Monday, October 14, 2013

Little recycled snow

Have I intrigued you with the title?!?  Well I hope so ;o)  There's a challenge going on at Digistamps 4 joy and the challenge is about recycling and snowflakes... So I thought and thought and thought some more on what I could recycle that would look good on a card and I finally got an idea!  I've seen people recycle soda aluminium cans into flowers.  That would work for a snowflake no?!?  But then... I don't have soda can... but I had some beer in can from the camping trip!!!  So that was just as good.  Well actually it was better 'cause the beer was awesome lol

So here's the look at the can before I made it into some snowflakes.  I had to find a way to open it up... but it wasn't that bad.
And here's the look of the card with the snowflakes ;o)  It was a bit difficult to remove the more intricate die cuts... so next time I would probably stick to less detail pieces.

I used a digi from Digistamps 4 joy that you can find here it's called Mr. Snowman and it was part of my win last time.

The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I used my label 14 and my create a flake 4 from Spellbinder.  I also added some bling from my stash.

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics and some stickles.  I also used peacock distress ink to the edge.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.
I hope you have liked my recycling!!!  I was pretty happy with my 1st attempt.  I'm going to have to try that out again.  Mind you you need to find cans that are not too sticky... so not sure on the soda can...maybe with some sparkling perrier water!

Oh and I'm linking up at Show-it-off-sunday over at Create with TLC don't  forget to show your creations every week!  Great prizes possible.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Digistamps 4 joy - Recycling - Snowflake
  2. Christmas stampin - Simply Christmas
  3. Addicted-to-stamps-challenge - Christmas is coming
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Make it square
  5. Crafts 2 challenge you - Christmas festivities - depict a Christmas scene - my little snowman is ready with his friends
That's it for now!!!  It's off to bed I go when I have linked this little card up.  Hope you had a great weekend so far.  We are having totally awesome weather here.  Enjoying it!!!

I'm having a giveaway to celebrate the fact that I have reached 400 followers!!! WOW so if you want to enter it's here:



  1. I think the snowflakes look great!!!!
    Back ago I used punches on soda cans and worked well, but I realized it's better to use simple shapes.
    Ardilla :)

  2. Fabulous card and idea, Vicky, been wanting do such a thing a lot lately, but opening the can...asked Hubby, not happened, asked Son, not happened....LOL xxxx

  3. Hi Vicky
    Thanks for visiting my blog it gave me the chande to look at your wonderful blog. Love your work and ideas will be sure to keep visiting Meg

  4. Oh Vicki, what an absolute adorable and fabulous card. I love your recycle idea and I love Mr. Snowman. THank you for sharing and joining us at DigiStamps4Joy this round. Hugs, Antoinette

  5. Awesome snowflakes, Vicky! I never thought of that! I don't know if my Cuttlebug would cut through a can - I'm sort of scared to try... What type of cutting machine did you use? I know you have a couple. I will pop back over later to see your answer - thank you!

    1. I used my big shot but had to do 2 pass to really cut through and also had to use a shimmer to had some more pressure. The metal is really really thin so not a problem there... it's just that it's a bit stronger than aluminium foil. Your Cuttlebug would work I'm sure.

    2. Thank you, Vicky! I just may give it a whirl - I love the result!

  6. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  7. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘RECYCLING+ADD A SNOWFLAKE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Such a great way to use something recycled! The snowflakes look amazing. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  9. that is looking great Vicky.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  10. Fantastic recycling and lovely coloring too! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy this time!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  11. This is a great card, love the recycling you did... Your snowflakes look great on that gorgeous paper.
    I linked over from the Show it Off Sunday Link Party where I am participating with my
    Quilled Witches Hat,
    Happy Birthday Hug Card,
    Autumn Polaroid Frame
    I would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  12. Well done on this card! Now I need to ask as this was my first thought - did you drink all the beer first? Not too sure I would have been able to get all the Cuttlebug plates in the right order if I'd done that - LOL! Brilliant idea of recycling.
    Owner: Digistamps4Joy

  13. Love the snowflakes from the upcycled metal - very resourceful - super card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 146 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. You could also enter this into the Crafting Musketeers challenge 6: Christmas in October - would love to see it there too x

  14. so gorgeous ,
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps


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