Sunday, April 13, 2014

Christmas Lights.

Christmas lights or in my case Lamposts.
The theme chosen by Asha this time over at the Christmas Card Club 
is Christmas Lights. 
I remembered I had this digi  (don't think they exist anymore) so printed it out to have a play. 
Had a rummage through my saved recycled cards and found a couple 
of street  scenes that I thought  would work well.
Also found some card blanks that I had already cut  apertures  from.
Lampost digi is by 'Squiggle'  coloured using Promarkers.
Spellbinders Majestic elements used for aperture.
Everything else used  from stash.
 
inside of card again using Majestic Elements.
Sentiment reused  from old Card.
 
As I already had everything out on my desk I made another card. 
Both scenes using old recycled C. Cards from stash.
Sizzix  scallop circles 657552 used to die cut  aperture.
Sentiment from another recycled card.
Gems from stash. 
 
Inside  using Sizzix and Spellbinders die cuts.
Sentiment created in word and  printed out in red.
Two more made for my 2014 quota.
 
Entering into the following challenges.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #254 Christmas.
Jingle Belles# Repurpose,recycle.
Completely Christmas #7 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts #172 Make it Square.
Crimbo Crackers #62 Make a scene.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #120. Use up your snippets.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra# Anything goes Christmas.
 

 


38 comments:

Margreet said...

Beautiful, attractive vintage cards!
xxx Margreet

Christine Harrop said...

Two really great cards. I love how organised you are that you already have some cards that you have die cut apertures from - what I actually mean is that I am envious of you! Lol! Really should try to get better organised! The lamp post really fits the remit. Hugs. Christine x

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A.........Aww l have that lamp post digi or something like it you have made not one but two stunning cards and recycled images are perfect scenes and the inserts and sentiments finish your cards off perfectly truly love them xx

Brenda in IN said...

It's great that you saved those terrific images and could use them just right with the lamppost. I love these scenes you made.

Sue said...

Stunning Mrs A!! huggles Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Two stunning cards! I love the apertures...but you know how i have been loving them lately...lol

Your cards so suit the aperture to set off the upcylced scenes. The lamp post is prefect with them both.

The inside of your cards looks great too!

Planetsusie said...

Lurvely cards Mrs A! Great recycling job as well. they look so picturesque.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

dutchess said...

they are both great cards and you are very clever with your recycleing...love the lamp post....lovely cards xxxxx

Irene said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards Mrs. A. The idea to recycle Christmas cards is brilliant. I love the lampost.
luv
irene
xxxx

Karen Petitt said...

Awesome recycling Mrs A! I love how you have used a digi to add 'light' to the scenes! A few more to add to the pile - we are being goody two shoes getting cards organised for Christmas Karen x

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous! Hugs xx

Zoe Tant said...

Super cards. I particularly like the first as you feel you could just walk on in and be in the middle of that scene. Zx

Clevercrafter said...

Two fantastic cards, you are so organised to have these ready.
Lorraine

Sherry said...

I spy from your sidebar you've made 25 Christmas cards now - and we're only in April - wow!

These latest two look lovely and the lamp post really sets off the backgrounds a treat xx

Kathleen said...

Not a butterfly in sight, love the combination and a great card.

Kath x

Hettie said...

These are lovely Mrs A. Didn't you do well!!
Sorry I am late but I have just come home from a quilting AGM since Wednesday!
Hugs
xx

rachel said...

two stunning cards - that lamp looks fabulous - love it to bits xx

Asha said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards, Valery. LOVE the lampost. It adds a touch of vintage to the cards and it fits our theme PERFECTLY. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful creation.
hugs, Asha

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Nifty cards! Great use of apertures! I love how so much was recycled or you already had lying around. It is so nice to use up those bits and pieces.

Karen B said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A. Don't you just love up-cycling like this? Both images fit the challenge perfectly.

Karen x

Debbie Fisher said...

Love these, two beautiful cards xxx

Krafty Kows said...

Love the vintage feel,on these cards. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Catherine said...

Your cards are gorgeous Valery Anne ! Love the images... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

lauren bergold said...

such an elegant holiday design and a brilliant re-use of those beautiful cards! thanks for joining our earth day fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3

Sue Bridesmith said...

Very Pretty Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous response to Asha's CCC challeng. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering both of my CHNC challenges- we hope we'll see you again soon x

MaryH said...

So loving these vintage images you used. Enjoyed reading about all your 'finds' to create these 2 beautiful cards as you're always so creative with supplies. Each one is a stunner, and now you have 2 more to add to the stash of CCards. TFS & Hugs

Rita said...

Beautiful cards. Hugs Rita xxx

Di said...

Two lovewly cards Mrs A - love the vintage style of the images especially. And I see you're catching me up on the Christmas cards for 2014 tally :)

Off to dig up some worms for Puggle now!

Hugs

Di xx

SmilynStef said...

Fantastic recycling creation ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

meine-bastelarena said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Thank you for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Hugs, Sujin

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous Christmas card hun and ty so much for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Very good luck Judith DT x

SARN said...

Two SUPER festive makes here Mrs A.

Happy Easter to you xxx

Merry said...

These cards are just wonderful….great recycling and love how you have used the aperture card.

Anne said...

Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your cards with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene and so perfect for this pretty lamp post!

Carol said...

Sorry I'm so late with my commenting! Two wonderful cards Mrs A, love the scenes you've created. Carol x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

These are both fantastic. I really like the first, what a lovely 3d effect it has x