Saturday, September 21, 2013

Seeing Red Frugal 4.

Here is the next Frugal card in the series that I am making to enter into the competition that Nessa is currently running on her blog. The idea being that you make a Christmas card from anything in your stash that would not normally be for Christmas (so no Christmas stamps or dies). You are allowed to use a Christmas sentiment.
Here is the pile of stash for this card.

Scallop circle dies, red check paper by Alison Butler (free in Crafts Beautiful mag)
Red/black pearls, black marker pen, card blank, sentiment word dies by Britannia.
Butterfly die. Yes you heard me right!
I don't want the butterfly in this instance just the waste bits.
I put them on the red strip so that you can see them.  Little tadpoles or are they speech marks?
It is the other bits I'm interested in though. Do you see what I see?
I also needed to cut some ovals  so out came my Fiskars tool for the job.

Here's my card.
Now do you see what I saw!!

 Sentiment has been adhered to a small tag for the front.

A different shape for the inside
and another on the back left blank for signing..

Entering into the following challenges:
Frugal Christmas Card Challenge: Using non Christmas items.
Top Tip Tuesday #110: Get in shape but not a rectangle.
Love to Create #83 Clean & simple.
One Crazy Stamper: Christmas Challenge.
4 Krafty Girlz challenges #2: Anything goes.
Art  Impressions #119: Anything goes.
Divas by Design: Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra: Anything goes.
Crimbo Crackers #50: Quick & Easy.
Back tomorrow with another one.


  1. Oh, I didn't see what you saw, until I saw it on Rudy. You definitely have the artistic eye. Wonderful antlers they were too. Love the red gingham, and your punched out Rudy. Loving your challenge cards. Bet you win it...12...hmmm. I'll be watching you! Hugs

  2. Aww Rudolph-He is gorgeous Mrs A !!How clever you are:)
    No,I couldn't guess this time-I would never have thouught of using the butterfly die like that!
    Have a fabulous weekend :)
    Nessa xxx

  3. Brilliant Mrs A! Am gonna buy you a mini vac for when we go round craft shows so you can hoover dem leftover bits up. Am always amazed by what you see in the leftovers from punching and die cutting, and this is no exception. Dunno how you did it but he's got such a cute and appealing face too. Great card!

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. This is so cute Valery Anne ! Love this little reindeer ! The antlers look great ! Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  5. This is a gorgeous card,love the image and fab

  6. Wowser and Cor Blimey Mrs A! I did not expect that - you are eva so clever Mrs - I am really enjoying your creations for Nessa's challenge - keep up the good work Karen x

  7. Oooo, very clever use of the dies Mrs A, love the card!!!

    Warm hugs

  8. I must admit that I panic'd when I spotted the butterfly in the first photo, but was pleased to see it wasn't on the Christmas card, love what you have done here and the red gingham papers looks great, cute reindeer.

    Kath x

  9. Adorable card! Love the reindeer. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

  10. Such a cute card and image. Thank you for joining us at 4 krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  11. Such a sweet card with your adorable reindeer! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!

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

  13. What a cutie!
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck xx

  14. Oh what a beautiful easel, Mrs A - thanks for another CHNC challenge extra for September entry x

  15. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  16. Oh wow, I didn't see what you saw, but don't the antlers look good on Rudolph! Such a fun card!

    love Mags B x

  17. Thank you so much for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge with your creation and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx feel free to enter the following challenges :) Glamoureyes

  18. I love the Frugal card idea!! And your antlers are brilliant :o) Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Art Impressions this week!

  19. Love the red gingham paper on your cheery Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  20. Awww, I love the cute reindeer and a lovely circle shaped card base too.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Get In Shape’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  21. I really like how you find a use for all those die remnants. Great reindeer.


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