Friday, 27 March 2020

Recycled Koala

Daring CardmakersLast challenge for March at
 the Daring Cardmakers
and theme is RECYCLE....
Are you like me and save all those yummy packaging and labels, tags and threads??
I do have a smallish stash LOL so it wasn't hard for me to come up with some pieces I'd like to recycle

Don't you just love my Koala mug a gift for last years birthday from my wonderful daughter and family.... wow the box it came in was fabulous... four sides with lovely black and white artwork, so of course I trimmed it up and used one of the panels for todays card...the black card layer is also packaging... I simply added another white layer  and attached to a white square card ... I left off adding a sentiment.

I'm a bit of a tea drinker, love a cuppa while I'm working at my desk or out in the garden.
So recently I discovered this new tea in the supermarket - Vanilla which I really like and what gorgeous packaging... so, yes, I cut it up too and made two cards.

For the first card I trimmed the colourful strip and the black and white dotty lines took my fancy so I drew a frame around a white panel, and stamped my cup, black and white lines to it too and coloured it with pencils before fussy cutting it out.  From my stamp stash I found this sentiment which I thought very appropriate for today's world problems and and trimmed the blue card to a teabag label.

For my second card I trimmed my teabag packaging to make a flower pot and then stamped some whimsical flowers and leaves and drew some black and white dotty stems and fussy cut them all.  I watercoloured the flowers with Distress Oxides and used Salty ocean to sponge around the edge of my white card.  Then attached all the elements to the card and added some die cut flowers (cut from the packaging) and the sentiment was also part of the packaging.

 Thanks for stopping by my blog  ---   have a Happy Day and stay safe.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Polkadoodles - Summertime, flowers, Darcie's Heart & Home - Cup of Tea, sentiment, Magazine freebie - Coffee Break - cup
Dies:  Sizzix - Small Tattered Florals
Inks: Versafune - black, Distress Oxides - Pickled raspberry, Mustard seed, Blueprint sketch, Shaded lilac, Salty ocean
Other: Coloured pencils,  Fineline marker - black


  1. What amazing packaging and the way you've used them is even more amazing! Love your doodling that's a very clever addition to the artwork!

  2. Fabulous cup and love the beautiful koala image...pretty post. had to re follow you for some reason.x

  3. Oh Robyn they are brilliant!!! LOVE the koala's and the other two are spectacular! Stay well ...


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