Thursday, 23 April 2009


At The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog this week the challenge #11 is - For Mom
(Happy Mother's Day or Happy Birthday Mom)and/or
Don't Throw That Away (Recycle, Reuse) So as I haven't got a mother now -Bless her - I chose the latter.
The only new or purchased items were the flower(newest purchase) and the pink card (had for about 6 years, a huge box).
The recycled items were:-
White and brown card from my bits box some of which are the backs of received bought cards.
The great spotty paper was free with a magazine my sister passed on to me.
The button is out of my dear old mum's button tin I inherited :-)
The thread through the button is a piece of cotton that had unravelled off my cotton throw with the fringe
and last but not least the sentiment is cut from a received bought card.

I really enjoyed doing this and I am a hoarder of 'useful' bits and bobs as us crafters are, I daresay.
The sketch Idea came from Clean & Simple 10 min. Monday


tina said...


Very cute. Excellent recycling! :) Glad you created with us at TPE this week.


Made by Mandy said...

That's a lovely card Jenny and you are right, I hoard stuff that might be useful too!!

I bet you love rifling through your Mum's button tin. One of my earliest memories is playing with my Grandma's when I was tiny and I have often wished that I would have been able to have that. I've now got my own button jar but is doesn't smell the same as the old buttons did.

Your Mum would be proud of you for using them to make such beautiful cards.

Carol said...

I inherited my mum's button tin too :) I used to love rootling around in the tin as a child....fabulous card, you did so well with all the recycling, thanks for playing along

Carol x

Ann said...

It's beautiful and it just shows what we can recycle when we think about it.
Ann xxx

Sarn loves choc said...

Simply elegant Jenny. Great!

Robin said...

This is such a sweet card and you did great with the recycling part. I am like you, I hoard so many things thinking that they will work great on cards. I just wish I would USE them! lol
Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!