Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Cold Outside.

Another up cycled Christmas card for the ever growing pile. I liked the soft greys and pastels on this card and cut the original card down using my largest fancy circle die. I had this grey hexagon 12 x 12 card stock that had been sent to me ages ago from America in some candy I had won. The pattern reminded me a little of snowflakes and when I placed the cut image on top it just seemed to go so well with it . The sentiment is from another cut up card and the ribbon from some more candy I had won  last year. Pearls from my stash which compliment the glitter on the original  image.

Entering into the following challenges:
Craft your Passion: Ribbon or Lace.
Bearly Mine: Anything goes.
Crafty Catz: Sparkle witha bow.
Crimbo Crackers: No stamped Images.
Jelly Park Friends: Pretty Pastels.
Jingle Belles: Neutral colours.
Christmas Stampin all Year Long:  Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra: Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin Christmas: No Red or Green.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop : Use up your snippets (recycled card)


29 comments:

Sue said...

I really like this one. The colours are just perfect and what a good job, to recycle old cards. The panet takes a big sigh and says thank you.
Have a good weekend
Xxx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A. Colours are just lovely. Thank you for the lovely comments you always leave for me they are so nice. Debbiex

MagsB said...

Very subtle and pretty! The hexagon paper is lovely!

love Mags B x

Createology said...

Now this is a beautiful up-cycled Christmas Card. I also really like your wine tote in the previous blog. Looks sturdy and pretty. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Heather said...

I like to save really pretty cards, too and try to re-use them. You did a great job with yours, everything goes together so well. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

SmilynStef said...

Love the soft glittery sparkle ... such a pretty neutral design ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Very prettily upcycled, Mrs. A! hugs, Lesley

Noelle said...

I always love an upcycled card! Just wonderful scene I love how you used it :) Thank you so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

Di said...

Fab upcycling Mrs A! Love the softness plus the bow and such a super image, love the penguin lounging back having a ride :)

There's a bit of the white stuff here too, let alone on your lovely card!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Totally gorgeous. I love the muted grey colourscheme. xxx

Sandra H said...

Your so good with your recycling Mrs and again here is another of your gorgeous creations its so lovely enjoy your weekend xx

lauren bergold said...

what a FAB holiday card, i am just ♥LOVING♥ the upcycled xmas card (i like to use those, as well!) and that soft grey paper is amazingly lovely and snow-like! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun for a "neutral noel"!!! ♥

carol said...

Hello..lovely card , thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really adorable, love the pretty image and the sparkle and the bow is lovely
Lindsay xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

fabiola jaques said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL, what a nice card, love that cutty scene and so soft colors, hope to see you next time, biz

Gillian said...

Beautiful card & what a sweet image

Christine Thamotheram said...

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Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' with your beautiful card. So cute.

Pam x

Jenny said...

Eine wirklich schöne Karte.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Merry said...

Christmas is going to be such a breeze for you this year with all these wonderful cards all ready to go. Interesting to read about your ventures with the bamboo plants. It took me a bit of researching to find that they have a certain life span. Our plant was such a lovely plant and we were sad to see it die. Everyone that visited asked what type of tree it was. :-)

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful design Mrs A, the soft pastels are perfect together and I love the added sparkle. Hope you're managing to keep warm in this miserable weather :) Donna x

MommyScraps said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion!
-Adina

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Gail said...

Elegant. Totally elegant. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Faye said...

This card made me smile. Loving the soft colours. Thanks so much for sharing it at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. X

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Lovely card, fab use of a bit of sparkle too, works perfectly with the theme. Thank you for sharing with us over at jellypark friends. Mel :o)

Tip Top said...

Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and beautiful delicate colours.
Thank you for taking part in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin` Challenge.
Sue xx