Sunday, July 26, 2015

Let It Snow.

Time once again for the girls to show
their makes for the Christmas Card Club.
The theme this time set by Christine is
'Let It Snow'
Another delve into my used Christmas cards stack
produced this card front.
Loads of the white stuff on here.
To me this was just begging to be made  into a
Shaker Card.
At this point I should really tell you that me and
'Micro beads' do not get along!!
So,  many remakes later here is the card I made.
I used an EF by Crafts -Too called 'Spots' 
on a sheet of white card and then used my new 
Xcut Shape Cutter System  for
Rectangle and Square Tracks which
I found quite easy to use once I had mastered 
the technique of turning corners. 
I cut the card down to fit behind the frame
and used 3D oblong pads cut into strips to make 
the casing to contain the micro beads.
(Those little perishers have a mind of their own).
I used a piece of acetate for the window and pearls
from my stash.
The sentiment was cut from another card front.
A blank card base was covered in coloured card stock
to match the Fawn and the whole of the shaker element
was attached to the front.
Entering into the following challenges:
Rudolph Day # Make a Christmas related item.
Crafty Boots #Christmas in July.
Tuesday Throwdown #254 Christmas in July.
Scrap-Creations # Christmas in July.
Papertake Weekly # Build it up.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #237  Christmas in July.
Wags and Whiskers  #159 Recycle.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop. #187 Use up your snippets (acetate, Christmas card front).
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anything goes Christmas.
Deep Ocean Challenge #108 Christmas in July.


  1. Wow it was worth the effort. Just adore the shaker box with the snow around the deer.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Hi Val.
    I think it's great to reuse old Christmas cards.
    So sorry to hear about your sad news. Sometimes life seems so unfair and very upsetting. I will be thinking of you.....
    Glad you sorted out the whereabouts of the bees and butterflies. To be honest there are not many here this year despite me planting buddleias everywhere.
    We have masses of flowers that the pollinators love, but still they are scarce. Sorry about your iPad too, you'll just have to pay up, I guess.
    Keep on creating, it helps when you are feeling sad.
    Love Zue

  3. A fabulous Christmas card and a wonderful winterland scene. I can understand you wanting to make a shaker card and it turned out beautifully xx

  4. Brrrrr...what a beautiful snowy myself just finished a Christmas in July card too...
    xxx Margreet

  5. This is gorgeous,love the

  6. Both festive cards are so cute with the deers on them.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Ahh you're on a roll on your Christmascards, Mrs A, well done on handling those perishers :).
    I haven't microbeads so maybe that's good too...hugs from Downunder.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  8. Beautiful card, Mrs A. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment xxx

  9. What a fabulous snowy card Valery,and a super upcyled creation. Love the shaker design, hugs Kate x

  10. Hiya, this is lovely. Don't think I'll be trying beads given your encounters!

    Liz x

  11. Love the pale shades of the tiny deer in this snowy scene, and having never made a shaker card, I'm impressed once again! Love the dotty ef frame, and the white with the pale shade of the snow scene was so pretty a color combo. Great Let it Snow scene! TFS & Happy Sunday

  12. Your imagination knows no bounds. You are so versatile. :)

  13. Gorgeous little upcycled card!
    I too stuggle with those little beads! lol
    Dawn xx

  14. That topper was calling out to be recycled! You did such a wonderful job on this shaker card.
    I love the finished look of it.
    You are going to have a giggle but I have only tried a shaker card once. I used pop up long strips for raising the frame and then all the little micro beads stuck to the edges of the strips. I guess I did not press the edges down to seal the gluey edge!!!
    Will have to give them a try

  15. fabulous shaker card...crafty confessions I have never made one that didn't fall apart!....although I love micro beads but my Hoover doesn't! love it Valery xxxxx

  16. Val you are so clever at up cycling. I love that you made it a shaker it works so well and is just gorgeous. Zx

  17. absolutely gorgeous makes Valery - so pretty! Hugs rachel x

  18. Hi Mrs A. This is a lovely card and a great piece of recycling.
    Avril xx

  19. Well you got there in the end Mrs A....a wonderful shaker card, perfect for the theme. Carol x

  20. Hi there, just beautiful! Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog. Sorry not got over here sooner , but looking forward to blogging xx

  21. You and me both regarding the micro beads but I do not Percy Veer like you, just sack the idea. But tun I would not have made such a wonderful card. Lovely deer.

    Kath x

  22. Hi Valery
    Stunning card... You are Clever with your recycling....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  23. I know the feeling with those pesky microballs!!
    Nice card though.

  24. This is so gorgeous! I love shaker cards xxx

  25. Wow, fabulous shaker card. I love the image you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  26. What a beautiful scene and you're right. It's perfect for a shaker card! So pretty!

  27. well done for persevering with this lovely snow scene and those pesky beads xxx

  28. Gosh Mrs A - this is a stunner! Gorgeous snow scene there - bet it's lovely when shaken and well done on the Percy Veerance :)


    Di xx

  29. Hi Valery - this is a beautiful Christmas creation. Lovely design and colours - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  30. Love your shaker card. The scene is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  31. What a fabulous use for that card front. Made a great shaker card! Nicely done!

  32. I'm so sorry Mrs A, How I came to miss your post I don't know, thought I'd been through the list.
    That's a beautiful image and I know what you mean about micro beads - they have a mind of their own.

  33. What a fab creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this week, hope we see you again soon
    Hugs Sharon x (DT)

  34. It's gorgeous Mrs A and a fabulous way to upcycle those cards. Love that image, so sweet and serene Karen x

  35. Hi Mrs A
    I'm sure there would be more beads on the floor if I tried a shaker card lol!
    Great recycling to make this lovely card.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  36. This is a wonderful shaker card Mrs A and those pesky beads have been well tamed. I love the way you have recycled that card front which works so well in the background. x

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

    Helen x

  38. I´m not too hot with micro beads either, but you have done a grand job with these. Lovely! Kate x


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