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Thursday, April 12, 2012

A little bird told me...

Good morning crafty peeps! Tis yet another Thursday, and with that comes another Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz. 

Today's challenge is "Anything Goes"... with a twist. The twist being that you use something recycled on your card/project in honor of Earth Day.

This year Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22. If you're anything like me then you do your part not just on this day in particular, but all year long. 

Anyway, lets get on to the good stuff. The card I made for the challenge was actually made for my Niece's 9th birthday tomorrow. I love when I can use one of my challenge card for a special occasion. 

Allow me to introduce you to Kraftin'Kimmie's Clara....


I love Kraftin'Kimmie stamps, because they are just so versatile and they're the funniest little characters. You would be hard pressed not to find something in the collection that will capture your heart, and the illustrators, well they are just simply amazing artist's. 


I stamped this little cutie with my Memento Black Ink onto Neenah card-stock, and then coloured her up with my Copic markers. The flowers I made using a MS punch. The sentiment is simply printed out using my computer. Inside the card says; "it's your 9th birthday, so have a happy one!

The "recycled" twist is every piece of ribbon that I used came from non crafting sources. Such as; the brown organza ribbon (I made into the bow) came from a box of chocolates, the textured brown fabric had been the handles that I removed from a paper shopping bag. Lastly, the tiny silky ribbon on the tag was taken from a discarded hair barrette. I just simply iron them and reuse them wherever I can. 

So there you go, you just never know where you will find something to use that will save you some cash, and at the same time the environment, well at least for a little while anyway. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Don't forget to head over to The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge, and try to do your part to help save our planet for future generations. Hey, you just never know, you might even win a prize for your efforts.
We have some awesome prizes from some great sponsors such as, Paper Temptress, iCopic and one of Anne Fenton's Digital Images. 


I found a couple of challenges that I am going to enter this little cutie....


MilkCoffee Challenge - Bold Bright Colors!
and
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #110 - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by :)S

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Sandra! I love the colors and the cute image! Great coloring and design!

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    1. Thanks Carla, I appreciate the luv.

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  2. beautiful card! your colors and coloring are spectacular!

    hugs :)

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    1. Awe shucks Stef, your making me blush :)S

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  3. What a fun card, Love the nice colors and the tag adds the perfect touch!! Take care!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  4. A little birdie told me....where to find you! lol :) K now I can follow you and not miss a beat seeing all the fabulousity you create!

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  5. Oh my goodness Linsey, thank you so much for those kind words you left for me, both here and on The Outlawz challenge site. I can tell you right now that between the two, you've given me the best compliments I have ever received, I'm so blushing right now.I am so happy that you joined us, and I am really looking forward to seeing what you create too. TY :)S

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  6. Fantastic job! i love all the layers and embossing and the image is coloured perfectly!

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  7. Clara is adorable and your card is stunning. Beautifully done.
    So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

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  8. Fab card, love the sweet image and bright and fabby papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Milkcoffee Challenge.
    Lyndsey xx

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  9. I really like this! Your coloring is fabulous and so is your card design. Love the colors, too!
    So glad you joined us for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

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  10. Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining the MILKCOFFEE Challenge :)
    hugs Ria

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    1. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your top three, you just made my day!

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