Thursday, 9 January 2014

Upcycle, re-purpose or use a freebie

That's the current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge this week - and this is my upcycling:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white  card blank

- a lot of the front of a Christmas card I'd immediately squeaked would be good to upcycle as I opened the envelope back in December :). The lovely sparkly border was much wider, I just cut it down to suit

- red satin mirri card and black glossy card for the backings

- a silver Craftwork Cards sentiment, popped onto a punched oval of the red satin mirri card

When I took the Christmas cards down last week, I was stunned to count more than 25 beautiful hand made cards from my lovely blog friends - thank you so much! They will be kept and treasured - no upcycling of those beauties I promise :)

And this card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, which is always anything goes.

Di
x

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful - glitter always works, love it!

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  2. Way to recycle these beautiful elements into a fabulous new card! It's a real sparkly beauty!!

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  3. Well, gosh, I had to read the post to find this was not one of your fab MB dies all sparkled up. This was a great salvage and made such a glitter. Great going- YOU!Gas man told me he would love to help out but that it was a bit of a reach to get 'crost the pond tonight. At least he got our pilot light. Hubs' back is outta-whack again. Must be something going round. Hope yours is much better by now, so no assist with the fence project now hear? TFS & Hugs

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  4. This is gorgeous Di:) lots of lovely glitter huggles Sue xxx

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  5. Beautiful use of that card! I keep saving some, but never have actually used them for another card. Maybe now I will.

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  6. Happy New Year Di :)
    Gorgeous glittery card-red ad silver always look so classy together i think.
    Sorry i have missed so many of your posts lately-i "think" normality is now restored(ha-who am i kidding LOL!)so i will catch up with you in the Playground very soon-think i hd better bring my wellies,it might be a bit wet!
    Have a lovely day,Hugs,Nessa xx

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  7. Recycling works for me Di....now where did I put mine? :-)
    B***** boxes everywhere now and the thing I am looking for is always in the one at the bottom of the back pile!
    Roll on the move and getting settled eh?
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  8. Great upcycling! I used to cut my cards up with pinking shears to make next years tags! Trouble is now a lot of them have "letters" on them so upcycling to another card is the way to go as the writing would be hidden!! Thanks for sorting out my link yesterday.

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  9. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  10. A wonderful schparkly number here and a great piece of recyckling. Congrats.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. Gorgeous card, Di. I can see why you immediately earmarked the topper for recycling. And didn't you do well? So many handmade cards to inspire. I received quite a few myself, all fabulous, and I will be keeping them too. right, you've reminded me that I wanted to make a card for Hazel's challenge this week so I better do something about it while there's still time. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  12. So festive and full of sparcele
    beutiful card
    hugs Tamara

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  13. Lovely and schparkly card there Miss. I have some sent cards in mind for upcycling!
    Hugs
    xx

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  14. That's pretty and so glittery! I noticed a lot of the store bought cards I received this year were full of glitter. I kind of wonder if people didn't pick them on purpose to give them a wee touch of a homemade feel.

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  15. I can see why you wanted to upcycle this, it is so wonderfully glittery and has made a lovely card. x

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  16. I think we all love a little sparkle! Pretty card Di.
    "-"

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  17. Lovely recycling job,gorgeous sparkle and a touch of red, so stylish.
    Jean x

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  18. No one does up-cycling like you Di and I love everyone that you do. This is fabulous, could be a handmade card and it probably said it on the back and that so annoys me.

    I am having terrible problems with something, either my computer, or google chrome or goodness knows what, taken me 1 hour and 20 mins to comment tonight usually 30 minutes. Tearing my hair out.

    Kath x

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  19. Great upcyling all around Di..

    ... Okay, okay I must get a wriggle on, and do some too!

    but lacking the oomph at the mo!! too many other things on my list.. sigh! Shaz in Oz.x

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  20. Wat een leuke kaart, Diane. Mooi met die zilveren glitters. Bedankt dat je meedoet bij CHCC2.

    Groetjes, Renate

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  21. Fabulous!
    Love the glitter and beautiful outline and ornament!

    I have tucked away a few to Upcycle too. I find myself scouring my daughters cards too...scooping up any she is throwing out. Soon I shall have to let Miss C have them...thank ggodness she doesn't know about Upcycling them yet...

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