Monday, January 03, 2011

Recycled crafting

I managed to fit in two challenges today ... over at the Play Date Cafe they have a beautiful inspirational photo courtesy of Martha Stewart ... 



Now I had bits of ribbons and bows on my craft table from Christmas gifts (I never throw anything away)  and one of the bows was my incentive to make my card ... just the right colours for this challenge


I rummaged through my papers and found these were going to be a perfect match too ... along with a felt butterfly, buttons and pearls  ... it just all came together ...




I used two tiny pieces of lace to add extra wings to my butterfly and whilst I probably would never have put this together without the PDC challenge ... I'm pleased at how it turned out ...

... is a brand new challenge blog put together by two incredibly talented ladies Lauren Bergold ... and ... SmilynStef ... basically it is to make a Christmas card each week, thereby having a good supply ready come next Christmas ... of course there is a challenge involved and you will have to pop along to the blog to see what this involves each week ... This week we are asked to make a card using something 'new' and something 'old' ... here is my card ...


I know it looks simple ... is simple ... but it took me ages !!?? ...
I used a scrap piece of gorgeous MME paper from over a year ago (kept every last bit of this) and my centrepiece is from a decoration that was on one of my Christmas gifts ... looove it!
My "new" ... is the sweet little glittered doily and  the paper lace ribbon ... both gifts from Stella ... I even used some of the bakers twine she wrapped my gift in ... 
So there is my first card for next Christmas ... if you want to get ahead too for next year why not join in? ... there are also going to be prizes ... now that's another great incentive!
I gotta go ... Ross is coming to visit!

Till soon

~ Ros ~

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