Saturday, 17 September 2011

A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of...

... That! Actually, it is more like... Mean-Mr-Mojo-struck-again-last-night-and-fair-told-me-that unless-I-cleaned-up-my-act- he-was-leaving-home-and-never-coming-back! See what I have to put up with huh? Anyways... the truth is... whenever I make anything, be it a tag, card, T'Pouch, I always seem to make too many bits to put on whatever it is... and because I don't want to chuck them out, I keep them... and they take up space on my desk... usually in little piles, pushed to the edges... where they inevitably fall onto the no man's land that is the floor of the Room of Stash.




So... yesterday I told you about the latest "challenge"... namely, making "flat" cards. And I told you how unimpressed I was with the end results... well, all these little bits and bobs are hanging about on my desk and instead of ignoring them I decided to use them on a.... tag! And... the tag had already been inked - literally yonks ago and it hadn't turned out how I wanted so it went into the "reject tags that I don't like the background of but may change my mind and plus the fact, it is way too wasteful to chuck away a whole tag"....erm... pile. Actually the background is quite nice... although I have covered most of it up with embellies.


The Memories banner was actually made for last weeks Sunday Stamper but it just didn't look right on that tag so it went onto the "banners I have made and don't like and... well, you get the idea" pile. The Rosettes were cut 382years ago and have been sitting on my desk, un-rosetted because both of them had splits in them. So... I made a feature out of the bottom one, splitting it more so it is very...erm... distressed... the top one isn't too bad so that stayed intact and I just popped some metal bits and a UTEE heart that was a reject because it has a bobble on the front of it... but... now I like it! Weird how once upon a time most of these things were rejects... and now I have used them and they all seem to just work together ... SO... what do you do with the bits you make that you don't use... or make and aren't how you want them to be? Are you a thrifty crafter (like what I am *snort*) or are you super ruthless and bin all rejects? Do tell!


Right... tis time for me to say TTFN... I have to get myself to bed because I am Hitting the Bottle tomorrow! Noooo, I am not going on the lash lol.... I am going to The Stamp Attic for my Alcohol Ink class... I can't wait! Tis going to be a grand day indeedily! I have been and got some treats for the girlies... Jelly Babies (hands off the black ones... they mine lol), Licquorice Allsorts (hands OFF the ones that like tubes of white with licquorice around them... they ahem... mine...lol) oh and I got some Maryland Cookies... even though I do have to laugh... they are about as far removed from Maryland as I am from being a neatfreak... and I know this because... Ellen is from Maryland and she had never heard of them!! It was funny when we went to Morrison's though... they had a special offer on them and there was Ellen, taking pics of the biccies... much to the amusement of some rather surprised looking shoppers... just about the same as me taking photo's of the stacks of Cheesy Chester Cheeto's in the Giant store in Baltimore... ohhahahhaaa. Which reminds me... did I tell you that I am going to Baltimore? I think I may have mentioned it... the odd time or two... in... 26 days!!! Oh dear, I have gone off on one of my waffles again... I really am offski now... thanks for looking... oh and don't forget to tell me... do you save? or do you reject? TTFN!

Hels x

19 comments:

sharon said...

I'm a saver and generally find a way to use up the 'spare' parts ;-) In fact, when my Mr Mojo clears off, tipping all those bits and pieces out of their box quite often sparks a creative burst.

Kate said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Linda Cain said...

Totally AWESOME!!! LOVE it!

Lynne said...

Love your tag!!! I save....i have a little box that I put my rejects in. Of course, the box is overflowing!!!! I do use the bits & pieces, i'm just that far behind!!!

Gabrielle said...

Love this and that it's a lot of rejects is fab! I tend to do what you and shove stuff I didn't quite like to one side and eventually it tumbles down as if begging to be used!

Sandy said...

OMG hun your Tags are a fest for my eyes.
Again so great stash on it.
Absolutely unique. I love it, what else ;)

Have a lovely weekend hun. xoxo

Alison Horne said...

This tag is so good it makes me want to cry, but then it makes me want to eat the chocolate heart on the front. I deffo save all my extra embellies, Occasionally the fat cat gets them, sometimes they make it into a box of treasures that rarely gets used until I have a clear out and rediscover them. Wish I was coming to the alcohol ink day, then again prob best I am not as i would deffo fight you over both your fave options of sweets.xx:)

papillon said...

i don't bin either, and i do know the 'piles' your talking about. this little beauty tells me i'm so right to keep everything! your tag is awesome and so 'embrace imperction'-right!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Helen, I have piles too. Trouble with mine is they never turn into good art like yours. They sit about until I have the strength to throw them away!! Have a great day.

Helen said...

Deffo save them - unless the bits are so small. If I mess up a tag I keep it and either use the other side for a whole tag or stamp on it and cut it up - cos I am too mean to open the pack of the tag paper Ranger brought out and actually USE it!! Have a great day.

Candy C said...

Hi Hels!!! Love your tag made with leftover or cast aside little bits of this and that! It's lovely! Also loved reading your "wafflings". <3 Candy

Yvonne said...

I know what you mean about the piles :) I don't believe any of your piles would be "rejects". Love looking at your work, Hels!

Marijane said...

Ohhh... I love this tag. The dimension and the colors are all perfect. I'd like to get my hands on some of those hearts!

snazzyoriginal said...

My good Scottish blood doesn't let me throw anything that may become useful at any time in the next Millenium. Sadly though I don't have your neatly organised piles of rejects so am unable to find them again when that crucial moment arrives. Ho hum

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm with you Hels, Trying to make a card or tag without using any embellishments is like having pancakes without syrup! boring...

I save, two piles right now! oh to find the time to put it all way!

Gorgeous art as ever Hels!
hugs Lynn

Artyjen said...

I save..save...save!! Lovely tag Hels
xoxo Sioux

craftimamma said...

Hmm, I save most of my left over/ rejected bits and bobs. Some are in cello bags and some in boxes but it's mostly a waste of time because I hardly ever think to look in them when I'm stuck for that little bit of something, lol!

I know for a fact I have several 'tatty' unmade rosettes and you've definitely given us a great tip for using them. Love the tag altogether Hels. It's brilliant.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

LOVE that heart! Tis delish! Well, the whole tag is of course!

pickle said...

Oh wow this is fabulous!

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