Tuesday 5 October 2010

Week 72 - Theme

Morning crafters and welcome to a brand new challenge!  Before we go into the details of the challenge we want to say how beautiful your entries were for Sue C’s ‘vintage/shabby chic’ challenge last week.  You all obviously enjoyed that theme and the standard of the entries was superb.  Please check back later to find out if you are one of Sue C’s top 5 passionista and to see who the lucky winner of the £10.00 voucher courtesy of Joanna Sheen will be. 

So, onto this week’s challenge which has been set by Tracy and she has chosen “recycled”  i.e. use something on your projects that wasn’t originally intended for crafting such as buttons off your cardigan, ribbon from inside your tops – your get the drift!!  Also to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your promarkers or aqua markers. 

Our sponsor this week is Pink Gem Designs and one lucky winner will receive 1 stamp of their choice from their store. 

pink gem

The design team have been raiding their cupboards and drawers this week and found lots of bits to recycle and this is what they came up with (to visit their personal blogs please click on their names):


recycled an old pair of jeans & buttonsimage


used newspaper for buttons and ribbon from inside of skirtimage


recycled inside of toilet rollsimage


flowers recycled from gift bag & ribbon was belt on work shirtimage


used cardboard from packaging and ribbon was going to be thrown away by friendPFP challenge 72 - recycled


recycled a clothes tag image


recycled old jewellery and tissue paperimage


recycled corrugated card from an old box image

Sue C

flowers made from an old Christmas card image

Wow we’re sure you’ll agree that the DT have done a brilliant job once again this week and that they have given you lots of ideas of things you could use on your own projects.  We can’t wait to see what you create this week and look forward to visiting your blogs. 

Hugs, Denise, Gina & DT x x 


Vicky said...

OOOOOH what a fabby idea for this weeks challenge. My wee ickle brain went straight into over-drive & has a few thoughts(surprised it didn't burn out this early in a morn lol). Anyway all of your cards are gorgeous & have fab recycled bits on. Awesome inspiration as always girls.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Goodness you don't know how fortuitous this challenge was for me this week!! I had just cut some rose leaves off the top of a little soap set so they got put onto my card here. Thanks for the inspiration. Lol Lynn ♥

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a fun challenge and gorgeous samples from the DT. I used plastic material from embellishment packaging for my shaker card.

Unknown said...

I've just made a card where I have reused a ribbon who has been on a Christmas basket.

Here's my card:)

Unknown said...

I've just made a card where I have reused a ribbon who has been on a Christmas basket.

Here's my card:)

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Cathy said...

Great theme and DT cards ... hope my recycling is OK.
Here is my card.
Thanks for looking,
Cathy xx

Cards By MI said...

Surprise! I'm already here for this challenge. Don't think that I ever has been this quick!
Fun challenge!
My entry

Rachel said...

Gorgeous cards, and fab theme :)

here's my card
Rachel xx

KellysKards said...

Lovely cards, I used some old shirt buttons for my card.

here's mine

Caroljenks said...

I just luuurve to recycle - loads of ideas on my blog from sawdust to 35mm film!!!!!

My card for this week's challenge an be found here.

Fantastic cards by the DT, some great recycling tips :)

Carol x

Wilma said...

I oard so many bits it wasnt hard to find something to use :) here's my card

salvie said...

A very good idea! and now my old paper from 5 years back is used.
her is my card
my card

cowboydutrem said...

I recycle all buttons whenever a shirt goes to the bin... So that was an easy challenge for me! Here's my card:

Linda W said...

Here is my card whit recycled papir and button.
You will find it Here

Linda W said...

Hi again another Edwin for you. Yust an old bookpasge on this to.
You find it Here

Shelly said...

Great challenge girls... I love using recycled bits on my cards! HERE is my card. Love the DT creations this week! Shelly ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for setting this challenge, must admit I was stumped for ideas on what i could 'recycle' lol. Loved what the DT came up with, Fab as always.
You can take a peek at my creation Here
Hugs Sandy C

Kazdaz said...

