Sunday, January 11, 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

The challenge this week on Daring Cardmakers is "Tis the Season - to Recycle" this is straight up my street as I am on a stash ban at the New Year Resolution was to try and use up some of the mountains of stash I have already bought and this is taking it just one step further.

and made with this......the sheet that came with the
Basic Grey "Granola" collection.
and a little bit of corrugated card from a
12 x 12 delivery box.
Just goes to show what you can do with stuff we would normally be throwing away.
I have a little confession to make.....THE STASH a little dent last night.. went online to Happy Stampers....and had a little spend on Penny Black stamps....well how could I resist 20% off everything even the latest Valentine collection.
Off to do some more crafting......samples to finish for Funky Hand's latest CD Funky Daze......Anice will be appearing on Ideal World on 27th January and needs the samples pronto......Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. What a lovely card & the fact that it's recycled is amazing.. can you believe we normally throw all this stuff away.. quite shocking really.

    Big hugs
    Lorraine xxx

  2. this is beautiful!
    I have just got into BG papers, they are lovely.
    have a great Sunday

  3. fabby card Kath, doesn't look recycled at all :o)


    Amanda xx

  4. Wowee Stunning card!
    Really catches your eye Kath!
    Love it!

    hugs from a fffreeezzzing PHD!


  5. Fantastic recycling Kath!,dont think i'll be letting my oh about recycling though lol!,and thanks for the heads up on the funky hand show on ideal world i'll keep my peepers peeled for your fab designs!!!

    Emma xxx

  6. Oh Wow Kath..Your card is gorgeous...Fantastic use of recycling `lovely Lady`...:)~X~

  7. this is a great idea for using up those contact sheets Kath. Lovely card

  8. Fabby card, loved looking at your review of 2008, just done it on mine too!

  9. What a brilliant idea! I love this card. Now off to check on my BG packageing.

  10. That's great! Very creative indeed! I used corrugated cardboard out of the garbage this week for my tag! I love finding uses for stuff people find otherwise useless!

  11. What a great card. Fantastic use of the 'contact sheet' on the paper, and love the cardboard.
    En xx

  12. Fabulous idea! A gorgeous card!!

  13. Oooh gorgeous card amazing that would have normally been rubbish..well done. :)


  14. Awesome work Mrs - I love it xxxx Just think of all the would be cards we chuck away when we do the rubbish - and I am quite bad, I am a right chucker me lol xxx Now I have to ask, what made the steam come out of your ears ysterday? I had to asked cos a) I was a bit worried and b) I am a right old nosey beggar lol xxx Hope all is well xxxxx PS I wore my birthday prez today at the demo and they all loved it, so thank you again, lovely lady :)))x

  15. Hi Kath your card is Stunning i absolutly love the colour's. I have a little somthing for you over on my blog.
    Paula xxxx

  16. What a fabby are just so creative! This is a beautiful card, Kath! You have a lovely blog too! Enjoyed my visit!
    Blessings, Maria
    Your crafting buddy is sooo cute!

  17. Gorgeous card....brilliant idea, love it.
    Emma x

  18. Great idea for the recycling!
    Helen x

  19. Hi Kath. I just would like to thank you for this gorgeous idea of recycling old cardstock bits. Love the heart shape created with a mosaic of off-cuts. I hope you don't mind, but I have copied your idea for an entry I did for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge. You are welcome to visit Doing Life to have a peep at some of your talent being cardlifted. Hugs from Desire

  20. Oooh glad you are making use of those bits too! I thought i was the only one that was this thrifty...maybe i was Scottish in my previous life!!! Fab card as always :)

    Big Hugs
    Carol x

  21. A fabulous card Kath - I have been known to use up those sheets too!

    What can I say about the Stash Ban? - I don't think yours lasted more than one week Mrs - I am onto week 2 and still going strong - although I am getting serious withdrawal symptoms now. 20% off is a big temptation though...... I will resist, I will resist...

  22. Utterly stunning Kath! Love what you did with the recycling bit!!

    Hugs, Marlene x

  23. Wow what a fab card - and I would never have guessed you had used that top sheet to make it. Fab idea!


    PS. The stash ban isn't going too great then eh missus? lol

  24. Fabulous card. So simple but effective.

  25. Oh Kath, what a fabby idea to use the front sheet from the BG collection.
    I would have thought of doing that in a million years and mine always goes straight in the bin when I’ve used up all the papers….but not any more!

    Your card is just perfect and I love the doodled edges.

  26. This is really nice!
    Thanks for stopping by