Sunday, September 13, 2009

A different approach to cardmaking.


It's been a while since I've popped in to say has been chaotic to say the least :)

I did manage to find a spot in my new scrapping area, and set to work creating some cards. I started off with one of the Basic Grey card kits...have you seen these around? They are perfect for the beginner cardmaker, as all the pieces are cut to size and labelled. All you need is an ink pad and sponge, and some adhesives! They include chipboard pieces, rubons, diecuts, cards and envelopes...too easy. I had the Wisteria kit from Tomorrows' Memories ....yum!

So after I had made the first card, I got to thinking about all the Basic Grey bits and pieces I have sitting around...and believe me, there are lots. ..and thought that, as I made each card from the kit, I would make a card using the same design, but a different range from Basic Grey!

This one uses Urban Prairie...oh, how I loved that range! Same basic design, but using bits that needed using up!
The Wisteria card...

...and another Urban Prairie card, with a rub-on from my stash..

Wisteria card...

...and one made from some leftover Lime Rickey!

Wisteria card...

...and another Lime Rickey one!

...and so on and so on :)

This kept me busy for hours, and it was really fun to not have to think too hard about the design. It's also a great way to use up some of those leftover bits and pieces that we all have sitting around, while adding some value to the original card kits!
Lots to update on the family scene, but I'll leave that for another day. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
TTFN xxx


texmorg said...

Oh wow, can i do that as well. You are so clever i would never have thought to do that, what a great idea.
How did Riley go in the state champs?

Vicki said...

Great idea Susan and an excellent way to use all those leftover bits up!

Tracey said...

Wow you have been busy. Love the cards and I hope you are settling into your new home nicely.
Please Note: I baked today LOL :-)

Hope said...

Fabulous idea, your cards all look wonderful!

Beckie said...

Very good Suzi!! What an excellent idea, they look great. I hope you are feeling better!!