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.



  1. Beautiful - glitter always works, love it!

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

  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

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

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

  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

  7. Recycling works for me 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?
    Annie x

  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.

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

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

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

    Groetjes, Renate

  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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