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Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Blog Challenges... :-)

Today I'm mixing it up again :-) The latest challenge on Caardvarks is to create a tree-themed card. Combined with 365 Cards and OCC's challenge to incorporate a recycled element, this is what I came up with:

The trunk of the tree is created from a piece of cardboard packaging-- it has such a cool texture! The "leafy" part is from an old Niemann Marcus catalog cover. I love the design and texture of it. I found the button in my stash of odds and ends.

My other project for the day was to make a second retirement card. (You can check out the first one here.) I wanted to keep it kind of simple and elegant, but still make it interesting and colorful. I LOVE the colors and patterns of this paper.

21 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great cards. I shall have to get busy and make one myself!
Chrissie

Bex said...

The great thing about your card is that it doesn't look like you have recycled anything,just that what it was always meant to be used for it looks fab!

kristie sessions said...

that is a fabulous recycled card!! LOVE your elements. Just proves you can use anything and it doesn't have to look recycled. FAB job!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Hannah I love the creativity of your tree card. It looks fantastic!
Regards
Michelle

~amy~ said...

wonderful cards...love what you did for the recycled elements challenge!!!

Patti J. said...

These cards are both very nice! I love the recycled parts of the first one, and the retirement card is just so classy and simply done!!!

SmilynStef said...

The texture on that tree is fabulous ... and I love the cool shape too. Thanks for joining the Caardvarks fun.

AUsome mom said...

WOW Hannah!! Both of these cards are super fantastic!! I love the elements of both cards. The second one is so elegantly designed. I love your 'frame' with the pp behind the white. Very striking! The tree is just 'ausome'!

willow said...

These cards are both fabulous, I love the elegance of the retirement card and the tree is brilliant, who would think they were made from recycled bits
Maz

Lucy, England said...

I love them - the retirement card is my fave I think, such style and elegance.

Toni Lightwood said...

Oh so great, I love trees! Great recycling!

Vicky said...

these are both gorgeous!! I especially love the retirement card - those leaves and the frame are so pretty!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Both cards are lovely. Great job with the 365 challenge.

Silke said...

Both cards are beautiful!!! Love
how you used your recycled items on your first card!!!
Tahnk you for including the OCCC!!! ~S~

Jessica said...

Great job! I love the recycled items!

Alicia said...

Great job on both cards!! I love that tree!!

Rose said...

Love the texture on the tree trunk!! I have left you something on my blog :-)
http://roseshappyplace.blogspot.com/2009/04/its-been-week-for-awards.html

Karen Lee said...

Both of these cards are just terrific! Love 'em!

hugs, Karen Lee

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are just stunning! Simple and beautiful and I love the the texture!

lauren said...

FABULOUS cards! i already loooooooooved your cool tree just to *LOOK* at...it's even better once you realize it's made from recycled bits! soooo clever!!!

Tanis said...

Very cool to piece this tree together from recycled stuff!!
GREAT cards!