Monday, 25 July 2011

Back in the groove!

Warning: this is a picture-heavy post, so get yourself a cuppa and a biccie!

I'm entering this week's Less is More challenge, which is to use a ribbon or button.

That's better! I had withdrawal symptoms because I haven't made a card in about 10 days! I also haven't played along with Jules's Snippets challenge for far too long, when she challenges us to use up those snippets of leftover paper in our stashes! Three of these cards qualify, but for the last one I cut into a pristine sheet of paper.

Okiedokie, I'll keep this short'n'sweet! The patchwork squares were punched using scraps of Pink Petticoat papers, and the pink flowers are Papermania Honey and Hugs, I think. There are purple gems in the middles of the flowers. Sentiment is Penny Black, on a die-cut Nestie, and the gorgeous ribbon is recycled from a cardigan!

I used a smaller punch on this one, and doodled lines around them to look like patchwork. There are 4 small butterflies, though they don't show well in the piccie, with blobs of Liquid Pearls on the bodies. Papers are K and Co, ribbon is from Dovecraft.

Unfortunately these last two are sympathy cards, since my neighbour's grandmother has died aged 95. The images are Penny Black, paper pieced with Papermania capsule collection in Heather and Aqua, and the sentiment is also PB. Ribbon is recycled, too.

I love these sketchy Penny Black images, so versatile!

I'm off on me travels again tomorrow, this time just to Shrewsbury to stay with The Lad and his Missus for a couple of nights. It's all go (or should that be going away?) at the Manor. Be good when I'm away!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x


Chrissie said...

All lovely cards. I love the colours on the second one and the paper piecing in the last two is fab!
Thanks so much for joining us.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Christine L said...

Oooooh.... all are lovely Mags... but the last two (the penny black ones), are my favs!
Enjoy your stay in Shrewsbury..
Christine x

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty cards .. i love the squares .. and the flower image is wonderful
Lisa x

Sasha said...

All four cards are lovely. Fab stamping, and paper piecing!

Mandi said...

All very pretty, I haver those 2 stamps of the last ones
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Welcome home .. .. even if it is only for a little while!!

Loving your snippet creations. Each one is beautiful. I particularly love the squares as your snippets are so gorgeous!!

Shame you needed to make sympathy cards .. .. but you did a lovely job with them. Those PB images are just perfect for paper piecing.

Lovely to see you back in the playground again using up your snippets.

Have a good few days away .. .. you must be ready for a break LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Carole of Brum said...

These are beautiful, Mags, I really like them all and couldnt even pick a favourite. I'm impressed you managed to make so many too! CoB

Faye said...

I really, really, really like all of these. :)

Meggymay said...

They are all beautiful, love the second one.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW stunning collection of cards Mags, love the patchwork squares.

coops said...

stunning cards mags, really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

What a lovely selection of cards! Gret Penny Black stamp!

Lynne said...

All of your cards are lovely. I love your snippet makes.
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Love the patchwork squares and your paper pieced flowers. x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are fabulous Mags! What a great way to use up those pretty scraps. The sympathy cards are especially gorgeous, CAS but very striking, love 'em! Have a fab time with your son and DIL!

Sarn said...

WOW - love all these cards AND you've made great use of your scraps. Paper piecing is such a great technique for using up snippets. LOVE what you've done with those PB flower stamps.

Hugs, Sandra

Pop's Cards said...

These are gorgeous sweetie i love to use up scraps too and have heaps of them, i never throw nothing away hubby says i am a hoarder lol, hugs pops x

Anonymous said...

So many gorgeous cards! x

~Tammy~ said...

You have some beautiful papers and great use of those snippets! My scrap pile is outrageous and I need to really dig into them and work from that pile!

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Mags. Thank you for your lovely comment about my snippet organisation. Your snippet cards are gorgeous (well all of them are!) I love cards with different squares arranged on them and these are a perfect combination of papers. Might have to try this with my snippets too. The sympathy cards are stunning but (I really hope you won't be offended by me saying this) I would tend to leave the exclamation mark off the sentiment for a sympathy card. Have a good week Mags! Vx

Claire said...

I love the squares, especially the second card, lovely colours. The last card are beautiful as well.
Thanks for the comments on my blog.
Claire xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Mags, many thanks for your visit and your kind comments. Your cards are beautiful - perfect use of snippets. I particularly like the last two with the paper pieced flowers - got to give that a try sometime. Elizabeth x