Thursday, July 25, 2019

A 'Bitz' Challenge, and a Two-fer

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Warning: Photo heavy post!

In the small (New Zealand) swap group I belong to, we were given a bundle of 'Bitz" from a partner last month, (in with our cards in that swap) and this month we had to make a card from them!
This was the bundle I received


And this the resulting card - All I contributed were the pearls, the slightly textured pearlised base card and the die cut window. (Spellbinders Window Die)


The background behind the die cut is the marbled paper from the bundle, and the cats I inked in black and embossed


The enclosed flowers were layered and held together with a brad


 I had fun with the cog and button die cut


A scrap of the marbled paper adorns the inside.


This is really only a small notelet - 
a white snippet that was on my desk as I went to tidy up after the first card.

After laying out the pieces I had remaining, I  came up with this design


I took all the pieces off and stippled yellow ink where the cat would sit before gluing everything down.


From the original stash. I have one leaf and a  fleur-de-lis die cut and two images unused. 


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32 comments:

Glennis F said...

Very inventive Maxine, that is a great result!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a variety of goodies you received... and then you worked wonders by using them so beautifully on a card! Impressive! You've done an outstanding job, Maxine!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous designs and brilliant colours.xx

jimlynn said...

Those little cats in the window are so cute. The big flowers just top off the whole card. VERY pretty!
Lynn

mamapez5 said...

What a fun idea and quite challenging too. I love to see cats sitting in a window. It is very homely. you were sent an interesting selection and I like what you made with it all. Kate x

Marilyn Mathis said...

Really cute card. Good use of the items. Hugs

Quillish said...

What an amazing card with the Bitz. When I looked at the first picture, I wondered what would I make.. and nothing came to my mind. But your card is work of a genius. The silhouette Cats in that window and those flowers, awesome Maxine. You are so inspiring !

Dawn T said...

You did well with your Bitz Maxine. Lovely cards.

aussie aNNie said...

enjoy your weekend.x

Gerrina said...

It is so beautiful how the cats lay in the window! Like the colours too! Hugs, Gerrina

Dawn Sirdefield said...

What a fabulous idea. I love the card that you came up with and the little notelet too, brilliant. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this time. Hope to see you again soon.
Dawn xxx

cotnob said...

Two super cards Maxine, I love the rich colours on the first one.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Narelle Fasulo said...

You did an amazing job with the bits you got.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Narelle DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun kit- and I so love your sweet card with the cats in the window! This looks like a fun fun swap for you!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done, Maxine, very clever work! I’ve only ever done that once with a pile of bitz and they work well if they’re co-ordinated some how but you certainly used your imagination to great effect in both cards!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Margaret said...

Great job Maxine. You are always so creative.

Anne Temple said...

Such a great design using the pieces you were given. Thanks for sharing your projects with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #118.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous how you used the 'Bitz' to make these two very creative cards x. The cats behind the die cut window look fabulous x.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - what a fun thing to do - I love what you have done with your Bitz - both such fabulous and unique cards - I am sure they were loved xo

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine I had to re follow you, my links showed it was taken off??

stampingbowd said...

Awww! Two kitties in the window! I love it! Beautiful background through the window. You created such a pretty card with the bitz!

Mia said...

Maxine, I admit that I am a huge fan of your cards. These two cards are not an exception. Lovely window die cut, clever idea to use a brad for the flowers, beautiful marbled paper, and gorgeous die cut corner on the second one. Hugs, my dear friend.

Fran said...

You are so creative. I love how you put all your snippets together.
Your cat cards are adorable. Hugs, Fran

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely cards, Maxine!

MiamiKel said...

WOw, Maxine - this is one fun group! I'm so glad you have local friends to craft with - isn't it fun! Love your card - especially the kitty - looks like your handsome man there you have! Hugs!

Julie said...

This is just lovely
Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
Julie T

Julie said...

Such a cute card
Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
Julie T

Neet said...

You certainly created a lot better work than I would have done. Amazing card and notelet. I love the Window with the cats sitting there. You made two beautiful cards from a lovely selection of bits and you should be proud of what you achieved. Brilliant!
Hugs, Neet xx

Di said...

What a challenge Maxine - and a brilliant result! I love this card.

Sorry I'm late commenting - blame Dudley Dog :)

Hugs

Di xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the cats in the window, and love how you have used your kit!

Monica said...

Both the cards are very nice, Maxine. The first one looks lovely with it's marbled paper and embossed cats in black. The cog looks so real.

Your notelet is very cute too. I like the sponging around the cat.

Love,

Monica