Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Inspired by Pinterest

Many of you will know that I recently joined Pinterest. After resisting for a long time I finally gave in and I am so glad I did. I had resisted because I was worried that I would spend too long browsing on it but I have found it so useful to dip in and out of just for a few minutes at a time and there is so much inspiration there. It has taken me some time to add lots of my cards on there but now I have done that I am away.

So these two cards were inspired by a card I saw on there using paint sample strips. I love that you can take somebody's idea and make it your own just like browsing blogs really. A trip to Homebase provided me with the paint strips. I had to cut off the wording and decided to use two strips on my 5" square cards. The sentiments are Little Claire dinkies and I used Memory Box and a Crafts Too butterfly die with some scraps of white card.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic idea and design Marianne,
I don't use Pinterest that much really. I have so many ideas I am scared to add more to my head that I just cannot try out lol

Kelly x

Doreen said...

two gorgeous

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards, looks like a trip to B&Q is calling out to me.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These are lovely CAS designs - I find Pinterest very useful too for getting my Mojo started and then, sometimes I can't stop :)

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful Marianne they look just amazing I might just take this idea next time I need to make a project for the ladies at our craft group to make they are very mixed ability and this would be perfect. I feel a trip to B&Q coming!! Thanks for sharing they are perfect love and hugs Carole x

cotnob said...

These are pretty Marianne, Pinterest is brilliant for inspiration.

aussie aNNie said...

Cool idea love the dies and colours.x
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Danielle said...

Aha ... and the Pinterest fun starts!! LOL These are beautiful cards Marianne and such a great way to use paint chips!
Hugs, Danielle x

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards

thecraftycavalier said...

I love Pinterest! These cards are stunning - just love the simplicity. Beautiful. Hugs, Jayne x

julie_woolston said...

Two beautiful cards Marianne.
Hugs Julie xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh these are so different for you Marianne, and they are gorgeous, what a fabulous idea to use paint strips, love the dies you've used too, wonderful designs, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

Fabulous cards Marianne, such great designs.
There are so many things you can do with paint strips, I recently did a magazine commission using them which was great fun!
Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great inspirations also for us! Thanks Marianne! These paint strips are a perfect background for your lovely diecuts! Great and quick work!

Kat W said...

Ah, good old Pinterest...I love it and find it very inspirational, and clearly you do too! These paint sample cards are so clever and really beautiful :-)

I like the Pinterest app on my phone so I can have a quick browse if I'm waiting around for something!

Big hugs, Kat xx