Friday, 29 May 2015

Less is More Week 225 - Use some metal

I normally run away from 'use some metal' challenges, especially when they're meant to be clean and unfussy. But I do love to play over at Less is More so, I rootled round in a box here and found some ancient and never used metal/enamelled handbag charms, loitering in with a load of NBUS, and this is what I came up with:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a strip of black card, topped with a slightly narrower strip of white card

- three handbag charms, make unknown but I think do know they've been here for a long time

- the sentiment is from a Personal Impressions set called 'Bags of Fun', designed by the very talented Kirsty Wiseman

On hindsight, I should have perhaps chopped off the rings at the top of the handles - too late now as I'm scheduling this on Wednesday late afternoon for Friday and am all packed and ready to roll in the morning. Be good in the Playground!! :)

Little tip for today, I  generally cut my 6" x 6" square card blanks down to A6 when I want that size. The cut off strips are so useful for adding to the main card, say if you want to stamp and die cut a sentiment or have a strip like I have here right across the card. You always get a perfect match to the shade of white that way :)

Di
x

32 comments:

  1. Cute little metal handbags. Sweet card, Di. Love that tip to match the white! Amazing how many shades of white there are.

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  2. Love those handbag charms - so cute! Lovely CAS card. xx

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  3. What a (coff coff) charming card Di! And isn't it incredibly convenient that you had the perfect sentiment stamp too?! Cute!! Have a fun trip now, ya hear? I promise I'll behave while you're gone. I'll only sneak one bottle of rum into the playground over the weekend :)

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  4. Those purse charms are super cute. I really like the thin strips of black.

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  5. Oh my gosh ... this is so cute, Di!! Perfect sentiment. xx

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  6. Perfect for the challenge Di! These little bags are gorgeous! Cathy x

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  7. Such a cute card... great use of metal

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  8. So cute!! I love it!
    Karin

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  9. What a fabulous design and the sentiment is perfect for those charms xx

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  10. WOW! That's a gorgeous little find ... or 3 ... in your stash Di and perfect for our metal challenge. Love it! CAS-tastic and brilliant. Thanks as always for playing along.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  11. So glad you dug out those charms -- they are supercute and deserve to be showcased like this.

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  12. I love the handbag charms Di, and the sentiment is a perfect match. A fabulous card.
    Jean x

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  13. have these charms and never used them! Great idea Di - it looks great. Sadly no time to play in the playground this week... just home till Sunday then am coming to Hampshire!!! have a great week until I can catch up again. x

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  14. Love these dinky little handbag charms - perfect for the challenge! Great tip about trimming down the 6x6 card too :)

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  15. wow Di this is such a cool way of using up charms bought years ago - think I have some of these bags myself. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Ann xxx

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  16. Forgot to say love the sentiment - that too is going in memory bank to use in the future. Ann xxx

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  17. A great card and I love the handbag charms.
    Kath x

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  18. How lovely Diane, those bags are so sweet and I love the play on words too
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  19. Well two for the price of one here, a brilliant card, love the handbags and the layout and love the tip about cutting down a 6 x 6 cards and using the strip on the card.

    Kath x

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  20. OMGosh those purse charms are adorable Di! This made for such a cute, cute card. Your tip is a good one too, thanks Di! Hugs, Brenda

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  21. Ooh, what fabulous little charms and you found the perfect sentiment to go with them. Love the CAS layout and your use of three.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  22. OMG i think i have some of those charms too and what a fabby idea too, Luv Sam x

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  23. Oh my Di love this card those charms are so cute! great idea too huggles Sue xx

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  24. Brilliant . You clever thing. Hugs I need a drink.

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  25. Wowser Di!
    This is fab, what great bags!
    I'm just catching up on last week's challenge!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  26. This is a pretty card Di and love the three handbag charms and the perfect sentiment, and thank you for the tip about created an A6 card from a square one. It really makes so much sense as it is very difficult to match up different whites. x

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  27. That's gorgeous Di - and I don't think the tops should have come off - that's where they are attached to the wall, lol, yep I know I'm a nut and a fruit loop. What a fabulous sentiment too - that's very clever! Karen xx

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  28. Oh Di! this is sensational!! Look at those darling purses!!! And they are even monogramed just for you!
    =] Michele

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  29. Oh how fun! Would never have thought to use these charms but they work really well for this!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Anne
    Less is More

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  30. What a fun card with a great greeting.

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