Friday, 7 November 2014

Recycling at Polka Doodles

I am not liking this "blink" and you've lost another day feeling. The clocks going back have not helped either especially as the nights are getting darker now ... it just seems as if the time you have out in the day, has diminished by over 75%. I always feel that it turns us all in to "anti-social" peeps, as we rush home from work, shut the door and close the curtains to the outside world. Okay, grump over and back to the post ....

This week over at Polka Doodles Challenges we have been asked to "recycle" and I adore these type of challenges ... and if I'm honest, so do my family. I have drawers full off bits, bobs and random paraphernalia because .... well, just because ... and .... you never know moments. Whilst looking for bits to use on my project, I discover a box (within one of the drawers) full of tags from where I have kept them because of the materials they were made from, the shape, the style or even if some instances, loved the quotes that were there. However after wasting a good 30 minutes rummaging, decided not use any of these tags on my project ... but did find lots of other goodies to use in stead (phew) ....

The "recycled" bits I have used are as follows: "kraft card" (used on this project) is the inside of a cearel box, the corrugated card is from packaging, the canvas effect card is the inside of a presentation box, the lace bits were off cuts from ... goodness knows where ....

I masked off the background and created a shadow using my pan pastels and then over stamped with poinsettias and snowflakes: latter from Christmas Doodles set.The poinsettia stamps are also from Polka Doodles and have been stamped on to white card and water coloured with distress inks. The centres were made using Doodle Dewdrops.

I "discovered"the tag was in another box of die cuts that I keep "just in case" and I have used a scrap of paper from the Festive Hollybobs CD (which was rescued from my paper bin) and the edges were shaded, again with pan pastels. Sentiment is from Tatty Twinkles Christmas set,

PHEW ... big exhale of breath as I think that's everything and as you see, I rather embraced the challenge theme.

x x x

Products I have used:

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Polka Doodles Challenges - recycle
Creative Corner - Christmas
Dorcerela Creations - red, gren and white
QKR Stampede - Christmas
Stamplorations - Christmas and layers


Asha said...

You certainly did a lot of snagging and stealing and put it to good use! Fab card, Lou!
hugs, Asha

Karon said...

Beautiful card, love the poinsettias and use of the corrugated card! TFS

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Stunning card Lou
Hugs Sus xxx

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Samantha K said...

This is so pretty Lou xx

Luxo da Lix said...

Great Job! I really like it! Thank you for participating the challenge Docerela Creation this week.

chrissy xx said...

Such GORgeous colours and I LOve your design..Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

Eve's Card Designs said...

Lovely make, so delicate and pretty. Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Got some of those boxes filled with magic too! Great card and fabulous layers, love the recycling idea. Thanks for joining our Stamps & Layers challenge at STAMPlorations this month. Good Luck! Monika