Saturday, 17 January 2015

CHNC challenge 212: upcycle, recycle, re-purpose or use something free

This is my card for my CHNC challenge 212. You might not be aware, but I've been running a Christmas blog now for four years to encourage folk to make Christmas cards and other creations throughout the year rather than panic towards the end of the year. I'd love to see your entries there - just click on the link to find out what it's about - and there are four super prizes to be won from generous sponsors.

For my card I used pieces that were rescued from two separate Christmas crackers and the ribbon with bow across the top part was taken off a card that we received. I had to take a photo sideways on because of the reflection of the foiling - in real life the foiling is bright and shining - the lettering is golden and bright red.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
CRAFT 294: Christmas
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas
Not just cards 10: anything goes
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent: anything goes
Our creative corner January: Christmas leftovers
Crafty ribbons: let's get sentimental
3 girl jam January: anything goes (with ribbon)
Just inspirational January: bling & bow
Baffies 40: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 31: anything goes
Creative inspirations 296: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy January: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 89: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday 148: anything with red


  1. Beautiful card loving your backing papers and gorgeous image !

  2. Fabulous recycling, who'd have thought a Christmas Cracker could make such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at 12 Months Of Christmas.
    Del x
    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
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  3. A shining and inventive card! Thanks to play with us at Our Creative Corner!

  4. What a beautiful job of recycling! Thanks for joining us a CRAFT Challenge!

  5. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes with Ribbon” Challenge this month at 3 Girl JAM.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    3 Girl JAM DT

  6. This is so pretty , I love the birds
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #148 “USE RED” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  7. Super upcycling Hazel, it's a gorgeous card.

    Love and hugs

  8. Lovely Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

  9. Love this Xmas card x

  10. Hi Hazel what a sweet card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge,
    Hugs Lynsey x

  11. Another wonderful Christmas card Hazel! I'm so glad you are putting those crackers to good use!! Thank you so much for joining us again at Our Creative Corner for our 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  12. Wow, love this card, Hazel. Nice colours and those bird are cute! Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  13. What a fabulous upcycle. The little birdies are too cute. Loved it. Thank you for playing along at Our Creative Corner for the Christmas leftovers challenge.

  14. Beautiful Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope that you'll join us throughout the year!
    Helen x

  15. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy hope to see you again and good luck xx

  16. lovely card thanks for joining us at sister act this week and good luck in the draw
    hugs Tonnie DT

  17. Me again! Love this one too - a really cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  18. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.


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