Last week we received something through the post and it was wrapped in all this corrugated card. I was over the moon with the stuff . . . although my family were not sure why . . . and it set my crafty ideas flowing! The string was also used to secure the corrugated card. The large felt flower was a great find: I found it hiding in a book I am reading (bought from the Oxfam Bookshop) . . . the previous owner must of used it as a bookmark! It comes in 3 layers, so I have prised it apart and can now use 2 other flowers for other projects . . . this recycling thing is just FAB !
Anyhow whilst blogging at the beginning of the week (when I had internet !), I popped over to one of my fav challenge blogs, 2S4U and have used this weeks sketch to make my card . . . with all my recycled goodies!
The main image is from a new line of stamps recently released by Nix over at Polka Doodles . . . Prim Angel and she is a dream to colour (I've used my Promarkers). This FAB paper is from the new Creative Christmas CD and comes in loads of great colours; will definitely be using more of this on my Christmas cards this year. All the hearts are hand drawn and then inked around the edges.
I am also really, really pleased to have found a use for my Whispers Ink Pads which were given to me eons ago. I never found that they worked that well giving un-crisp images and/or text, so they have been sitting in a drawer gathering dust. Anyhow I bought a new sheet of "Cut 'n' Dry" (felt version) and the ink pads have become good for inking around card edges of my card and paper; they are dry ink pads so they don't flood the felt . . . yet another form of recycling ?!?!?!
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
2S4U - have used this week sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge - theme this week is "distressing"
Moving Along with the Times - "Christmas"
Creative Inspirations Challenge - theme is RECYCLING !
Have a great Saturday everyone and I'm off to play with my yummy goodies I received from Letraset in the week . . . well have to make them a "Thank You" card at least !