Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A vintage grid card

So enjoyed using scraps in this way too with stitching.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I made an ATC with a little loop to hang it up and sent it to a lady who has an ATC tree - so she could hang it on her tree!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Christmas star

Made from basic grey Christmas papers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Grid hearts

I am not too keen on the word 'grid' and the word 'patchwork' feels a bit old fashioned. In fact all I love doing is mixing and matching papers and colors - I will have to make up my own word!

I made these a long time ago - pockets for tags. I have a template for the heart and just mixed and matched scraps until I was pleased with the result.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Grid tags

Recently made for a challenge.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I love flowers

From my scrap basket.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This is also called a 'grid' card

The official name for this type of masking is a 'grid'. I used all Hero Arts stamps for the patterns on the distressed sections.

Another grid I made for my blog day

On June 24th I shared a day on the blog with Shari Carrol. I made at least eight cards of which three were picked, this was not one of them.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Made for my day on the blog with Shari from Hero Arts

I really like this one. I used a mix and match set of stamps from HA.

Using green scraps

The tiniest scraps that I had were used, all in green and brown tints.

Yellow and blue

Love these fresh colors with a daisy image!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Autumn colors for the Hero Arts challenge

Once I had my colors and squares punched out, I only needed to stamp the same image on the same color and assemble the grid. Just added a butterfly, a couple of flowers, a button and some bling, finishing up with some string and it was ready.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Grid for a challenge

Another grid for a challenge.

A tiny grid on a scrapling

There was a time that scraplings were very 'in' but they seem to have died out a bit.

A tiny grid card

The squares just seem to be getting smaller - that is because I never used to own a 1 by 1 inch paper puncher until May this year! I only had a very small one.

An inchie Arch

This was published in the Stampers' Sampler. There was a special call for grid cards.

Shabby Chic Challenge on Hero Arts

I really loved making this card, even recycling an old Christmas card for the ponsietta square. It came in second place.

A different design

This is another design, just using inchies and a couple of Hero Arts butterflies. This butterfly stamp was lost to the hoover.. never found it again.

Bigger blocks for a grid

This was my first grid card using bigger blocks, thus six, two for a row.

Grid card for a Hero arts challenge last year

I made this card in June 2008 - I really love this color combo as I never use coral with light blue. It's a question of finding the right papers to give more accent to the whole.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alcohol inks and embossing

This card came from a mistake - I had stamped and embossed my image on glossy cardstock that I had used alcohol inks on with bronze and white embossing. So I just punched out squares and made a grid instead.

Two ATC's grids

I entered these in for a competition at the Crafty Individual website as I used lots of their images and stamps.

A stamped grid

Only used stamped images on this grid, all stamps are Hero Arts.

Changing up the design

The design is a bit different on this card, but I've incorporated papers and images of which I have no other scraps in my basket - so it's a nice reminder of the patterned paper I once used to use!

Like patchwork!

More scraps punched into squares and patchworked onto a card.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pink and red grid

I really enjoyed making this. I decided to use all the scraps with these colors that I had left in my smallest scrap basket and there was just enough to make this! And they all just 'fit' together!

A grid sketch

I joined in a challenge using this sketch that was provided. I used Stamping up stamps as well as Hero Arts abstract design stamps which I found on Ebay for five dollars, such a bargin!

Autumnal colors for a challenge

Using bigger scraps this time, very enjoyable to do!

Grid in the form of an Arch

This is my second arch grid card. So much fun to make and I hope it will be published in a book about arches which Nancy Maxwell James is working on!

This was in the Stamper's Sampler

I made this quite a while ago and was thrilled that it was publised!

A Christmas grid card

Most of the papers are scraps from Basic grey