Sunday 21 September 2008

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 4 - Non-Traditional Embellishments !

"Well this week over at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog we really want to set you a challenge!!! With our purse strings getting tighter and consequently our crafting budget forever shrinking :( we want to see you do a little bit of recycling!!! Our challenge to you this week is to use a non-traditional crafting element on your project. Now this can be anything that you wouldnt normally use or see in a craft shop e.g tickets, carrier bag, safety pins, fabric - one to really get you thinking this week!!

The prize once again is a free download of your choice from the Kaboodle Doodles website. There is no need to use Kaboodle Doodle papers or elements in your projects this week but once again, if you do you will be entered into the draw twice"

This is the card I made for the challenge.

I used to make this card :

The blue paper kit from Kaboodle Doodles.

A gorgeous Hero Arts stamp called "Glass Vases" which was given to me by my friend Lyndsey. Lyndsey knows I love Hero Arts Stamps and I also love this stamp as she has one too and has made the most fantastic card with it. Have a look at it on her blog. Thank's you my lovely !

I embossed the image with white embossing powder (I haven't heat embossed for a long time and I had forgotten how fun this was !).

My new Fiskars water threading punch which I'm actually still getting to grips with (you wouldn't think that such a simple gadget would tax ones brain quite so much. It doesn't take much to tax my brain though !!).

Gorgeous material covered brad from my friend Martine - thank you !

Tesco carrier bag for the petals of the flower covered with stickles in blue

Milk carton top (silver side) punched with my Cropadile to make the "gems" and blue stickles.

I'm looking forward to looking at all your blogs to see your "recycled" creations !


  1. Jo that is fantastic I really love the way you have used the unusual products on your card. Very imaginative

  2. Hi Jo,
    Wow I can see why you love that stamp!
    Great use of a plastic bag - I would never have guessed.
    Jen x

  3. This is a really lovely card Jo, very striking. Hugs Linda x

  4. Wow thats amazing hun its brilliant well done xxxx

  5. oh thats gorgeous jo, :), glad you have found use for the goodies i sent, oh and by the way the brad is from laura ashley, not to sure which range though (just incase you were wondering :D)

  6. Aw this is so different - Stunning!

  7. What a great card! The colors are fantastic and the use of recycables....too cool!


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog and for leaving me a comment. I hope you have liked what you have seen and will visit again.

Thanks !

Jo x

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...