More is More…

I might have gone a bit overboard on this one 🙂 No excuse I just got a bit carried away. This card is heavy!

I’ve used a few recycled finds such as some broken jewellery that someone gave me, not as a gift don’t worry. People now know that I collect anything, particularly buttons and beads, so when they don’t want their jewellery, or bits of fabric they give them to me. My boyfriend even goes out of his way to bring home bits of ribbons or old pieces of card for me – I’m a lucky girl 🙂

Anyway I digress – the card also uses the Basic Grey Boxer papers and I’ve coloured the Sarah Kay image with distress inks which is fast becoming my favourite colouring medium of the month.

The Christmas holiday challenge over at the Basic Grey Challenge blog is ‘Going Green’ so I thought I would enter this card with all it’s re-used jewellery, buttons and mesh 🙂

Papers – Basic Grey Boxer
Colouring – Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Usual Suspects – Silicone gel; Double-sided tape; Paper trimmer; Scissors
Other – Broken jewellery; Lace; mesh; Key charm; Button; Hemp string; pearl brads



  1. December 23, 2008 / 8:04 am

    OHHHHHH!!! This is beautiful Kim,the colouring is fantastic!!! :o)x

  2. December 23, 2008 / 8:16 am

    Wow this is stunning!

  3. December 23, 2008 / 5:49 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the b-day wishes.

    You have such amazing cards! All so very stunning and very cute.

    Have a wonderful holiday :)!

  4. December 23, 2008 / 11:04 pm

    Utter perfection! I love more so this is gorgeous!!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and Santa brings you lots of crafty stash!!

    hugs Bev x

  5. December 24, 2008 / 8:19 am

    What a gorgeous card. I love colouring in distress inks too – fantastic effect.


    Jo x

  6. December 27, 2008 / 6:19 pm

    Adorable card Kim, I love it!

    Hope you had a great Christmas :o)


  7. December 27, 2008 / 6:55 pm

    Beautiful card Kim. Love the pink & green together. What wonderful recycling objects you've used and so beautifully.
    hugs Heather xx

  8. December 28, 2008 / 10:49 am

    An absolutely beautiful card Kim! The image is so beautifully coloured, the design so pretty and it’s such a great way to use broken jewellery, a brilliant idea. Chris x

  9. December 31, 2008 / 9:42 am

    whate a lovely card!
    hugs sylvia

  10. January 2, 2009 / 11:59 pm

    This is a stunning card Kim, love this paper collection it’s one of my fav’s! The details are gorgeous and your recycling fabulous! Hope you had a good christmas and New Year!
    Kim x

  11. January 3, 2009 / 6:05 pm

    Ooohhh not overdone at all, it’s perfect and so sweet!
    Tammi xx

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