02 December 2014

ONE STITCH AT A TIME {CS Designs Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge Blog}

{CS Designs Recycle Challenge}

I was so thrilled when the lovely and very talented Chris Stern from CS Designs approached me to do a guest designer project for her December Challenge.  And of course I did not even hesitate with the YES answer.  

Chris gave me this awesome SEWING SERIES to play with.  Now this set has everything you will need for any sewing themed projects.  And I am sure you will agree, they are just so versatile. 
Here is a link to Chris's online shop i.e. CS Designs.

The CS Designs Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge is all about upcycling any items you would have trashed.  I have used an empty baby milk powder tin for my project.  A friend of mine has a 9 month old baby girl and goes through about 5 of these tins a month and has been saving the empty tins for yours truly.  The tin is quite large and makes for a lovely container gifting a gift with.

Here is the link to CS Designs Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge
Hop over and have a look at me and the other guest designer(s) projects and reduce your carbon footprint here on earth by upcycling an item and enter it into the challenge.  The them is Anything Goes.

For my project I used cardstock circle punch-outs for the folded embellishments.  I have coloured the buttons on the lid with Copics.  The brads and buttons are from my stash.  The measuring tapes round the top and bottom of the tin is also part of the Sewing Series, so too the image on the lid, the sentiment and the manikins,







Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG (3/3)
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG
Its all about the Vintage - Home made embellishments - (the folded embellishments have been created with circle punches)


Thank you for stopping by and I trust that you enjoyed your visit here xxx

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54 comments:

  1. Fabulous recicling
    love it
    hugs TAMARA

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  2. Fabulous recycling project! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Desire this is a fabulous project. I cannot believe it started as a can of formula. It is really stunning work. congrats on the guest designer spot at the doodle artifacts blog. wonderfully done! xo

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  4. Looks very nice, love the colours you used.
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  5. Absolutely fabulous Desire! Brilliant upcycling and love the colours, hugs Carole Z

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  6. Beautiful work here again hun and sooo wonderful to see, that more and more are recycling old cans and boxes like this, that´s sooo awesome, I think.
    Great job as usual hun sooo well done.

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  7. Great re-cycling Desire and such lovely bright and welcoming colours with your own unique attention to detail.

    B x

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  8. Oh wow Desire...bright and fun !! I love it !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  9. fabulous bit of upcycling Desire! love the effect on a simple tin!
    Kim x

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  10. Hiya Desire

    Wow, its perfect!!! I love the lovely folds around the top edge and the papers/trims are lovely!!
    {{{happy crafting hugs}}}
    Marg ;0 xx
    craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Wow, absolutely gorgeous work Desire! Great recycling and wonderful attention to details. :)

    Hugs,
    Hanne

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  12. Wonderful project, Desire, and a great job of recycling! So nice to see you entering our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  13. This is awesome. What a wonderful upcycling job! Your little embellishments compliment the sewing theme perfectly and the colors are lovely on this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Congrats on the GDT!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving that you upcycled that can!!!!!

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  15. That's so beautiful jar!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

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  16. Gorgeous re do for this can,love the colours.

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  17. Fabulous upcycled sewing kit. That would make a lovely gift. This is my first time hearing about this challenge group. I plan to check it out.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa

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  18. This looks beautiful Desire, you have worked hard on this.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. A lovely project, beautifully done, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hazel x

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  20. Great design, Desire (and congrats to you on your December post with CS Designs - they are lucky to have you!). Sweet happy colors, and a darling theme! AND of course, your amazing hand-folded embellies! SUPER sweet! Hope you are doing well! hugs, de

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  21. What an adorable recycle project!! I love the colors and the design along the edges of the lid! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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  22. Gorgeous recycled project and love the beautiful papers and embellishments.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  23. Oh my goodness. My mouth is WIDE opened!!!!

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  24. Fabulous project Desire..love the colours and embellishments and congrats on your GDT..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  25. What a gorgeous upcycle this is!! I love the papers you used!! The folded embellishments are amazing!! Beautiful project!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  26. Oh my goodness. What a gorgeous upcycle. Your container is simply beautiful.

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  27. it's so very beautiful decorated Desire

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  28. Desiere! Beautiful, Wonderful work, the stunning

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  29. Congrats on the GDT! :^)
    Love how you re-purposed this container! Your design and embellishments make this such a darling piece! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  30. Way to UPCYCLE Good job and soooo pretty............Lis

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  31. Super cute Desire. Love the whole thing, especially the recycled tin.

    Thanks for you joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.

    Lynn, Inspiration Destination Creative Team

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  32. Fantastic reclycing! I like your box :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  33. Gorgeous recycling hun
    Hugs Shell xx

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  34. Wow! Desire, this is fantastic! I love the bright, cheery colors! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  35. Oh Wow! you've decorated the tin so beautifully! Love the colours and the wonderful folded embellishments!! :-)
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  36. Wow Desire this is really gorgeous. Carol x

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  37. hi Desire! I luv doing this types of creations, this is awesome! I am so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  38. Beautiful reuse!! Love your hand-made embellishments! TFS

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  39. so stunning desire.fabulous recycling and i love your bright papers and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  40. What an amazing recyle! I love those hand-folded flowers!!

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  41. Desire, this is one nice project. You jump-started my mojo.... thanks!
    Your project is amazing, the cheery colors, tape, buttons.
    Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!
    Ivette

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  42. Hi again Desire, correction, CONGRATULATIONS!
    Again, thanks for playing at Inspiration Destination where it's always Anything Goes!
    Ivette

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  43. Brilliantly designed, lovely colour combo and gorgeous added beauties.xx
    aNNie
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  44. great project. Love the colors.

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  45. Wow!! I just love this Desire... so colourful and so useful too!! Fabulous!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie x

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  46. This altered tin is gorgeous! I love the tape measure paper and super blooms.....sew cute! ;-)

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  47. Wow, that is such a awesome cute can! I will have to check the digi collection as I love anything related to sewing.
    Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you around.
    Cheers,
    Aurora

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  48. Ooh I love thisssss so much lovely and bright colors adorable flower as always and cute button in pink and yellow....the one who get this from you will smile and feel happy cause the color are makes me happy too...nice sentiment too..ADORABLE Project Desire...

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  49. Oh my goodness....this is one amazing project, so over the top fabulous.

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  50. I knew you were not just a pretty face this is gorgeous. xxx

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  51. You always do Amazing Recycled Projects and this one is AWESOME!

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  52. Hello Desire! It's been a while since the last time we interacted! Hope you're doing great and getting ready for the holidays. Love how you recicled and embellished this can. Perfect for small and not so small sewing supplies! Hugs. -Gracie. gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

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Desire