Friday, May 09, 2008


I am good at this. So good that I throw away all my paper and card every week. Which meant that I struggled at first with the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week. I do keep some birthday cards but only the extra special hand made ones that I am not going to tear bits off!
This week we have a team dare for you ....and we have 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.

And even now I had to cheat as I used wrapping paper I have bought but not used yet. Forgive me please!
Here is the paper I had - some ultra cheapy Wilkinsons paper
and this is what I did with it. It was also helping to use up an old Self Addressed kit so that is ethical crafting too!
It could have done with even more doodling but I couldn't spend any more time on it sadly. I'm going to having a good cardmaking session on Monday though and I may jsut see if I can use up more of this kit.


Sue said...

My goodness a CHEAT!!!! pmsl

I love what you have done I am not sure I approve of the cheating bit though - much *wink*

Jackie said...

I think it's sweet.....think of it as just cutting out the middle man - bought........recycled! :)

Karen said...

LOL I love the little cars you have used!!! Its a fantastic bright cheerful card you have there. But did you cheat a little??? Only a little but its all good fun eh X

Kathy said...

You're just showing off Lythan with all that "I don't have any old stuff" - or maybe you're just trying to make me look bad because I have loads of "might come in useful" treadure - some would say "rubbish"

But that paper makes for a fab card - the little cards look so cute.
You're still a Mrs Swotty-Knickers though.....

Hazel said...

A great use of that wrapping paper (I've got some of that somewhere!) Well done for such a good response to the dare.

SueH said...

This is sooooo cute!

Love the way you've used the car'd never guess it started out life as wrapping paper.

Judy said...

That's a really cheerful fun card, Lythan just perfect for a little boy!

manuela said...

Deine Karte gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut! Die Farben, die Autos! Einfach wow!

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Lovely Card Lythan, so colourful.

Andrea xx