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Friday 30 November 2012

Challenge '161' and winner of Challenge '160'

Hello lovely makers and creators, it's Naomi here.
It's that time of the week again here at Crafty Catz for a new challenge, but first I need to talk nicely with Mr Random Number Generator for our winner of challenge 160 - Snowflakes, Stars and Sentiments.
Thank you to everyone who took part, sadly we can only have 1 winner at that person is:
Number 17: Ellie Booij
Please contact Carol to arrange your prize

Before we begin, all the girls here at Crafty Catz would like to send best wishes for a speedy recovery to our team mate Janette. Take care of yourself and hope to see you back with us soon.

So on to this weeks challenge. I would like to see you all RECYCLE / UPCYCLE.
So it's time for you rescue those bits of ribbon off chocolate boxes or maybe give a Christmas decoration a new lease of life. Whatever it is, make sure you tell us what it is you've rescued and given a new lease of life too.
We are sponsored this week by the lovely Stamp Fairy who are offering the lucky winner $10 to spend in store
"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."
We are also joined this week by some of the talented ladies from the Stamp Fairy Design Team:
 We would also like to say a Big Thank You to Laney for joining us as GDT the last month,
 and now onto our new GDT for December, we have a fabulous creation from Nick 
Recycled zip and tin foil

Not forgetting the inspirational talent of the Crafty Catz Girls too:

Recycled the berries from Christmas crackers, x

Recycled a cardboard inner from some new shoes

 Recycled box which had hubbies golf balls in Christmas paper from last year and gold ribbon from a gift set

Aunty Sue
Recycled Christmas Sentiment, Flourishes and snowflakes from a shopbought card

Altered Sketchbook - recycled corrugated card from a pizza box

Used an old cd to make a hanging decoration!

Recycled metal tin, ribbon off a chocolate box and button from an old cushion

Recycled cord of a gift bag. Flowers made from paper and cord from recycled gift bag.

So now it's over to you. Please leave your creations with Mr Linky and we will be round to see you soon.

On a final note, can I please remind everyone that it is only 1 entry per person to keep it fair and you must have recycled or upcycled something to be eligible to win.
Have fun!


  1. Great new challenge, I love to recycle things where ever possibile!! Hope to find time to join,
    Hugs Blankina

  2. Brilliant idea for the challenge I was just starting this project when I notice this challenge. Great DT projects Ginny ♥

  3. Thank you ladies for a very warm welcome, I sure have enjoyed being part of the DT for the last 4 weeks, Fabulous DT cards
    laney xx

  4. Wow. Your cards are lovely. Thanks so much for showcasing our Stampfairy images so beautifully.

  5. Congrats to Carol for winning, and thank you for the challenge. Super inspirations from the DT!


  6. Cute design team samples...thank you for the recycle/upcycle challenge. We should all do our part to save the planet.

  7. Fabulous and inventive DT creations! I love to recycle, so thank you for a great challenge theme.

    Jennifer. x