Thursday, April 23, 2009

Well.......I tried

So, I really wanted to complete today's 365 Cards challenge, which is to use at least one recycled item on a card. I clipped out this crossword from the newspaper today and used it for 2 challenges. The other challenge is this week's Use It! challenge presented by Anja. Here are the specifics:

-Use either black or white cardstock as the base of your card. I used black cardstock.
-Do some serious digging in your paperstash and use at least 4 different papers from different brands. All the flowers are punched out of paper from Making Memories, Paper Trey Ink, Basic Grey, and Cosmo Cricket.
-Do some more digging I think we all have some items laying around that are non scrap so take a look and use them. That would be my newspaper clipping.
-Get those pens and do some doodling. I used a Sakura glitter pen to write the words and doodle on the crossword.

-For the finishing touch take whatever is laying around, some pins, buttons, ribbon or what else you like. As always, I've got bling on hand which you can find in the center of each flower.


I used some Distress Stickles to give the "coffee ground" effect - something I wanted to try, but I'm not sure I like the outcome. I began to wonder if someone would want to receive a card that looks like it was just pulled out of the garbage. Oh well, we all have cards we're happy with and others we're not so happy with. In the right light, the "coffee grounds" glitter - which is something real ones don't do!

Have you stopped by Use it! Challenges yet? It's a lot of fun :)

14 comments:

Rose said...

LOVE it!!! great job with both challenges. I will check out Use It. :-)

CAR said...

Your remarks are too funny. Hey, MY coffee grounds glitter!

AUsome mom said...

Well, the card looks fantastic. And you are cracking me up with the coffee/garbage comments! And look at the puzzle being almost finished. Very creative! I need to check out that UseIt site. I've seen several good challenges from others.

Tamaroo said...

I think it turned out great! Very Creative!

LETUMom said...

This is so cool! Love the distress stickles; I think I'll need to get some.

~amy~ said...

I just noticed your new pic...it's fab...great job on the recycled elements challenge!!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Yes me too Amy I just saw your new pic Pam. . . you are beautiful!!!

I love your card. Aren't Distress Stickles fabulous? Although anything The Timster has anything to do with I adore *grins*

Regards
Michelle

Anja (scrappie) said...

Awesome card you did a great job with the challenge thank's for playing along with my challenge.

willow said...

I find it hard to see whats not to like about this card, I would love to recieve a card like this
Maz

fabricbutterfly said...

Oh you are to hard on yourself, it is a great card, and the coffee grounds idea was great and looks great, I think it is a fun card, also. Good job

Tonya said...

Great job! This card is very unique and fun! I like the crossword puzzle message...thanks for sharing!

rae said...

Well I think it's a darling card, 'coffee grounds' and all ;)
Love the crossword puzzle sentiment too!! Thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!
~rae

CAR said...

Love the banner--is it a keeper?

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

What an awesome card and congrats on putting two in one. I think anyone would be happy to receive this fun & fab card. Great job.

 
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