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Friday, 9 May 2008

DCM - Recycling!

'This week we've been looking at Recycling once again. BUT there is a tiny twist! (you'd expect no less eh?) We want you to have a look at old shop bought greetings cards, wrapping paper or gift bags which you have received in the past and recycle any elements to make a card of your own.You could use them to make backgrounds, cut small focus pieces out, or use the flowers, ribbon and other interesting bits and pieces that are often attached to the cards.So there you go! Simple eh? So come on join in and reuse, go green, start recycling!'

I entered into the spirit of this with gusto. So imagine my dismay that when looking through my old received cards (not the handmade ones) I felt that, as I only keep those from close people, I couldn't find one to cut up!!! But after some humming & haa-ing I found one with a couple of cutesy bears on it. Not my usual thing so...snip snip!!!

Unfortunately the flash from my camera has reflected a little on the bears because they are glossy but I thought the card worked out ok. The background paper was an RAK from Kathy a while back. The ribbon was around a choccy box from Christmas and yes....you can still smell the chocolate...mmmm!!!

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute card Karen - and smelling of chocolate can't be bad.....until you open it and find no surprise mini chocolate bar in there ;(

Great recycling

Sue said...

Cute little bears Karen and you've matched the colours up really well.
Sue x

Lythan said...

Oh a card that looks and smells good too!

Janice said...

I was going to say cute too - must be that bear or MONKEE thing! Well done for getting it up so quick.

Angelnorth said...

Well done, great bit of recycling! Maybe the bears are bearing chocolate? hee hee

Judy said...

Lovely cute card, Karen, don't you just hate it when you can smell the chocolate and there isn't any!!!!

Susan (Sue H) said...

I'm loving you little bears Karen and the colour combination is just perfect.

kath said...

Wow love this - anything with teddies I love

Jane said...

beautiful card !

EllePiggo said...

Lovely cute card. :)

Vanessa.