Thursday 16 September 2021

Use your scrappy strips or is that strippy scraps?

 Hi there.  My friend Suna chose the challenge at our local swap group.  And what a fun one.  Use up some of those scrappy bits we all seem to hoard.

I have a couple of baggies full of scraps and a couple of little containers with stamped and die cut bits and bobs.   I grabbed a real variety of scraps.  Some Christmas papers, some with foil, a strip of gold card -   quite an eclectic mix.  To make it a bit  cohesive I die cut the panel and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a swirl embossing folder.    My flower and leaves were in my container of pre-stamped and cut images as was my little hello die.  All I needed was to white emboss the sentiment onto a little scrap of black card.  Carol let me know it had arrived today and it was so lovely and bright on such a dull dreary day.   Glad it brightened her day. 

Auckland is into week 5 of our Lockdown level 4.  Hopefully we will have a lowering of the levels next week - not that Level 3 will be much of a change.  I will still have to work from home and shops can't open - cafes and restuarants are click and collect only - any sort of contactless sales.  I missing hugs from my little grandie.... we have been video calling her every few days.  The other day she read us her favourite story with help from her Daddy... not bad for just over 2 1/4.   

Isn't she so cute   


kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Dawn - mine is currently enroute, so can't share yet.
Your wee grandie is beautiful, and I can understand you missing her - I certainly missed two of mine whilst in level 4 - I was in my son's 'bubble' so did have contact with his two.
Stay safe

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fabulous mix of prints for your diagonal strip card, Dawn!! Just love the embossing over them all too with your pretty flower atop!!

Lin said...

I like your mix of scraps, and you've placed the flower and sentiment perfectly so that nothing gets lost in the shuffle. Your little sweetie is adorable! We haven't seen our grands for almost 2 years now - we won't know them when we finally get to see them!

Betty said...

what a fun card, Dawn - and always love seeing pics of Gracie.

Chrissy said...

Gosh, I love this card Dawn and all using scraps that all go so well together, love the patterns and colours, fabulous and your little cutie down below is adorable..


Helen said...

The perfect way to use up all those scraps you end up with Dawn! Your little granddaughter is jsut adorable. I hope you can have a cuddle soon. Thinking of you all is lockdown. So far we have been lucky this time, but it really is only a matter on when!! Take care. :)

Greta said...

She is really darling! Hope your cases decline. Great use of the scraps & fun to dry emboss the panel--wouldn't have thought to do that!