Friday 9 January 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge.

The challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers was to recycle. "We'd like you to do your bit for the planet and make a card using some recycled items.Yes, we know we've done similar challenges in the past, but some things are good to revisit and this is one of them - it gets us looking at stuff we might be throwing away and asking ourselves if there's some card-making mileage to be had from it.And besides, it's FREE! If you can use something rescued from Christmas rubbish (scraps from cards, decorations etc) - then you get double points! lol"
So here is my recycled card. This is where I started out cardmaking when I was a little girl. My Mum would have cut out bits from the cards of the previous year and I would make cards for my Granny's. I felt like a wee girl again doing this. Hee hee.
The backing paper is gift wrap which my Mum had Alan and I's hamper wrapped up in. The tree is from a card I received. I managed to prize it off the original card and the backing 3 D foam was left intact so kept it on. I used some glitter glue to make it a bit more sparkly. The peel off is from my stash. Hope you like my recycled card.
  • Gift Wrap
  • Recycled Embellishment.
  • Peel Offs coloured with peel off marker.
  • 3-D Foam

Hazel xo


Lythan said...

What a lovely card Hazel. I suspect that you win the prize for the earliest Christmas card of the year too!

Kathy said...

well done -you reminded me of doing this sort of thing when I was little too. Is that your first card for Christmas 2009 then?

mueppi said...

Another wonderful card, Hazel!!!!

Please look on my blog, there is something for you!
Hugs Gisela

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hi Hazel, what a great card hunny. I think recycling this years christmas cards is such a great idea. Helps save the environment too! I love what you have done here. I recycled some last year and have a few to use this year too. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Hugs Linda x

Juliet said...

Great card - you're starting Christmas early lol!
Juliet xx

Unknown said...

It's lovely Hazel, I love that wrapping paper, it goes perfectly. Well done on the recycling. Joanne x

Judy said...

That's such a lovely card, Hazel, I love recycling cards, too!

Rika said...

What a beautiful card!

Ellen said...

thats beautiful, love the colours. one done.xxxx to go

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card for the challenge and well done on your recycled card

SueH said...

I can’t believe that you’re making Christmas cards for this year already Hazel and I’m in shock, so please excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor won’t you. Lol!

Now then…….what a wonderful card.