LLWWC #29 – Go Green, Recycle it!

Hello and Happy Wednesday my Friends! It is time for another La-La’s Weekly Challenge! It is my turn to be a host and I am pretty excited about this.

Today is also St.Patrick’s day, so to all who follow this holiday big congratulations from me. Since Irish holiday has an association of green to me, I decided to go with the Green challenge, but not a color challenge – RECYCLE IT challenge. What can use as a recycle item you will ask… And here are some ideas for you:

– cereal box can be a chipboard or even as a Kraft card stock;

– old non-expensive ear ring can be a charm;

– use a newspaper, wrapping paper or wall paper as a DP;

 – buttons from your old shirt;

 – acetate from packing…

For my card I used a two recycled items:

– box from crackers (reverse side);

– twine from parcel (got a parcel from Russia which was tied with this twine)

To create this little scene I inked up Pirate Lala from La-La Land Crafts which is on special sale this week  – 20% off! Isn’t she is adorable! Each little girl has her dreams, Lala dreams of ships and adventures. Of course she will not be a Pirate when she will grow up, but she will treasure her memories. One day these little thighs will be big just because it was part of her life, her childhood.  

LLWWC30 -Go Green!

LLWWC30 -Go Green!

To make a little sitting place for Lala I created Carrick Bend knot. I followed tutorial from this site. It was pretty cool to try tying a real nautical knot. 🙂

I also used on of the faux wood-grain technique while making a wood board out of crackers’ box. And last but not least, I was so “brave” to burn the DP for creating an aged look to the designer paper.

Hope that you will join us for this challenge too! Here are the rules of the challenge:

– participants will be required to use LLLC stamps;

– the stamp used by the host of the challenge will be on the special for the week of the challenge at 20% off. This week is Pirate Lala.

– the winner of the challenge will receive a $10 credit to LLLC store.(*digital stamps are exclude)

If you don’t have rubber stamps from LLLC store, you can always use digital! And did you know that by purchasing them you will get two images of the same digi stamp – one of the outline and one of the colored image.

Before you start saving the world by recycling, please stop at LLLC blog, you don’t want to miss our DT and Guest DT projects! They always do such an amazing job!

Thank you so MUCH for stopping by and I will meet you later this week! Enjoy your day,


Supplies: card stock, cracker box, twine from parcel, self-adhesive pearls (black), Pirate Lala from La-La Land Crafts, sentiment from Little Paper Shop, DP, vintage distress ink, Memento black ink, Prisma colored pencils, OMS, CB embossing folder

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24 Responses
  1. Kerry says:

    How adorable! Pirate Lala is so cute, and the layout is amazing. And the knot is too cool, I have to check the blog out. Have a happy St Patrick’s Day. 🙂

  2. Kristine says:

    This is so AWESOME Elena!! LOVE all the distressing on this card and your KNOT is so COOL. Also love your coloring of this cute laLa!! *Ü* Thanks for your inspiration!!

  3. Озорная девчонка, да! Бумага отлично подобрана и, вообще, отличная работа, великолепно задает настроение!

  4. Deb Neerman says:

    This is sooooooooooooooo adorable, Elena! Love the image, the color combination, and your recycled items! That knot is fabulous, Elena; thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  5. Elena she is SO, SO cute! I LOVE the girlie pirate look-ADORABLE! Hope you’re doing well…missed you while I was gone! xoxo

  6. Sparkle says:

    Such a darling card!

  7. Jana says:

    This is just adorable Elena!! I love the layout with the compass and sentiment, and that twine is gorgeous!

  8. 1LuvnMama says:

    FABULOUS girlfriend! I luv what you did with this and I would’ve never expected you’d use Pirate Lala! Great take on the challenge with the nautical knot and the burnt edges!

  9. Ida says:

    Awesome card. Great job with the coloring and that knot. Thanks for the link on how you tied it.

  10. Susan (rainy says:

    Wonderful elements that all work together so beautifully with this darling little pirate. Awesome card, Elena!

  11. Randi says:

    I LOVE this pirate card Elena! Adorable image, beautiful coloring, and amazing background you created!

  12. Kerri M. says:

    Seriously, Elena! This is so cool! I love the details you added with the knot, the wood grain, and the burnt dp! Fabulous, girl!

  13. Eva says:

    Очень нравится!
    Морская тема мне близка(муж моряк)

  14. Jane says:

    Wow! This is awesome, Elena! Your coloring, the stamping, and embellishments… all really fabulous!

  15. This is just outstanding!

  16. Julia Aston says:

    what a fun card! love the bg stamping, the sponging and cute pirate-ess!!

  17. Oh I’m loving this!!

  18. Velta says:

    Hi Elena ~ this is too cute…I love the part about burning the paper…LOL…Wishing you and yours the very best!!

  19. Maria Matter says:

    omgosh Elena, this is wonderful! I love all you did to your card!! You were brave burning and that knot is absolutely fabulous!!!
    great job!
    Blessings, Maria

  20. Kukuruzka says:

    Леночка, непривычная слегка для тебя гамма, но ты же у нас Талант!! очень удачно все сложилось! Такая хулиганистая пиратка получилась! 😉

  21. Risa says:

    Oh elena, you are the queen on creative cards! Your card is super cute and cool at the same time, your image is adorable and that knot is tops!!! TFS the link, I have to try this one day.

  22. Allison says:

    I think if you looked up “pirate card” in the dictionary, this would be the quintessential card! Wow…great job!

  23. Janine says:

    Elena this card is AMAZING!!!

  24. Jana says:

    Loved the feel of this card, and the stamp he is so cute!

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