Monday, 14 November 2011

Challenge 56 Recycled at Crafty Cardmakers

Hi All
Welcome to the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
My family consider me to be somewhat of a hoarder (I take after my Mum lol ) so I'm sure that they will be thrilled to see that I actually made use of some of the so called 'rubbish'.
The challenge this fortnight is Recycled.
Use something that is recycled, for example a pringles container into a pen pot, the inside of a parcel tape roll to make a jewellery box. Alternatively just something on the project that is recycled, ie corrugated cardboard for background, bits of sweet box ribbon, shiny foil etc.
We're sponsored again by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher for her online shop which is crammed full of goodies with new stock arriving all the time!
I'm not much of a one for pen pots or the like, so I decided to stick with card making and recycle the inside of a roll of DSST to make a shaker card.

I get through so many rolls of tape it's untrue, it really is my favourite medium to stick things down with, so this seemed the ideal way to make use of the leftovers instead of shoving them in the bin, even if the kids object :)
I have used the lovely new Christmas stamp set from Hobby Art called Santa's Reindeer.
The fir branches have been embossed with one of the new Stampendous Fran tage Aged Silver embossing powder.
The Robin and Reindeer have been painted with coffee and the new Limited Edition Distress inks Winter.
I have used circular nesties and some white flower soft and glitter for the snow inside the shaker.
I thought that we might make a variation of this on the first Saturday class at Davina's on Saturday 19th. Of course if the ladies bring the inside of a reel of tape with them they can copy it exactly.
Perhaps they can view that as their homework - use up a reel of tape before then.
I'm sure I will be able to lol.
I am loaning this card to Jenny for her TV show tomorrow.
You can see it on Create and Craft sky channel 671 at 3pm tomorrow the 15th November.
I'm in need of a little Granny nap now. I had to start work at 5am this morning, and I think I must have woken every hour, on the hour, so I am shattered.
Have a good evening


  1. This is a super card Kim, and what a great use for the tape inner. Love the rudolph and robin too, will be watching tomorrow.

    Sweet dreams.

    Jo x

  2. Fab card Kim and great recycling still loving that reindeer.
    Hugs Louise xx

  3. Now this is the work of a true crafter - you used the inner from an empty tape roll to make a fabulous card! xx

  4. What a fab idea!! I tend to keep the insides of tape "just in case" - I would never have thought of using them like this!! Love it!! Cxx

  5. stunning card, Kim and a great idea :-)
    hugs, Doreen xx

  6. Kim this is gorgeous. What a great idea for a shaker/dimensional card as it's a perfect circle and there is no hint of a tiny hole for the contents to escape from.

    Lin xx

    PS I hoard loads of old rubbish too, I have even been known to bend down and pick a mobile phone charm out of the gutter because I thought it would look good on a card!

  7. OH...MY...WORD! This is totally fabulous!!! LOVE this idea--getting lots of cool ideas from this challenge but this has got to be one of my favorites!!! :) Fantastic job!


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