Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Garden Herbs

This is the card that I have made for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Recycling.  I recycle as much as I can around the house and garden but unfortunately I am not so good with my card making so this was a good challenge for me, it really made me think about how much I could recycle instead of buying more and more stash.  I'm quite pleased with the way this card has turned out.

The image came from Joanna Sheen's Jane Shasky CD and the papers are Wild Asparagus from My Mind's Eye, these have been sitting in my paper pile for quite some time now.  Everything else except the card blank has been recycled.

The Kraft card stock was the cardboard envelope that my last purchase of Kraft card stock was packaged in, the string was attaching labels to my son's jeans, the buttons were from one of my youngest son's old shirts and the little sticks with the sentiment on were once used to stir coffee, I thought they looked quite like the little labels used in plant pots.

The die cut border and corner are the new Spellbinders Lattice Accents designed by Sue Wilson, I know I said I wasn't going to buy any more until I had used all the ones I already have but I just couldn't resist these.

I have decorated the inside of my card to complement the front using a five inch insert from the Jane Shasky CD mounted on the recycled card stock and then layered onto some more of the papers and card stock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CD Sunday Challenge - Recycling (card stock, string, buttons, sentiment)
Polka Doodles Week 8 - Summer Fever
The Crafty Pad Challenge 159 - Recycle It! (card stock, string, buttons, sentiment)
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge 35 - Bring on some Spring!
Sketch n Stash Challenge 82 - Jill's Sketch (new dies, neglected - papers)

I would like to say a quick hello to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me.  Have a great day I hope to see you again soon.



Claire said...

This is a brilliant card Pauline and I love what you have done with the recycled elements, they all fit in with the gardening theme so well and I love the images and colours - really earthy, perfect for a garden theme. Hugs, Claire x

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Pauline! Thanks so much for linking up at The Crafty Pad for our Recycle It challenge!
You have recycled well!!!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous card Pauline with so many careful details and all recycled! Brilliant use of the coffee stirrers. I may 'borrow' that sometime. :)

Edna x

Victoria said...

This is brilliant. Such clever recycling. I know a few people who'd be thrilled to get a card like this so thanks for the inspiration!

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Pauline! what a great image and I love the whole design! The trellis details and the little seed tags and twine for the sentiment - they are all genius. Gorgeous papers - it's a real stunner!
Hope you are having a good week!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Pauline and great recycling. I need those lattice accents!! Know what I'll be buying at the Secc next week now. Carol x

Carol said...

Hi Pauline. I love this card and so much recycling - great. The Jane Shasky Cd has some gorgeous images and I am enjoying using my copy.
Thank you for joining us at Cd Sunday.
CD Sunday DT

Jen said...

Fabulous card, I love this Cd and you have made such a lovely card with it, great recycling too. Thank you for sharing with us at CD Sunday this week.
Jen x

The Creative Mommy said...

AWESOME CARD!!! I keep looking at your image because it seemed SO REAL!! I cant say enough great things about your card!!!

You have a new follower in me ;D

Thanks so much for joining us at HIMCR!

Crafty Hugs,

starcyl said...

I do like this card and I may just have to give in and buy this cd. We would have been happy with just one or two items that had been recycled but you've used so much and it all works well together so well done you.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow Wow WOW! You're right, your not good with your card making, YOU ARE AMAZING! This is just so beautiful! I love the image and how you have used the colors from it into your DP and in the embellishments and it just screams so SWEET to me! (Wish I could see a little more of the inside though too!) Really beautiful hun! Thank you for sharing and playing with is this week at The Crafty Pad :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the lattice dies, I've managaed to resist so far, but I am weakening.

Sue x

Jocelyn said...

Hi Pauline, lots of lovely recycling on your lovely card. Well done.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card and super colouring, great image. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)


Purple Crazy said...

Great card, lots of recycling, i'm glad not the only one who prints off papers and has a pile of them, thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday xx

Jill said...

gorgeous card Pauline I love how you've made the sentiment looks fab perfect touch thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous card, loving all the details. Wendy -x-

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card hunni...

Thanks for playing along at Sketch n Stash & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

shell said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
Shell xx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Pauline. I love the image you've used and pretty colours also. Hugs Michele x

norine said...

What a gorgeous summery card!! Love the gardening theme!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!!

Jen said...

fab pauline

Perfect for our sketch this time at Sketch N Stash thanks for joining us

Jen xx