Hi everyone!

I'm a messy girl again but it's only because I'm busy! :) Need to finish off this project and then  have some more things to make lined up.

Do you remember my intentions of Upcycling rubbish? I've found this term in Craft Stamper magazine and apparently it's when you make something nice out of your rubbish. I wanted to make something using an old beer can (this project is on hold as the tin is very sharp and thick) and the other one was milk carton. So far I've managed to cut it with my Cuttlebug label die and emboss it. Have to say that it looks very nice plus is very strudy. 

My bargain for today. Found it in Works. Costs 59p and you get 30 A6 card blanks. As card blank they're not very good quality but as a thick card used for matting and layering they're fab! 

There's 5 colours and I love the thickness of this card plus the surface is smooth and silky.

Some lovely candy I've won @ http://crafts-international.blogspot.com/

Look at that!!! Thank you again. :)))

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nnalorac said...

Love the colours your using Maggie on your project, lovely sheen to that card, great bargain. Have a great day. Carolxx

Cardarian said...

What a busy desk, definitly a lot to look at! Love the idea of upcycling! The tin can looks good - I will be back to see what you make!
Have a lovely day!

Karen said...

What a fabulous creative desk, lots happening on there!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #84

Debs said...

Look forward to seeing your upcycling projects.

Susan Allan said...

I have tried die cutting drinks cans, but I stopped short of embossing them as I was worried the cassettes may be damaged. Your piece looks very good.

Sue xx 40

Chelle said...

The silver is from a milk container? too cool. Glad you are being busy and congrats on wining. 120

Jinny Holt said...

Nice busy desk you have, I love up-cycling/recycling lol,so much fun.



Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

A busy mess is a good mess! Your creations looks great. TFS

Sam # 26

okienurse said...

Looks like a fun desk there. I love the cards you bought. Nice colors! Vickie #59

Wipso said...

Love your busy desk today and all the fab stash you have to play with.
A x

Anonymous said...

You are the bargain queen Maggie aren't you! Great idea to upcycle and save the cardboard pieces too. Lovely gifts from Jude, well done! Everything went smoothly yesterday, took longer to get to the office and back home, spent less than 30mins there total!!

Brenda 20

Sherry Goodloe said...

ooooh I haven't tried running a tin can through my vagabond yet! thanks for the idea Maggie. Love all you've got going on here.

Thanks for stopping by and have an art-filled day today.

MaggieC said...

Tin cans and cartons - never thought of using those. What are you going to create with them?

Marjo said...

Wonderful creative desk, love the design and colors of your work in progress.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #7

jude said...

Maggie .Im so glad the candy arrived and hopefully will be of use to you.Wow im up for recycling.your beer can is absolutely fab cant wait to see finished creation.Have fun hugs judex
P.s sorry im late full of the old flu bug whihc set of my ME/cfs so not good weekbut im trying little everyday.have fab weekendx:)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

You have a great space and a bunch of cool stuff.

Shirley #151

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