Thursday, 13 January 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 133

The challenge this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge was New Beginnings.  I need to top up my box of cards especially with Thankyou cards, anniversaries and new home so went for a new home card.  I actually made two whilst I was at it.  I kept them fairly plain and simple as I do have to post a lot of cards so try to keep cards for posting as flat as possible.

I am trying this year to reduce the size of my scraps stash - I have so many leftovers from monthly kits and class kits which I save for cardmaking.  The pile of 12x12 baggies is getting to silly proportions so I am going to try as much as possible to always reach for the leftovers when cardmaking rather than using new stash.


Top card - Bo Bunny papers (not a clue of the range as just scraps left), Woodware scallop punches, EK Success butterfly, Martha Stewart lace punch, Stampin' Up Label, oval and scallop oval punches.  Stamps are Penny Black Garden Buggy, SU Perfect punches and HobbyArt New Home sentiment.

Bottom card - the same as above but using American Crafts Letter Box double sided papers and EK Success flower punch, Martha Stewart frond punch.

Thanks for taking a look - I must apologise that the card pictures aren't the greatest, the light is awful here today so I resorted to scanning them to get them uploaded in time.


  1. Lovely cards Karen, that PB stamp is so cute!

  2. great cards Karen, I too try to reach for the scraps when making cards :)

  3. they are great karen and i love the stamp!

  4. Love your fabulous cute cards.

  5. cute cards karen and us crafters are always trying to use up our stash...losing battle in my case......thanks for joining Penny Black Saturday for the first challenge of the year...wishing you a happy 2011...hugs kath xxx

  6. These are both extremely cute karen - fab image for new home cards :-) Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    pauline x

  7. What a great idea to use up scraps! I should do the same thing :-)
    cute card

  8. Love the stamp Karen and your cards. I should do the same with my scraps - it is so satisfying when you do, I'm sure. xxx

  9. Great start to the Use It Up year!!! I haven't started yet. Needs must. :)


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Karen xx

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