Friday, September 20, 2013

Going Spotty Frugal 3.

Nessa has a competition running on her blog to see if you can make a Christmas card from anything in your stash that you would not normally associate with Christmas. You are allowed to use a Christmas related sentiment. I have set myself the additional challenge of coming up with 12 (or even a bakers dozen) different ideas for cards that you can make without using a Christmas stamp or Christmas Die. I do so love a challenge!
I am now on card 3 and this what I have pulled from my stash to use.

No red or green colours in your pile? Not to worry these will do just as well! Christmas doesn't have to be all about  the  traditional colours.

White and Navy blue cardstock, scrap of silver crepe paper
Blue gems, Square Parenthis nesting dies
Britannia Christmas sentiment dies, Square card blank
Scor Pal (otherwise you can use a ruler and ball tool as shown.)
I have used my Scor Pal to create a grid pattern on the smallest nesting die which I have then embellished with the blue gems, matted onto the navy nesting die and then onto the silver as my backing paper. Sentiment cut from the navy cardstock.

Entering into the following challenges:
Frugal Christmas Card Competition: Using non Christmas items.
Crafty Hazelnuts  #142: Cut it out.
A Little Bit Crafty #5: Clean & simple.
One Crazy Stamper: Christmas Challenge.
Sparkles Christmas challenge #32: Non-traditional colours.
Love To Create: #83: Clean & Simple.
Artistic Inspirations #59: Anything goes or frame it.
Holly Jolly Christmas: Non traditional colours.
Top Tip Tuesday #110: Get in shape but not a rectangle.
Festive Friday #17 Colour challenge (navy, white, silver)


Anonymous said...

Fab card, love the embossing and the way you added the gems too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

Turned out really nice. Like this technique.

Was sad to read what you said about your dad, I thank God dad still knows me but I see it in so many other residence and how they forget..sad but as you say it is part of life. Take

Ardyth said...

Very pretty - love the graphic feel and look - it's still festive with the shimmer and shine! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful, again! I thought the crepe paper was expensive/top quality glitter card because of how much it sparkles - fabulous idea and you could make a lot of cards from a pack of crepe paper Karen x

Anonymous said...

Great embossing on this Mrs A-I like the combination of blue and silver at Christmas-makes a nice change from the traditional red and green :)
Nessa xxx

Hazel said...

I love the silver with the blue and white - another lovely entry for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Very elegant and great colours xx

MaryH said...

I believe you if you tell me it's 'frugal'; but it looks very expensive with the glimmer & jools on the lovely scoring. Love those sentiment dies! Great card. Wow,12 huh? You're a busy lady. TFS

Meredith MacRitchie said...

It's my favourite thing to make a Christmas card from something that isn't supposed to be for Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Festive Friday!

Di said...

Fab Mrs A - you didn't even need a fancy embossing folder - love it!

Hugs, Di xx

Judy McKay said...

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

Unknown said...

Nice! Thank you for joining us for our Clean N Simple Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Sue said...

A great card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

MagsB said...

Gorgeous! I love blue and silver (or blue and white) for a Christmas card, it always looks so crisp and neat!

love Mags B x

Geri said...

Love the way you've embellished your grid with the pretty and sparkly! Thanks so much for adding it to the Festive Friday inspiration!!!

Debbie said...

Lovely card.So striking.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Hugs Debbie x