Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cute Christmas.

This is my first Christmas card make joining in over at the Christmas  Card  Club. I had seen several of my blogging friends making cards and a couple of weeks ago I expressed an interest and low and behold I was invited to join this merry band of  bloggers who are busy beavering away to make cards in  a timely fashion for you know what that creeps stealthily up behind us ready to give us a quick nip/kick  if we are not alert and  ready!!
The theme for this weeks show is Cute Christmas.

Now  that posed quite a challenge for me cos  cute to my mind is very much  in the eye of the beholder. One man's fancy etc...........etc. 
 Anyone who knows me I don't do 'Cute'  (no stamps or dies fitting that description in my stash )so this meant resorting to a pile of old Christmas card fronts saved to re salvage into  new cards.
I found 3 pictures which I thought would work and set to finding papers to go with them.
This card is actually the first picture I picked to use but the second card made!!
How come? Well I played around with different DP. and card stock but nothing worked so went onto the second card which fell together very quickly using the very same colour way I had originally picked out for card no1.
Having made the card I kept looking back at the one I had discarded which I had dumped onto  (also discarded ) DP. and suddenly it clicked the two went together.
So here is my cute Christmas Card.

Taken at a slight angle to avoid the glare from the Acetate.
Yep!  You heard right,I resorted to my love hate relationship with  the stuff to make this CAS card.
Image from old (at least 15yrs) Christmas card in stash.
Brads in stash along with Anita's Glitterations adhesive sentiment.
D.P. 'Humprey's Corner'  Christmas Collection also from stash.
Glamour dust applied to front of acetate using Glossy accents.
Sentiment was also applied to the front of acetate before attaching to card using the brads.

Inside of card using up a sentiment cut from another old Christmas card
and remaining D.P.
Card blank was a silver one from stash which matched the silver card stock also used.

And I know your going to ask about the other one so here it is.
To my mind more fun than cute.
D.P. is from Crafters Companion 2012 Christmas collection freebie.
Everything else from stash.
Card front is also a very old salvaged one.
 Inside using up the remaining strip of D.P.
Left blank for a sentiment to be added at a later date.
If you have gotten to end of this narrative  and still with me then
Well done!!
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #118. Use up your snippets. (old salvaged card fronts).
Fab 'n' Funky #209 Christmas.
Crimbo Crackers  #61 Anything goes.
Charisma Cardz #7 CAS.
Completely Christmas #5 Anything goes.
Frosted Designs # Clearly transparent.
My Time to Craft  #241 Beary nice.
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper. Anything goes.( Paper must cover entire front of card.)
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra. Anything Christmas.


Catherine said...

This is so adorable Valery Anne ! I love the little bears ! Too cute ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Margreet said...

Love both the cute and the humorous card!
xxx Margreet

Merry said...

Two wonderful cards. How terrific that a card 15 years old gets a second chance. Great work.

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous

Sue Bridesmith said...

Stunning Design, Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck...
Suzy B ~Owner~Completely Christmas

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
super cute cards for the Christmas card club.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards for your first CCC card-s! I really love those polar bears, definitely cute! As are the owls, which seem to have featured a lot.. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Mrs A. I love the cute images and beautiful papers you have used.
hugs Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Two fabulous card.... Love those polar Bears
Thanks also for joining us at completely Christmas
Hugs Sylvie xxx

rachel said...

two super cards Valery - I only managed one! Big Hugs rachel xx

Brenda in IN said...

The polar bears are so cute. (Even if you don't do cute, you pulled it off!) So is the second card. Love them both.

scrappymo! said...

You did a great job at pulling off cute! Twice!!!

Your Upcyled cards are wonderful and a fine job done creating them.
Love your cute cards inside and out!

Sue said...

Fab cards Mrs A!! and welcome to the madhouse LOL you did a great job with this challenge..huggles Sue xx

Sherry said...

