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Saturday, 26 November 2011


Wow oh wow!  What a windy week we've been having!  And this weekend looks to be no different!

So that means it's a good weekend for crafting!!!!  You could take part in this weeks challenge from Creations By Gill M.  It's a recycling challenge, so have a look through your crafty stash, and see what you've collected in the past thinking...yeah, I can use that for crafting!  I've got loads of that kind of thing, and I've got to say, the thing I seem to recycle the most, is the ribbon you get on a piece of clothing to hang them up on a know the annoying bits that always slip out of your top?!  Yeah, well I collect them!  But not on purpose! lol.  So, if you'd like to take part in the challenge, go to Creations By Gill M, fill in the Mr Linky with your details, post your creation on your blog and link it back to the Creations By Gill M blog.  Remember you have to be a follower of Creations By Gill M's blog and it would be great if you could become a follower of my blog too.

So, to my creation!  I have made a wedding card for my friend Claire and her new husband Chris.  Claire loves anything black and anything white.  So I made a black and white wedding card!  It's quite different for a wedding card, but I knew that a card with colour wouldn't go down as well as this one hopefully would!

I recycled 2 items which were used in this card:

  • The black satin ribbon came from a pyjama set.  The ribbon was wrapped around the pyjamas to hold them together when they were folded.
  • The main image was my Mum and Dads wedding invitation!  It was originally an A5 folded sheet which I cut down to size.  They are celebrating their 31st anniversary on the 6th of December so this card is 31 years old!!  Well, part of it is!!

So this is it:

I made this A4 gatefold card using white card.  I covered each part of the gate with a black and silver floral design card, leaving a small border around each side.  I then attached a wide piece of black satin ribbon around the back and the front left side of the card using strong double sided tape.  For the main image from my Mum and Dads wedding invitation, I cut the image down to size and matt and layered it onto black and white card.  I attached the completed matt and layered image to part of the left hand side of the gate fold.  I then tied a bow with the black satin ribbon and attached a white pearl heard to the left hand side of the card and small black adhesive gems to the main image.

And that's it!  Likewise when you're using up bits of scraps in your crafty stash, it's great to be able to use up bits and pieces you've collected for recycling.

I'm so looking forward to seeing what you've made for this challenge, there's so many possibilities!!

Thanks very much for stopping by.  Can't wait to hear what you think of my card.

Take care

Lisa xx


  1. Beautiful Card for the recycling challenge Lisa.

    Linda xxx

  2. Fab card Lisa and I think you'll get a gold star for having the oldest piece of recycling on your card!!!
    Val x

  3. Such a fabby recycled card - its great what we can recycle isnt it. thanks for being a good inspiration for this challenge