Monday, 28 March 2011

Easy patchwork cards

Using leftover scraps of pretty fabric, and "Happy Birthday" ribbon (which I bought on a roll from John Lewis) I made some easy patchwork birthday cards.
Nothing much gets wasted in this house.

31 comments:

Green thumb said...

So pretty! I still have a Christmas card recycled by clever Diane! ;-)
xxxxx

Jo said...

Such pretty fabrics. I would have never thought to use scraps like that but it works really well.

Liz said...

They are really lovely - a great idea!
Liz

Bayside Rose said...

Fabulous idea. Looks really lovely.

Pam x

Lisa said...

Another great addition to your line in hand crafted cards.
Hythe would be a good destination, only if it's a smooth crossing though!
Lisa x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh Diane, these are lovely. Fabulous idea and one which I will have to shamelessly copy if you don't mind! I think my daughter would enjoy doing that as well!

Kathy said...

Aren't they lovely! What a good idea!
xxx

summerfete said...

Awesome Diane, simply is good in my book!!!!

Clare x



OMG!! Word verification is POODOT!!!
How hilarious!!!

Sal said...

They are really pretty and very effective!!
I love them ;-) x

andamento said...

They're very nice, a great idea.

The Curious Cat said...

ooo I realy like those - great colour combos! xxx

diane b said...

I reckon recycled cards are the best and those ones are super.

Jenny said...

So pretty, recycling at it's best.

The Girl said...

Love love and love these. You are a clever one.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So pretty, what a great idea. :)

Susan T said...

I wish I came up with ideas like that - just lovely.

Just for a giggle my word verification is pigglo! is someone having a laugh.

Miss Holly said...

Brilliant !!! Such a great idea...boy, this opens lots of ideas for other cards...Easter..party invites! Love it! Happy day all!

Miss Holly said...

Just thought, you could stack the cut pieces like a cake! A fabric layer cake !!

clare's craftroom said...

Love your new cards , how clever !

Carol said...

Really lovely, great idea.
Carol xx

Jaggerfan1 said...

I wish I could come up with good ideas like that for cards instead of the usual blah color and paper cards. You think of everything. It's cool to know someone so creative who can find uses for everything.

Bee happy said...

These are fab, so simple but look great!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Rosie said...

They are very pretty cards, Diane:)

Menopausal musing said...

Wonderful in their simplicity. Love the tape.........

lily said...

What a fantastic idea, they look really lovely.

potterjotter said...

So simple yet so effective! And way better than anything you can buy (for a small fortune!) in the card shops.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Really, really nice!! Well done x

bad penny said...

oh wow these are so pretty. Love them x

Ray+Joan said...

What a great Idea Diane you could start a evening class showing off all your talant.

Simone said...

They're gorgeous! Beautiful fabrics too! x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely cards Diane. You know it's my birthday when you are down
;o) ;o) ;o) ;o) ;o)

xoxo