Tuesday 12 July 2022

Thinking Of You

Hello bloggers!  I have to admit that I have been on a kick recently to try and use up my left over background pieces and other card scraps.  So this card is a perfect example of my endeavours (but you will see more along the way!).  I started with a piece of white card as the background and cut the Thinking Of You sentiment in black and added it to a white shadow backing, then glued it to the top of the card.  Next I selected several colours of pieces of pixied card, none of which were really large enough to use as a background.  I cut them into 1/2" strips.  I covered a piece of black card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I laid each of the strips of card down with a small gap between them.  I used Black Onyx glitter on the remaining exposed adhesive.  Next I crosscut the piece so it made small  1/2" squares.  I offset each row on another piece of card to create the section that I attached to this card.  I cut the Button Flower foliage floral panel in white then nipped the leaves away from the outer frame.  I attached it to the left of the multi square panel as an accent.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layrs.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  8 3/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what patients you have
the result is fantastic thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colours and scrap usage xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Perfect in every sense of the word xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure if I have the patience to complete this card but it is lovely. Steph I hope you are feeling a little better. Take care everyone x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, just fABULOUS! Does your patience know no ends. I bet that you can even stuff a button mushroom and make it look inviting.lol😀
However, I will give your idea a go as my bits boxes are overflowing.
Crafty Hugs,
Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A great card, love the colours and the using up if scraps. Well done with that.

Barbara V

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x what a great idea to use up scraps, I would find it very therapeutic x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely result of using leftover card scraps, very effective. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a great way to use up the scraps, I lik this idea, and it looks amazing, thanks for this inspiration, I love paper piecing so this is right up my street....... now where did I put all those scraps haha

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this style of card & a bonus you get to use your scrap box. This reminds me of the tiles in the old tenement closes. Yvonne xx

lindyloo12Somerset said...

Wow what a stunning card, love what you have done with the bits you have left over!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another great card today loving your colours and inspiration.
Owlish Xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
What can I say that hasn't already been said this morning. Only a few days ago my Son took me from this care Unit to my house and believe me, my craft Room could almost be mistaken for a SCRAP ROOM.
I filled a white scrap bag which no doubt will be getting collected round about now. I'm surprised that the room still has lots of scrap so I could bring it here and do some paper piecing couldn't I?
Anyway Sue, yours is Unique, Beautiful, Gorgeous, Lovely etc.etc.etc.
Thank you.
Marie P.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a fabulous way to use up your scrap paper!
Hugs x
Heather T

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - ingenious use of scraps! Colleen xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, great card and a fabulous way to use scraps. Love it
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

hi sue a beautiful card a sue wilson beauty thank you for sharing we are so lucky to know you stay safe my friends love you steph xxxxxxx. JUNE. HORrOCKS xxxx

Anonymous said...

No-one would ever know this card was made up of 'left over pieces'. Great example of what to do. WakeyL

dj from kettering said...

Love the idea of using up your scraps, everyone
has them, don't we????

The colours are great too.

Doreen x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card. Don’t think I would have your patience to do that, but a brilliant way to use up the scraps. Love Jean xxx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great card today and a good way to use scraps up too

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I’m sure there must be a name for this technique of using up scrap pieces of card, whatever it is the end result is fabulous and I love the card

Love and hugs to everyone

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a great card and such a good idea for using up all your scraps. I look forward to seeing what other ideas you come up with in the future.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card and a great way to use up our scraps. The squares look like glass painting. Really nice.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Wow, great technique, but a lot or work I guess....I think we all have that stash of small left over pieces of prepared backgruond card, etc that comes in useful and you have showcased it here for us....looks amazing, love the colours....luv Ursula xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue What a greatcard anx an ingenious way of using up scraps I certainly have plenty that I should use Today's card reminded me of your lovely weaving dies which I'm sure could be used with scraps too

Pawprintx4 said...

Fantastic card for using up scraps. I am afraid I would have everything crooked if I did this.
Hope all are well.
Stephanie K

CCM said...

Beautiful card and so striking! Thank you for sharing your idea to use scraps and how to use them. I'm not sure I have your patience, but this design must be kept in mind and give it a try one day.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Judy Hollers said...

My, what patience you have! I love all the colors and the design of this card. Thank you for showing us how to make the most of our supplies. Hugs.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! Such amazing way to use your scraps!! Love so much how your background matches with the leaves and sentiment!

freedomlass said...

stunning card and a great way of using up all the scraps we have, I bet we'd all be surprised just how many cards we could all make from those scraps too.


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is amazing. The squares really look like ceramic tiles and make a beautiful panel. I love that you have used just the leaves from the Buttercup panel, it doesn't need anything else.


sued99 said...

A fabulous card but like others have said, I don’t think I would have the patience to make it myself. X

Stella Munn said...

I so love this card. I wish I had the time, patience and all those other virtues to make it. You never know, praps one day. In the meantime, thanks for making it Sue!! X

Ann Topp said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Well this is unbelievable. This is the second time so far this week that I have seen gorgeous cards made with strips and squares from scrap boxes. And both of them are fabulous. This is a great card Sue and with darker gold and bronzes we have a lovely man card. Thankyou. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds
Please stay safe and well 🙏

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue. Such a lot of work - not sure like others I’d have the patience for this but thank you for the inspiration xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! What a great idea to use up scraps that are too pretty to throw away! Thanks for the inspiration. Judy from Prosser

Anonymous said...

Love it, simple, but fabulous
Marlene O

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone, what a fabulous way to use up your scraps. It looks brilliant and I have loads of crafty patience so I would enjoy doing this one. I really seem to find the fiddly jobs very relaxing haha.
Hugs Donna xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is an unusual but very elegant card.

Maria said...

Oh wow this is a card I really like. Love to know more about how
you made it. Tutorial please as I'm no good at reading information !

Maria x