Tuesday, 21 January 2014


It's time for a new challenge over at an Oldie But a Goodie, and this week it's my turn to set the theme, so, I've chosen...

(Remember also to use an item older than 6 months on your project and to tell us what it is.)

This was my cheeky little recycling idea for a male card the other day!  The idea came to me after a lovely glossy magazine came through the post advertising Tesco's wine range.  The magazine was such good quality it seemed a shame to throw it straight in the bin, so instead, I set about it with scissors!

 The Front Cover

 The Back Cover

 The Bottles Pages

The Final Card!

Quite a quick and simple card really once I had the initial idea.  It's finished off with a flower of un-known origin, but it was perfect for the job along with a ribbon & sentiment.  (The flower is also very old!)

A Gem of a Challenge - One for the boys - my hubby to be precise!
Daring Cardmakers - What's your tipple - guess it's red wine!
Stampin For The Weekend - Happy Birthday
Charisma Cardz - It's a boy thing
Crafty Creations - Something To Drink
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

For more inspiration and details of the prize this time around hop over to the main OBAG Blog. Jx


brenda said...

What a great idea Janice and fab recycling.

B x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Janice…. really clever!! what a great way to use up those glossy magazines and catalogues! Love the ribbon and flower… it finishes it off beautifully! :-))
Hope you have a lovely day!
Take Care
Hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

A great theme to start with Janice...and what a great card to prove it!! I know where the name Merlot came from now!! xx

Miri said...

I'm a big fan of upcycling and your result is great: a really nice birthday card. Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmaker's dare this week.

susiestacey said...

Thought this post would have us all reaching for the drinks cabinet lol as the front cover says Wine Challenge lol :) Fantastic card and great recycling - but where is Merlot?? x Susan x

Claire said...

I am loving what you have done here Janice and probably even more so because it's wine! LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Janice this is gorgeous, love the wine bottles could do with some right now bad day today. Love Alison xx

Wendy Fraser said...

How clever, looks great too, your husband will love it. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Tammy said...

Oh this is fabulous Janice, what a wonderful way to recycle a magazine... your husband will love it!
Hugs, Tammy

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card!!!

Debs said...

What a brilliant idea Janice - so creative :o)
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
Good luck xx

Bubbles said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Janine said...

What a great idea! Makes a really nice masculine card.
Hugs, Janine xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a great male creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma this week! xxx

Rene said...

Awesome card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

coops said...

so stunning janice.really fab design and fabulous recycling ;D

xx coops xx