Monday, 7 April 2014

Recycling or Upcycling?

Hi to you all on this rather unpleasant day. We have just had a very pleasant weekend with a visit from John's cousins.  I will try and get around to visit your blogs soon.

This card has been either recycled or upcycled - I don't know what the difference is! Lol!   It was originally a chocolate bar wrapper from my lovely friend Sue P, aka PlanetSusie,  which she had decorated making a fairly simple, but yummy gift, much more special. 

My Card

Not a very good picture for some reason - the lower part looks blurred.

 I thought it was so nice that I just had to reuse it and so I made it into a card.  All I had to do was add some co-ordinating green pearlescent paper for matting and stamped a sentiment in the corner.  Voila!  Job done!   I'm sure you can understand why I felt this deserved better than just being stuffed  into a drawer.

The flowers are SB Die D-Lites Blooms 3 and 4 and the leaves are Die D-Lites Corner Sprigs.   I think they are so pretty.  I don't have any of these dies but they may well find themselves on my wish list now!  The sentiment is JustRite Grand Sentiments.

Well that's it for today.  Hope everybody is feeling well.


Karla said...

Prachtige kaart Christine, mooie kleuren heb je gebruikt.

Groetjes Karla

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, I agree this is gorgeous paper and how clever to put it to good use, it's a very lovely card and the colours and flowers are fab. So pleased you had a great weekend with your family, hugs Kate

Lia said...

What a great idea: using wrapping papers as designpapers on cards! It looks fabulous Christine!
(I used the designed inside of envelopes. Sometimes you get a real nice one!).

Crafty Lark said...

This is such a clever use of such pretty paper Christine, love your card and your flowers put a beautiful finishing touch to it. There are so many flower dies around now, I must not get tempted by any more. xx Flora

Patricia said...

Fantastic card, clever you re-cycling that beautiful wrapper.
Love your flowers making a great design

Patricia xx

Sue said...

Hi Christine:) I've got my gorgeous paper wrapping with all my other stuff in a special place in my craft room lol but your card is really lovely. I'm just chilling Paul has actually managed to have a nap on the sofa so I'm catching up on everyone's blogs..just hope he gets better soon bless him..lots of huggles from all of us here to you and John...Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

So gorgeous Christine, such a great use of that beautiful paper. I love the flowers and sentiment too.
hugs Sue xx

Dee said...

Well whichever 'cycling' it is, it's lovely... X

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Christine this is gorgeous, love this paper, they should print it off as craft paper, must say I have never seen chocolate wrapped in such pretty paper. You have made real good use of this, the flowers and sprigs are really pretty, I have these dies but don't use them enough.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Brawny x said...

Brilliant Christine. Lovely card. Will you send it to your friend later in the year? Love Lea x

melanie said...

stunning card love your Idea .Melanie

Carole Z said...

LOl Christine, I never know what the difference is either!:) Love your card and what a fab idea and super use of the paper. I really love recovering chocolate bars and have been preparing some for Easter gifts, hugs Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Lovely upcycled card.

Mrs A. said...

I think up cycling is the yuppie posh version of reclying. Works for me either way just so long as I'm not actually on my bike that is!!!
Love the chocolate wrapper design and yes it deserves a second (or is it third does being a cholickit wrapper count as the 1st ?!) airing. Looks fab on your card. hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

p.s. Thank you for following. Hopefully blogger has got itself sorted out now as another problem I had of not seeing my readers list has resolved itself as well.
Fingers and toes crossed!
hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

This is a super use of a recycle object, and how wonderful to get the chance to enjoy it all over again. The pretty dp added with the lovely flowers, turned it into a beautiful card - to be enjoyed by another recipient. That's what I call recycling! TFS & Hugs

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Christine - this looks lovely with your added sentiment . I will never know why I hadn't used these papers before 'cos I looked through the huuuuuge pad of them and they are quite gorgeous. Love how you have used the green pearlescent paper underneath - looks great. What I would call wonderful re-upcycling.

Hugs to you both and I hope the weather is better for roofworks!

Sue Pxxx

Hazel said...

Afternoon Christine, a wonderful recycle project. It looks lovely. Hazel xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Christine I love to recycle very pretty papers


May said...

Hi Christine, Love your recycled card..gorgeous papers & flowers... Hugs May x x

scrappymo! said...

I'm with Mrs A. UpCycling is the posher version of recycling! lol
Whatever it is you have one very posh card! Sue made a fabulous chocolate wrapper and you turned it into a beautiful card!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Sorry I'm sooo behind.
Great idea for re-using the choccie wrapper. I've just put mine on the shelf as I didn't want to bin it so must follow your example.
Beautiful papers aren't they?
Best wishes.
Ang x