Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Using up ... stuff! (part 1)

I've been making quite a few projects over the last few weeks and decided that I really must tidy up after myself. Once I had put things away, I was left with a pile of papers and card in different sizes. Normally I add these to my scrap boxes and then, if I'm honest, forget about them. Not this time ... I had a mini brain wave and before the idea disappeared, I grabbed a selection of sentiment stamps and created some sentiment toppers...

I even used up some green card bits and stamped leaf shapes and cut them out ready to use on different projects.

Feeling rather pleased with myself, I gathered together lots of left over printed embellishments and papers from different Polka Doodles collections ... mixed in with a few die cuts that I had left over from these projects ...

... and a box of pre-scored card blanks that I found in a basket in a wardrobe in the spare room ...

and decided to challenge myself to see how many cards I could make with just these items and believe it or not, I made 5, yep FIVE cards. I am so chuffed with myself because normally I would neatly squirrel these things away.

Card 1:

Card 2: yep, a CAS card .... normally unheard of from me!

 Card 3: On a roll, another CAS card ...

The only thing extra I added from my original bits was some card candi (which I discovered at the back of the basket that held my card blanks) and some ribbon.

I will share my other two cards later as my pooch is now sitting with his head on my lap as I try and type, huffing and puffing at me, so I think he might be hinting that he would like a walk!

Catch you all later,

x x x

Products I used:

Tip Top Tuesday - 3 of something (Card 1 and 3)
Shopping our stash - lost and found (card blanks and card candi)
Thru the craftroom door - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - words, words and words
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Craft your passion - anything goes
Get Creative Challenges - must use a tag (card 2)


Barbara Godden said...

Wow what a fine job you did with your bits and great to find card blanks and candi Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the lost and found challenge.

MrsC.x said...

oo get you using up scraps! i am impressed i have a huge pile again which i will prob end up tossing because i get to the grr stage!

charlie x

Sandie Gough said...

Great CAS cards hunnie. My daughter and I use up my scraps to make thank you cards and Birthday cards/tags for her friends Birthday's and parties. It's a great way of using up those bits.
Sandie xxx

Bunny said...

Hey, Lou. I am trying to find the winners from week 13 at Polkadoodles. I can't find where we are suppose to look and I don't see an email address. Can you please help?

Thank you.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards Lou
Gr Karin

Céline said...

fab cards
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Chana said...

Your post epitomizes the idea of "Shopping Our Stash" and our current challenge of "Lost and Found." You have created some fabulous projects. Great brainstorm and fabulous execution. Thanks for playing along wtih us this week.
Chana, DT
Shopping Our Stash

Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, you totally rocked those card parts! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Andrea Norris said...

Love your selection of cards - they're very pretty - thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week and good luck
Andrea x

Lynda said...

wow all your cards are beautiful and the collections used are so prefect. Thankyou for joining us over at Get Creative Challenges for out 'must use a tag' challenge. Lynda DT xx

Nikky Hall said...

Adore each and every one they are all amazing!! xxx

Bettina L. said...

Love all your pastel designed card. Particularly the ones with the flowers. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

Pat said...

well done,Lou!! I try to use up what I have and find it hard to throw anything away! Love your card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge this week.