Saturday, 28 June 2014

Ribbon thanks card

Good morning friends/bloggers, yes it's Saturday once again.
Just can't believe how quickly the weekend appears !
Here is another 'Less is More' card where the theme
 this week is.............
for you
Use a recycled item!
It can be anything, card, ribbon, paper, metal...
 anything that has been used before!"

Hmm could be a tricky one this.But then I looked at all
 the many bits I hoard constantly and no it seems it 
isn't a problem after all !!!

I found a piece of  card which had been discarded
because it had marks on it. It was the top piece of
card from a pack but it had embossed bits like long
fingers all across it grrrr!

So I cut off the marked piece and used it as my base
card. Then I found another off cut and ran it through
my ribbler for texture.

I looked through my discarded 'stuff' pile(s), oh the
 shame, how have I accumulated so much! Anyway
I found lots of treasures there.

I found an old tag which was a receipt from some
chiffon and waste silk I had bought ages ago.Oh my
still not made the collages with it either !

It was just a white paper one with writing on so couldn't
use that BUT attached to it are the most beautiful
velvet  crinkly ribbons........result !

How had I not used them before!!!!! Anyway I
quickly cut a few pieces from them and tied them to my
recycled tag.

The sentiment is a new die ( Paper Smooches) I must admit
 (note to self) STOP BUYING NEW STUFF ! But I
 found an old discarded card front which hadn't
 printed properly.

I loved the colours and thought they mostly matched
 the ribbons so I used the die cut with that piece.

I found a few old sequins and some old gems and
they completed my card.

Sorry for the long post again, just wanted to explain
which items I had recycled. Just look at the card
if you don't want to read all this lol.

ps.My computer is running so slowly atm., I must
sort and delete 'stuff'. Sorry if I am late commenting
but it's hard when it takes me so long.

Enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned.
Our DIL's parents are over here from Taiwan so
we will be busy having days out with them. If I
go awol that is why :)

Ribbon, velvet,thanks, LIM,CAS

Oops just noticed I have a new follower too. Welcome aboard 
Linda and thank you for choosing me to follow :)



Chrissie said...

Sounds like you had a great rummage looking for all the components for this fab card Viv!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jen Nelson said...

viv this is fabulous... love the colour
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

G Peplow said...

Hi there Viv, Brilliant!! It seems almost everything on your card is recycled well done, it's a fab card too, I love it :D Enjoy having your visitors and thank you for your lovely comments, hugs Gay xx

Sue said...

Sounds like you had fun finding all those bits and pieces. Great recycling to make a gorgeous card, I especially love the added sequins.
hugs Sue xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card and super upcycling Viv.

Warm hugs

Scrapmate said...

Lovely range of colours on your card.

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours.

Jackie said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the colours on Kraft card :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

Great that allmost everything on your card is recycled! Beautiful colours! Great to explore in your own stuff and get inspiration... Have a happy sunday, Gerrina

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow Viv you've certainly gone to town hunting out your recyclables.
Well done and thanks for some fantastic ideas.
Thanks again for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Christine L said...

This is so pretty Viv... and what a perfect use of all that recycled stuff! And it just shows.... all the stuff we keep DOES eventually come in useful! LOL!

Christine x

Aileen said...

Your recycled bits and bobs have turned into a trendy card! x

Unknown said...

Great idea for the ribbon - I hoard bits and pieces like that too and periodically have a purge but maybe I won't do that and try to use it all up instead :-) (although I do donate it to the nursery and/or school craft committee rather than throw it away) x

Rosemary said...

another fabulous design, viv!!

Jan Ltc said...

Fab card Viv xx Jan

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful!

Anne said...

Viv what a wonderful lot of recycling, love that ribbon, well worth hoarding!
Thank you very much for your entry into this week's Less is More Challenge
LIM Designer

Deepti said...

What a super cool design, Love the corrugated paper and the ribbon tied around, so inspiring :)

Skylark said...

What a great use of all those recycled bits and pieces. Super card. Stef

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You always know just what to do, love this combo.

Thanks for the lovely comments on my cards.

Weight is a bit stagnant up a few pounds then down, will hopefully keep at it though.

Sid said...

Simply fab bit of recycling....... love the card !

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