Saturday, November 27, 2010

Clean & Simple and Stamping 411 Challenges

I've just finished my work week, so it meant I got to have a play with the craft stuff before bed! I have to be up bright and early tomorrow, because of the Newcastle Farmers Markets, and my team are having a stall *Hi Ladies*
So, just a quick post or two, then bed! The first challenge was the Clean & Simple fall to layout 118
Now, we all know how much I hate circles, so once again, I've gone with a square.... Sorry guys! I will be getting Stampin' Up!'s Circle Scissor Plus when it goes on sale on the 1st of December (I need it to learn to cut circles!!!) 
I've used a couple of favourites on this card... The Butterfly Prints stamp set, which matches perfectly with the butterfly punch, the new Designer Series Paper, which is due out in a few days (1st December) and simple clean lines.... I have taken inspiration from the colours of the adorable parasols! 
The second challenge is the Stamping 411 sketch. 
I really enjoy the Stamping 411 sketches, as they generally come together quite quickly, and the measurements are on their website, so no guessing figures!
Now, this card was made purely from scraps! I have a new system in place (see next post) that means I actually use all my scraps, instead of putting them in a box hidden away! I used the stamp set Growing Green, and the colours are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. I really like how this came out. I'm not sure where the sentiment is from, but I don't have one the same from SU! yet.... 
Now, don't forget, you only have a few days left to enter my blog candy, being given away here

14 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Simply Beautiful!!!!

Butternutsage said...

Just because that is what I was thinking because it is a perfect all occassion card. I have my wheels turning for CASing this after the new year. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

OH I absolutely LOVE that first one and the second too!!!

Oh hun you need a cuttlebug or bigshot and some circle nestabilities, its all I use, would never try and draw or cut a circle again after using nesties!

veronica said...

love the colors. and button too.

Natasha said...

Beautifully done!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Gorgeous cards I especially love the butterfly card with that beautiful sentiment and gorg parasol paper x
Thanks for sharing x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Both gorgeous. I will be interested to hear about your system for using your scraps! xxaxx

Sandra said...

I love the green one Jess! The more I see you use that stamp set, the more I think I have to get it!! LOL

Kerin said...

I love the assortment of greens, and the rustic look of the twine is perfect for this card!

Patti Chesky said...

Using scraps on a card is the best kind of recycling. The button and twine are the perfect finishing touch!

TRACEY said...

oh jess this is gorgeous, i love it TFS. TRAC

Connie Babbert said...

Great use of scraps! Wonderful button detail!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love it!!!! Thanks for playing along!!

gbarron56 said...

Con't you just love it when you can use up some scraps! Great job on your card! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen