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Saturday, October 10, 2015

"You're Weird Muriel!"

The other night the movie Muriel's Wedding was on TV, and I stumbled across it half way through and watched it to the end - still makes me sad, her poor Mum.......21 years ago this was first seen. I saw an interview also of Toni Collette a few days later - she looks a bit more glamorous than she did then - and it was mentioned to her that it was 21 years ago; she was gracious.......said it meant that she has worked continuously since then, so it was really the start of a great career. Anyhow, the famous line "You're weird Muriel" was uttered there and is now a part of the lexicon of Australia's life. 

One of my Granddaughter's says this to her friend - and to anyone else appropriately - and so when I was thinking of what I could make for the current challenge at 

where the theme is: to use something not usual on a card - in other words, recycle

I thought of the swing labels from some recently purchased clothing, which for some weird reason I could not thrown away. 

How could I use them on a card? 

I had a brain wave, and because the movie was still sitting in the top layers of memory in my brain, the phrase "You're Weird...." ran through. I immediately grabbed the stamp I had purchased from TYPO quite a while ago and not used - and began to plan! 

Before you choke on your wine/gin/coffee/tea or drink of choice, I did not pay this for the said scarf - I was in fact given the scarf when I purchased some other things while on holiday's in Canberra - must have been a good customer to be given the scarf!

The name of the clothing label also appealed  - as the wife of a man whose whole career was in the 'smutters' or clothing business - he travelled in ladies clothing - I thought it was a great label for clothing, and I emphasized the name by adding threads of pink and white twine to the label.

I also had a Julie Nutting doll stamp not used yet, so she got stamped up and coloured in and I paper pieced her dress and added some extra colour with the Copics as well. She was put onto a black label and the threadz label layered on top of the black label and under the girl.

I coloured the girl's hair blond, as I thought this card would be a good card to give to Georgia - who is blond in all the photo's I have seen of her: a friend of my Granddaughter, and my Granddaughter agreed Georgia would like it and took it, thank goodness! Hope Georgia does get it and does likes it! I have embossed the background for some more texture and added some bling, and the sentiment and mounted them onto a black blank card. 

I have been told since that Georgia does not have blond hair naturally - and my response was: who does? Mine would be a very pale imitation of its current colour if I did not do a little dying (dieing) occasionally - with lots and lots of silver highlights!

I think I am a probably a bit weird - I certainly have a slightly twisted sense of humour - so this sentiment is so suitable for me to use - perhaps the reason I purchased the stamp originally !

Why not go across to 

see what the other's have used in their recyling adventure
and then look around your space - what is there that could be usefully used?

Better than putting it into landfill!

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers: anything goes
Crafty Girls: Anything Goes
In the Pink: 1, 2, 3 = 1 image; 2 tags; 3 bits of bling!
Southern Girls: Let's Celebrate - being Weird! and Friends; and Granddaughters! 


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Wynn Walton said...

Great bit of recycling Susan and I love your back story. Georgia will have loved the tag......aren't grandchildren adorable with there sayings etc. gotta love em !!! Hope you are well. Wynn xx

Anonymous said...

WOW. What's not to love? Great upcycling. I could be in trouble with this challenge I tend to save for one day lots of stuff! now I have another excuse. Hope I get the chance this time - can't believe I didn't participate in the last challenge. Love the Julie Netting image and the paperpiercing. I must admit I am drawn to the stamp section of typo (and Kikki K) and often have a chuckle whilst I am there.
Yes you may have guessed I started with the dye to when the silvery glitterly highlights began appearing! Have a great weekend.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and inspiring creation. These colours are really lovely.xx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Sue said...

Susan, this is a wonderful project, very clever design and lovely colours. Thank you for joining in the fun at In The Pink.

Messy Mamma said...

Great upcycling project, I love the embossed background, and your sentiment is so fun! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Southern Girls this week for our Let's Celebrate! challenge!
Lauren DT xo

Kandy's Krafts said...

What a super card. I do so love your image. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Creations Challenge

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends.

Helen x

PS Don't forget to link to the challenge not just the blog when you take part in our challenges.

Tindaloo said...

Awesome card and great tag, lovely in pink & black! ♥ I also like recycling tags n ribbons n stuff from clothes and stuff you otherwise don't use in crafting :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners. Sorry about the late comment, migraines got in the way ♥ I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! Tindaloo

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous card. Love what your celebrating!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT