Friday, September 27, 2013

Sparkle meets Frugal 10.

Time is cracking on for the competition over at Nessa's blog. The idea is that you make a Christmas card only using from your stash items  that are  not  Christmas orientated. Christmas stamps and dies are not allowed but you can use papers and a Christmas sentiment if you choose.
This is what I have pulled out to use today.
A plain white card, Paper 'Popcorn the Bear' free with Crafters companion magazine.
Silver embossing powder. VersaMarker pen, blue gems
and my secret ingredient the waste bits from die cuts/punches that I have been collecting up.
This is the card I made.
All those little waste pieces made up the snowflake shapes which I then embossed before adhering to  the card front. To prove that well  known scientific fact, all the snowflakes are different!
I also used my Britannia word dies for the sentiment.

Entering into the following challenges:
Frugal Christmas Card Competition: Only using non Christmas Items.
The Christmas Challenge #16: Monochrome.
Wags and Whiskers #113: Sparkle.
Pan Pastels #38: Anything goes..
Seemacrafts : Monochromatic.
Perfect Sentiments #93: Holiday Snowflakes.
Divas By Design: Monochrome.
Southern Girls #78: The world in Monochrome.
Crafting By Designs: Anything goes. 
A.R.T. Challenge #16: Anything goes.


  1. Now aren't you the crafty gal. You really did make the best out of the left overs. Isn't it fun to create something beautiful from something that would just end up in the bin? Thanks for commenting on the Poppystamps blog page. I do see it. I love using left over store bought Christmas cards. The handmade ones I hang on to forever!

  2. Lovely and very clever use of bits and snippets. I don't have any die-cut equipment however I can see it would work with punches too. Creative Bliss Dear...

  3. Great idea! You must have been saving them for a while to get such pretty snowflakes from them! Smart girl, you!

    I just tonight was thinking of saving some hot pick pretty pits of cast off from a fancy die...maybe I need to pull them out of the bin now!

  4. Beautiful ! Is there no end to your crafty talents Mrs A ? What a fabby idea!
    Nessa xxx

  5. You are a true genius with those fab 10 cards...enjoyed them all!

  6. Totally brilliant Mrs A :-)

    One of the best in your frugal run.

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. I love this - thanks for sharing for the Glory of Christmas monochrome challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. Very clever using the waste bits, you'd never know looking at the finished card, well done!

  9. very clever of you Mrs. A to make such a lovely card using bits and pieces from punches...I am amazed at your creativity. Your cards in the frugal series are all darling and really inspire me to get back to card making! Love what you do. Hope you're having a wonderful week! :-)

  10. So very pretty and so very clever! Have a lovely weekend xx

  11. Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from PanPastel UK love the colors and the sparkles, hugs Terry xxxx

  12. Just lovely and perfect for our challenge over at Southern Girls. Thanks so much for joining in. hugs x

  13. oh wow what a fabulous idea . it looks fab i shouldn't throw mine away . I think i will keep the off cuts now . Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

  14. Super clever Mrs. A. And super pretty too! Hugs, Lesley

  15. Nice, unique snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us for the A.R.T. Anything Goes Challenge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  16. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  17. Lovely Christmas card, perfect for this weeks challenge at Diva's, Jx

  18. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  19. So glad you could join us at Seema Crafts just loved your project and hope to see more of you projects in future challenges Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  20. Very elegant. Thank you for joining The Perfect Sentiment challenge.

  21. So very pretty. Isn't it great when you can bring something together. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. Good luck.


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