Monday, February 08, 2016

Custard Tart Card

Every so often The Doc
buys his custard tarts from a shop
in town which pleases me as they come 
in a nice reusable box that is yellow
instead of the blue strippy  ones I normally
squirrel away in my stash. 

So what to do with the left over box?
Well with a bit of cutting ,gluing and imagination
 you could make a shaker card with it

At the local craft club last week we were making marbled paper
and one of the pieces I had made  happened to be 
yellow and pink. Just right for roses I thought!
I had left the acetate/plastic sheet attached to the front of the box so
this was ideal for the front of the shaker.. 
I adhered the base of the box to a cream blank card and then covered
up the writing on the box with a piece of the marble paper which
also served as the backing for the shaker element. 
I used my Spellbinders Rose  creations die  to cut the roses out.
Gold/silver sticker butterflies attached to the front, gold foil butterflies
inside the shaker element and a gold sentiment sticker completed the look.

I have made this as the second Inspiration card
 for my Butterfly challenge using the letter O for 
I showed you U for Undulating last week. 
If you hurry you still have time to enter.

Entering into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty #263 Anything goes.
Cards 4 Galz #15 Fantastic florals,
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies #12 Anything goes.
Moving Along With The Times #13 Things with wings.
Crafting With Friends #13 Anything goes,
A Bit More Time To Craft #13 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #215 Use up your snippets.
Scrappers Delights  #52 Anything goes,
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes,


Andree said...

An absolutely gorgeous card and such a clever idea. The gingham is too pretty to throw away. Your roses and the butterflies are lovely xx

Greta said...

Cheery & so beautiful, Mrs. A!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, fabulous make and really brilliant idea!! Love, love your wonderful recycling!!!
Your box has became an amazing shaker card, a gorgous design with sweet colours and details! It's stunning!! Amazing marbling paper, too, and your rolled roses look gorgous with the butterflies! Great inspiration, thanks for sharing!! Your great talent shines!!!

Jane Willis said...

That is one of the cleverest and most beautiful pieces of upcycling I have ever seen! Gorgeous

brenda said...

Great recycling Mrs A and such a lovely fresh Spring card. Perfect for the Playground as well, see you there.

B x

Aquarius said...

Wonderful excuse to buy some custard tarts and a great recycling with this pretty card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh how beautiful those yellow roses and shimmery butterflies look Mrs A
Dr Sonia

KandA said...

This is so pretty Mrs A and a fabulous bit of recycling as well as a perfect excuse to buy the bigger box of custard tarts xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a gorgeous shaker card Mrs A and who would have guessed that it had been recycled from a cake box? Your skills at up-cycling are amazing.

Mac Mable said...

How clever and creative is this shaker card? And you had cake!!! Such fun and such a pretty card, love it!x

dutchess said...

Great bit of recycling and such a pretty finished card....loving your flowers and the whole concept ...from a box....brilliant xxxxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh my word this is lovely, and bright and cheerful.
Love this fab design and what good use of things we would normally throw away.
Love the fab shaker design also.
That reminds me I kept a cake packaging a while ago that I must use.
This was not my No to comment on, but as I saw it was you just had to comment.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Wendy L said...

This is ab fab, great way to recycle, thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.

Margo said...

This is so lovely !

Kathleen said...

Love, love, love the yellow, not used enough in my opinion. Gorgeous creation, great flower display.

Kath x.

rachel said...

this is so fabulous Valery - what a clever lady you are! Hugs rachel x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A such a fabulous piece of recycling. Love the card and your design as much as I love what was in the box. Maybe I won't throw my empty box in the bin next time
Avril xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card ValeryAnne. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Michelle said...

Great way to recycle! Love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Barb said...

It's so beautiful Mrs. A. What great recycling. Barbxx

Di said...

What a fabulous shaker card Mrs A - and so ingenious too! A lovely result and your roses are a perfect touch!


Di xx

MagsB said...

What a great idea to recycle that pretty card! Your shaker card is gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Lia said...

It's a long time since I made a shaker card but seeing this gorgeous one I have to go for it again. Thanks for reminding me in this lovely way!
Lia xx

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

What a great idea love it thank you for joining us at the Scrappers Delight challenge hugs Sue DT xx

aichaku-愛着 said...

Gosh this is a clever idea! And the card is beautiful! Thank you for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge!

scrappymo! said...

My goodness Mrs A. This is the best upcycling ever!

How perfect is that overlapping half circle...

What a wonderful upcycled card.

scrappymo! said...

My goodness Mrs A. This is the best upcycling ever!

How perfect is that overlapping half circle...

What a wonderful upcycled card.

Sarn said...

Fab looking sunshiney shaker card there Mrs A, no wonder it's a Playground Pick this week. xxx

Julie B said...

Great recycling here, so springlike.
Thanks for linking up at Cardz4Galz. :)

Cards by Beckie said...

A gorgeous card. A lovely choice of colours. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x

Cazro said...

A gorgeous card, from up-cycling, amazing. So clever too. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous upcycling Mrs A, and a good reason to buy a treat or two :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations.

Helen x