Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Recycled Christmas

This week the theme at CSDesigns is 'Recycled Christmas Challenge'.
Recycling is one of the things I feel quite strongly about, and to find a way to use it in my crafts, opens up new possibilities.

The rule is : Recycle something from an old Christmas item, part of a card, paper,etc. I had trouble to find an old card, most of the cards I had were handmade beauties from friends. But I found one, still in its gold envelope! The big star on it, was too difficult to work with, although I'm still going to find a way....

I decided to go rustic. The texture print on the green matched the leather look brown card I had. I cut strips and edged them with a gold stamp pad. The gold stars were punched from the envelope. I used the Text Christmas Tree Ornament, that I edged in green and lightly chalked to fit in with the other colours. Ok, I confess, I added some Stardust Gelly roll to the tree. You cannot have Christmas without a bit of glitter.

Here is my take on some recycling:


And here is a close-up of my tree:


Hope you like my rustic card and that you will also recycle something and create something new.


I am going to enter my card in a few fun challenges. Here is my list:

http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/07/challenge-64.html
http://digistamps4joy.blogspot.com/2011/07/challenge-23-christmas-in-july.html 
http://simplycreatechallenges.blogspot.com/2011/07/48-christmas-time.html 
http://natalduranteoanotodo.blogspot.com/2011/07/desafio-29-challenge-29-free-christmas.html 

8 comments:

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wonderful card. I loved it. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

I really like your card---I too RECYCLE in my handmade cards--mostly every time I make cards. I have 3 bins sitting right on my craft table--1 with small pieces of left over paper; the next bin with medium sizes and 3rd with larger pieces. I go to them BEFORE I go to a new full sheet. The bins are full of 'surprises' and I get inspiration just looking. Glad you could join us at Simply Create for our Christmas Challenge. Keep recycling!

Diane
Simply Create Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon.
Hugs
Denise

Suzi said...

Lovely card, wonderful recycling. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Jen Leeflang said...

We're so glad you joined Digistamps 4 Joy in our Christmas in July Challenge. Thanks for entering!
luv n huggz
Jen
DS4J DT LEAD AND CHALLENGE CO-ORDINATOR

Starla B. said...

Fabulous!! What a wonderful rustic card.

Thanks for playing with us this week at Digistamps 4 Joy!

xx Star

Cheryl said...

this is one gorgeous card love the colors,and detail on this ,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week hugs cherylxxxx

Adriana Melges Q. Weingart said...

I love your card!
Thanks for playing with us at xMas Inspirations!
xx