Magical Monday - Waste Not!

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are all doing well, I've been a bit quiet on the crafting front of late other than my DT Projects as I have still been feeling a bit flat and have lots of other 'stuff' for want of a better word going on at home.  We've got tradesmen doing some fix ups at the old house including painting the exterior, whilst we have been doing a bit of tidy up (still sorting through boxes from our move) and fix ups of our own around here which has included redoing our drive way (well 1/3 of it so far) with a new layer of road base.

This week at There's Magic in the Air our theme is Waste Not! This fun theme was set by my fellow DT Member Shirley who wants to see you reuse/recycle something and use it on your card/project such as a coke tab, game piece, tag etc.

For my card today which I have to admit I was a bit rushed for time for I have used two recycled items.  Can you pick what they are?

Firstly the patterned strip across the bottom of my card isn't actually a piece of scrapbook paper its actually cut from the packaging page that displays what items are included in the pack of scrapbooking papers.  This one is from the Echo Park Merry Christmas Collection as seen below.

The second item is the ribbon and jingle bell which is from a Lindt Gold Bunny I normally get for easter each year similar to the ones shown below.  On coming in to the office to do my post this morning I picked up my card from the desk to find the ribbon and bell missing (just a pop dot remaining) kleptomaniac cat has struck again.  And sure enough I found her under our bed playing with it.  The jingling of the bell gave her away. She has a real fascination for my craft particular my washi tapes.  I have to remember to shut all the doors.

So what will you reuse or recycle for your card.  Perhaps you do this regularly for your creating I'd love to hear about it!  Almost forgot to mention that the cute Christmas Image is called Noel Bears and is available along with a host of other fabulous Christmas Images from the Paper Cupcakes store.  What's more if you want to play along with our challenge this week Nina has the cute image shown here for just $1 in store for this week only.

For more great ideas for recycling be sure to pop over and take a peek at the blog for all my fellow DT Members wonderful creations.

And lastly I thought I'd share some updated photos of my kitties ......who are now eight months old.....this photo shoot all came about as when I went to use my photo box to take a picture of a card, I found Felix sitting in it and his sister BB watching from under the bed.  I can't believe how fast they have grown.  

Have a great week everyone! 


Kathy Bradley said...

What a darling card - and the image is so very, very adorable! Oh my gosh, your cats are just gorgeous! My oldest cat, Chewey, is 16 and my female cat, Missy, is 12. Missy picks up anything shiny that she can carry - especially money - she'll carry one coin at a time and hide it. I have yet to find her stash - which has a few of my good earrings too!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fun holiday card with your recycled treasures, Danie!

Beautiful cats!! Those eyes are so striking!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love this adorable card, you sure picked a cute image. I am really liking that recycled paper, it is pretty, pretty, pretty. How funny about the jingle bell. Your cats sure keep you entertained. Loved hearing about them.

Julie Short said...

I like how you used the packaging and the bell too Danie. Now you have to admit that a bell and your two kitties can only mean trouble but fun trouble.
Hope everything else is going well for you.

sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Danie, I love the image and colours and great recycling!
Your cats look totally adorable, such a gorgeous colour and wonderful eyes

Hugs Sue

Lizzyc said...

Oh how clever to re use these things.. and what a cheeky cat.. and yes they are so big now and so beautiful!