Thursday, 15 March 2012

Scrappy Mother's Day Cards

One of my most favourite crafting techniques / styles / things to do is to use up my scraps.  I have a drawer, butter tub AND plastic display book filled with strips, die cut scraps, odd shaped bits of paper that I can't bear to part with.  And if its taking up space, I NEED to find a use for it or else I'll feel compelled to chuck it in the bin, won't I?

So, my first card has a scalloped circle, cut from scrap paper from something else I printed.  It has been embossed with a Crafts Too folder with a couple of flowers from stash and a sequin and bead centre.  That has, in turn been layered onto some black card, scrap Bo Bunny Alora strip and ribbon, with a circle die cut scrap frame.  There is another Bo Bunny scrap frame around that.  (I must admit to being rather mean, or waste conscious when matting my papers: there's normally a die cut shape hidden behind it!!) Then, there is a red heart, scrim heart and butterfly tucked behind the main circle, with beads sewn for the butterfly body. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Say it with Flowers
Hiding in My Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Crafts and Me - Circles

And then, I made this scrappy card too, using a scrap die cut frame with some doodling and Stickles, a vine and flowers cut from scraps of red and black paper and the Bo Bunny Alora paper strikes again!!

I would like to enter these challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Mum's the Word
Craft Your Days Away - Mother's Day
Papertake Weekly - One for the Girls, or Mum
My Mum's Craft Shop - Mum's the Word


  1. I love your creation,Susie! Well done! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.


  2. Two super cards Susie and perfect for our theme.

    Thanks for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. I love the card layout you have chosen - thanks for playing along with the challenge at the crafty pad x

  4. WOW these are both brilliant and its so great to get those scraps used up. I have oodles of them too. Thanks for playing along on MAWTT this week, Hazel xox

  5. What a fab card, love the colours chosen, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  6. These are Beautiful Susie, I love them both equally.
    Brilliant use of Scraps, I have boxes of them.
    Thanks for joing in the MAWTT Challenge this week.
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. I love all of your beautiful die Cuts on this card. Some Mother will be happy to get this. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad.

  8. Beautiful cards Susie. Great ideas for using scraps.

  9. Very sweet. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  10. Wow great job using your scraps. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing and joining us at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

  11. Just a lovely card. Great way to use your scraps. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR AJ!

  12. hi Susie, these are both brill cards, you used those scraps really creatively.

    thanks for dropping by my blog today, it was lovely to see you there. I wish I had more energy for blog commenting these days but c'est la vie. I used scrap paper in my card too - you couldnt see the holes in the paper where I'd used it for punching out leaves, ha haa. CoB

  13. Lovely cards Susie, I love the embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  14. Ohhh these are gorgeous Susie! I'm afraid to admit that I've a huge stash of scraps too (but still feel the need to buy more LOL!)

  15. Great card, love the papers and fabulous shapes. Thanks for joining us at MMCS this week.
    Lyndsey xx


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