisingly early!  So we went out to Staples - it was great all the girls love stationery and pens and pencils - I got them all a new notebook.  Then we went window shopping in Toys 'R' Us - the girls immediately headed to the Monster High section to see what new dolls were out.  To be fair to them, they didn't ask for anything at all, they simply came away with a wish list that was huge!!  And then we went to the cinema to see "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" in 3D.  It was a fun film - not outstanding, but a good way to spend a morning with the children.  Then we had lunch out and got home for about 3.00pm.  In time for me to watch the rugby - Wales V England.  It was a tough match to watch - but Wales eventually won!!


I had big plans for Sunday - tidying, sorting and cleaning, and then in my craft room to make some DT cards.  Unfortunately, I woke up feeling rather rough and I ended up spending the day just relaxing.  My head was thumping - I think it's stress.  So I simply watched some TV, read a book and chilled with Kathryn.  It was lovely!


That's all for now - should be back soon.

23 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Hope you're feeling better today Deborah - I'm sure the stress is going to increase as it gets closer to moving day - wish I was closer to lend a hand!

The scouts and schools will be very pleased to get your scraps - there's enough there to keep them going for months!!!

I love your card, but then in that colour, how could I not ;-)
Tara
x

Deborah Frings said...

Thank you Tara - feeling very much better today. I've got a friend coming over this weekend and she's going to help me finish off. As for the scraps - I suspect it might last years!!!

Jackie said...

beautiful card Deborah and a great way to use up scraps. When my mojo goes walkabout I generally get my scraps out and punch/diecut flutterbies, flowers and such :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

This is a great card Deb, it's really hard to throw scraps away, but then I find I just don't use them! I have lots of boxes, and a few Tupperware tubs I really should use them!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this beautiful bright card Deborah with its lovely sentiment. You've been so busy organising everything that it was probably a good idea for you to have a bit of a rest. Hope you're feeling better today.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is lovely Deb. I totally get the guilt of tossing scraps. It seems such a waste, doesn't it? But for me, too many scraps and piles are a hindrance to my creativity, so if I have been looking at a pile too long, I just let it go, literally and figuratively. Out of my mind, out of my scrap room, and into my trash...UNLESS, I can find a creative way like you have to turn those scraps into something amazing!!!

Loli said...

Hola Deborah, very bright and CAS card, your die is beautiful!!! i love the colours, well done Deb.
I hope you're better:D.
a hug from Palma

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Deborah just love that die and the colour is wonderful..

Anne

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi deborah, Gorgeous colours and I lurve that die, fab card:0) Hope you're feeling better now, Gay xxx

Susan said...

Hi Deborah...I ♥♥♥ that Spellbinder die!!! I've seen it used a couple of times now, and I'm thinking I must have it! Gorgeous card!!

Misty's Mum said...

Hi Deborah
That is a stunning card - I just love everything about it
I have picked up your message about the award & will be blogging about a bit later & thanking you properly

Chrissie said...

Everyone needs to chill now and again Deborah, it probably did you the world of good!
Your card is lovely... white space... turquoise space...as long as there's space it's fine!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card Deborah and such a wonderful sentiment too.
Maybe we should all keep using up our scraps, eh?
Sharon xx

Jenny said...

I take my hat off to you Deborah for managing to craft amongst the hubbub of moving abroad!!! Love the colour combo and the beautiful intricate shape, great use of your scraps :0)
Jenny x

GinaA said...

Hi Deborah, sorry not posted a comment for a while, however I do pop onto your blog to see what you have been up to! Nice colour combo and I love the die cut.

Paula (PEP) said...

Hope you feel very much better soon. You've got rather a lot on your plate at present so no wonder your body is starting to say it needs a rest. I definitely think your card is LIM.
Paula (PEP)

Deborah Frings said...

Being able to grab an hour in my craft room is about the only thing keeping me sane at the moment! There's so much to think about and I can relax, listen to the radio and make a card - bliss!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Deb! Love the metallic embellishment!

Mynnette said...

LOVE that pink on the blue! This is gorgeous, Deborah!!! :)

Mandi said...

I chilled at the weekend, Deborah. I had 2 days to do nothing...paying for it now hasten to add! lol
Your card is superb, LOVE the colours

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors on this wonderful CAS card Deborah! love that shiny magenta die cut framing on your sentiment!

Carole said...

Hi Deborah, love the card, so alive and welcoming, makes me feel like dancing. *smile* Thanks for visiting and for your heartfelt comments. Hugs ... Carole

kingstonmama said...

This is lovely, Deborah, and a wonderful sentiment. Glad you were able to have a relaxing Sunday. We all need that from time to time. :) ann

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