Monday, March 02, 2015

Lattice Front Card.

It is time once again for the girls in the
Christmas card club to show our latest cards.
The challenge was set by Margaret
and is for a card showing Poinsettia's any colour.
I'm woefully late in showing my card.

I have been trying to make cards of a different shape
and also to recycle the pile of old Christmas cards in my stash.

I knew I had this card front
so went on a search for a design to compliment it.
I found this tutorial  by Valita 
which I thought would be perfect.
I waited till this morning to take photos
but they still do not give the card justice
 The individual strips of paper took
ages to cut and weave but I got there in the end.
Base of card is gold pearlised card stock.
I chalked round the edge and some of the lattice
with pearlised chalk too. 
Poinsettia die is by Poppy Stamps No 861
cut from dark red card.
Rectangle die by Xcut.
Ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Inside of card.
I used Stickles on the flowers and leaves but
it doesn't show up here. It does IRL.

Entering into the following challenges:
Scribble and Scrap #39 Amything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty #5 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra. Christmas cards.
Crafty Hazelnut's #218 Cut it up. (I did. Hundreds of strips!)
ABC Christmas  # D is for die cuts.
Me and Mine # Beat the rush.
The Glory of Christmas #53 Red and Gold.


Zoe Tant said...

What a clever use of a card front Valery. I love the lattice hiding hidden treasures. I'm late too so worry not, you are not alone! Zx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Not late at all really Mrs A, I don't think Margaret is too strict :) Well worth waiting for anyway, a lovely card and using up old stash too always a bonus.

KandA said...

What a fabulous idea. That lattice work looks really super and such a great way of recycling your xmas card xx

dutchess said...

How clever and how patient you are looks stunning ...well done for upcycling xxxx

MaryH said...

Awesome! And a brilliant recycle of such a pretty card too. Can just imagine all that weaving was fiddly, but what a beautiful look it created on the front to show off that loveliness on the inside too. TFS the link, I'll check that out. You are certainly successful in doing the different styles of cards! I do admire that so much. Great card, I really love it! Hugs & have a good week.

Unknown said...

Clever recycling and great work on the lattice front. Gorgeous Poinsettia's. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope to you back with us soon. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

Sharon Smith said...

Great card the upcycling really works x Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends xx

Carol said...

You must have the patience of a saint Mrs A! Love your design here , great recycling of a beautiful card. Carol x

Sue said...

Stunning card Mrs A! huggles Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Great card. Thought you had used a lattice die but hand cutting, wow, you have some patience.
Fab recycling again.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Kathleen said...

Very clever and gorgeous.

Kath x

Karen said...

That is really clever and stunning! Off to check the tutorial next - love it! Karen xx

rachel said...

a really clever idea Valery and a beautiful make! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Stunning card... It certainly has the wow factor... Love the paper weaving...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Greta said...

You come up with the neatest ideas, Mrs. A--love this card!

sweet art designs said...

OMG how pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

Bonnie said...

You have such patience, Mrs. A! What a beautiful lattice you have made to show off the pretty poinsettias! I agree with Greta. You come up with the most amazing ideas!

Zw@@n said...

How clever! Lovely card and great recycling. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful lattice Mrs A, great card and upcycling sweetie.

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness here again you have created a stunning card and recycling too you always put your snippets to good use this is beautiful x

Hettie said...

Tis kinda nice!

Diane said...

What a wonderful idea and design Valery Anne.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

What a wonderful idea and design Valery Anne.

Hugs Diane

Desire Fourie said...

Valery this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My goodness--you WEAVED all those paper strips? That's a bit ambitious, but well worth the effort!

Hazel said...

You certainly cut it up - brilliant! Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thanks also for sharing for the Glory of Christmas red and gold challenge. x

Helen said...

That is beautiful - such an elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Heather said...

Beautiful!! That is a fabulous technique, and I'm sure it DID take you forever to cut all those little strips. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Sharon Smith said...

Fab card, thanks for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining The Glory of Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a clever idea with a gorgeous result x

MiniOwner said...

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