Friday, March 25, 2011

BasicGrey Recycled Challenge

Ah the 80's, the time that style forgot! That's me in the pink, black and white party dress! I wanted to scrap this photo of my 3rd birthday because I think I look like a proper brat in it! The BasicGrey Challenges blog encouraged me to recycle some things with their recent challenge. I had lots of ribbons that had been used to wrap up some things I bought online. They weren't great quality but were pretty so I decided to make little ribbon flowers out of them. I really like how they turned out and they didn't take too long. To make them, I punched out a circle, covered it in really sticky tape (use Scor-tape or ATG gun) and stuck the end of a ribbon to it. Then you just keep twisting the ribbon in a circle and sticking it down firmly. I added some Prima bling to the centres to finish them off. The number 3 is die cut from PTI Raspberry Fizz felt and the letters are a selection of American Craft Thickers. The little russian dolls strip is a roll of patterned sticky tape I got from Accessorize in the sales. The background paper is from the Basic Grey Sultry collection. Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous flowers Emma, great idea. Will def be trying that! Great photo, ohh the fashion bet you thought you were the bees knees!

  2. Wow, what a great layout ! Just love the BG papers you have used and I adore the flowers you have made.

    Thank you so much for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


    Jo x

  3. Love that layout with all the pink!
    Wanted to pop in and thank you for entering my candy giveaway- but most of all for sharing on your sidebar.
    Good Luck sweetie

  4. gorgeous layout
    I actually think that dress is brill compared to some of the 'outfits' I wore in the eighties ;)


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