Thursday, January 27, 2011


Love making puzzles like this.

Its productive too because it means using up scraps and mixing and matching with colors and patterns.

This is the most relaxing kind of crafting I know.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grunge grid template

I found a template quite by accident on Flickr here and it is a freebie. All I had to do was link up anything I made with it, so I did.

It is quite easy to have a template, because you can quickly place your squares and glue them down.

 I think I am a bit obsessive in not throwing away something that could contribute to a craft project, that in turn can be turned into a blessing. I love using up the scraps this way!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Card-case 2

I feel so much more free on this blog...
This is another card I so wanted to try myself. Helle and I seem to have the same stamps so it's great to inspire each other!
This is my card:
and this is the beautiful card that got my attention from Helle:

Now I'm off to find my next card to case.


This is not so colorful as the card which I cased but I had to find a way to do this without having to buy the frame-stamp and fortunately I found the frame on the Graphic's fairy which I printed out on PP and found my space to do the inchies.

This is the card I so wanted to case from Nancy Kreuger:

This is a gorgeous Hero Arts Frame - I think I will buy it when it is 50 percent off, if ever I get that chance!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Small focal point

Using an inchie doesn't have to be an addition to a focal point - it can be the focal point itself as this card shows.

I love this image, found on the Graphic's Fairy website.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A light colored grid

Using a lot of scrap pieces used during the last month - I haven't seemed to find the inspiration I used to have, so lots of things go wrong!

I don't know whether I will ever get back the ideas I used to have.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Remembering my favorite stamps

All my favorite Hero Arts stamps are represented on this grid.

I'm not too keen on always buying new stamps - I want to get the most out of what I've got, I want to appreciate them and develop new ideas with them too!

Friday, January 7, 2011

End of the week scrap grid

The most enjoying time is using up the scraps, this relaxes me the most!

This has a nature theme.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inspirational cards from Nancy and Patty

If there is one thing that I love the most that is mixing and matching with papers and colors, thats why I love these type of cards!

Just recently I got hold of some papers from Eline Pellinkhof who has a Dutch line of stamps and patterned papers. The colors are quite bold but I was drawn to them nonetheless. But I'm finding it difficult to cut into the papers, so I thought I would use the packaging in which the papers came.... I'm all for recycling anyway.

I want to share two other cards which two of my blogging friends made showing a unique way of using inchies that I am definately going to try myself. The first one is a grid which has been placed inside a stamped frame which has been white embossed on black paper. I think it is stunning! Look how the black and white brings out the vibrant colors of the inchies which have been punched out of stamping projects. Excellent!

This card is made by Nancy Krueger.

Secondly, feast your eyes on this beauty from Patty. Patty does not have a blog but can be found on the Hero Arts flickr gallery here.

This is so BEAUTIFUL! The inchies have been moulded into a heart - I am definately going to have to try this. I also love the color choice.

Have a fine day!

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 ...