Monday 2 January 2012

Challenge 1 - Recycling

Welcome to 2012!  I can't beleve it - a whole new year and we have a year full of wonderful challenges and fabulous prizes ahead.  You'll see a lot of our regular sponsors but we always have room to welcome a few new ones too.  Whether old or new, we appreciate all our sponsors and followers.  Here's to a great year!

Our theme for this challenge is 'Recycling' and you'll see from our samples that we have included projects as well as cards.  Please bear in mind that any entries should be geared towards a boy or a man.  To sponsor this challenge we have one of our regular sponsors, One Stop Card Crafts and the prize is £10 gift voucher.

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount card making and cardmaking craft supplies.We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.

Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage* and our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.

Our prices are very competitive and this makes us an ideal place to buy your cardmaking supplies online.

So let's see what we've come up with to help you along with inspiration:

Sandra - mine takes no introduction lol used toilet rolls

Jen - Using Quality Street Wrapper

Donna -  I used ribbon band from Christmas Cake and image/sentiment from 2010 Christmas Cards.

Recycle project CFM 2012

Recycle project

Patricia - I made these for my son. I will fill them with different kinds of candy. His birthday is not til January 9th - did not want to fill them to soon.

I hope that's given you a few ideas.  Now for some rules:

1. Your card must be new for this challenge and follow the theme set.
2. There must be a link in your post back to Cards for Men.
3. Your card must be for a boy/man.

The challenge will run from now until midnight GMT on 15th January 2012.  Leave a link to your card (not just your blog) in the link list below. If the link list is not there for some reason, leave a comment and I'll add you in before the draw.  Good luck.


  1. What brilliant ideas for recycling thankyou for sharing them and the cards are great too Luv Sue x

  2. wow, great ideas...LOVE the frappucino bottles.
    what a clever way to use such attractive bottles.. thanks for the ideas

  3. I love using recycled items on my cards. Thanks for a timely challenge!

  4. gret idea-My Mum gave me re felt she has collected from Xmas decs and your chllenge gave me the idea of how to use this in my cards=so thank you x

  5. Beautiful samples, girls!
    And what a nice idea to recycle something for crafting!

  6. I also love recycling. Have been looking for this site for weeks...found it just before Christmas...but forgot to save it...found it again today...hence my slightly late entry.
    Some brilliant ideasgirls. Hugs,Sandra xxx

  7. Thanks for a fabulous challenge--it's always good to recycle! :) The DT creations are amazing--as usual! :)

  8. Hi, Great Challenge! Mr linky doesn't seem to want to work for you can see my entry "here"


  9. Great idea!! I recycled buttons and used all scraps! Need to do this more often!!