Saturday, 2 July 2011

Hide.....and Seek!!!

I've had such a busy week or so, that I wasn't sure I would manage to enter this weeks Stampotique Designers Challenge. So glad I managed it.......the theme has been set by Valerie and is 'Use Up Your Scraps'.

Now I am a scrap-saver extraordinaire...when I first started paper crafting I kept the tiniest of offcuts...'just in case'!! However, I like new sheets of paper and am REALLY bad at using up scraps, even though I'm very good at collecting them!! So this challenge made me think a little...I spread some bits and pieces out to see what I had...



...and decided there must be SOMETHING useful amongst it!! Then I got my favourite box of stamps out (HONESTLY, it is!!) and that had lots or pre-stamped figures in it.... so they are sort of scraps, right??


I found a piece of paper that I'd hacked a flower off at some time and cut out the rest to make a border (forgot to take 'before' photo, but you get the idea?



I then found a piece of old book paper which had been previously sprayed with yellowy, orange inks and noticed that the words were rather appropriate to be made into a bright sunshine!!!


I chose images of Head and Olivia and when I placed them on the card they looked like they may have been enjoying a game of 'Hide & seek' in the tall flowers, so I found some apt words in an old dictionary!



 A bit of doodling (you know I can never resist!) completed my card.



When I showed it to Bethany she said, "It's lovely, but it doesn't really look like you used scraps!" I think I may have been a little grumpy when I assured her that I had!!

Hope you like it too....off now to complete preps for a small family gathering we are holding tomorrow to celebrate my lovely parents Emerald (55th) Wedding Anniversary!!

We are off on holiday on Friday, but I will try and update before we go...if not see you when I get back!

xxx










21 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

What a wonderful blog! LOVE your scrap card! tfs!

Kaz said...

This is fabulous. I love every bit of it. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

patcrafts said...

Oh it does look like you have used scraps from here it does and especially with the explanation.It is fabulous I love it.
Give congratulations to Mum and have a good holiday.xx

flutterbycrafter said...

What a fabulous card, it's stunning, love how you've used the images and the border. Congrats to Mum and Dad and have a fab holiday xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Adorable use of scraps, luv it, no matter what someone else said! lol off to check out your blog

johanna said...

hi jayne,
so nice to find your blog by your comment on mine... i love what i see here and will take some time to stroll through your older posts.
thanks for becoming my 100th follower!! if you like, i will send you a little thank you, an envelope filled with collage stuff - i have lots of books in various languages, which make quite interesting backgrounds. all you need to do is send me an email (see my profile on my blog) with your postal address.
xo, johanna

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card!I have loads of stamped images in piles too!

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks for becomming a follower over at my blog. I decided to drop by, thought 'wow' and signed up to follow you too! LOVE your work, Jo x

Angela Weimer said...

Such a great card and fab idea. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

dutchstamptramp said...

What an absolutely fabulous card! I love how you showed the whole proces of making. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, so many scraps - you did a wonderful work using some of them.

Cardarian said...

Great card and use of scraps! I am a scrap collector too but when it comes to using them .....I don't know that other nice new paper looks more appealing!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Willy said...

What a fabulous scrap card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge # 33.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jayne, thanks for popping by and leaving a comment. I've been looking for your 365 journal pages? Anyway after scrolling down to about previous 6 posts I gave up but have to say I love all of them (your artwork) especially the cat cushion and CAS card
Anne

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

thekathrynwheel said...

Hey, this is gorgeous! What a great idea:-)

Li'l Pidge said...

Ooh what a fab use of scraps....I dont believe that small pile is ALL your scraps though!

kyla
;-)

Gez said...

Great card Jayne. I love your thinking ♥
Many Congratulations to your Mum & Dad.
Hope you have a FABULOUS holiday.Xxx

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

pearshapedcrafting said...

So clever - I love it! I wish I could remember to track what I do the way you have!
Congratulations to your Mum and Dad and hope you have a great holiday, Chris.

Basement Stamper said...

It looks absolutely amazing! Love your use of scraps, what a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Stressed Stamper said...

I love it - brilliant - enjoy your holiday wherever you are off....if you want a cake doing give me a shout...
hugs
Sarah x