Good Sunday Morning Ladies,
Michele set us an interesting Challenge this week, this is a Challenge that get's your mind involved as well as your creative brain.
I found myself looking around to see what things I could have used, it then made we wish I had bought some craft tools with me, i have picked up some pretty pieces of sea glass, I love the beautiful shade of green and it gets you thinking about how long it's been tumbling around in the sea. The other thing there has been lots of is drift wood, in varying sizes from Tree trunk to twig, they are beautifully bleached and so smooth. I might be tempted to take a couple of pieces home but not sure I'd know what to do with them.
Anyway let's see what you have been using to create your projects.....
Brenda has made 2 beautiful cards and a matching gift box for the 'Recycled ' Challenge.
Brenda used Valspar paint samples for the pretty butterflies on both cards and on the lid of the matching box, what a gorgeous gift.
The die that Brenda used is one of Chloe's Creative card dies.
Thank you so much Brenda for two stunning cards XXX
Janet has created 3 beautiful projects from deconstructed cards to paper plates, I will add Janet's Description below:
For my first card apart from the base card all the embellishments have come from a deconstructed card.
My second piece is a paper plate which matches the card I made the other week using a matching paper napkin. The puff teapot and cup are from La Blanche.
My last piece for this week is again one of the napkins matching the paper plate. The little roses and die cut are from my scrap drawers.
I had these napkins and plate given to me by one of my K&N friends who said 'what can you do with these'.
Janet I love what you have managed to create from Recycled bits.
Such a great idea to use a paper plate, they are really pretty paper plates too.
Thank you so much for taking part Janet XXX
Lynda has Recycled one of her birthday cards for the Recycled Challenge.
The image is really pretty so Lynda cut it off the original card and added it to a larger card with a new background.
I love how its turned out Lynda, thank you so much for taking part XXX
Val, what a stunning Christmas card you have created I love the background and that stunning framed image, you would never think that this is a Recycled card.
Here is Val's Description....
Attached is my cc. I used one of last year's Christmas cards. Die cut hole in 6x6 card and stuck the picture on the back. I made a red frame and used a foliage die and JLs poinsettias.
I'm pleased with the way it turned out and a good way to use up last year's cards.
Those Ponsettia's and foliage really do add the 'Wow ' factor to your card Val. I absolutely love this card, thank you so much for taking part. XXX
Karen has made two fantastic 'Recycled' projects,
I love that pretty card Karen and love have how you have arranged those flowers to give the 'Ombre' effect.
Now I have always wanted to have a go at Book folding but I dont think I would have the patience, I really love the look though.
Here’s 2 cc One is an old book fold - remember that craze! I don’t think I’ve sent it in before...
Not brilliant RHS has a lot to answer for
And a card using good old Valspar paint samples
Thanks so much for taking part Karen, those Valspar Paint samples are great, you get more of each colour than on the old style samples. XXX
Lilian's Recycled Project is a Beautiful Brush Holder that has been created by upcycling an old Pringles Tube.
Such a fantastic idea, as unlike jars it is easy to add beautiful papers to, I love the vintage looking paper that you have used Lilian, to make it even more attractive Lilian has added some beautiful pearl flowers and a ribbon border at the bottom.
I am definitely going to make some of these Lilian, we always have those tubes hanging around (aldi brand though as they are half the price of pringles)! I am using jars at the moment but haven't decorated them as I will need to Gesso them first and I need new Gesso. I did think of using Hessian wrapped around the centre with some Jute twine to finish, we will see what happens when I get home.
You have really inspired me Lilian, thank you so much for taking part XXX
Ladies, you have done a fantastic job once again.
It's so lovely to see how your creative mind works each week.
Michele thank you so much for setting such a great Challenge, you certainly got those brain cells working, Michele's next Challenge is a great on too!
Enjoy your Sunday ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,