Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Waste not...a giveaway

Happy Tuesday,

I promised a few weeks ago that I would make a card with all the waste piece form the card I made on Hochanda.  I noticed when cutting out the Portuguese border that the pieces left over had really nice patterns.  I thought that if I foam mounted different shades and pieces of the waste together it would make an interesting design well here it is finished.

The card was made form the scarp pieces from making this card shown below.

I simply cut the border strip from the Portuguese collection by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions  twice facing each other from Ginger card.  Next I cut 2 more from Milk card however I faced these the opposite way.  As you can see from the pictures this gives 2 different patterns in the centre,  I mounted these over each other and added a scarp of ginger card that I embossed ( again for the original card) with the eternity embossing folder from CE.

A couple of layers and finished.  I have added a few more pics of both cards as I am giving away both cards today!  If you want to win both of these then simply leave a comment on this post!


  1. Morning John, two fabulous cards I tend to keep all my waste pieces as they look good but never get around to using them and end up binning them not now will definitely be trying to use them up.
    Nancyd xx

    1. Forgot to say your video was fantastic yesterday.

  2. Two lovely cards I tried this yesterday with the waste from a card I made and was pleased with the result,will make sure in future to see where on the card stock I cut my dies

  3. Hi John.
    good idea thank you take care Kitty.

  4. Morning John, I love this idea, it was on the hochanda show that I realised that I did not have the Portuguese collection so had to go and buy it, I will just have to have a go at this, I loved the card when you made it then.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Loved this when you demoed it. Would love to win these.

  6. Morning John,
    I must try this with some of the dies I have, I haven't got all the Portuguese set yet but they are on my must have list.
    Just love what you have made with both cards.
    Have a good day

  7. Hi John,
    I must say your trick of placing dies so there is no waste is catching on with me. I use it when I cut flowers now . Love this idea. Well done you!
    Anne M xx

  8. Morning John
    I remember this demo on Hochanda I must try to place my dies better so I then create more cards.
    Both cards are great xxx

  9. Hi John, the original card is beautiful, but I must say I love the card made from the "scraps". is there such a word in crafting? I would love to win the cards, because the colour combo is just perfect and right up my street. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Good morning John both of these cards are gorgeous. It is a very clever idea to use the waste like this. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi John. Two lovely cards and such a good way to use up the pretty waste bits that are so often left over. Take care x

  12. Lovely cards John, i must say your scrappy card does look good { note to myself , look more closely at the scraps }
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  13. Two for the price of one - imaginative thinking and both look great.

  14. Two brilliant cards& I really love the colour combination.


  15. Good morning John, I saw you demo this on TV and both cards look good!!!
    It must be a Yorkshire thing we don't waste anything : )
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  16. Hi John,
    Great idea, and the cards are beautiful. The colours are very autumnal and work so well together.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  17. Eh up John
    Two superb cards but I think the first one is genius.
    A very inventive way of using what would normally go in the bin.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  18. How do you think of it, looks lovely, xxx

  19. The first card is my favourite but both are great, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Love to recycle
    Cards are lovely
    Even better if you get one free!!

  21. I love these cards but prefer the originally planned one. Since watching your shows I have become fairly obsessed with using all the scrap stuff.

  22. Two brilliant cards John. So clever.

  23. Love the colours of both of these. The idea of placing flower dies In Order to use the background did sink in from your show but now I have to think about all the other dies I have. Waste not want not certainly applies here.


  24. Hi John,
    Definitely different!!
    Lorna D

  25. What a great idea and makes a lovely card for a man, so unusual too!
    Also love the second one too, very pretty.

  26. I saw you demonstrate this on Hochanda and was struck by the use of scraps. Thank you John.
    Sue Mac

  27. Good morning John I think we have said before about placing dies to get extra use from the card - just a matter of remembering! ! Really clever use of the "waste" love from Jackie xx

  28. Hi John,
    Two lovely cards, not normally colours I go for, but I am getting to like these chestnut and brown colours more and more especially with the contrasting milk coloured card.
    Love Janet x

  29. Morning John, what a great way to use us the waste. Will have to think more about the way I cut my dies out.

  30. Two brilliant cards John! Fabulous use of the waste card. Your video yesterday was so good and really helpful. I'd love to win one of your cards :). Debra x

  31. Morning John Both cards are just beautiful, and an old saying my Dad use to say was Waste not what not..... how those words remind me of him.

    Lovely cards. Happy days Pen x

  32. Hi John,

    Great use of waste card and two fabulous cards made. Loved your boxes and table, beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  33. I love how you waste not. This is a great card.
    Thank you for your inspirations.

  34. Really love these colours! Just so different. You are costing me a fortune with the brilliant shows on Hochanda but worth it for the beautiful cards I can now make.

  35. Loving the ginger colour scheme and there is something very satisfying about using up the leftovers from one card to make another - never waste anything!!

  36. Hi John,
    think I have fallen in love with the colour ginger you have used here. Both cards are great and to use the 'bits' ,what a good idea. Thank you for sharing
    Maria x

  37. Hi john,

    How different is each card and both are lovely. Love the ginger card.

    Enjoy the day.
    Hazel c uk

  38. Hello John very beautiful cards and you must be so creative to be able to design these for "waste", I do love the colours.
    I have to ask if you got my email with my address as your lovely card has not arrived. I understand if you've been too busy, Kate x

  39. Very interesting After seeing you say about thinking where to place your dies when cutting out to use the waste I try to remember this and do it But I keep forgetting!

  40. Hi John, two fantastic cards with one made with waste! I do what you have done with the waste, play around and put together in different colours too. It works lovely most times. Apart from that I save my waste paper and card and you can guarantee, even if it takes 12 months I'll be doing something and have been able to use the bits I've saved! Patience you see, patience....lol! :) No, stunning cards John and so so love the colours. "Thank you John" Love Karen xx

  41. A brilliant idea, we throw away so much....love both cards....luv Ursula xx

  42. Hi John
    Once again you produced two fantastic cards. Especially the one from the waste. I think we just usually just throw the waste away. But your card will perhaps just make us look at the design it's left first.

  43. Wow it is amazing what you have made with waste from other projects and I must start to save mine. This card is gorgeous and must admit I am guilty of throwing mine away and I feel bad noe especially seeing what you came up with.
    I love the projects from yesterday and have only just caught up.
    unfortunately I can't craft and have got behind on your shows and blog as I have suffered bad nerve damage to my back and the tablets I am on make me dizzy and the fact I can't sit down doesn't help.
    looking forward to seeing your next creation.

  44. Wow John, Two gorgeous cards, love them.
    Love Nancy xx

  45. Two more beautiful cards John love the fact that you've used everything

  46. Hello John

    Great cards and would love to win them.

    The card you have designed from the waste is excellent. A real 'Waste Not - Want Not' advertisement for crafters.

    Lol Barbara W

  47. great cards ,nice to see a "waste" card,Laura O

  48. What a brilliant idea. Must try this. Thank you for giving this to a lucky winner.

  49. Hi John,

    Sorry I'm late but was ill again. Wow can't believe what you make out of waste absolutely brilliant.

    Linda xx

  50. Hi John, lovely cards really like this ginger colour, looking forward to the shows starting Thursday. Take Care Melody xxx