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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Di's Snippets Playground - reporting for registration

 These first two cards for Di's Snippets are bits I rescued from the Less is More challenge for this week.  It took me four attempts to get it right, and I did promise that I would use the bits from those to make other cards.  Well, here they are.  I cut the rose from the centre panel, and the larger coloured panel, and just put the rose on top of the coloured bit.  A simple peel off from stock finished them off.  Nothing bought specially and nothing wasted.

This one is also from bits left from making another card, which you can see in an earlier post.  The image is one of the small ones from Debbi Moore's deco ladies.  I just cut it out, and matted and layered it onto toning pearlescent card.  Then I glitzed it a bit with a Quickie glue pen and Martha Stewart glitter (although that does not show on this picture (it is there, really). 
This final card was actually made for the Allsorts Challenge, but as it was made up of bits from various boxes  and ring binders (that is where I store my peel offs - well most of them anyway)  The red glitter card needed a good scrape to allow the glue to get a good grip, and I wish I knew where I got that sort of hammered finish of mirri card, but I have had it far too long.  The butterfly and the little flowers were peel offs stuck onto acetate, then infilled with Sakure pens. 

I think that is all I have to show this week, as I have got stuck into another major tidy up - don't collapse, but I can see my desk from end to end.  I just need to work back from my desk to the door now, and vacuum up all the glitter and gems that fly everywhere.  Looking forward to meeting you all in the playground this week.


Kim Dellow said...

Oh lovely cards, Love the single rose, so pretty. Kim

Linda said...

Beautiful cards Maggie. I love the rose one but they are all fabulous.

Linda xxx

Bernie said...

Love them all but that single rose is brilliant and stunning!
Blessings Bernie

Sam said...

Oh Maggie - some super duper cards here. Like them all! The deco lady is gorgeous. How are you feeling now? Hope you are well after all that tidying up! Do you need a lie down now! LOL!

Emma said...

Fabulous cards, Maggie...the deco lady is stunning and the single rose is beautiful. Lovely work, as always.
Hope you are well and keeping warm.
Love Emma xx