I also have a file of coloured scraps of card and paper, a drawer full of partly used designer papers, a heap of acetate packaging and a rabble of bits of ribbon cut from the inside of garments, intended to keep them on the hanger, but which irritate me enormously and get unceremoniously cut out before the first wearing of the garment.
This card began life with a sentiment stamped directly onto the lower portion of the card, but which wasn't clear enough for my liking. So I decided to cut it off, but not to waste the remainder of the card, I used a stray piece of acetate, plus a piece of scrap brown card... the image was stamped on part of card which was cut off.
I was inspired to buy this stamp, which comes from a large 8x10 sheet from Blockhead stamps, by Birgit one of our wonderful LIMettes. She is Guest Designer for the company at present and does fabulous work. Part of my order was the bee stamp I used in the post below this one. I entered it into a challenge from Blockhead Paper Arts and WON! Whoo Hooo! More Blockhead stamps for me... I can't wait for them to arrive.
I saw this Penny Black image on a card from another submission to LIM some weeks ago! Isn't it the cutest! I got it from the USA and it arrived quite quickly. All of this card, apart from the card base and the ribbon was made from the contents of my scrap supplies.
I had a lovely day at the Make It craft show in Farnborough. I went with Sharon (Colour Create) and met up with Julia (WOYWW) Anne (Phindy's Place ...among others) and Val (One Stop Crafts). What fun!
Those Design Teams are really lucky to have such talented ladies in their midst, and I'm lucky to be able to count them as friends... thanks to blogging!