Wednesday 11 February 2015

When is a chocolate bar wrapper not a chocolate bar wrapper?...

...When it's a backing paper of course LOL!

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter today and this time around the theme is

Recycle - use something recycled on your creation

bet that blog title is starting to make sense now!

There are great prizes up for grabs! If you are our randomly selected winner and play with a TPS image then you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate, any other image and you will win three digis of your choice.

So just in case the blog post title didn't give it away, I have recycled the wrapper from a bar of Galaxy bubbles chocolate, mmmmm, yummy! a delicious present from my good friend Karen. The paper is a lovely metallic brown colour with yellow gold rings all over it and as I was licking the chocolate off the wrapper  brushing chocolate crumbs from the wrapper :-) I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The red glitter hearts were die-cut and punched from a Christmas card.

I made an easel card with a little tag tucked in behind the main image.

Digital stamp - Birds Couple - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Love you - Just So Scrappy
Ovals - Spellbinders nestabilities - Oval Bliss
Magnolia Doo hickey - Leaf and Swirl die
EK Success slim edger punch - Arch Scallop
EK success Swirl punch
Sizzix Framelits Hearts #2 die
X-cut palm punch - Traditional hearts - medium and small
Whiff of Joy - Sweet tags die set
Satin Polka dot ribbon - Meiflower
Sentiment computer generated - reads -
In life's adventures
may happiness be your

Here's a quick look at the card with the tag removed.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - Hearts & Flowers (hoping flowers on the image are OK)
Tuesday Throwdown -  #231 - Love is in the Air
Crafting from the Heart  - #46 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka stamps - #127 - All is love

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of my teamies.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look,
Colette xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Colette, oh wow what a beautiful card love your design and your colouring is just gorgeous, its a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is just adorable. Thank you for joining us over at Eureka Stamps.

DT Pam

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Oh what darling little birdies! Love how you colored them too! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Karen said...

Oh I never noticed the pattern on the paper (too busy stuffing my face with chocolate!)Great use of the paper and a beautifully designed card. x

NicoleDesigns said...

This is to die for Colette..... love everything about this.... xo Nikki

Maritha said...

Love it.... the colours are just fab and the design too!!! :)


Sarah said...

What a gorgeous little couple Colette. A really beautiful card xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Colette. Wonderful colours and design as always. Pat K x

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Becky said...

OH Colette, this is simply awesome. I love this adorable couple. :) and what a beautiful design.

Lau W said...

Oh so adorable image ! Lovely colors, pretty design, a superb card Colette !

Christine L said...

Loving that gorgeous image hon.... and wow to your fabbie recycling - that paper is PERFECT! But ..... oooh.... is that a lick mark I can see???? LOL!!!

Christine x

Christine L said...

PS... I forgot to say that I LOVE those sparkly hearts too!


Alljazzed2create said...

This is just to adorable. Fabulous embellishments on this card as well.

Thanks for joining us over at Eureka stamps..

DT Psam

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous Colette and I would never have thought to use a chocolate wrapper for backing paper - fabulous idea and I'm going to be hunting around for some gorgeous papers myself now!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Vannessa x

karalschuknecht said...

Adorable card, cute image and great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week for our All is Love Challenge at Eureka Stamps.
Karal DT

Lena said...

So sweet !!! and romantic .. love it !!

Hug Lena

Gail said...

WONDERFUL idea to use the foil candy wrapper. I always smooth out my Hershey Kisses wrappers and my little square Dove wrappers wondering if the company would accept these and do a 'refill'. Hahahhaa. This card is fabulous. Love the image and those swirls over the top edge are fabulous. What a wonderful card! Hugs, Gail