Thursday 13 September 2012

Christmas Pets and Recycling

What do Christmas Pets and Recycling have in common?  This card for a start!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas - R is for Recycling
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Pets
Christmas Crafting - Traditional Colours

I'll start with the Christmas Pet.  This is Merlin looking at the Christmas tree.  He comes from Eiglassing Digital Stamps.  I coloured his tree using copic markers and then added some red rhinestones for the garland round the tree.

Now for the recycling.  There are two recycled items on this card.  The first is the gold ribbon.  What you see is actually the back of the ribbon which came from a box of Guylan chocolates.  The other side has Guylan written on it!  The other recycled item is the chain on the dog tags.   My son recently swam in the NZ Secondary School Championships.  While I was waiting for him to get changed, I was talking to the receptionist who was sweeping the floor.  I spotted this bit of chain amongst the stuff she was sweeping up!  I knew straight away that I had a use for it.  She was a bit bemused by me wanting it so I'll have to make sure I show her the finished product!

The rest of the card - the paper is from Bearly Mine Designs and worked well with the colour scheme that I had already chosen.  The dog tags come from Digi Ditto.


  1. this is oh so cute and beautiful, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Beautiful interpretation of our traditional colours challenge

  3. Wow this is beautiful. Love the ribbon and the design with the chains and decoration on the tree is beautiful. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  4. Fab card, Great recycled items, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

  5. Great use of recycled items. Thank you for playing along at Christmas Crafting.
    Hugs Debbie x