You really don't throw anything away - good thing too as the cards you've made are fab - and both cute too x

I've been wondering what you were going to make for the Hillary's comp - shame it took so long for your fabric to arrive though x

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous !!! hugs xx

Clevercrafter said...

Two lovely cards Valerie and welcome to the CCC Band of merry card makers.

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A and the recycling image is simply gorgeous xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Cute it most certainly is. Couldn't you just cuddle em?
Love how you have used the acetate. When I use it, more tends to end up in the bin as it doesn't do what I want to.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Hettie said...

Lovely cards there Mrs A. You and Cute - not very often they are in the same sentence!

dutchess said...

yes thats cute!...lovely sound just like me christmas cards in boxes for so many years...and see they do come in ....lovely xxxxx

Kathleen said...

Cute bears, adorable card.

Kath x

Hazel said...

So good to have you joining the CCC challenges with us - and what a lovely start with this cute card - thanks also for sharing with Completely Christmas 5, my CHNC challenge extra for March and Patterned Paper March challenge x

Lisa said...

What wonderful cards! I just love the polar bears image! Makes an adorable Christmas card, thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Createology said...

I like this card very much. I am always re-purposing store bought cards into new cards to send out. Creative Christmas Bliss...

Eemeli said...

Ha, ha, haa ...that second card is totally hilarious! Love it! And they both sure fit to our CAS-challenge at Charisma Cardz, thanks for joining.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Irene said...

The polar bears are absolutely adorable, and your second card is brilliant.

I can'nt understand why your cards are not showing up in my reader list. I keep adding to your friends, then I disappear. Off to try again.

meine-bastelarena said...

Wonderful Christmas cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab´n´Funky Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Asha said...

2 very adorable cards, Valery. Aren't you glad you saved those cute bears!
hugs, Asha

Di said...

Oh Mrs A - both cards are so adorable AND cute in my eyes. LOVE the top one, cuddlies always do it for me! Although the birdies did make me giggle :)

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting - didn't expect such a rush of little feet into the Playground yesterday!



Planetsusie said...

Definitely in the eye of the beholder Valery - I think they are both cute. Suit the theme down to the ground!!! Lovely cards- both of them.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Oh with the advice from Christine H I have managed to follow your blog - yay!! Managed to get in through Yahoo instead of Google!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous make hun love it and ty for joining us at Completely Christmas - very good luck Judith DT xxx

Jo Grason said...

very sweet cas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenge, good luck! Jo xx

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are cute Mrs A, although I do love the birds because they are quirky and I loves quirky! Beautiful cards and two more to add to your box/pile. Am hoping to be able to take part in the next challenge - silly moo I am for forgetting about the glue! Karen x

MaryH said...

Definitely you do CUTE! These 2 little sweeties prove that. Loved the little bears. So sweet (cute & cuddly too). #2 - also very cute, made me smile all over! Well done, and welcome to CClub. How do you have the time???You're amazing. TFS & Hugs

Ann said...

Such sweet bears! Thank you for sharing them with us at My Time To Craft!

Pat said...

Lovely card with a super image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Diane said...

These are so adorable Valery Anne both designs are great.

Hugs Diane

Beccy said...

Such great Christmas cards - thank you for joining us at Fab n Funky. Hope we see you next week.

Beccy x

Bonnie said...

Love these sweet bears! What a sweet card! And the robins look like they're having so much fun picking on that owl!

Karen B said...

Two gorgeous cards for your first outing with the CCC Valery. Must admit that I recycle old Christmas cards......some are too nice to throw away eh?

Karen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful cards Mrs A.. great creative work going on off to peek below and do catch up Shaz in Oz.x

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Charisma this week.


SARN said...

Both very cute! xxx

Sandy said...

Two wonderful cards, love the polar bears and the very fun loving birds!
Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenge this week. Hope to see you again.

Brandi Matos said...

How cute is this?!? So adorable!!!
Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

Anita Scroggins said...

Very, very cute cards!!! thanks so much for joining in the fun at Frosted Designs for our Sheer/Clear Challenge!!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Both of these are adorable! X