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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Recycling

This week on A Spoonful of Sugar the theme is recycling!
I used a brown paper bag as my card base, used scraps of card and DP from my shoeboxes full of leftovers. I made most of the flowers out of scraps, the small cream ones were Kaiser bought from TracyJane Crafts but the others were punched out flowers that I doctored, see the tutorial below for details! The bling are recovered from an old pair of jeans.

The ribbon on the front is from a box of Thorntons we were given at the weekend, the chocolates were yummy, the box is going to be recycled and I used the ribbon on here, no waste!

The flowers on the front are primas! The rub on is Memory Accents.

The fab image is of course the adorable Simon and Lola from Sugar Nellie, on here they remind me of Babes in the Wood!

the flourishes are Basic Grey 'Winterland' clear stamp set.

Do check out the rest of the design teams creations, they have had some amazing ideas for recycling!

Also you there is a fantastic prize for one lucky winner to be picked at random next week!

39 comments:

Debbie said...

This is Amazing Deb what more can i say except Absolutley Stunning.
Hugs Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, you did an amazing job with this challenge Deb, Hugs, Nikki x

Rach said...

oh wow!
and you made this all from recycling!!!
this is stunning...fantastic job..love all of the details.
Love your flower tutorial below as well.....I just have to wait for my flower punches to arrive...:)
Hugs RAch.xx

Camilla said...

Just stunning work Dab!! Love how you have decorated the paperbag:) So many details, and so much recycling!;)
Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Camilla.

Andrea, said...

Wow this is fantastic Deb, all the detail and work you have put into it, there is so much to look at and your tutorial is fab. TFS

Shary said...

What a great recycling idea. Looks fab Deb!

Bubbles said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb, so much recylcling! I love the colours, papers, flowers, image, everything!
Joanne x

Suzanne said...

Wow this is stunning I so love this aged look... sadly I just can't do it!! Sue :o)

Arline said...

What a great idea! This is great!xx

Vicki May said...

This is so good and looks great, Now if I did this, my mates would say what the h**l have you done that for Vic? Love the whole idea, might have to give it a go. hugs Vicki x

All Pink girl said...

Wow Deb ,this is out standing babe ,i love it xxxxx
still trying to look for that link for you ,will get it to you xxxDawnxx

thestampspot said...

Love it Deb. Very nice!

:) Marcia

Tara said...

You've managed some great recycling to create a beautiful vintage card xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Deb this is fabby, what a great use of a paper bag. Love the colours you have chosen and the flowers look great. Thanks for the tutorial will certainly make someof these.
Hugs Jacqui x

Alexandra said...

Shut up!! This is totally gorgeous, I can't believe you did this all out of recycling - how totally beautiful!! You are so very talented, Deb, I just love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful, wonderful recycling job. This looks amazing. Thanks so much for the step by step on making flowers.

kim x

My Paper World said...

WOW!!!! STUNNING Deb! and I LOVE, LOVE your flower tutorial!!! they look really amazing! who needs to buy Primas when you create those beauties?!!
Thanks so much for sharing, I'm defo gonna give it a try!
Nicola xx

Vicky said...

Wow what a great idea for a card. Absolutely stunning! Love the antiqued distressed look you've gone for!
Vicky x

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....such Amazing work!!!!

ink'n'rubba said...

this is a stunning work of art Deb! love all the elements you have put together, just perfect! annie x

Terrie B x said...

Your card is as `Gorgeous` as each and every card you create Deb:)x

Trina said...

Amazing!! I just love this papperbag card!Love all the recycled materials! Love the images you used! Love it all!!

catt871 said...

So beautiful Deb!! LOVE that look, it's so pretty!!!

Seleise said...

what a creative base for a card and what a stunning result! love how you put it all together!!!

mueppi said...

Wow.... Deb
das gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut!!!!
Hugs Gisela

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant, love all the swirls and flowers.

Sandra said...

Hi,"GORGEOUS",stunning work,i wish i had your inspiration and talent,and i'm going to have a go with the punched and stamped flowers,thanks for sharing....
Sandra x

nessy said...

wow ~ so stunningly elegant!! just love the subtle tones and the swirls ~ perfect
vanessa xx

Glitter Monkey said...

Oh Deb this is breathtaking! Really something special. Lol Lynn x

Donalda's Blog said...

this is beautiful !!!!!!! What a lovely idea

Ingela from Sweden said...

Hi Deb!

Wow.....your card is gorgeous, I´m delighted!!!!

Ingela x

Kathy said...

WOW!! You have alot of recycling on here!! Good for you you are decreasing your carbon footprints:)
Anyway besides being environmentally friendly it is absolutely gorgeous!! The colors you have used are fabulous and that image along with all the other stamping is perfect!! Love this card!!!! :)Kathy

craftyb said...

Very clever girl...just shows what you can do with your "waste"!! I love this creation....love the way yours opens...I must have a wee go myself!! bx

Becky said...

What a great idea Deb! And you've used my favourite stamp of all time and the colours are gorgeous too!
Love Becky xx

Nixe07 said...

Great idea to use a paper bag, Deb. Looks gorgeous. Love all the swirls and the flowers. Your colouring is great. Really wonderful designed.
Hugs, Moni

Bev said...

Oooh this is stunning Deb, just amazing

Rose Ann said...

Those images are pure sweetness, and your recycled project is amazing!! I LOVE this, Deb!!

malieta said...

Great job with this challenge and your card is beautiful!

Lavender Rose said...

Gorgeous work of art! The colours are beautiful and the fact you used a brown paper bag amazed me, really wonderful.