Friday, 4 February 2011

Allsorts Challenge - Saving Nature

Good afternoon,

The challenge at Allsorts this week is "Saving Nature" with the idea being to use something on your project that isn't intended for crafting and that you've saved to "use later".

I have a pot where I keep the tags from new clothing. Quite often they come with ribbon, cord, tiny safety pins and chipboard tags, so it seems a real shame to throw them away.

I have made a birthday card for my son who is four this month.

I used a round, chipboard clothing tag, which I covered in card to mount the "4" onto and used a cord from another clothing tag to put through it.

The image is a Molly Blooms "Fishing George". I've coloured him with Copics and highlighted some areas with a clear glaze pen. I've also heat embossed the glass jar with clear embossing powder. I made the little fish on the hook with modelling clay.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and may I wish you a happy weekend.

Clare x


Sandra said...

what a super card ... now that little box looks just full of interesting things, can't wait to see what else appears on your cards from it :)

Mummylade said...

I bet he'll love it! Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Donna said...

Super cute card Clare, love the bright cheery colours and design and fab recycling too...your little one will love this when he receives it :) Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

what a great idea Clare.. i do the same .. might have to give this one a go lol.. as your card looks fab
Lisa ;)

Linny said...

What a great idea Clare. Love the card too. Lindax

pinky said...

Great recycling, I tend to keep all those little things too but forget to use them:( Your card is super cute Clare.

Leanne said...

What an absolutly fabulous idea - I must start saving all those kind of things!

Gorgeous card as well!

Leanne xx

Jacee said...

Super card Clare, fab colour combo, I'm sure your little lad will love it.
Hugs Jacee

Jules said...

Hi Clare

That is a super cute make. I'm glad I am not the only one that keeps these sort of things.

A brilliant birthday card for your Son .. .. I hope he has a really happy birthday.

Love Jules xx

Liz, said...

That little fish is inspired. Great card. He's gonna love it.

Liz x

scotspanda said...

fabulous card, any wee boy would love it

thanks very much for joining in with our recycling theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

Sally H said...

Fabulous! I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets excited about clothes tags! I love it!

Kat said...

What a great card for a wee boy. Lovely and bright and a great image. Your son will love it! They do grow up quickly don't they? Poppy is 3 past now and goes to nursery. Oliver has a lovely time when she's out but he's always pleased to have her home again.

Kat xx

Annie said...

wow, what a fabulous card for your little man, and love the bright colours. and, that fish you made is inspired - are you selling any of them? enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

Juls said...

this is fab!! what a great way to use up your old tags!! Hugs Juls

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
an absolute stunner of a card Clare and the little fish is fab!!
you sure you made him he looks professional to me! lol
well done you
Suzie Qx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What an adorable card! Your son will love it! Love how you did the fish and love the colour combo on the card too - so perfect for a little boy!

Danielle said...

Great job on this card Clare! I love the recycled tag and it looks super with the #4 on it! Cute image and I love the paper!
Happy Birthday to your son!
Hugs, Danielle

Sandra said...

Brilliant card. Perfect for the recipient I'm sure! Will have to get my thinking cap on for this challenge!

Sue said...

What a lovely card for your son! I love the bright colours and the image is adorable.

The fish is fantastic! Looks really good.

Sue xx

Violets Corner said...

Oh, I'm not the only one saving these kind of things for crafting, some times I look for clothes with great tags, lol!

The card is so cute, love the little fish you created, it fits in perfectly with the sweet image, I'm sure he'll love the card.


Jennifer Moore said...

What an absolutely adorable card! Love your little fish.