Tuesday 23 October 2012

I knew I'd use it one day!!

Shopping List
JGCL563 Doodle Tree
Crafty Edger + Antique Floral cassette
Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy inkpad
Versamark inkpad
Encore Gold Metallic inkpad
Gold heart brads
Mark Richards gold metals
Red Stickles
Woodware Recycled Craft card
Dark red card for card blank & layering
All available from:-
Your local stockist is:-
22 The Parade 
01395 271739

My recycled items are:-
Gold card
Red paper
Brown paper

Now I don't know about you but my Gran always saved every piece of brown paper, every rubber band, every piece of string. I think it was a habit acquired during the war years  & I suspect that I have inherited it! Our project this week is to "Upcycle & Re-Use" so I've raided my box of treasures that I just knew that I'd find a used for one day - we all have one of those don't we? What did you say? A whole craft room full?!! The gold card which you will see at the left of the card was saved from last years Christmas crackers. We had some posh crackers & I had everyone carefully saving their gold bits- couldn't let such lovely textured bling end up in the bin! The red paper came from a shop bought greeting card which I was given .All my nearest & dearest never write on an envelope or seal it down before they give it to me because I just might have a use for it! I wrapped some bubblewrap around an acrylic block & inked it with the gold inkpad before printing onto the red paper. It gives quite an interesting result which I shall probably use again. The Doodle Tree is printed onto the good old brown paper &embellished with the Stickles & metals. At the top of the card you will see a piece of the craft card which I have stamped with Versamark using the snowflakes from the Doodle Tree set. Now just add some string & heart brads & our recycling is done!

Here's a closer look at my printed paper

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! Great re-cycling Debbie! You are clever! The craft card goes so well with this strong red card - it is lovely! X