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Saturday, 24 September 2011

CES Recycling!!!

Saturday greetings!!  I won't be about much over the weekend - have a wedding today, and the weather is looking good!!  Tomorrow, is hubby's birthday and I think we're going out for lunch with Harry coming home from Uni - he can't resist a free lunch!
It's time for a new challenge over at CES Challenges and our fabby Sheena has chosen the theme of recycling! ( We've just got new food leftover recycling bins today so very topical in our house!).
I'm not very creative when it comes to recycling and you may look at my card and wonder what on earth looks reused, so I've taken a pic to prove that there is something recycled - old file dividers from work that were going to be thrown away ( well, I think they recylce them there too) and so I asked if I could bring them home!! 

They do give me some strange looks when I talk about my hobby! Bloggy friends, DTs, Challenges - they think I've lost the plot!!
So hopefully you can see the file matting!! 
This is a LOTV from last Christmas- so cute- coloured with PMs and the patterned paper is Webster's page - Home for the Holidays. These are from Crafty Emma's, along with the Card Candy, Ribbon, Cat's Life Press Winter stamp, and Rhinestone Flatbacked Gems in the centre of the punched snowflakes.
 I've heat embossed the Marianne tree shapes with holographic power so they look a bit sparkly. 
Really quite a simple card to make, but I really like the little scene and will probably do a few more Christmas cards like this, IF I can find some time!!
My lovely buddies over on CES Challenges have been far more inventive than me in the recyled items that they've used so do go and have a nosy on the challenge blog!  I shall also look forward to see what you manage to recycle on your cards!!  There's a £10 voucher up for grabs for the lucky winner to spend in Crafty Emma's On line store so get recycling!!

I'm entering my card into the Lili Of The Valley Challenge which has a theme of Aqua, White and Glitter.


Desirée-ScrapDees said...

cute card!

Crafty Chris said...

Wow Julie totally stunning, have a great weekend.
chris x

angelwhispers said...

Julie this is just beautiful and a great way to recycle those old dividers!!! I know those looks!!! oh my shes away with the fairies!!!! lol

Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the scene you have created & the colour combo!
Have a fab weekend
hugs shell xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Julie, this is gorgeous! those file dividers are really nice and thick for matting, I'm surprised you're not taking them all home for crafting, lol. Love your cute image and that great sentiment. CoB

coops said...

stunning card julie.i love the gorgeous winter scene and the image and coloring is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Daniele said...

super sweet hun

Carrie said...

Oh this is lovely. really pretty.. I have coloured so many christmas images during my holiday... xx

Lee said...

Stunning and very creative.x

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

June Nelson said...

Love the card love the recycled bind thingys lol its lovely and the sentiment is spot on xxxx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning Julie...who would have thought some old files would make such a beautiful card...gorgeous hun :) Donna ♥ x

Jennifer said...

Stunning as always Julie. Love the shades of blue xx Jenny xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I love this gorgeous little snow scene - really beautiful.
Caroline xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect new use of dividers, Julie! I miss working in an office sometimes! Beautiful card. Love your torn topography, pretty colourwork and the way you have used your sentiment. I still have made only one Christmas card but I am earmarking 7/8 Oct for making a real start - I trust you to keep me focused! Love Lesley