Saturday, 5 January 2013

100% Recycled

I love this sort of challenge - where you have to use recycled materials. This was the December 2012 card challenge on the Scrapology blog and I was delighted to find out that the deadline was not until 15th Jan - so I still had time to have a go.
My card is made from 100% recycled materials (not counting adhesives!!)
I used some packaging from inside a box to make the actual card which I cut out using a nestabilities die and my Big Shot. The rest of the card was made with pages from an old book (falling to bits!), the brown paper packing from inside a box of Amazon purchases (I embossed it using a Stampin Up! embossing folder) and the red gems on wires were rescued from the crackers on Christmas Day! I used my new Distress Markers (thank you, Jonathan!) to colour the ribbon and lettering (Cut using Sizzlits) and some walnut ink distress ink to distress the edges of everything (including the rosette made from the smallest Tim Holtz rosette die.)

Hmmm - makes me wonder why I spend so much money on patterned papers!!


  1. LOL re spending money on materials. We just can't resist it can we?!
    Thanks for taking part in the challenge with this great card.

    Lynn x

  2. Beatiful card, the colours and all the elements work so well.

    Thanks for taking part in our challenge and good luck!


  3. Fabulous card, and I am so impressed at your recycling! I've often thought about recycling bits off Christmas crackers - haven't done it, because I was scared of even more hoarding! Good luck with the comp. :)


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