Bits and pieces

This week’s Sunday Stampers has the brilliant theme of bits and pieces. Use anything that’s lying around to hand to create your project but make sure it includes some stamping. Ha! Now in my craft space virtually everything is “lying around” as I am too lazy to tidy it all away. However, I also have special places (yep, places) to keep bits and bobs that have either been unused or have just missed the tidying up ship and so have to wait for another day. I know exactly which of the places each one belongs in but anybody else would just think they look like piles, boxes and pots of mess. Stamped images have a place all of their own and it is one of these that I have used to create this card:


This particular flower is one I use a lot and, was already coloured with distress inks. I’ve also cut a piece of paper from my trash stash to use for the background. This already had the stamped fronds on it and I simply trimmed it to size, mounted it onto some card (my trash stash is the cheapest copy paper ever) and then coloured it with inks – Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn.


I’ve used glue gel to give the flower some lift and then added a little button to the centre. Buttons are kept in two “holding” places when not in their proper place – a box they share with unused bows and scraps of ribbon and then a little pile on the floor (and don’t even think of mixing the two up – I have very strict rules about which buttons go where!).


To finish the card I’ve used a Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp.   Now I am a bit disappointed that I have merely skimmed the surface of my “bits and pieces” hoard. I may need to dream up something else to use up a whole load more.


Just to remind you that this week’s challenge over at Crafty Boots is “flowers” and we’d love you to share your projects with us. Thanks for buzzing by.


Bits and pieces — 14 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! If I had to use colour to describe the heat the last couple of weeks, this would be the colours I would choose. I love that background stamp in combination of your flower stamp and button, it reminds me of a poppy.

    I have one of these flowers stamped and coloured like raspberry ripple with fine glitter. I wonder what you could do with that.

    Dionne xx

    • Ooh – like the addition of glitter. It’s funny because I first used a yellow button for the centre and that wasn’t quite right whereas the black was. In that moment I also thought Poppy! xx

  2. Beautiful card, love the beauty and shading in your flower and how you chose to spotlight it on the white background. ~Diane

  3. I had to exclaim when I saw this flower on that background. So beautiful and simple. You just keep me enthralled in what you create. Bravo dear lady. Happy days

  4. GORGEOUS… and yep, my buttons have a special holding place before being relocated to the button box.. it is under the desk, which is invariably where they end up after my sausage fingers drop them, I am too idle to bend over and pick ’em up so I just grab another… lazy old bat right? Or normal? Loving that shimmer on your flower…. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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