Saturday 4 January 2014

CHNC challenge 158: upcycle, re-purpose or use a freebie

It's already the second week this year for a Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge and for CHNC challenge 158 I'm asking to see cards that use something that's been upcycled, re-purposed or something that was free - this could even be something that has been received, perhaps as a swap or a Christmas present.

My first card was made from a lovely sparkly Christmas card received, which I matted on to silver mirror card before matting on to a white DL card blank. The image with the quote was kindly supplied by  Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More (one of today's sponsors) - I coloured the bricks digitally using Microsoft Paint - this was then matted on to silver mirror card:

This is also for:

The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Fairytale 84: recycling
Christmas card challenges 5: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 69: it's Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy: show us celebrations
Let's craft and create 85: let's celebrate
Cardmakin mamas 78: anything goes
Crafty hands 5: anything goes
Polka doodles 1: anything goes
Simply create too 52: anything goes
2 creative chicks 10: anything goes
Crafty boots: snow and sparkles
Creative craft cottage 13: quote me
Allsorts 240: free & easy
Cards galore 1: anything goes


  1. What a great idea Hazel, this works so well, thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

  2. This is a lovely card Hazel.
    So glad you could join us at Card Makin' Mamas.

  3. Fab card - saw you on Make it Monday and decided to pop over for a better look! Wedgie xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Hazel, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. xxx

  5. I saw your card over at MIM and I'm so glad that I did. What a great idea. The Christmas card is gorgeous and your addition goes perfectly with it! I'm going to try this right away!

  6. Fabulous creation , quite clever . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  7. Fabulous card,

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  8. Fab card Hazel, I love the trees in the background. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Happy New Year.


  9. Hi, Hazel: I like this entry too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  11. The stamp looks great with the background paper! Nice work!

    Thank you for joining us at Ruby´s Rainbow this month. Good luck!

  12. brrrr... very wintery! thanks for sharing with us on Crafty Hands.

  13. Such a great idea to use those cards received! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

  14. Very Pretty! Thank you for participating in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

  15. What a lovely idea to give an old christmas card a new live that way. It looks great! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  16. Hi, Thank-you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. This month, good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin x

  17. Love the recycling! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    SCT DT

  18. Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with 2 Creative Chicks!
    2 Creative Chicks

  19. Cool card Hazel, thanks for joinng us over at Creative Craft Cottage in this fortnights challenge.

  20. I really love your recycling idea. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  21. What a wonderful card, thanks for joining in with our Craftyhands Challenge

    Becka B x


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