Thursday, 24 April 2014

Recycle it!

Its time for a new As You Like It Challenge
with the theme of Recycling we want to see your favourite recycled item but first

We're one year old next week I can not believe a full year has past since Annette and I started the challenge!!
We hope you will play along this time and to celebrate we're offering a surprise parcel to 1 lucky entrant.
all you have to do is play along this challenge and it could be you! yes just play along no daft rules or hops or banner to add just as we like it!
A good old give away to celebrate our 1 year anniversary!


SO then the challenge and what did I recycle?
My Son loves weetos and I love them not to eat I love the packaging!

The sponsor of this challenge is 
Crafty Sentiments and I am using this cute image called Day Dreaming

I love to recycle cereal boxes because its great free Kraft card and you can colour it just the same as real kraft. I have also recycled a toilet roll tube to use as a stamp; this is a fun way of adding some grunge.
LOVE this sentiment on the box it has a different meaning for me! haha

Loo roll inners make great grungy stamps for acrylic paints

Heres my card with the backing and bunting out of the weetos box and the painted loo roll stamped background!

I am playing the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore - Include favorite color - I love blue & brown

 Feeling Crafty Challenge - Anything for a child
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distress
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Earth Day Challenge include something recycled
Shopping Our Stash - Happy Earth Day - Include Something Upcycled or Recycled.
City Crafter Challenge - Paint It include a painted background
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing
 The Crafting Cafe One for the Boys

hugs me xx


  1. What a great way to make a background and the little chap is so cute.

  2. Fabulous hun! Toad is a huge cereal eater (I mean he eats huge amounts of cereal, not that he is huge and eats cereal) so I have plenty of boxes on hand. You are an inspirational bird! Hugs xx

  3. Now, why have I never thought of using cereal boxes?! I do save the boxes my contact lenses arrive in when they are posted to me because the brown card is lovely though!
    Great card too, fab male design and the grungy stamps from toilet roll are awesome!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  4. Love your masculine card honey, and the stamping with loo rolls is just genius.

  5. Very creative, and your banners turned out great. Thanks for joining the recycle challenge at DCD this week.

  6. what a fantastic DOUBLE job of recycling you've done here in this adorable card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (recycling!) STASH with us to celebrate earth day! :)

  7. so stunning Samantha.fantastic recycling, love the kraft and your handmade backgrounfd and the image is fab :D

    xx coops xx

  8. This is so lovely!! Beautiful background! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  9. Fab recycling Samantha and technique with the loo roll. Super cute card. Carolxx

  10. Fantastic use of the box and toilet paper rolls!! Thanks for playing along with the Earth Day challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

  11. This is so so cute!!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  12. Wow, great recycling, Samantha. And a super idea, I have to keep that in mind.The card is gorgeous. Luv, Wilma

  13. Great image and coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  14. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  15. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  16. what a lovely project. Great colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting From the Heart. Good luck. We hope to see you next time.

  17. A brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe challenge. Marlene DT

  18. Fab card
    Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Including your favourite colour challenge #4
    Gemma xx

  19. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  20. Awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  21. Awesome idea!! I'm so going to do this. Thanks so much for sharing this idea :)


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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