Thursday, 11 November 2010

Scrap It!

It's Thursday and of course that means another new challenge over at the StampInsanity blog, and this week Beth has challenged us all to use up some scraps. All those leftover bits that you keep "just in case". Now, I haddn't thought of this before, but using almost excusively digi papers means that I no longer have a scrap pile. If I need less than a full sheet of a particular paper, then that's all I use, but magically, I still have a complete sheet of the paper left over afterwards. So, I decided to make a card using small, slightly wonky, rectangles of two different papers. Not really scraps since I created them for this project, but very representative of scraps generally. The image and sentiment are both by Stamp Insanity, lol, you gotta love a good pun, right? :P And the scraps of paper were created with the Blue Christmas set by Crafty Chaos Designs.
Here are the other challenges I made it for:
Corrosive Challenges - black and blue
Order of the opus Gluei - Thanks
Craft Your Passion - double up (on this one I've used two different patterned papers)
Creative Card Crew - Thanks
My Time to Craft - Rhapsody of roses. Does one rose count as a rhapsody? If it was delivered by a dashing young man in a swirling cape then possibly :P
City Crafter - thank you
Top Tip Tuesday - use an image or sentiment that you've coloured in. My tip here is, when you'e colouring digitally, open up the papers that you're going to use as well as the image you're colouring, and then you can take colours from the papers and make your image match exactly.
Freshly Brewed Designs - 2 or more patterned papers
Fashionista Friday - blue
Fairytale Challenges - anything goes
Our Creative Corner - attitude of gratitude
Sweet Stop Sketches - sketch 81
Thanks for looking! :)


Anonymous said...

This is a very nice card.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Dora said...

Very nice, what a cool guy. Love those papers xxx

Andrea C said...

scraps or no scraps still looks excellent and fabby sentiment x

Rose Petal said...

Hi Susan. I love the very striking design of the background with the black strips, very effective. A fun image and sentiment as always. Good luck with the challenges. Happy crafting,
With love, Sandra xx

Annette22 said...

what a cute card , Susann

thanks a lot for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Chris said...

very clever ! cute sentiment

sam21ski said...

Fab card, great image xxx

Jill said...

Love everything about this! Especially the Vampire. Thanks for joining us at The Shoe!

Bianca said...

You have made a very pritty card! Very beautifull image and colors. Thanks for playing with us at our very first challenge of Fairy Tale. xx Bianca

Cazzy said...

Spooky card. Did you realise you were nominated as one of our winners on Quirky Crafts, and therefore have won a GDT spot if you would like it?
You do need to pop over to QC and email me then I can send you details.

Cazzy x

darling Ho said...

The color blue is so fit to the image.
Wondeful card.
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Cheryl said...

oh hun I just adore these images as they are right up my street,and you have made a stunner once again here hun hugs cheyrl xxxxxxx

Beth said...

Well, scrap or not, I love it! LOL And how awesome that you aren;t overrun with scraps, like, ahem, some of us. :) Gorgeous work, as always! xx

Cherie said...

WOW Susan, what a truely delish fun card. It's so good to see this type of card, makes a refreshing change.
Thank you for playing along with Creative Card Crew.
Hugs cherie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

fab card hun I just love the LO
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck & hope to see you again soon!
Hugs shell xx

Tracey said...

very clever card! i just love the sentiments you always use...they are so perfect! Thanks for joining us at if the Shoe fits..SCRAP IT!

Rosemary said...

Hi Susan, I LOVE a good pun - and this is a good pun! Great use of color, image, and yes, the pun. Definitely fits our challenge and I'm so glad you participated with us at Opus Gluei.

You are also a challenge(d) crafter - look at all the challenges this satisfies. Amazing, I'm lucky I get ours done (LOL).

Thanks again for playing!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Beautiful creation! :) Thank you for joining us at TTT at



Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a cute one!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Cute card, Susan! Thanks for playing :)

Ros said...

Great card ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

Stephanie said...

Great card! Perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

PokSa said...

Fantastic card and great color for your card.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

rosalien said...

Beautiful card, I love the blue and black colour combo.:))

Hugs, Rosalien

Linda Robinson said...

What an adorable card.Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!.

made by fifi said...

great card - he is fab -thank you for joining in the MTTC challenge x

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so cute and fun! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB

Jana said...

This is cute and funny. I love it. Also love the digi aspect. I am slowly converting to digi. Sometimes. Love the background "scraps" you used. And that vampire is adorable. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

dstandard said...

What a fun image and card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!