Saturday, January 31, 2015

Twisted Easel Card.

Iv'e re purposed a
Christmas Card that we had bought 
a few years ago intending to send to 
The Doc's Aunt and Uncle.
Sadly Uncle Len passed away
before we were able to give it to them.
I came across the card a few days ago
in my stash and this card shape
just lent itself perfectly for me to be able to remake.
I found an excellent tutorial by Christina Griffiths
which you can find here.
I salvaged as much of the card as possible
and was able to cut the sentiment down
to say  'To a special Aunt'.
I'm pleased with the resulting card.

Cutting it really fine for the Rudolph Challenge
but have been mega busy this week preparing 
for the decorator to arrive and do the next room.
Didn't want to miss Scrappy Mo's 1st  month as the new host.

entering into the following challenges:
Rudolph Day #1  Make one Christmas card.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #161 Use up your snippets. (Christmas card and odd red card.)
Penny's Paper-Crafty #212 Anything goes.
Simon Says Wednesday # Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's #214  Something beginning with B. (Bicycle, bow )


Viv said...

What a great job you've made of this Mrs A!

Jacee said...

Super card, lovely design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sandra H said...

Gosh this is a stunning card Mrs A l love the window as the main image and the red background is beautiful too!

Unknown said...

It's so sad that you weren't able to use the card for is original purpose (hugs x) but you have done a wonderful job of making it suitable solely for your Aunt.

Sue said...

Love this Mrs A fab image great design..huggles Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great design using that lovely image.

MagsB said...

This is absolutely classic, Mrs A! A beautiful card!

love Mags B x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card and great bit of recycling Mrs A. Have those flippin ducks moved on yet? Brrrrr!

Carol said...

Great recycling Mrs A, it's a fabulous easel card. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness Mrs A...this card is gorgeous! I love the design...that fold is so lovely. What luck to be able to cut down the looks great!

Thank you for taking part in my first Rudolph Days challenge of 2015.

rachel said...

this is beautiful Valerie and so sorry for your loss. \big hugs Rachel x

Unknown said...

Really stunning Mrs A!
Lucy x

LesleyG said...

Beautiful card Mrs A xxx

Di said...

Super card Mrs A - well done on the salvage job! And twisted easel cards are always a lovely style I think.

You could enter this over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - the them is something beginning with B - Bicycle!! And Bow of course!


Di xx

Donna said...

Brilliant festive card Mrs A, you've done a great job and this design looks ace, not sure I'd know wher to start! :) Donna ♥ x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Mrs. A, love your easel design and it's a beautiful image, takes me back, hugs Kate x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Cracking tweasel card. Shame you didn't get to send the original but great recycling.
Best wishes.
Ang x

cheiron said...

Such a great design! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Sarn said...

Love the look of this twisted easel card Mrs A. Just love it.

Good luck with the redecorating xxx

Sue - said...

Super card and great recycling too!

Sherry said...

Bit of a bitter-sweet card then, but you've altered it beautifully.

Good luck with the decorators, it'll be lovely when it's done eh.

No, the cats aren't on a diet too - lol. Leo would never forgive me - he wolfs his grub down then usually sicks it back up again - charming! Lily on the other hand is a 'Lady' and takes a back seat - she gets whatever's left over plus the dry food as Leo isn't so keen on that. I do suspect however, that she prefers to 'eat out' if you know what I mean!!! As long as she doesn't bring it in with her though! xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your re-re-purposed card has come out very nicely. The image lends itself very nicely to a twisted easel.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I really like the scroll work you have added, it works so well with the style of image and the twisted easel x

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Hazel said...

I love it, Mrs A - another Christmas card with a bicycle! Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 214 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x