.... and time for the new St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. This month our theme is to give a new lease of life to something old, something tired, something destined for the bin! It's time to get your thinking caps on and turn your something old/tired into something magical and give it a new start for 2012!
At first I wasn't sure what I was going to make for this challenge and then I realised that it was the perfect opportunity to recycle some of the Christmas "waste". For my card I've used some of the cellophane wrappers from a tin of Quality Street (there are other chocolates available!!) and a bit of red textured foil wrapping paper.
I started off by stamping the word "thanks" onto some white card and then very carefully (and slowly) cut out the inside of each letter. On the reverse of the image I outlined each letter in turn and attached a small piece of the cellophane. Fortunately between us we'd eaten all the chocolates so I had a whole rainbow of colours to use. I used the mega oval nestie to cut out the word and layered the whole thing onto another plain white oval - which really makes the colours pop. Finally I cut out the mat layer from the "waste" Christmas wrapping paper. It's an ultra clean and simple card - but I think the cellophane letters look fab - a bit like jewels!!
Stamps: Stampendous - Mega Thanks
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Mega Ovals (S5-023) #5, Mega Scalloped Ovals (S5-024) #5
Accessories: Quality Street cellophane wrappers, scrap of old Christmas paper, card from stash
For more inspirational ideas on recycling/repurposing any old or tired items check out the team's blogs by clicking on the list below:
And I'd like to welcome Sylvie to the team!! Don't forget, you can send your card (or cards) to St Luke's to go into the next sale - full details of where to send your cards can be found here.
Our prize this month is being donated by The Ribbon Girl - some fabulous yellow ribbons and bits - shame I can't win them!!!
I'm also submitting my card to the current Less is More - LIM47 challenge; Chrissie and Mandi want us to use only ONE word on the card - and I think this definitely qualifies. I've recently discovered, via my blogging buddy Pauline, another challenge - DYSU Challenge. The current challenge DYSU#52 is to use rainbow colours - again I think it qualifies!!
That's all for now. See you again tomorrow!