Monday, September 23, 2013

Circling Frugal 6.

The Frugal Christmas card  competition is still on over at Nessa's blog with still a week left to enter. The idea is to make a Christmas card using your stash that is not Christmas orientated. Christmas stamps & dies are out but you can use a Christmas sentiment if you choose.
Here is what I have pulled out of the bag to use today.

A Darice embossing folder 'Circle Interlock'
When I got this folder I was pleased to see that it matched two papers I had in my stash already.
The Burgundy I have already used on another card and this is the Green piece.
Dulux  Matchpot in 'Roasted Red', Glossy accents, scalloped card blank.
Carboard letters in Capitals & white card.
Here it what I made.

Entering into the following challenges:
Frugal Christmas Card Competition: Using non Christmas items.
Challenges 4 Everybody #29: Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #9: Anything goes Christmassy.
Top Tip Tuesday #110: Get in shape but not a rectangle.
Divas By Design: Anything goes.
Natalie & Amy's Challenge #12: Embossing.
A little  Bit Crafty #5: Clean & Simple.
613 Avenue Create #38: using colours from columns (White,
Chocolate Coffee and Cards challenges  #48: Anything goes.



Createology said...

Every card you are creating with this Frugal challenge is wonderful. I love the simplicity of each of them. Creative Bliss Dear...

Cornelia W said...

Wow, you made soooo many cards already! So creative - this one is my favorite!

scrappymo! said...


Anonymous said...

Great idea MrsA! Love how these letters came out-they look fabulous against the clean and simple background!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab

Hettie said...

Another Great card there Mrs A.

Elaine Stark said...

I like this a lot. Great use of non Christmas stock and it looks a quick make too. That's what we need. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Karen Petitt said...

This is my favourite so far. I love that embossing folder and the letters are so beautifully glossy Karen x

Kathleen said...

Another one bites the dust and this is fabulous, another idea for me to try, never thought of using glossy accents or paint samples on chipboard lettering.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Oh _yes_! This definitely does not have the 'frugal' look about it! (I do b'lieve you that it 'tis LOL). Love your EF with this dp. (good for you - remembering you have the dp, then being able to find it. I never could). The bright red letters just popped off the card, and I'm likin' the shaped edges with the EF too. Best one yet I think. (well, I say that until I see the next one!) Hugs & TFS

Chana said...

This is an absolutely beautiful CAS Design! I think the embossing combined with the coordinating designer paper elevates your project. The Glossy letters are the perfect finishing touch! Fabulously composed and executed! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Dawn C said...

Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

Di said...

Hi Mrs A

Another stunner that looks far from frugal - it looks very elegant indeed. Love that you manage to work so well with Glossy Accents without leaving finger prints - maybe I dab to check if things are dry too soon? :)

I cut dat dere felt using my Cuttlebug BTW - the self adhesive stuff cut just like card. I ran the non-sticky (thicker) felt to and fro a few times but did get a nice clean cut and no metal bits flying off the Bug. It works fine :)

Hugs, Di xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

JoanieMc said...

Love your card!! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations posted here.


MagsB said...

Simply great! How satisfying to have papers that match the fab embossing folder!

love Mags B x

Hazel said...

You are doing so well with these frugal cards. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for September – hope to see you again soon. x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is really a brilliant card for this type of challenge! I'm going to have to check it out ;o) Love the embossing and you managed to get a really elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfectly pretty! Hugs, Lesley

Sheryl said...

Brilliant card love the design and great use of embossing. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Great CAS card lovely! Thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty, hope to see you join in again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx-

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

You might wanna keep an eye on that embossing folder! Very elegant card xx