Thursday, 6 October 2011

I had to make two quickie cards this morning, to send with other things and since I’m currently committed to using up my  existing stash (not that it’s preventing me adding to it, I’m afraid – oh dear) I made scraplings.  If you don’t know what scraplings are, they’re cards made with offcuts left over from cutting folded card.  I do that a lot, so I sorted through all the colours, put them in a bag and resolved to use them whenever I could.  Here are my first two.
I’m definitely in Autumn mode (it’s quite chilly here, very windy and wet with hail every now and then)  so I carried on this theme.  Must admit that’s partly cos the gorgeous fern stamp and words were still on my desk, cos I haven’t had chance to tidy it yet, he, he :-)  The first one is made with Simple Expressions leafy stamps I used to design and sell when I had Katy’s Corner – seems like such a long time ago now!  I still love that leafy stamp set, though, among others!
BC card 2
The second is one I made by overstamping one of my scratch papers.  I experimented for a while, using card as my scratch paper to see if I ended up with something usable or interesting and this is one of the pieces I really liked.  I just added some fern leaf stamping in a couple of shades of green, edged it in Adirondack Bottle, then layered it onto two shades of green with eyelets and some string.  The verse was already stamped on it, so it was a lovely, quick card and I really like it.  Looking at it now, I realise I made a mistake when adding the eyelets.  They were supposed to go on the left hand side, to balance it, but hey ho – I still like it :-)

BC card 1 
Two blog candy parcels are on the way.  Unfortunately, I haven’t heard from Anja, so I’ll be contacting the next reserve on the list, who just happens to be one of my friends, Ann B.  If you’re reading this, Ann, I’ll be posting it in the next few days!!!

13 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Cath your new cards are awesome.
Wonderful coloring. Love them.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Cath, These are beautiful, lovely layered stamping with fabulous colour, both are just stunning, Gay xxx

Ann B said...

Yippee, I'm a winner and I couldn't pick a nice blogger to win from.
Thanks very much Cath - love both cards as well.

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Cath! I love the first one particularly. The autumnal colours are bringing my mojo home I think!

Lorraine said...

Hello Cath never heard of scraplings so thanks for enlightening me..thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I remember visiting Katys Corner up in St Helens and liked the little domino books you always used to have on the counter

Dotpat said...

Love your colour choices Cath, they are fab cards

Zoechaos said...

WOW these are juicy glorious colours love them XOXO Zoe

Aisling said...

Love those delicate leaves and beautiful autumn colours. And the fern card is gorgeous too.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, love the Autumnal feel to both. Katy's Corner, wow does seem like a long time ago, do you miss it? I am enjoying my free time now I must admit. Tracy x

hazel said...

Two fabulous Autumnal cards Cath. Wonderful colours.
xxx Hazel.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Great ATC. I love the colours and the face image. penny

Faye said...

Wow, Cath, both cards are stunning. I love the beautiful colors.

Jack said...

Fab cards, makes me want to wrap up and get out in the woods. xx