Friday, 30 March 2012

Up-cycling here we go!

Well first things first today was an interesting commission day! Starting with the request to make a card for someone whose just had a boob job and then an enquiry about wedding invites. Yes I know ... Sublime to ridiculous!

Neither of these are definites yet but so pleased that I was even considered and it made an interesting start to the day!

Anyway back to today's crafting endeavours. For those who saw my WOYWW pile of card samples I had been given to upcycle as they had been destined for the recycling bin otherwise. So today in amongst some swap crafting I've made a few cards using some of the cards I've chopped up and taken elements from.

Card one and two were elements cute from one card and mounted and layered one some off cuts from the scrapbox and some cute doilies I found in a shop the other day. Then used some stampin up stamps from the Elementary Elegance set.

Card three is a very simple case of cutting down the card front and mounting it on a silver card... No further work required! The card was already glittered and is so cute with the bunting and detailed already so no need to do anything else!

And the last card I took a smaller element of the card and mat and layered it up with some craft and browns onto the burgandy card using some dimensional stickers to lift the panel slightly. I figured it was a nice card for a male card ... So quite pleased with this.

So not bad for three free cards saved from the bin created into four cards, all of which I am pleased with. For the moment I am going to put these into a box to one side and then decide what to do about it.

That's it for me tonight... Clear up time for me unfortunately but the place is a tip and I really need to make inroads into tidying up! I know it's Barbara back on c&c tomorrow so no doubt I will have to find my speedball Brayer so I can play along at some point after the weekend and the results will no doubt be shared some time soon here!

Thanks for visiting ... Oh one last thing ... Go see my Christmas card blog ... I am trying to keep my Christmas stuff in one place over there from now on and have also organised a Christmas card swap which I would love you to consider joining ... After all the more the merrier! Go and see the details here!

Ok really going now!

Happy crafting!


  1. My favourite is the bunting card - that's a fairly easy card to duplicate too. Well done you for up-cycling

  2. Yes such a cute card to begin with it was pointless trying to do anything else. C xxx