Friday, August 31, 2012

Uhmm....Recycle what???

Hi Everyone,
Sorry if you were expecting a post from Karita. It's Sandy here. Friday is the day Karita posts her weekly inspirational project, but as she at the moment is snowed under with her work for the next Magnolia Ink Issue, I convinced her to take this week off. 

That did imply though that I had to come up with a recycling project myself...You see I had it all figured out.. Since I usually post on Saturdays myself, and tomorrow is Saturday and the 1st of the month when our new challenge goes live, I was counting on not having to make a recycling project... Hehe; that didn't quite work out for me, did it? :-)

It's not that I'm not a friend of the environment, I am, but when it comes to recycling & crafting...well I find that a bit difficult. There are simply too many NEW beautiful products I like to use.

As Tina and Becky had already used corrugated cardboard in their recycling projects, and that was my only idea I was a bit stumped. I was standing in the kitchen, looking around what I could possibly use when hubby came around. I asked him and he pointed to the nectarines standing on the kitchen counter.

Yeah so there they were in all their glory in a plastic tray with an ugly red plastic ribbon...Great...NOT!!!
...but wait...what about the net???

So this is what I used for:

I shaped it like a flower; it worked out great as the net was elastic, and added some Maya Road Tulle Trim behind it, a few roses, some lace and Pearl String. If you're wondering what that white stuff that looks a bit like frost in the net is, it's Snow-Tex. :-)

You might recall that last week our theme here on the blog was "Christmas with Summer papers". As I already then had had the FabScraps Christmas papers delivered, I was very tempted to use them instead...but that would have been cheating, so I did stick with the theme. This week I finally got to have a play with them though. :-) This is the beautiful sheet "Little Children".
Here's a close up of some of the details:
 In the large picture, you can better see the effect of the Snow-Tex on paper, and I also used one of the new Christmas charms, Santa's Sled. To decorate I used some red berries from my stash, the Jute Fabric and Baker's Twine. The sentiment is from LOTV and also for this one, I used the fruit net, together with some Jute Fabric and Cheese Cloth.

That's all from me for today; hope to see you tomorrow, when our September challenge kicks off! more thing...yesterday I was busy entering the new Pion Design papers " Silent Night"  onto the system (YES I have both the 12" and 6" complete collection in stock and available for ordering), so I didn't get around to announcing the Merry Monday Winner.
A winner has been drawn though and that lucky person is....

Sanne from "Sannekreativ". Congratulations!
Please contact me by noon Sunday with your address, so I can send you the Prima Vintage Trinkets.



  1. Great idea! love it, the netting looks brilliant as a flower, and I like the way you used it over the sentiment.
    Love, Mel. xx

  2. Sandy that is amazing, gorgeous recycling
    Becky x

  3. Great idea!!! I would have said it's not possible to use on a card, but this turned out beautifully! Love it! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  4. Wow Sandy ist looks really fantstic.Many thanks for the great inspiration and i'm just writing the snow tex on my wish list.
    Many greetings and a wonderful weekend.

  5. what a brill idea, have got that very same punnent with Nectarines in......
    off to check out the new goodies

  6. Fab idea sweetie! How clever, it looks fantastic as a flower. Loving those papers too.
    Of I pop to the shop ti have a look at the new papers! Hehehe
    Have a great weekend
    Kat xx

  7. Så underbart snyggt det blev av nätet! Du är påhittig du! kram

  8. Sandy what a gorgeous card love the Net idea!!! All your little extras are too cute! Take care!!