Sunday, June 16, 2013

Upcycling #1

I've been upcycling a few things lately.  Not that I need to re-use anything - I've got more supplies than you can poke a stick at.  And I know I'm not the only one ;)

Firstly, the challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays Mapquest - travel related clean and simple project.

Simon Says Transport -Think Trains, Planes, Automobiles, Hot Air balloons, Donkeys etc ,,,,,

So. The panel for this card started life as this 3D project for a Penny Black challenge last June. The flowers, dragonflies and small hedgehog are held between two plates of glass at the front of the frame, and the large panel is at the back of the frame.

The first upcycle was to re-make the back panel using a hedgehog on a scooter, and no sentiment.  As it was a Christening present for my great-nephew I re-coloured the hot pink flowers purple and while I was at it, I moved the dragonflies. I also made a matching card using the same image:

Still with me?  Back to today's card.  Using the original back panel I made a new sentiment in a speech bubble to cover the original sentiment, cut out some grass to add to the bottom of the panel, then cut out the card recipient's name, adding the negative panel to the base of the card.  Here's a small reminder:


  1. How adorable are these!! Andrew is going to love his card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  2. Oh, these are so cute, Shirley ... a double whammy on the upcycling! Anita :)

  3. Just adorable and I love how you've upcycled. Thanks for playing along with the TRANSPORTATION challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  4. Hi Shirley. Great job up-cycling ... I'm sure I have lots of projects I could do that with. Thanks for the inspiration! Loll xx

  5. that what it is called when you re-make a card or project...I had no idea! Cool, cuz I think I have up-cycled several times in the past!

    Love your project that was given a new home on a perfectly happy, happy birthday card! Sweet as pie my dear!

  6. Love your upcycling project here!! So very smart, and efficient. Happy to see you at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!