Friday, 29 June 2012

Use it Up #4 - Sugar and Spice Chef

I just wanted to share the next card in my 'Use it Up' series.  Before I had my back surgery I made a goal for myself to use up the bits in my scraps box.  After making 4 cards already, I don't think this is going to happen anytime soon, but I can at least say that more is coming out of it than going in!

Here is the card...


You might recognize this little chef from the Simply B Stamps range.  She is colored in flex markers as is my usual.  The photo doesn't show it well, but the backing paper or background layer is a light green marble.  This didn't come out of my scraps box, but it did come from a pack of Glitter Girls paper that I have had over a year.  I used some smaller scraps to make the woven panel and some larger scraps for the yellow matted polka dot layer panels.

Lastly, the sentiment came from the Crafter's Companion 'Little Treasures' embellishment set, which I have also had for over a year.

I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.  I find it a fun challenge to look at the scraps and try to come up with ways to use them.   It gives me the excuse to try combinations and layouts that I might not otherwise.

Anyway, I shall leave it here for now.  I hope you like the card.  by the way, don't forget to check out the current challenges at Just Inspirational Challenges and Crafty Boots Challenges.  It is so lovely to see what you all come up with.

Take care and I hope you can come back to visit soon.
xx Denise


15 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

fabulous card, such a great image and love the colours

Sue

jane stillman said...

A fantastic card, love the weave effect, and the colours you have used x

Kate M said...

Glad someone else tries to use their bit box contents too. Love the paper weaving panel - great card
Kate
xx

Sheen said...

How clever of you to "use it up" and what a perfect challenge after back surgery. I know how that feels and wish. Had been crafting at hat time in my life...I seems to be a cure for all things!
You have coordinated everything s well and I live the chef image and you paper weaving is stunningly effective.
Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

Tracey said...

Very creative!
Tracey x
http://www.papercraftjunkies.com

ju said...

Great idea...fab card x

Linda said...

This is gorgeous I love the paper weaving it looks fab in the colours you have chosen. The image is fab too.

Hugs
Linda xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Brilliant card, what a lovely way to use your stash up x

Zoe said...

Lovely card colours are beautiful xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

A lovely fun card with a great image, the paper weaving is lovely.
Janet

Joan Macdonald said...

Lovely card and love the image

Joan x

Carole Z said...

Fab card! Love the colours and the weave, Carole X

Victoria said...

Very pretty colours!

Feisty Tapas said...

Wow, I wish I could be that crafty, I never know where to start and let's just say that then final result isn't exactly pretty, ever! Found you through Emma Collins' Linky :)

Choccy said...

Ooooh what a lovely card , love the weaved panel what a great way to use up the papers we just cannot throw away !!

Choccy xx

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