Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mix and match and added sewing

Another way to use up all the snippets and cut-outs which need to find a home. The added feature to this card is sewing, which I love to do on paper, rather than fabric.

Love making these puzzles!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Magazine cover grid-mail

Changing the source, but still the same style, I have been playing with old magazine covers and punching out inchies to create these cards.

The backdrop for this card is from an old book, so definately recycled!

The backdrop for this card is a very old French music book which was in a book bin.

Running out of magazine covers so these might be a limited edition.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A die-cut Grid

I love this die-cut grid. There are so many possibilities with it.

I think the card explains itself.
Have a lovely day!

Friday, February 2, 2018


Time to use up the scraps again. This time I pulled out the tiny square punch-outs and the bigger square punch outs to pull this together in a die-cut grid... which has become a favorite. Before I empty the paper bin I see if there is anything my punches can salvage. Then I put them into a tiny plastic chest of drawers to use at a later time, like today.

It is so satisfying to recycle and find a home for every piece of paper!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A die-cut grid

It's taken five months for a new post.... but I have been inspired with a die-cut I found which really suits the style I love.
 As I am now the owner of a cuttlebug, it opens a new dimension of crafting.

I am so pleased to be using up some more papers from the everlasting pile. Actually my pile always get used in one way or another.

This is the second one and I used the diecut the other way around. In total there are four ways to use it... and I die-cut it on an old sheet of paper from a Nature Book. So not only can I use bits and pieces of loose paper, I don't even have to use card-stock for the template.

This is another combination, using a Bible verse.

For those who have asked, this is the diecut and I bought it from WISH in China.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Another mixed grid

I had this lying on my desk, a little puzzle, that I finished today.

Just a mix and match of papers, too precious to throw away.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mixed grid

There are so many different types of grid cards. This one I will call a 'mixed grid' as you have a 'mixed grill' in food as well.... lol

I couldn't get a good photo, so had to scan it.

Hope it might inspire!


Friday, March 3, 2017

Using a Scrapbook stamp

Just a quick post to share a card I made which is quite big 6"x 6" using up the scraps. I have to admit that I am short of scraps!! I have just plain used every one up....

And here is my template, the large scrapbook stamp from Hero Arts:

I couldn't do it in one sitting though and I had to have patience to complete it.
I think this would look nice in pink tints too.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Stamping on grid when finished

This might not 'flow' perfectly in your eyes, as I wondered about that myself, but its an example of stamping on a grid after the grid has been formed (and these squares needed a home :).

The postmark, flower and sentiment were stamped to add effect.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fall color grid

I just had to give this a try - with all the leaves I have punched out, I could make at least another ten of these and they are so easy!

I added some gems just to make it sparkle!

An enjoying pastime this Sunday afternoon.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Alcohol inks

Here I am using the Penny Black Flower Cascade stamp which has been stamped and embossed on glossy cardstock twice, once embossed in white and once embossed in gold. Choosing different areas I punched out three squares from the white part, three from the gold part and assembled to form a grid.

Can be used for different occassions.

Mix and match and added sewing

Another way to use up all the snippets and cut-outs which need to find a home. The added feature to this card is sewing, which I love to do ...