Friday 22 April 2011

Recycling…now there’s a challenge…

Hello bloggers … Happy Easter to you all … and what a Good Friday it is too! Hope you are enjoying your hot cross buns and I can’t wait to get my hands on the Easter Eggs on Sunday…..uuummmm chocolate!!!

I was busy last night finishing off this card for the next 3 challenges … I can’t believe how addictive all these challenges are. I was very nervous and didn’t have a clue how to go about entering challenges and now I can’t stop … still nervous though …lol …

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey through blogland and has decided to follow me … if I haven’t stopped by to say hello yet, I am on my way and hope to visit you shortly … it’s been so busy!! I have now been lucky enough to become a DT member for ‘Anything Goes’ challenge blog and have been visiting LOADS of gorgeous blogs, it’s so amazing to see all the talented crafters who after a busy day at work and looking after the kids and hubby, still find the time to create such artwork … I salute you!!!

Anyhoo, I have entered this card into 3 more challenges…

Moving along with the times – Recycle

Spoonful of Sugar – Let’s Celebrate

Try it on Tuesday – A bit of upcycling

This one wracked my brains ... after spending loads on crafting goodies ... I had to rumage through my recycle bin ... lol ... I found some bubble wrap, brown paper packaging (from all the crafts I have bought!) end of roll tin foil, some left over garden twine and a cute HM image that I had coloured in an age ago!!

The inside to compliment the front of the card...

...bubble wrap coloured with alcohol inks...

'Chocolate' buttons made from brown paper packing and garden twine with added stickles...

...Uuummmm...I LOVE chocolate! ...

...tin foil flowers coloured with alcohol inks...

Card Recipe:

Ranger Alcohol Inks: red & purple
MS border punch
H&S sentiment ‘Celebrate the day’
HM stamped image
Bubble wrap, brown paper packaging, tin foil, garden twine…

Have a great Easter weekend!!

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  1. Another darling creation Annie! Love your focal image... so sweet! You've used your embellies to perfection! Have a Happy Easter!

  2. Now this is one creative and inspirational card. I would never have thought to use all those items you did to make for embellishments. Adorable HM image and colored beautifully. Enjoy your chocolate on Sunday and have a Blessed and Happy Easter! "Hugs" Carol

  3. Oh my word!! You are too too clever girl!! LOVE your recycling on your card and the image is sooooo adorable!! :) Great coloring and a fabulous design hun!! Hope you enjoy your Easter weekend!! HUGS

  4. Oh what a brilliant idea.. i love the use of the bubble wrap it looks so pretty
    Thanks for joining in my recycle challenge at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  5. What a great recycled card Annie! I love the idea of the bubble wrap, it looks great! Congrats on your new DT post at Anything Goes, I look forward to seeing your projects there as I like to take part when I can! Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

  6. oh hun,this is just,gorgeous love love it,beautiful detail too hun,happy easter hugs cheryl xxxxxx

  7. What a fabbie idea I have loads of bubble wrap and your card looks stunning. Enjoy the easter eggs tomorrow.
    Hug s

  8. Brilliant to colour the bubble wrap I never would have thought of that! Your card is gorgeous Annie, Like you I only started blogging recently and I was just the same, I was (and still am) addicted to challenges but too busy at work this month!
    Thank you for joining in with our recycle challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck
    Laurie x

  9. Brilliant idea Annie to use the bubble wrap I soemtimes use it for backgrounds never thought of using after though, fabulous colous. Great buttons. Have a great Eaaster. Love Lynne xx

  10. You have some fantastic ideas when it comes to recycling Annie! What a great card! I love how you always decorate the inside of a card and make a pretty box to match. I'm new to blogging too and love how you set out your pictures and info. I've read all your blog and will follow as I've enjoyed it all! Hope you get to visit my blog, hugs to you Ellie Maggie x

  11. Real cute card, love the recycled bits you have used!

    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell x

  12. You have made an awsome card with your upcycled stuff, the image is really cute, thanks playing along with TioT


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