Thursday, 7 February 2013

Upcycled bear

Oh, I do prefer to use the term upcycling rather than recycling :) This is another attack on the shop-bought Christmas cards and it's for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, where this week's 'theme' is the letter 'P'.

Snigger, I rejected all the penguin cards we seemed to have been sent, in favour of 'paper'. The cute little bear seems to be carrying rolls of wrapping Paper, to wrap Christmas Parcels:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- papers from Echo Park's 'Seasons Greetings' pad, these are printed on both sides and so useful to mix and match

- Spellbinders dies - 'Wonky Squares' and a pennant die

- self-adhesive ribbon from Trimcraft's 'Jolly Happy Christmas' pack

- little red self-adhesive button from Hobbycraft

The 'Wonky Squares' dies are fairly new - thanks to Kath using them here. I can see these dies being the first ones to be tried when Christmas cards are being upcycled :)

Another one for the box and am also adding it to Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge.



Carol L said...

I never would have guessed this card was UPcycled, but it's adorable! I love that red snowflake background!

scrappymo! said...

Great UPcycled card. Those wonky dies are really nice!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Morning Di,
What lovely card,teddy bear is so sweet,love the papers and ribbon too.
Have a lovely day,
hugs Tamara

Glenda Atkins said...

Adorable image and love the paper! I have the 'wonky squares' die cuts and they are great fun to use, makes everything a little more 'fun' when you use them! Great job of 'upcycling!

Annie said...

What a cute card Di but I have to admit not what I was expecting after misreading the title....I had read 'Upcycled beer'!!!!! I'm rather blurry eyed first thing in a morning!!!!
A x

Carol Willis said...

Such a cute card Di. Love the upcycled bear and fab backing paper.
Caz x

Twiglet said...

Upcycled beer!! lol - wishful thinking - ha ha. yes Di you are quite right - Annie has a place for everything and everthing in its place. Me? Well really its just my crafts that take over a bit and I am not good at putting things back where they belong!! Life's too short to worry much. lol. x Jo

Twiglet said...

PS - I love the little card - I always cut up my old cards but they never get further than a tag for next year's gifts. x Jo

Sarn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! xxx

Anonymous said...

And what's wrong with Penguins I have to ask!! That's a super image, you could easily pretend you coloured it yourself!! Never seen wonky squares before but I do have wonky rectangles which I like very much.


Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss! Can I book him now to do my wrapping for me? He looks very knowledgeable about it as he chose lovely papers!

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Di and Image your so on the ball with these cards love that spellbinders Wonky Die not seen that before its brilliant and the backing paper is lovely too x

Crafty Lark said...

Well worth upcycling, gorgeous result, I also like using the wonky dies. xx Flora

Mrs A. said...

Good job you said they wos wonky squares cos I just picked my nooooo glasses up and thought for a moI had the wrong perscription in!!!! Nice play on the letter P. miss too.
Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image and looks great on the Wonky Squares, thanks for the mention. Like the way you have done the ribbon too.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, cute upcycled image - and clever to get two Ps covered with your card. Hope to find some time to make a card for this challenge tomorrow. Glad to hear Len is recovering. Alan is improving but still not 100% himself yet - we'll see what tomorrow brings. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

MaryH said...

I'm with you on the 'upcycled' - once I saw the term, I'm trying to reject 'recycled'. Whatever term - I'm enjoying seeing these treasures. Love your little bear, clever with the 'P'-s, and your red snowflake background makes this little guy 'really Pop'. Good luck in the challenges. Hugs


Cute card. Adorable image. Thanks for joining at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge this month.

Hazel said...

I think you're right about upcycling - I usually say recycling, but am thinking that in future I might start saying upcycling instead. Love your card and your choice for P - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh, and Di you won!! well done so pleased :D Shaz in oz.x