Thursday, 23 April 2009

>>>365 Cards Day 54 <<<

Today's challenge is 'Recycled Elements'. It calls for using recycled item in making a card. Well, ever since I made one, I've been hoarding them so here goes:

What does a loo roll and the card have in common? The card is made from the loo roll!
Ok, it's not my idea. I got this off another card blog site and made something similar a few week ago but it was immediately given away to my MIL for Mother's Day (yuk, UK celebrated Mother's Day in March!) So I decided to make another one which I hope I can keep for a wee bit longer! Used my Sugar Nellie stamp for the first time (bought her secondhand) and she was a delight to colour in. Think I'm hooked and will be looking out for more! She was coloured using Promarkers, the Brit version of Copics and far cheaper! :)

I added a tag to the card which can used as a bookmark if the recipient choose to keep it. The sentiment will be at the back. Here's how it looks like:

The tag is a recycled cardboard from an A4 pad (you know the back of it). I covered it with tissue paper but not before stamping on it first. Patterned paper from the card comes from Bo Bunny.

I really enjoyed using the loo roll. Will be using them to make a mini album in the near future! TTFN!


15 comments:

Joann said...

I've seen this idea before, but dont' think it was as pretty as yours! Very well done.

~amy~ said...

Aha! I love it Audrey!!! Over on the Prima blog they used paper towel cores...excellent job my dear!!! Thanks for playing with me ♥♥

Stephanie said...

So cute! Nice job!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

Love it! So cute!
R

Toni Lightwood said...

That's amazing I totally love your idea, and the stamp too! The entire design is fabulous :)

Vicky said...

How clever and incredibly charming!
I love this! This is the ultimate in recycling!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

WOW!!! Awesome job with this challenge. This is an adorable idea thanks for sharing it.

Pam said...

Audrey, I love what you've done with this challenge. You are so talented, which is one of the reasons I nominated you for an award on my blog - check it out ;)

Fi said...

Who would have thought to use a toilet roll for making a card - Fantastic idea - you always have a toilet roll on hand. Fantastic card, I love your coloured Nellie images - just beautiful.
Hugs
Fi

willow said...

What a clever idea, great image
maz

Alicia said...

I've seen this before too and thought of making it yesterday and never did. I love this! Yours doesnt look like a Tp roll thought. The one I saw on the other blog did. I like yours alot better!!

Rose said...

This is a new one to me so think I'll lift it :-) All are very pretty!! I have left you something on my blog :-)
http://roseshappyplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/its-been-week-for-awards.html

Karen Lee said...

WOW....this is darling! Who would have thought a toilet paper tube could be so beautiful!!!

hugs, Karen Lee

AUsome mom said...

Well, I will certainly study my T-paper roll before I throw it away from now on! Beautiful job!!

Fran said...

Ho Ho.. what a cute ideal..