It's lovely to be back in Blogville! I've had a couple of weeks out, last week I was off work sick for the best part of the week, a combination of a lingering cough and stress (mostly work related). Although I think if I'd felt 100% I'd never have let the stress get the better of me. This week I probably should be stressed but I'm not, I've had to work late for the last 3 nights and tonight I didn't get home until after ten, but I'm better able to cope with it now I'm feeling better thankfully.
Anyway enough personal waffle - sorry!!! I have to say I'm a bit of a hoarder and I never throw away any bits and bobs that I think I can incorporate into a card and with Iona and I having had birthdays recently I saved quite a lot of our cards to upcycle. Here are four cards I made out of just one birthday card I saved. The Birthday card is full sized and the Thank You ones are mini cards. Unfortunately I didn't get a 'before' shot! For anyone interested the original card was an 'Emily Button' one from M&S.
I've just added a few different elements such as ric rac, ribbon and buttons to the fussy cut recycled card off-cuts and I've faux stitched the papers and layered with kraft card to accentuate the homespun recycled look. The Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from a Kanban set and the Thank You one is from Papermania Chronology.
I hope you are all well and I'm looking forward to catching up with all your blog posts soon.