Life is like a box of chocolates…

The challenge at Just Some Lines is Reduce,Reuse,Recycle this time.There are some changes to the challenge too.From now on only projects made with Just Some Lines images can be entered.But the good news is there will be a freebie image posted on the blog for the duration of the challenge for you to use!Just pop on over to Just Some Lines to find out all the details.While you’re  there don’t forget to get inspired by the DT’s creations.

For my card I’ve used Fairy Kyra Watching n Waiting from Just Some Lines.She’s been coloured with Copic Ciao Markers,using paler colours on her wings to give them a see-through appearance ,before coating them in Glamour Dust.All the coloured and patterned card is from a chocolate box,including the tag that I fashioned from the menu and some other pieces of card from the box.I placed a flower punched from the border,just turned over to show the flip side.Here’s the box in all it’s original glory :

So after scoffing all the scrummy chocs I was left with this delicious delight!The ribbon was wrapped around a recently purchased towel bale and the hairy string (one of my all time faves!) is from a clothing price tag.The flat backed pearls and eyelet I’ve had in my stash for quite some time so I got to use up some surplus stock too!!I have too much stuff kicking around,mostly ‘junk’ I’ve collected so it was great to put some of this into good use.One thing that amazed me was how I’ve stored this eclectic and totally mixed bag of  items and yet it’s all come together perfectly colour coordinated!How many times do we buy things we think will go with what we already have and they really don’t?!

Supplies :

Image : Fairy Kyra Watching n Waiting  from Just Some Lines
Sentiment : Personal Impressions  Mixed Sentiments clear set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers, Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Coloured and Patterned Card : Chocolate box
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Tonic Studios  Daisy Border Simplicity Geared Punch,Tonic Studios Butterfly Multi-Detail Punch,Tonic Studios Edger 5 Edger Punch,Siesta Large Corner Rounder Punch,Crop-A-Dile,Joy!Crafts Bow Maker  
To Embellish : Ribbon from a towel bale,Hairy string from a clothing price tag,Flat backed pearls from stash,We R Memory Keepers eyelet

Some challenges this is for :

Alphabet Challenge : T for Tags
ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a sentiment/Anything Goes
Card Makin’ Mamas : Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude : Add a sentiment/Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Pearls and Flowers
Raise The Bar : Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday : Fairies & Angels
Forever Friends : Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Use Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey  : Ribbon or Twine
Simply Create : Always Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts : Monochrome/Tonal
 PapercraftJunkies Challenge : Things withWings
Flutterby Wednesdays : Open
Inky Impressions : Lots of Layers
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge : Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine : Flowers Galore
Jackson’s Digital Expressions :  Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique : Thinking Of You
Love to Create  : Lots of Layers
Whoopsi Daisy : Punches 
The Squirrel & the Fox : Use a Ribbon

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

25 Comments (+add yours?)

    Nov 03, 2012 @ 17:12:44

    Gorgeous card Lisa, I love the colours and design..great recycling too..
    Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  2. papercraftjunkie
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 17:25:47

    Lovely card and fabulous recycling. Thanks for joining in with our challenges at our Papercraftjunkies Challenge Blog.
    Tracey x


  3. Chana Malkah
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 17:37:35

    This is fabulous, Lisa! I love that you were able to re-purpose your candy box. I am going to the gym tomorrow morning to try to repurpose the calories I picked up from some Russell Stover my husband gave me in honor of my retirement (LOL)!

    This is a nice design and I love the way you pulled it all together. Nicely done!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson’s Digital Expressions!


  4. Joan
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 18:59:31

    I love the colour combination of this card and the embellishments are lovely. Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Joan x


  5. Audrey E.
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 19:37:25

    Lisa, this is beautiful, love your color choices. Miss being on DT with you. Thanks so much for playing at INKY IMPRESSIONS and WHOOPSI DAISY. Hugs:)


  6. CraftyGirl
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 19:52:48

    Such a pretty card and the box is just grand. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT


  7. JO ANN
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 20:36:34

    I love all the recycling you’ve done and your card turned out great. I love that aqua green color of your card. Wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Jackson’s Digital Expressions and hope you would continue to join us every week. God bless!

    JO ANN


  8. Joyce
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 22:22:29

    Pretty, pretty…Thank you for sharing your project with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.


  9. Roxx.T
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 02:58:11

    What a smart way to how the tag matches the box.Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.



  10. ScrappinwithZ
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 04:00:04

    Beautiful card! Love how you reused!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!


  11. Wendy L
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 10:36:21

    Great idea, my sister loves that film with Tom Hanks. thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xxx


  12. Wendy L
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 10:39:34

    Got my Love to Create hat on now. Love the colours of this and the design.xxxx


  13. Pauline
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:19:41

    This is gorgeous, well done you for recycling that lovely chocolate box.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.


  14. Margreet
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:55:36

    Stunning project, Lisa…love your colouring and details…thanks for joining Inky Impressions!
    xxx Margreet


  15. Sheena
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 02:01:38

    Stunning card! That chocolate box was so lovely to start with (not even talking about the chocolates!) and you’ve made it even better! Love the tag too! Nothing goes to waste!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!



  16. Jacki R
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 02:19:26

    Gorgeous with your beautiful colors!Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges!!
    Jacki – LTC


  17. Debbie M
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 03:07:49

    Such a lively card, love the color scheme and layout! Thanks for joining us at TSB challenge this week and good luck.

    TSB DT


  18. scrapunzel1
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 15:33:47

    Very cute card & stamp. Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique for our “Thinking of You” Challenge. I hope you will join us again for our next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT


  19. nanette
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 18:34:34

    wow! great up cycling! it works perfectly 🙂 thanks for joining us at inky impressions challenge blog, good luck in the draw!

    dt member


  20. Wendy Van Heerden
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 18:04:55

    Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
    The Paper Crafting Journey !

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.



  21. may
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:01:51

    Stunning card… adore those colours… Fabulous job on the recycle front… Great idea!!! Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy…. May x


  22. Shannon83k
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 07:49:19

    Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at CMM. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k


  23. Annie B
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 21:24:57

    This is gorgeous, fab idea recycling the box! Gorgeous colours and sweet image! Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Hugs Ann xxx


  24. Abbie
    Nov 09, 2012 @ 20:58:52

    Beautiful card love those colors too. Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. You can also enter my sister blog Abbie (Owner) xx


  25. ~DEANNE~
    Nov 18, 2012 @ 15:01:46

    Beautiful! And way to go with the recycling! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!


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