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:

scrappymo! said...

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

Liz said...

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

Carol L said...

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 :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, how cool is that!!!!

Sarah Mabery said...

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

Loll said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Stamping With Bibiana said...

what a neat idea
bibiana

LesLee said...

Such a cute card... great use of metal

Karin said...

So cute!! I love it!
Karin

KandA said...

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

Sazzle Dazzle said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Jean said...

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

Viv's Visuals said...

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

Sarah Gray said...

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

Ann said...

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

Ann said...

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

Kath said...

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

Jacee said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Neets B said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Sue said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

Chrissie said...

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"

Pat said...

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

Karen Petitt said...

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

I Card Everyone said...

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

Anne said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun card with a great greeting.