Thursday, 18 November 2010

Partly recylced

Hello dear bloggers,

Thanks so much for your motivating and kind comments... It makes me feel that there is so much love out there just waiting to be shared... I am so glad to be part of such a beautiful world.

These two cards are partly recycled because the  embossed metallic circle in the first card is actually a lid from some food packaging which was lying around in the kitchen - waiting me for me to do something with it! I remember Leigh - mentioned embossing on yoghurt lid covers in one of her posts and it stayed in my mind. She is an amazing crafter, honestly! She has so many tips to offer...And plenty of love too! So thanks so much, Leigh, your idea came in so handy.

In the second card I have used a Ferraro Rocher chocolate wrapper for the round shape. I stuck the wrapper over another round piece so that it would have enough thickness to stand the pressure of embossing.  

The wine glasses are punched out from my new Hobby Craft punches that I got this summer. I waited for almost six months to use it... and it is such a nice punch, don't you think? 

I used shimmery card stock to make it look befitting for the occasion. The rest of the stuff is from my stash.

I am going to enter this for - Monique's lovely blog which holds a weekend linky party every weekend (the theme being recycled) 

and also for the following challenges: - embossing - forget me not




jimlynn said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!!! What more needs to be said here!! These are outstanding. What a neat idea. LOVE how you use those chocolate wrappers and guess I need to just buy some candy (gotta eat that first) and try some. Your cards are lovely!

cardmaking bird said...

Gorgeous cards, Monica. Really beautiful and 'classic' looking - and I cannot believe you've used an old lid and wrapper - I'd never have known in a million years!!!! Marie xx

Unknown said...

Wow stunning cards Monica.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Oh Monica, how gorgeous. I love all the embossing, its so very effective. Wonderfulsweetie. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Philippa said...

Very effective - love the embossing!

Lindsey said...

Wow Monica these are so stylish, what great recycling!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog....the leak is drying out nicely now but it's all a bit of a mess!
Linds x

Shirley-Anne said...

well done ! Stunning cards . I love the glasses and the way you have set them on the layers . The embossing really sets everything off nicely .

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards - and love the fact you have re cyled
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley
Lisa ;)

Laura said...

Lovely cards.And I have to agree with you.The wine glasses are so Pretty.

Unknown said...

These are beautiful Monica x So elegant too! Love them, I not only love the look of them and the fact you are re-cycling but I bet getting those Ferrero Rochet wrappers is fun too!!!! :@) x Leigh x

Unknown said...

Hi again x The flower made from a ferrero rochet wrapper is originally from this link:

Sue the blog owner is lovely, so please feel free to ask her any questions, she is aware it was on my blog, because I (of course) asked permission x have fun! x Leigh x

Shell said...

fab cards hun, thanks for joining us this week at Sarah Hurley Challenges.
Shell xx

karen said...

Oh lovely cards,thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.....Karen

Jennifer said...

Stunning Monica! Thanks for playing at FnF this week xx Jenny xx

Andrea said...

Wow, what a fabulous idea to use a yogurt lid and a sweet wrapper! I love these cards - the embossing looks gorgeous.
Love, Andrea xx

Unknown said...

Lovely cards, thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Naturally Me Creations said...

Tnx for linking up at my party, i'm so glad you've participated again! :D
These cards are so lovely - i love everything about them!...i've also heard of embossing on yoghurt lids, but i've not tried it yet.
But i want to do you get the chocolate wrapper and yoghurt lid so smooth? I've tried to smooth out chocolate wrappers before but i don't get them nearly as smooth as this! Or is it just the embossing machine that does this during the embossing process? (i don't have an embossing machine either so i have no idea how they work!)