Saturday, March 09, 2013

Red & Green.

A bit more upcycling of an old christmas card and a play with stuff from my stash  produced this card.
I was going to have everything on the card bang in the middle but then I started playing , cut the red paper down a bit and quite liked the result of placing it all off centre.
I cut slits for the tartan and red ribbon to tuck into and then covered with a strip of edging from another card cut to look like faux ribbon. Papers have been in my stash forever and were loose so not sure of the makes.

Entering into the following:
Holly Jolly Christmas: Christmas Greenery.
Sarah Hurley Challenge: Recycle.
Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Red and green + ribbon.
Crafty Hazel Nuts Extra: Anything goes.
Christmas Cards All Yr Round: Sparkle and bling.
Pixies Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets.

34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Well Mrs A...you have made a most oh so gorgeous card. Good to use up the stash and this would have been a pity not to recycle...fab job.xx

Julie Temple said...

Very Pretty! Love that it is a recycle! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week!

Julie

Debora said...

Your card is lovely! I'm a big fan of upcycling. Great job, I love the ribbon and bow.
Thanks for playing along at Tammy's Scrapin' Challenge. Good luck!

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,gorgeous designand colours.xxx

Di said...

Wowee Mrs A, this is fabulous!! Love the way all the layers work together, and such a great design too.

Hope you've managed to sneak into The Flufferie and snaffle yourself some goodies :) Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Fab! You can't ever go wrong with the colours of nature and roses. Pink or red with green and white or cream is in my mind the most delicious colour combination
Xxx

Merry said...

This beautiful, I love way you have layered this card up.

MaggieC said...

That is a very pretty card, very stylish. Thank you for your visit today. If you want to stamp or print onto acetate, you need to get the stuff that is rough on one side, and print or stamp onto that side. let it dry well and then colour on the rough side. Remember that if you are doing a sentiment it will be back to front unless you do it in reverse (lie a reflection). If you want to know any more, just email me. xx Maggie

Tammy Ortiz said...

love the recycle idea
your blog name is just awesome


Thank you for joining us at Tammy Scrappin Corner
Hugs Tammy

Sandra H said...

Brilliant work of art Mrs A!! enjoy your weekend x

Mary Ann said...

Lovely....I like the glittery berries.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great upcycling, Mrs. A! I think you've made a fresh and lovely Christmas card!!

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so cute,
Love the red and Green

we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

Samantha Elliott said...

Love all the layering on this card Mrs A!
Hugs
xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Mrs.A this is just gorgeous, great job using the paper then using sticklers to highlight the berries. Great card. Thanks again for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

rachel said...

fab card - perfect for our sparkle and bling challenge at CCAYR. Thanks for joining us this month and good luck xx

Judy McKay said...

Pretty card - nice design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

Susan Kennedy said...

This is really great! Awesome job!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck! I hope to see you for next weeks challenge!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

You have ended up with a really elegant and fun Christmas card. Glad you played with your papers ;)

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Sunshine Girl said...

Its great - I have started working on a christmas card this weekend too - glad I am not the only one who does Christmas all year round!

Meighan Wheller said...

A wonderful Christmas card Mrs A. Love the layout and choices of paper.A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you back again soon. Meighan

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card, the holly looks great all sparkled up!

Barney says hi :-) Currently fast asleep with nose pressed against radiator cos it's Soooooooooooo cold here - snowball fight in playground today :-)

Not sure about Ally Pally -spent loads at farnborough,even though it was disappointing - keeps shrinking year on year, so not sure I'll go again

Hugs

Debs x

Carol Christie said...

Great card, the colours are so festive :) Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this month, Carol x

Sarah said...

Hi Mrs A. So sorry it's taken me an absolute age to get by and say thank you for following my blog - you should think twice about that though you know, I can talk the hind leg off a donkey!!!

Gorgeous card (and cards and tags, I've had a wander back through your blog!), you're very organised to be making Christmas cards this early. I panic on the 1st of December and then bang them out en mass!!

Cheerio for now,
Sarah

PS - It's nice to 'meet' Fluffs' mum. I will watch out and see if you post any embarrassing, oh no I meant funny, posts about her!

Sarah said...

Ahh and I've just followed you back.

Be worried, very worried - I waffle and am not afraid to share!

Sarah

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love your design. Everything is pretty and shimmery.

MaryH said...

Really like what you did with this layout! Good idea to add the trims as you did...sparks up the main focal image so well. Like that off-center red too. TFS

Sherry said...

It's lovely Mrs A. I always recycle my Christmas cards into tags for next year.

Hope your shoulder gets better soon, sounds painful! xx

Hazel said...

I wouldn't have guessed that any of this attractive card was upcycled. I am so sorry that I got behind with commenting, so this is very late - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – hope to see you again soon. x

Faye said...

Fab layout Mummy and a pretty bow! xx

scrappymo! said...

I have carefully recorded the idea to use slits for the ribon. Brilliant idea.

I love ribbon, have tons of it, and never think of it at the time I am building the pieces of my card. By the time i think of it, I have the piece affixed already that i would have wrapped it around. This would solve my problem!

Ahhh, such is life with concussion
afteraffects. I used to use a lot of ribbon before that silly derr leap out in front.

Off to check back further on what I have missed.

Jaine Drake said...

Recycling old greetings cards is such a wonderful thing to do and this is perfect. Thanks for entering into the recycling challenge with Sarah Hurley.

fatmonica said...

Great recycling!I love the papers you've chosen to use.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog

Birgit said...

This is so pretty and great way to recycle-very elegant