Sunday, 6 February 2011

Scrap Sunday

Hello All,

Hope you are all having a fab weekend

The Lovely Jules over at the house of hearts has set herself the challenge that on a Sunday everything she makes has to be from scraps!! I am always on a mission to reduce my scrap pile so I really wanted to join in.

Now Jules will only use a stamp if it is on Dp and not coloured...I have cheated slightly on this rule with my 2nd card....but she was stamped on a piece of scrap card .... I have also given myself the added challenge of using uninked stamps.... As many of you know that have set the challenge of making 100 things before I am allowed to treat myself to any new craft stash... ( I am now at 17 makes 83 to go)....part of the reason for this was to reduce my stash, but also to try and get round to using all those uninked I thought it would be fun to add that as an extra we challenge to my scrap Sunday! The stamps from today's cards are from a "Kanban" kit that I bought last year when it was a TSV on QVC.

The idea for the layout of the cards came from the Feb craft stamper mag, they had an article on "Clean Collage" and I wanted to try out.....and also a final mention the little covered buttons in the 2nd card are ones I made about 8 years ago when I was helping out a friend make her wedding dress.... these were left over...which I stashed away knowing I would find a use for them at some point!

I think that's enough waffle from me....and I also need to get ready to go out...i am off to the theatre tonight to watch "Brendon Cole - unjudged"....should be fun!

Thanks for looking!
Hugs Juls


  1. Fabulous cards Juls. The first one is just stunning!
    Hugs,Clare x

  2. Gorgeous cards Juls!Fantastic way to use up those scraps!!!

  3. Hi Juls
    Thanks for your comment ...your cards are fab soooo different ....enjoy your evening

  4. Yuor cards are fab !!!
    Heve a great evening !!!!!

    Peggy xx

  5. Beautiful cards - and I love your scrap sunday idea. The first one is my fav - it's gorgeous. I love the 'random' embellies, that probably took ages to place so perfcetly.
    Caroline xxx

  6. Just so elegant Juls!, love everything about them and such pretty buttons and flowers too :o)

    have a fab evening tonight hun!

    hugs Vicky xx

  7. Hi Juls.
    These are fabulous cards. I lovethe subtle colours you have used and the images are gorgeous. Beautiful crafting.
    Fiona x

  8. Fantastic Juls, love the simplicity - makes them really sophisticated. Good on you using scraps - the torn effect works really well.
    Love both cards to bits hun.

    Hugs Ali x

  9. Hi Juls, these are so gorgeous. Can't believe they're made from your scrap pile. You have certainly perfected the Collage style Hun. I especially like the dress with the pretty pearl buttons. Hope you have a great evening.

    Donna x

  10. I want that dress from the first card; it's to die for....sigh.... And your second one? Just as stunning and a tiny bit of cheating..don't worry! How brave of you to make 100 cards before you buy anything new...I would quit after 50 :) I am excellent in hoarding craft supplies :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Oooh Juls I love these, they're so different and have a really classy feel to them. I love the idea of using up the scraps and this is a fab way to do just that. The results are stunning. Hugs. KatyBoo. xxx

  12. oh hun really adore these cards,they are just so beautifully designed and that kanban image is brilliant,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  13. Wow Juls! So elegant! LOve the collage look! Viv xx

  14. I jst stumbled this glad I did! Your card is stunnning! cherry

  15. hi juls, hope you are well, these cards a stunning, love everything about them, gorgeous gorgeous work!! xx

  16. Hi Juls, these cards are both stunning. Very elegant. I love them both.

    Hope you enjoyed the theatre.

    Kat xx

  17. Hi Juls--thanks so much for your comments on my blod--I can't get over how wonderful these cards are--you have a talent!!

  18. Oh Wow Juls .. .. these are amazing.

    I love how you have torn the strips of paper and your soft colour choices.

    I thought that my challenge was bad enough .. .. but you are being far tougher on yourself.

    Sorry I didn't see this before I posted this evening .. .. I promise to link next week. This is lovely inspiration for everyone.

    Thank you for sharing and playing along.

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  19. Hello Juls,

    Oh what a beautiful pair of cards you're showing today, they are quite stunning! I love the delicate layers of scraps, perfect!

    I sat for a little while pondering the 'uninked stamps', worrying in fact that you'd never get an image and then, then, the penny dropped!

    Hope your evening was much brighter than my brain!

    Keryn x

  20. OMG the first one is divine - of course anything with a dress on has me at hello! I love the second one too. Not doing to well with not buying - just bought some stamps in the sweet pea half price sale.
    Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog they made my day.

  21. oh wow so beautiful and elegant, fantastic cards Juls...I want that dress too
    Mina xxx

  22. Classy, elegant and so beautiful Juls!

  23. WOW Juls - two stunnners! So soft and pretty and such a fabulous idea to use up all those left overs, not to mention all the unused stamps :( I love the tops one it's just soooo CLASSY and ELEGANT!

    Sharon x

  24. Adorable, gorgeous cards Juls.

  25. these are both fabulous makes, very stylish, your always brave about leaving blank spaces.
    good luck getting to 100 I never could, not looking at other blogs I always see something yummy.
    Hope you had a great evening. janex

  26. wow, these are fantastic juls.i love the soft delicate colours and the cas layouts really make your beautiful images pop :D

    xx coops xx

  27. Your use of space is amazing Juls and these are just gorgeously soft, feminine and vintage. Great use of scraps.
    Have a great week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  28. Well fair play Jul's, you have more staying power than
    Though my excuse this week for buying something new was because I had not been out the house all week...Silly reason but haven't brought anything new in a while and it was just mainly stamp paper and silicone so....

    Both cards are so the images and the detail, everything works beautifully!!!

    Honestly gorgeous!!!! I was blown away....

  29. Totally gorge Juls, fab soft pastels and less is definitely more...absolutely stunning :) Donna x

  30. Love the dress card. So simple and elegant. I like the idea of only using scraps. I certainly have a lot - and uninked stamps.

  31. i really love your cards, juls! so soft and pretty and shabby chic! those stamps are just beautiful!!! i haven't seen those before! thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

  32. Gorgeous pastels and love the 'cleaness' of them. Very lovely.

  33. Both cards are Gorgeous. Nothing 'scrappy' about either of them. Love the 'collage' one especially.
    Beryl xx

  34. wow. absolutely, utterly, JAW-DROPPINGLY gorgeous. both of them. you totally inspire me! xo

  35. Gorgeous cards. I love the image on the second.

    Nikki x

  36. Wow love your cards!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  37. Wow these are beautiful Juls, such gorgeous designs
    love tasha xx