Sunday, March 15, 2015

Box Card.

Still not feeling Tickety Boo
 (as my dad would say)
with this latest cystitis attack
 but at least the antibiotics have  started to kick in now.
I did manage to sit and make this card last night 
despite numerous loo stops!!
It is time once again for the girls in the
Christmas Card Club to show our makes.
The theme this time has been set by Sylvie
and is for 'Anything Goes'.

My starting point was the idea of making a box style card.
I have used the frame idea before for making 
picture frames but not to make a card with.
So a rummage in my used christmas card pile turned up this 
sentiment for the front
and this card with the church scene
for the backing of the box frame.
There is an excellent tutorial here 
by Sandie Edwards
which gives clear instructions on how to make the  frame.
I used my own measurements to fit the card I was using.
Die used for the front and inside cover is
Spellbinders  'Romantic Rectangles'
Pearls from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers #76 No printed paper.
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #302 Christmas.
Scribble and Scrap #40 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore  # Anything goes.
Country View Crafts # Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Christmas cards.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop#167 Use your snippets (Parts of used Christmas cards)

Would have  posted this earlier
but Fluff and Co
popped in for a flying visit on their way back
to Derbyshire from a Weekend away
at Lego Land. 
Made my Day!!

35 comments:

KandA said...

Love your fabulous recycling and the box design. Must have a go at making one of those xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Oooo this is really nice Mrs A!
Hope you're feeling 100% soon.x

Jacee said...

Wonderful cards
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Margreet said...

Gorgeous recycled project...hope you are feeling better soon!
xxx Margreet

Margo said...

Great box card !
Very nice design !
Greetz
Margo

MaryH said...

Poor you with the cystitis! Hope it soon gets all better. Love this beautifully framed card, and wowsers on this splendid box card. Yay for the recycling too, cause it surely looks just wonderful the way you've done it! Big hugs & TFS

Zoe Tant said...

So sorry you are still feeling under the weather. Hope you are 100% soon. Your cards are gorgeous. I really like the simple elegance of the first and thank you for the tutorial link with the second. Get better soon. Zx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Mrs A, this is a gorgeous card though and great that you have managed to recycle some old cards in the process.
Lorraine

rachel said...

super card Valery - really good recycling going on here - I hope you feel better soon xx

Sandra H said...

Oh Mrs A l'm sorry to hear your still not feeling too good l hope for a speedy recovery for you and your card is absolutely beautiful as always ....take care and rest up xx

Christine Harrop said...

Really great! Hope you feel better soon - a UTI is so unpleasant! Hugs Christine xx

Kathleen said...

Great card, love the use of the up-cycled cards the sentiment one is certainly not to be missed for re-use.
I shall in further think of you as the last little piggy....
who cried wee, wee, wee all the way home.
No seriously get well soon.
Kath x

Carol said...

What a fabulous card Mrs A, love the style, perfect for your recycled cards. Hope the antibiotics work quickly now. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Hope you will feel better very soon.

Your card is lovely. I have not tried this style...it is so effective at showcasing your scene.

scrappymo! said...

Hope you will feel better very soon.

Your card is lovely. I have not tried this style...it is so effective at showcasing your scene.

Bonnie said...

Another amazingly different card! Love that big sentiment and how you were able to upcycle some beautiful cards!

Ileana A. said...

Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Ileanaxx

Lucy Woods said...

Rotten luck Mrs A hope it clears up soon! Hugs!
What a fab card you always amaze me! Very classy!!
Lucy x

Brenda said...

Oh, what a nice surprise this card is! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Brenda :)

dutchess said...

Hi Valery...sorry you are still under the weather...not affecting your crafting!...just loving this inventive design,how clever and up cycling too....lovely xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, sorry to hear your not too well, it's a nasty infection and really pulls you down. Hope it clears up soon.
Gorgeous card, love your design and the lovely images, great colour theme too, hugs Kate x

Di said...

Wow Mrs A! This is a real beauty - love the design and of course those rectangle dies are amongst my favourites as well.

Hope you're feeling better as the days go by - not fun!!

Hugs

Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

So sorry to hear you are still battling the cystitis - it's a nasty beggar once it get holds of you. Beautiful cards Mrs A - you really are the queen of creating beautiful items from shop bought or recycled pieces. Happy to hear you got to see your Fluff too Karen xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.xxx

andree said...

This is just fab, I love the design Mrs A. Hope you're feeling better soon. Thanks so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time. Hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Valery... Verynice
Hugs Sylvie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what a beautiful Christmas creation love the wonderful sentiment on the front then the gorgeous image inside, super, super make thank you for sharing it with us at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
Hugs
lorraine x

Brenda in IN said...

This is just great. What a terrific way to recycle and make a beautiful card. I love the red frame around the blue on the front and just the idea is so clever. I'm glad the drugs are kicking in and you're on the mend.

Brenda in IN said...

This is just great. What a terrific way to recycle and make a beautiful card. I love the red frame around the blue on the front and just the idea is so clever. I'm glad the drugs are kicking in and you're on the mend.

Jean said...

What a fabulous card, great recycling job.I love the rectangle die you used.
Hope you soon feel better.
Jean x

Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful gift box of christmas cards. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#7.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great card. I really like the striking colours x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happiness is a recycled card, not to detract from all the work you put into this fab box card. It is a neat design and definitely makes you card a stand out from all the rest!

Debbie said...

Good to get ahead!! I like the box card as it makes it extra special.Thanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge, good luck

Brenda B said...

Lovely Mrs A, such a fantastic card! Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for playing along with us at CHNC Extra this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

Hugs
Brenda
CHNC Extra DT