Friday, 19 October 2012

My Very 1st Challenge!

I came across this blog that was challenging people to use their scraps and send in a photo of what they create.  I have so many scraps that I probably should never have to buy paper again, ever!  But like most scrapaholics I see the stuff in the stores and ooooh and aaaaaah over it all and buy it.  I started off scrapbooking and had so many gorgeous pieces of paper left over that I couldn't bear to throw them out.  Cardmaking was born because of that.  (It has become my passion BTW.)  I still used to have scraps left over from the cardmaking and kept putting them aside.  With this challenge I think I found the ultimate way to use up the teeny tiny bits of paper and lace and ribbon.  I made several gift cards from the stuff in my bins.  They are mostly 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 size.  Just big enough to slip onto a gift box or put a hole in the top corner and put a pretty ribbon so it can be tied to a gift bag.  Wish me luck.  Oh and here's the link in case anyone else would like to check it out.  (I hope I do this right.)

http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2012/10/himcr-67-super-scraps-saturday.html

These have been re entered into another challenge.  If you're interested in entering a challenge where you use up your scraps, click on the link below;



27 comments:

Kim Ryden said...

WOW! You made all of those card this week?? From scraps?? WOW! I love all of your designs! Thanks for playing with us at HIMCR! I hope that you come back and play with us again next week!

~Laurie said...

Oh My! What a great set of beautiful cards! I'm like you! I don't know if I should ever buy paper again I have so many scraps. Notice I said should! I'm sure I will though! Way to use up so many scraps! You have inspired me! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room
~Laurie

~Laurie said...

PS! I'm soooo honored to be your 1st challenge entry! Keep up the great work! Please join us again at HIMCR!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

WOW - good luck with your challenge, what a fabulous way to use up those scraps:-) TFS

Marianne said...

Thank you! The little gift cards went together rather quickly because most of the stuff was already cut and just needed to be trimmed and put in place. Whenever I make something and have a little piece left over I usually punch it and put it aside. Then it's just a matter of playing around with different pieces to see what I like, glue it and you're done! The only problem is that with the amount of scraps I have, I will have enough gift tags to last me, my kids and my future grandkids to last a lifetime! Oh well. Thanks again for your comments, I truly do appreciate them!

Oma said...

Awesome! Great idea to punch out a circle or scallop square or ovals when you have a small piece of paper left over. I should do that too. I have oodles & oodles of scrap paper.

Sonya van Stee said...

I totally hear you about seeing something you love and buying it even though you already have tons... NOT that I would know about that... hehe!

Abbey Trimboli said...

Hi Marianne, I have just come across your blog. You make such lovely cards! Thanks for the great ideas for little scraps. Always useful :)

Abbey

Little Purple Forest

Marianne said...

I find that it's a great thing to do when I'm not feeling very creative. I use that time to get supplies ready and it seems to work out very well!

Marianne said...

I swear that I'm addicted to pretty paper! LOL. I buy some to use and some to hoard!

Marianne said...

Thanks Abbey! I just recently started to feel confident enough that I've decided to start entering challenges! You're welcome for the scraps idea....they are so quick to make when using bits and pieces that have already been cut.
Marianne

Lynn's Place said...

Wow you did awesome on your first challenge WTG and TFS

Marianne said...

Thanks Lynn! They went together so easily and it was such a feeling of satisfaction to know that I wasn't wasting anything!

Oma said...

I`m your newest follower Marianne!

Marianne said...

Thank you so much Oma. I truly appreciate it and hopefully we can inspire each other!
Marianne

Trina said...

Way to go on your first challenge! All of the cards look great! I'm visiting from The Outlawz and will hopefully have you up on the list soon!

Marianne said...

Thanks very much Trina. I can't wait to get started on some challenges with The Outlawz!

Di said...

Hi Marianne, welcome to the Snippets Playground :)

What a lovely hoard of snippets cards, they're all absolutely gorgeous. One in particular really popped out at me - in the second photo there's a wreath made of Autumn colour leaves, it's beautiful!

You get two goes on the swings for linking in such a great set of cards, hope to see you again!

Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Lovely selection of cards. I especially like the pink and blue one with the birds on. Welcome to the playground. We are having a bonfire later on with jacket potatoes in the embers. Hugs Mrs A.

Marianne said...

Thanks for the lovely comments Di!

Marianne said...

Thank you so much Mrs. A. I love the birds as well!
Marianne

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Marianne . . . welcome to the Snippets Playground. Mrs A's having a party . . . OMG . . . I didn't realise it was involving a bonfire! Better clear up any evidence before Di gets back from "teacher training".

Love your selection of snippety cards.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Scrapaddict said...

Can't believe you made ALL those from scraps ~~~~ amazing!

Marianne said...

Thanks so much Sandra. Thanks for the advice and the bonfire sounds like fun!
Hugs
Marianne

Marianne said...

Scrapaddict...I did and it was actually quite rewarding to see something come of nothing! LOL
Hugs
Marianne

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous selection of cards there Marianne and welcome to the Playground. I hope we didn't scare you with the bonfire but let it be known I did not want anything to do with it! Don't like fireworks!

Marianne said...

Thanks Samantha! No you didn't scare me off...I don't scare that easily. I do admit that was feeling a bit dense though because I wasn't quite sure what Mrs. A was referring to and just assumed it was an inside joke.
Hugs
Marianne