Sunday, November 02, 2014


Time once more at the Christmas Card Club
to show the cards we made for
the next theme chosen by Lorraine C.
I had two old used cards in my stash
with snowmen on and as I liked them both
I have made 2 cards.
First up is this one re using an oblong card.
I cut the 2 end snowmen off and then fussy cut them out
and placed in front of the rest of them to make
a square card. To neaten it up I used  a frame
that I had die cut the centre from for
the scarecrow card.
Sentiment made using my Britannia word dies
and glued to the frame using PVA adhesive.
I attached Acetate to the front with brads
and then adhered to a piece of red card
which  I then matted onto a white base card.
I finished off with a bow made from a snippet of twine
I had left over in my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #149 Use up your snippets (twine and frame).
Crafty Creations #275 Brads, buttons or bows.
Squigglefly Challenge #43 Use a frame.
Paper Minutes #345 Christmas and red.

My second card is again using an old oblong one.
This time I cut the Christmas trees off from either end
and used inside the card.
I have made another Gate fold card.
I love making these.

Card bases are made from silver and  navy pearlised card
and layered up alternately.
Sentiment is the negative of a Britannia word die
layered onto navy card .
I found some cute little snowmen embellishments
in my stash by Accessorize
which matched perfectly.

Entering into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #235 Christmas.
Me and Mine # Beat the rush.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #. Christmas cards .


Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards for my theme this time, thanks for sharing them with us. They are both very ingenious designs using old cards, I love the first one with the frame around it and the gorgeous snowmen peeking out.

Donna Ellis said...

GREAT card designs, Mrs. A! Love your colors and imaginative use of snowmen images!

Lucy Woods said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the images and great design!
Lucy x

Zoe Tant said...

Fab up cycling and I like them both but the first is just pipping no2 as my favourite. Zx

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards Mrs A!!! huggles Sue xx

Carol said...

Two super cards Mrs A and lots of lovely snowmen. Great recycling. Carol x

Catherine said...

Your cards are beautiful Sweetie ! Love the snowmen on the first one ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Hettie said...

Such happy looking snowmen, especially the first card. Well done on doing your bit for recycling. Great cards.
As for my mishap...gonna take a while and then I will have the scabs to pick...

scrappymo! said...

Two beauties. You know how much I love recycling and Upcycling, so well done you. They are both lovely, buyt that gate fold card is a dream. Love how you were able to use the trees inside!

Sent you an email...

Margreet said...

love both your recycled cards!
xxx Margreet

dutchess said...

oh how satisfying Valery....2 cards and all that upcycling!.....lovely xxxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh your snowmen are so adorable !!
Dr Sonia
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Squirrel said...

I've been re-using old Christmas cards too, but I hadn't thought about using the frame like that. These are lovely!
Rosey x

Holly Young said...

so pretty! Love the image! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Jacee said...

Two fabulous cards, lovely designs
hugs jacee
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Sandra H said...

Both cards Mrs A are so cute and what a great use of recycled images truly are lovely x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I always love to recycle, where I can. These are wonderful designs!

Kathleen said...

First card is great and love the images but the second card is totally stunning.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are so gorgeous I love the images
Kevin xx

Karen Petitt said...

Such fabulous upcycling on the first card! Love that image and you were right to recycle it. Because of your fabulous creations I shall look at this years shop bought cards differently and try to upcycle more of them.
I love the unusual shape of the second and have just remembered it's a Joy fold - must make some of those again! More gorgeous images and I love that you used the waste for the sentiment - something else I must try to remember to do with other sentiment dies!
Fabulous little embellishments too - I got to that shop when they have a sale to see if there is anything I can dismantle and use on my creations - yipee I am doing that right! Karen x

MaryH said...

Some beauties here to enjoy! I'm impressed with #1 snowmen and all your creative ideas for recycling a card. Liked that window framing around these guys too. Loved the navy & silver trees a whole bunch as well. You've been very productive & creative. You know I'm loving all that matting you've got going on. Take care, Big Hugs & TFS

Greta said...

These are just wonderful, Mrs. A!

Jingle said...

These are very cute! I love snowmen! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Wow love the snowmen
Hugs Sylviexx
Fabulous cards....

Planetsusie said...

These are both gorgeous Valery - you must be proud of your 'upcycling' I know I would be. Brilliant cards.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Great cards Valery. Love all those snowmen. Even better for the re-cycling! I kept some cards from last year and have just been having a go with bits of them. Christine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
That is super recycling. Both cards are great but love the fancy folding on the second.
Best wishes.
Ang x

laurie said...

I like both cards..the snowmen are so cute!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous cards with wonderful design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

Di said...

Great cards Mrs A - and so clever to turn the long row of snowmen into a double row for a square card :)


Di xx

rachel said...

super snowmen Valery - I especially love the middle card - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

nwilliams6 said...

Great snowmen cards! Very cool ways to do them too. I love me some snowmen! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely cards with us in the Squigglefly frame challenge!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Totally LOVE both of these cards Mummy x

MiniOwner said...

Oooh lovely cards! Thank you for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush.
Sue @ Me&Mine x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x