Tuesday 25 July 2017


Hello and thank you for your visit today.

Sorry to be behind with my visits yet again.  I seem to be having a very busy year. There have been some very sad things happening over the past few months then more recently it has been a bit more positive.

After losing my confidence with driving,  I've hardly driven at all in the past 10 years, I decided I really needed to do something about it!  So - I've just had my second refresher/lesson and feeling very determined and positive about it!  I'll keep you posted!

I recently bought the  Chrysanthemum dies by Sue Wilson and cut the flowers out in various sizes.

I often keep the waste to use as stencils but decided instead to make a couple of quick cards this time.

I cut the waste into a few pieces and sprayed with some old sprays bought years ago from Create  and Craft then sprayed with water.

Next I mounted onto offcuts of black card and added a few gems, card candi, thread and sentiments.  I ended up making four similar cards with my waste.  I'm showing two today.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Pixies Snippets Workshop - Week 291 & 292


Veerle said...

They both look fabulous Barb but my favorite would be the top one. I use a lot of wastes aswell lately. It's amazing what you can achieve with them isn't it?! Good luck with the driving, I'll keep my thumbs up. Hugs Veerle x

Stamps and Paper said...

Well done Barb for getting back behind the wheel it's so nice to be independent....love your lovely cards and love both colours


Valerija said...

This is beautiful, Barb!
Valerija xx

Greta said...

Oh wow--so artistic & beautiful, Barb! Good luck with the driving--good for you tackling it!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, Barb these are fantastic. I have these dies too and am ashamed to say not used them yet.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

Well done for using the 'waste' from die cutting - these are two great cards and good for the snippets challenge too. Sometimes the waste is as good (or better) than the actual die cuts!

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Barb, such a brilliant way to use your waste and off-cuts.
Well done for getting back into your driving, I hope it continues to go well.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Barb, amazing what ou can make from bits.
Good luck with the driving, never easy these days with so much traffic on the roads, Kate x

Kathleen said...

What a great use of the waste and two fabulous creations from them. Never thought of doing that.
Well done on taking the driving lessons and really hope you get your confidence back.

Kath x

Sarn said...

Two super looking snippets cards Barb. Congrats on refreshing your driving skills, hope it works out for you.

Glad to hear things are more positive for you currently.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

What a fun way to use leftover negative cuts to make a 2nd card! I like both of them! I'm happy to hear things are positive these days and best wishes as you attempt to resume driving again. It's really a rat race on the roads here in the US, and I don't drive often either.

hazel said...

Brilliant cards Barb, I love how you've used the waste.
xxx Hazel.

Donna said...

These are just gorgeous, fabulous backgrounds and the black flowers are stunning on them. Hang in there with the driving, I have every confidence in you.

meg said...

Two beautiful cards Barb, hard to believe you used the waste from die cutting,

kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations on taking lessons and learning to drive again - I was a very late starter to driving, and have never regretted learning.
You cards are such fun using the negative die cuts - love them, they are wonderfully dramatic.

Donna said...

A woman after my own heart keeping and using scraps like this!
I could spend an age trying to get the look of that first card from scratch.
Fantastic. Love them. x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous use of the waste Barb, very cleverly designed.xx [aNNie]

Gerrina said...

Love the modern and grungy look of this card! Hope you have a sunny day!

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very brilliant card made from your waste.
This is so very lovely and I really like the colours.
The second one which your waste came from is super also.
Here's hoping life is kinder to you soon.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Stunning cards Barb and such brilliant use of waste! Both are gorgeous.

Keep at the driving kiddo - well done on taking up the baton! Or should that be 'steering wheel'?


Di xx

Sylvia said...

2 beautiful modern cards,Barb..Succes with your refresh lessons.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Jules said...

Hi Barb

What a clever way to use your waste up .. .. two brilliant cards!

Well done on signing up for those re-fresher lessons. That must have been quite a hard thing to do after having a break for so long.

Love Jules xx

Janice said...

Two great cards Barb. Well done for giving driving another go.
Janice x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well done for getting back in to driving again Barb after your long break away from it, glad to hear it's all going well.
A super card using the waste cut out, often these bits get put in the bin but you've shown here just what can be achieved with them.

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards. Congratulations on tackling the driving again, I hope the refresher course boosts your confidence. I think we all ought to take refresher courses to get rid of our bad habits. Take care x

Linby said...

two fab cards - nice to make something from nothing so to speak.
Well done with the driving. The roads are so fast these days and if you haven't driven for 10 years it will take a bit of getting used to again. You will be whizzing about in no time.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love these, just my sort of card. Interested to hear your concerns about driving. When I retired I didn't use my car for some time and it took me a while to really get back to enjoying the driving again. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

KandA said...

Wonderful cards Barb and such a great way to use up the leftovers. Enjoy the driving xx

Claire said...

Two really effective cards, love the backgrounds and colours x

Craftychris said...

These are both sooooo cool! Love the die and brilliant to use your waste so effectively! Sorry you have had some sadness but so glad things more positive now! It's fab you are driving again, well done! I am sure you will do brilliantly! xxx

Sue - said...

Two lovely cards. It's amazing what can be done with the waste rather than throwing it away. Good luck with the driving!

Pat said...

What a great idea to use the waste in this way. The negative shapes of the flowers are so interesting and pretty and the black gives great contrast to the sprayed snippets. Great designs and made into four cards too! Good luck with your refresher driving lessons. x

rachel said...

Amazing way to use the waste Barb - you are clever! Hugs rachel x