Monday, 5 September 2011

Waste not want not ..... TPS Challenge #35 Using Cardboard

Good evening .... aahhh it's nice to be back.  Did you miss me?  I missed being here.  I got some shifts at work unfortunately crafting had to take a back seat.

Some wonderful news though!  I was just thinking that our internet seemed fast and mentioned it to my DH and he commented that he upgraded us to a higher plan .... yippeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

The challenge over at Tickled Pink this week is to use some cardboard.  I am in the process of trying to de-clutter my home and live as I am a serious hoarder!  I'm not joking ... I keep every little bit of wrapping paper, rubber band, blank envelope, birthday card, letter, dry flowers (when I'm lucky enough to get them, so that I can cherish them) ..... I have serious issues in letting go of things ... but I am working on it.  So would you believe it! I couldn't find any cardboard!!!!!!!  Thankgoodness it was recycling bin day on Friday ... and yep guessed it I went through the neighbours bin to find a cardboard box.

So with my newly acquired cardboard box I scampered back down the driveway in my slippers and dressing gown and thoroughly enjoyed demolishing it.  I ended up with this one piece in particular that I really liked the shape of and this was the beginning of my 'door hanger'.

I punched some holes, threaded through some very nice copper wire that I 'borrowed' from my Husband's tool shed and then randomly slapped down my other elements.  I wanted a really rough look and I'm happy with how it turned out.

I'm absolutely thrilled with my colouring of the lovely Christina.  I tried something different with the hair, and I think it worked.  It's a bit hard to tell in the photos but I used C3, C5 and C7 for the jeans as I wanted a different look to the usual blue.  They look really good ... I want a pair (but I want the figure to match)

This is going to hang off the lamp stand on my desk.  The sentiment is fitting I think ... but also makes me remember to think outside the box when I'm putting together things.  The guitar is a symbol of "me time".... when I'm creating I put my favourite music on (not the wiggles, or hi 5 but my music for once).  The awesome guitar charm is from Spotlight in the beading section.

So even though I don't think that this creation is really even in the running for a prize over at TP, I'm totally proud of it as it has some real meaning for me.  So thanks TP DT for inspiring me to create something for me.

Anyway I have ranted and bored you enough .... here are the photos ...

and one more ..... it's a special one ......

How gorgeous is she!  Chose her own clothes today and was very excited about going outside.  I have been trying to get her to wear the sunglasses for months!  And suddenly she started wearing them ... and now if we leave the house without them ... TANTRUM!  Ahhh the love we have for our children ... this picture totally melts my heart and makes me smile.  I'm so proud of my gorgeous girl.

Okay ... I'll let you go now .... xoxoxox


  1. well done to M for dressing herself ;)

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  3. Love this door hangar, it really is cute, so is your little one :)

  4. She is super sweet, Carly! And what a great hubby you have!

    Your card is brilliant - a real original!

  5. Such a fabulous hanger and aw such a cute photo.
    Hugs Emma x

  6. Super door hanger and I love the sentiment.

  7. Hi Carly!

    The door hanger is so cute. And your little one is off the charts cute!

    Hope your having a great week!

  8. OMGAWD girl you are killing me with the 'demolishing your neighbors box' story! PMSL! You are one dedicated crafter! so glad we could inspired you to trek down those deep dark alleys for some cardboard! Christina is gorgeous and yes you should be very proud of your outstanding job! Something for you!! Fantastic.As it should be. Thanks so much for joining in at TPSC this week! Good luck.


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