Hi what a fab challenge,
I really enjoyed myself planning this one.
The D.T cards are just fab, here's my card for the challenge.
Not sure how you do the here bit???
Thank you
Karen (kaz)

Rozelle Faulkner said...

This is my first time entering the challenge and I loved it! Will definitely be back for more :)

Here's my card (hope this works, not very good at html)...


Lorraine said...

gorgeous projects ladies

here is my card

Thankyou xx

Anonymous said...

Hello ladies
Beautiful cards.
I enjoy designing Thank you for the Challenge. Here's my card
Hugs Karla

Claire said...

I used a felt snowflake which was recycled from packaging on Next PJs and have decorated it with stickles. Here's my card Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

Hi, I used some beads as the centre piece of the flowers which I got from an old necklace which was going in the trash :) Thanks for the challenge... here is my card.

Sapphires-Crafty-Cards said...

what a great challenge this week..i love recycling things to use in crafty projects..

Here's my entry
Michelle Xx

Jo said...

Fab challenge idea!
Lovely DT examples too :)
My card is HERE

theboelemas@aol.com said...

Fab inspiration from the DT. here's mine

melsanford said...

Fab challenge - so much fun! Thankyou! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely challenge and what lovely DT cards.

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

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Michelle said...

Good morning! I have an award for all you lovely PFP ladies to share over
here. on my blog. This is a thank you for your fantastic blog! Every week i draw or write your challenge details in my wee book to work on, unfortunately i don't always make it as time just seems to disappear but i do love coming over and drooling over the gorgeous DT samples and the cards entered in the challenges! So thank you and hope you all have a great weekend!

Vixykins said...

Mine was definately not intended for cards so was recycled :)

<a href="http://vixykins.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-another-lighty-up-one-d.html>Here's Mine</a>

jenny said...

Fab challenge and stunning work from the DT, I love them all x
My card...

Thanks for looking xx

Jenny x

coops said...

fantastic dt cards ladies.you certainly got my brain cells working on this one.think i`ve pulled it off, i`ll let you be the judges :D here it isluv coops xx

Rachel said...

here's mine

oheidia said...

I hope this layout can be approved - i have used something recycled!


Unknown said...

Great idea! Finally, I got to use this crocheted flower that I had for months ;o)

Here's my card

Loreal Blondi said...

Great Theme and great Cards DTs!
My card is here

hazcrafter said...

my first ever attempt at a promarker challenge!i dont know how to hyperlliknk so please can you go to my blog ! lol it is Harrycrafting.blogspot.co.uk! thanks ! x

hazcrafter said...

i know how to hyperlink now !!! ,Here is my card !

Linda said...

Love the challenge - perfect for boys I thought.
Here's mine:


xxxtglxxx said...

stunning cards by the DT!! and what a great challenge!

My entry for this week:

thanks and good luck!

Tricia's Stuff said...

Here is my card http://triciascardstuff.blogspot.com/2010/10/mojo-monday-159.html

kaos said...

Lovely challenge - I did the boring part and used some buttons on my card...

all the best

Sarah A said...

FAB challenge, love the DT examples!

My entry is on on my blog

Sarah x

Linda said...

Hope it's ok to enter again :)
heres another:

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

WOW! Such amazing DT-cards! And what a fun challenge!

Here is my contribution!

Love, Åsa

lalkygirl said...

great dt projects and a fab theme ,i used recycled bows that i cut off an old nightdress/negligee set
here's my card
lalkygirl x

Vicky said...

Enjoyed this one girls
here's mine

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Sheila said...

Fabulous DT work as usual. You will find mine here.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Phew just made it

Here's Mine

Maria Moorhouse said...

Here is mine, i dont know how to link in a comment form,sorry

Tracy said...

Great challenge, fab DT creations. Here's my card
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Daisychain said...

Great creations and one of my favourite challenges as I love to recycle things. This time I have used a small ribbon from a gift. My card is here


lynne said...

Great Challenge! Love the DT cards as always!
Heres Mine

Thanks for looking!

sammi said...

Great samples!

here is mine: