Tuesday 10 May 2016

Recycling and Ruby

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + R is for Recycle and/or Ruby Red'.  So, I decided to use both Recyling and Ruby Red.

Searching for something to recycle,  I remembered some vertical blinds samples I had - I knew they would come in handy one day! I found two matching samples in a very pale beige and used them for the background.  I love the effect of the texture of the material.   I added a strip of card across the middle to hide the join.  The image is SB 'Flutter Tree', which cuts out perfectly with a metal shim.   I used  a Sue Wilson 'Noble Double Pinpoint Rectangle' die to die cut the rectangle and also used the side of largest die to cut a matching strip for the middle.  

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. Wonderfully done Liz love your beautiful card. And well done on the recycling I am still thinking and looking around ;-)
    Hugs Veerle x

  2. You clever thing! The texture of the blind is great! Lovely card Liz. x

  3. I'm amazed at what is being salvaged for recycling. Your textured blind samples are a perfect background and I just love the butterfly tree. I must go forth and purchase ASAP.!! Thank you for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Now, that is impressive recycling! I love the clean lines of this card, perfect. Cara x

  5. A fabulous card Liz - what a great idea to use the blind samples as your background!
    Kath x

  6. A great piece of recycling Liz! Certainly takes the place of an embossing folder ;-)
    I love your card and once again, you have used more red!
    Janice x

    1. I know, I was only thinking when I made this card, which needed 'Ruby Red', that I've made lots of cards using red recently. I'll have to get out my blues, greens or purples next. ;-) xx

  7. I love your card Liz. Great colours and I love the tree. Blind samples - now that's some great recycling. A super card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. Barbxx GDT

  8. Chuckled when I read you used vertical blind samples...how clever is that? Gorgeous card x

  9. Great recycling Liz, love your die cut tree too.
    Thanks for the visit.
    Happy crafting!

    Hugs Erika. x

  10. Brilliant recycling Liz, love the tree die.
    Pam x

  11. Whoa, this is fantastic. I love the kraft and red and that is inspired to add the butterflies in the tree. Great card, Liz.

  12. Recycling at it's finest . . . beautiful :)

  13. Hi Liz,
    what a super recycle idea, and it looks so fantastic.
    It goes so well with your Ruby Red Tree, and the kraft card.
    It show us as crafters should never throw anything away that's why my craft room looks like it's been burgled. LOL.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Wow! What a great idea with the blind samples. Who knew? Your card fits the challenge perfectly. Well done!

  15. Beautiful card Liz, love the colour combo and the pretty tree ;) Viv xx

  16. Oooh, Liz, well done on your recycle...great work i agree on how gorgeous that texture looks..
    A great card all around!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}


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