Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Challenge #2... Recycle It

Welcome back to our second blog challenge. Thank you to all our participants in the first challenge. We had some fantastic entries.

Before we get to our next challenge, let's announce the winners.
Chosen by Random.org (and remember you need to enter with a Digistamps 4 Joy image to stand a change of winning).

Winner of 3 Digistamps4Joy images of their choice: 8. Sandi DeFalco

Winner of 2 Digistamps4Joy images of their choice: 11. julie (elysia2003)

Winner of 1 Digistamps4Joy image of their choice: 9. Laralee Ganske
Congratulations to all of you. Please contact us by clicking the "contact us" button on the right column of this page with your choice of images.

Challenge no. 2 - Recycle It!

Our next challenge is to use a recycled item. Thank you to our DT member, Gemma for the challenge idea. Whether you choose to do the card on a recycled item of choice, or use recycled items, or even recycle an object into an embellishment, all we require is that the theme of your project or card is "recycle it". Don't forget to use a Digistamps 4 Joy image to stand a chance of winning.

And now for some DT inspiration...

Gemma made a tag using a sentiment Digi (birthdays...stardust).
The buttons have been recycled from old clothing

Margy made a Christmas cracker using the flower heart stamp.
Lots of recycled items were used in this Christmas Cracker... the gold triangle trims were from a 2009 Christmas Cracker, the gold paper behind the heart from a 2009 Christmas hat, the raised clear acetate (a biscuit container), and red recycled paper

Louise made a card using the Spring stamp from the 4 seasons range of DS4J digis.
Louise used old plastic packaging for the leaves and flowers and coloured them with OHP pens.

Debbie made a card using this month's freebie from our website, Primavera Spring Fairy.
She went for a vintage look and used old telephone directory pages and old book with stiffer pages for the butterfly.

Jen made a "Granny's Shopping List" box using "Fashion Faux Pas" from our DIVA-licious range of digi's.
An old VHS tape box has been used and it holds sheets of paper with shopping list printed on it.

Audrey used the Hippie digital stamp image to make her card.
She emphasized on the recycle theme and used buttons from clothing and twine from one of her children's old school projects

And introducing our Guest Designer for this fortnight's challenge,
Tertia I have been a follower of Tertia's for a little while now, and she makes some fabulous projects. This is Tertia with her Granddaughter.
"I am a Christian first and foremost. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, s sister, friend and teacher. I actually love my job and there is nothing else I would rather do."

Tertia used the Giraffe with Christmas lights digi and made a card and a box.
The box has been made by recycling and old box. The sparkly wool has also been recycled - go and read Tertia's blog and find out where the wool came from...

We hope that has inspired you. Now it's your turn. Show us how talented you are by entering the challenge. And don't forget to submit your Digistamps 4 Joy projects to our gallery.

You have 2 weeks from the date of this post (entries close Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 8pm CAF). See the time left below.


  1. Hi Mel, the cards for this recycle challenge are really great! Here's hoping we get to see many more entries.

  2. I think everyone was too challenged by this one... come on everyone ... we're crafters, and so we know how to recycle, don't we!?

  3. I've added my project now! =)

    Hugs, Elenor


  4. Hello there! I finally finished and entered my creation, I'm loving all the DT creations too!
    Sandi's Creations!

  5. I love this idea! I have recycled a box and bought a digistamp from yourselves as the main decoration. Sadly, my useless (recycled from a friend!) printer has died so I can't enter this week. Maybe next time!

  6. This challenge was fun!!! The only thing about this card that is NOT recycled is the image of Rosie, or the cropped version.............:)