Friday, 31 October 2014

Time to Recycle........

It's time for a brand new challenge over at Polkadoodles and this fortnight we are recycling. Once again I found myself out of my comfort zone but it's good to make you push yourself right? I got myself in a right pickle wondering how I could reuse something as I only really make cards.

I went into my local 99p shop and found this clock....

Then I needed to put my thinking head on. I'd coloured a digi of Piper with my Graph'it Markers (skin, 4125, 4150, 3210,4145, 4135 hair, 1210, 1230, 1270, 1280 tights/top blender, 9100, 9101 pinafore, 7110, 7115, 7119. I just added a littlr bit of sparkle to the lacey hem with a glitter gel pen.) I then used the existing clock face as a template, drew and cut around it making the new clock face. I then made a hole in the centre and re attached the hands & clock mechanism

I used my distress inks on the edges of all papers & doilies and cut different sizes to add interest to the clock frame. The papers and flowers are from the oh so versatile Winston CD Rom its also available as a digital download HERE

I think it's certainly brightened up an otherwise rather dull and boring looking clock. I think I'd pay a bit more than 99p for this one too!!

I'd like to enter my clock in the following challenges.

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave me a comment I do love to read them.


  1. I have to agree this turns a rather dull looking clock into something special. Great job with the colouring as usual.

    Jenny xx

  2. Loving this clock you have made a dull clock into something beautiful xxxxx

  3. Knocked it out of the park Bev - I just would never have come up with this, ever! Totally wonderful x

  4. wow! im blown away by this! fab job hun!
    have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  5. wow, wonderful idea Bev :) great :) hugs xx

  6. Love it! And yes I think you would certainly pay far more than a pound. Brilliant idea x

  7. Oh my goodness - Bev, this is stunning! Amazing recycle! Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. OH my gosh this is phenomenal! I love, love, love that you showed us the before and what you did with the clock. Love every details and your coloring. Thank you very much for sharing your awesome inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie 4CC DT

  9. Wow! This is incredible! Thanks for sharing your fabulous clock and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  11. This is stunning Bev, its so fun recycling clocks isn't it?! :) Until you do what I do and break the glass lol...Really stunning xx