Wednesday 29 May 2019

A bit of recycling...

Good morning, this week is flying past so quickly after a busy but very enjoyable weekend. I had a lovely time with my granddaughters culminating with a wonderful visit to the Harry Potter Studios which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Our tour was late afternoon and we didn't actually get home until almost 10 pm, the girls were still going strong, don't know where they get their energy from! I spent yesterday's very quiet here now the girls have gone home!

Now for the card...over at Fab 'n' Funky our lovely Jools is hosting this week's challenge and she would like to see something recycled on your projects.. 
My recycled items are a junk mail envelope, mainly green outside( the die cut leaves) with a grey 'honeycomb ' print inside (the layer under the image) some acetate from a box lid (the bees were stamped onto this and fussy cut) and a tag from new clothing, it was kraft card and I die cut the mesh peeping out between the shaped layers from it. 
I die cut small hexagons from kraft card and arranged them in a honeycomb pattern onto a kraft card base. The focal image is one of Mo Manning' cuties, Baby Fairy Bee, which I 've coloured with copics. I added a little stencilling around the image. 
For more ideas on items to recycle pop over to Fab'n' Funky to see what my teamies have created this week.
I hope you choose to play along...I'd love to see what ideas you come up with too!
Thanks for visiting


meg said...

what patience you have Chris cutting and layering the hexagons must have taken ages, it's a beautiful card you would never guess that so many items were recycled

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous love your fluffy bee so cute and glad the weekend was a hit. Great recycling

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Chris....What a stunning card.....great bit of recycling...and just love the cute image.....beautiful make....Joolsx

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! That image is precious!! I love your layering and the details you added!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your granddaughters!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a very stunning card and that image is coloured perfectly too.
Love your wonderful design and your up-cycling.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful Chris. Great recycling and darling image. I would really love to go to Harry Potter Studios. Maybe one day! Glad you had a lovely time with your Grandaughters. Michelle x

Sandy Palmer said...

This is so beautiful! Wonderful coloring! Love that adorable image! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
Sandy DT

Doni High said...

Beautiful card! I'm glad you told us what all was recycled...I never would have guessed! Good job!. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon.

Chrissy said...

Fantastic recylcing Chris and I love the bees and your sweet Bee image is coloured beautifully..gorgeous card.
Hope it is not TOO quiet for you.


Doris Klein said...

Aaaawwww.. this is so super cute! Love all the fab details.

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

Kathleen said...

Love the shape of the card and how brilliant (tight) of you to re-cycle a junk mail envelope. (Kidding)
Lovely cute image and some gorgeous elements in super colours, beautiful creation.
Had a really good holiday, thanks for asking, weather was great until the last full day when it rained all day and night, but we still got out.
Glad you had a great time with the girls. Memories are made of this.

Kath x

Pat K said...

Oh this is lovely Chris. Your colouring is wonderful and great recycling. hugs, xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris I am loving this little beauty so much the shape, colours and image are wonderful
lorraine x

Buffy said...

Lovely card
Hugs Buffyx

Mrs A. said...

Great use of the recycled items on your delightful bee card. Hugs Mrs A.

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute card and image thanks for sharing!!!

Dawn Frost said...

Oh my goodness what fantastic recycling AND gorgeous colouring! I just love your fuzzy bee costume!Thanks for joining Colour Crazy challenges, good luck! Dawn guest dt

Alex said...

Beautiful card.. like the cute image! Love the background!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.
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Sarah said...

Amazing work. Thank you for joining in at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. Sarah DT

Mia said...

Great card, Chris, and clever recycling! Hugs, sweetie!

Lisa Lynn said...

Chris that is so creative to use the envelopes. Your card is just so adorable with too cute Mo image.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card, this is definitely an UPCYCLE! I love the creative way you have recycled all your materials. I wish my junk mail came in such wonderful envies. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Jane Savage said...

This is so beautiful! Clever recycling too!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Monica C. said...

Oh wow, Chris! This card is just beautiful! I really love it alot. That hexagon background is so clever.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Monica DT Member for

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Chris, fabulous coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx