Sunday, 25 January 2015

Feeling blue...

Is there a point at which keeping crafty bits in case they come in useful actually becomes a hoarding problem? Naturally, I'm asking for a friend......

You see, when this friend saw that the current challenge at The Male Room is Shades of Blue, she decided to rummage through her snippets box to see if she had a few blue scraps. And this is what she found.....

After much sorting and pairing, she - oh, all right then, I - decided to only use a few of the snippets after all, so I'm going to be having the blues for a long time before I've worked my way through that little lot!

I decided on a CAS style, using the Clarity Stamps jeans pocket stamp. I wanted the pocket to be slightly raised, to make the tickets sit naturally inside it, but I didn't want the gap that would be created by foam pads or blobs of glue, so I stamped the pocket twice, and from one of the images cut away the top and middle, leaving just the raised border around the sides and bottom, and attached it to the back of the other pocket image.

That striped paper has been hanging around for years, I think it was from one of the very first QVC kits I bought, when my daughter was doing a school project about TV shopping - and she's 35 now! See, I KNEW it would come in handy one day! And the ticket and circle stamps were free cover stamps from old issues of Craft Stamper. I had to position the tickets carefully as they were for "Fairyland Park" and I thought if that showed on a man's card it might insinuate something unintended!

The stamped tickets could be replaced with real ones, tucked in to the gap at the top of the pocket, or maybe a folded up banknote as an interesting way of presenting a small gift.

I'm playing along at The Male Room - Shades of Blue  and also at Pixie's Crafty Workshop's Snippets Playground although when Di sees the pile of snippets that went back into my box she'll probably make me go and stand in the corner!


  1. Oh how clever Jane! Love the tip about how you raised the pocket and such a good idea for a gift card or money holder. You do have a massive collection of blues there!

    Whitchurch is about 12 miles or so from us. I'm away playing all day Saturday else I might have popped down to potato day :) Have fun!


    Di xx

  2. Clever card Jane! I have to confess that I have stopped keeping all the smaller snippets as the box was getting out of control!

  3. The blue snippets are gorgeous, you'll have a great time with them, the card is very pretty.

    Warm hugs

  4. Love the photo of all the blue papers - so pretty!! Your card is super with the denim style pocket and the tickets. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  5. Great collection of blue snippets there . . . wishing you lots of crafty fun using them up. Love the design of the card you're showing here.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Fabulous - love that pocket! Thanks for joining in at TMR~


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