Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Creative cottage challenge #7 "Going Green"

Here is my DT card for Creative cottage's 7th weekly challenge. The theme this week is "going green" - and you can use green the colour or actually go green and recycle some bits and bobs for your card. I decided to do both - if any of you have read my earlier posts you will see that I like to recycle where I can anyway so it was kind of second nature for me !

So I started with a plain background digi paper from The creative cottage kit "something sweet" which I printed onto quite heavy card to use as my base.
I stamped this with a love elsie flower stamp to make my own background. I also stamped some extra flowers onto some light green card and then heat embossed them with a sparkly embossing powder for my flower centres.
The centre panel is a patterned paper from the something sweet kit again (love love love this kit !) layered onto another plain this time light green.

The flowers are actually from an old dressing up outfit (a lei from a hula girl costume) and the buttons are from my button box which is full of the spare buttons that come with everything !
The green ribbon is another recycled peice from the loops that you are meant to hang your clothes with - they all find there way into my ribbon stash ! The patterned ribbon is from Americain crafts and the paper frill is from doodlebug.
Of course one of my cards would not be complete without some glossy accents - I am having a little love affair with this at the mo !
This is one of those cards that can be used for anything as there is no sentiment on the front. I love having these in my card drawer. When I need a card I have a rummage through and stamp a quick sentiment inside - very handy.
I also took advantage of the lovely weather and photograhed this card in the garden !
Hope you like it - why not pop over to the challenge blog and have a look the rest of the design team have, as always, done a great job.
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Teri said...

Great recycling job hun - love those green flowers!
Teri x

Tracy said...

gorgeous card Suzie the recycling is fab, love the flowers
Tracy x

Rachel said...

I love the recycling - much more imaginative than my buttons! Gorgeous card.

Wedgie xxx

Poppit said...

Pretty! x