my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Thankyou From Me

The Lucky Dip theme at Less is More this week is Thankyou or Congratulations. In an effort to prevent myself wasting so much crafting time dithering about, trying to decide what to make, what stamps to use, what colours etc,etc, I took a quick look in my box of bits and pieces of card and decided that I would use whatever came out more or less first. I found this blue card which was folded as if to make a card but had most of the front cut off, (obviously one of my former disasters), and then out came the lovely cream leather effect card, so I set to work with those. I used a Fiskars edge punch to to cut a decorative edge on the blue card and fixed the cream one under it. Then another rummage in the bit box resulted in finding a couple of pieces of matching card to cut the labels, which  I did using  Go Kreate dies. I stamped the Thankyou which came from an Elusive Images plate in Memento Paris Dusk ink and the little Stampin Up roses in Crimson Versafine, and then fixed it to the card overlapping the punched edge with foam pads.I then just added a matching ribbon to finish it off.  So here is my finished card for this weeks challenge and I would like to use it to say thankyou to all the lovely ladies who took the time to leave comments on my blog last week. I really appreciated it. 


  1. A very pretty card and well done for using up some of your 'bits & pieces'! x

  2. Hello
    lovely card ....very nice
    hugs sylvie

  3. well you obviously have some lovely pieces in your bits and pieces box , the end result a beautiful card with gorgeous colours.


  4. oh this is lovely, I'm getting those SU roses, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. What a pretty card! Love the blue!

  6. Very pretty Jean
    i have this stamp set but am yet to use it, its so pretty
    Continued thanks for supporting our challenge
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  7. Well you made a fab card with what came to hand!
    Just lovely!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  8. A lovely delicate card. Isn't it a feel good factor when you can rescue bits of card?! Lynn x

  9. Jean your card is so pretty I love the shabby chic feel it has
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  10. Very pretty card Jean, lovely colours. Jo

  11. Lovely card, strange how you can make a great card out of scraps and you have piles of DP and stash and you can't put anything together.

    Kath x

  12. Hi Jean. A very pretty way to use up some spare stash.
    I have left a little 'something' for you on my blog here
    Kate x

  13. Beautiful card, Jean. What a lovely use of your scraps. Jules at has a challenge every Sunday for using up scraps. Your card would be ideal for it.

    Lynne x