Friday, July 24, 2009

Recycling Galore!

I was inspired by the 2RB Challenge this week to reuse, so instead of making new cards yesterday I decided to go through some of the ones I had made when I first started stamping and 'bring them into this century!' You know what it is like when your supplies are limited and you haven't found your 'style' yet....so I have four that I have done, they are not what I would typically do today, but I have added more on each card and this is the results....

This one would be my favourite of the four. I added the stamped image, which I had cut around and sponged then added, lightly, some clear Kindy Glitz randomly along the branches for added dimension. I then tore the BG paper and sponged it, adding an extra strip along the base of the tree - for a final touch three buttons were added . This card is so much nicer and has more 'EVERYTHING' to it!
This next one was made from a DieCut Christmas Decoration which was given to me by a neighbour...I thought that sweet little face should be on a card. I added the vintage corners sent to me by one of my Twisted Sisters, Judy Kell and also a variety of flowers under the cherub...I love the centre flower, which was part of the Blog Candy that I won from Abby - it is a PRIMA and stunning, almost velvet like with a chunky glitter finish - stunning. The buttons are also recycled and were given to me by a Mum from the kids school...and those lovely MS punched branches are from another Twisted Sister Lesley (aka Marleygo) who keeps an eye on my cards and when she sees I have used a lot of the branches, butterflies or birds she has punched out for me, she sends more - God bless that girl!!!
This card was very basic , I thought it was CAS back then, but looking back I see it was just BORING!! LOL!! You have to be able to be objective with your own work, don't you...it helps us evolve!! I added the strip of recycled lace (no more lace edged doily's in our house) and that gorgeous gold flower that was part of a RAK from my SCS friend Pam (aka pam124) and topped with another gorgeous flower from Abby's Candy!!
This final card would be my 'least' favourite...if I wasn't so tired (we are talking 12:30am here) I would have taken the whole thing apart and redone it totally, but I added the gold buttons, which are recycled and also those great photo corners which are part of a RAK from another Twisted Sister, Pat Smethers...and those gorgeous Dew Drops are from yet another Twisted Sister Peggy (aka Marilyn Prestonn) As you can see these girls have really looked after me, they have kept my supplies topped up, along with the rest of the Twisted Sisters - all of my cards come packed with LOVE from all around the world, thank you my many stamping friends - you are all the best!!
Thank you taking the time to visit, I love reading your comments - you know I like to know when you have stopped in!! Don't let these photos fool you...it looks like a lovely day out there...but it is freezing...around minus three thousand five hundred and twenty nine degrees Celcius - well-l-l-l, okay a slight exaggeration! LOL! God bless you!


  1. recycling when you have all that lovely new candy to play with - you are being good!!

    Bless you my sista

  2. WOW Linda - you have been busy!!! What an awesome collection of vintage cards my friend!!! I think out of all of them the black/gold dress card would be my fav!! :)

  3. Linda you have such a variety of card styles, which is truely a talent, I seem to only do one type well. Thank you for stopping by my blog


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