Sunday, November 15, 2015

Post Me A Letter Do.

Time has sped round once more.
It is my turn to choose the theme
for the Christmas Club Girls.
I have gone with show a 
Post Box on your project. 
A quick delve into my used Christmas card stack
and I found 2 very suitable ones to reuse.

One very old style box showing the Initials GR 
for King George VI  and the other the boxes we still use today
with ER on them for Queen Elizabeth II.

I'm back with my love/ hate addiction 
for acetate on  the 1st card. 
I used cream card for the base and layered up with 
cream parchment paper for the wording to go on
then the card front and lastly the acetate.
I made the bow using my new bow maker gadget.
I took an aerial view below to show the layers.

I left the 2nd card pretty much as is.
I found the Artists name on  the back which is
Billy Stevenson and the picture is called 
'Robin and Post Box'. 
Used my Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles 
to die cut the layers which I then layered
back up using successively deeper 3D sticky pads .

You can see the 3D effect below.
I used red card stock to create the base
and added  pearls  plus  a gold sticker
sentiment to complete.

I can't wait to see  what  the other girls will make of the theme.


scrAPpamondo said...

Great reuse of cards and beautiful projects, Mrs A. Love so much the second one with the pretty robin, you have given a stunning 3D look to it with these three layers! Fabulous!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, love the way your re purpose cards - my friend has the same amazing ability.

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love seeing 3 D cards and the layers on your is so beautiful
Dr Sonia

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You have used these two recycled Christmas cards beautifully to create two thoroughly gorgeous revamped cards Mrs A. Love the use of the die cuts on the second one.

dutchess said...

2 super cards Mrs A...just perfect I don't know how you do it with your recycling you are so

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards Mrs A really lovely! huggles Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

Two great cards Mrs A!! The original image I wanted to use was a George V1 one but I found it too late. Typical! Hugs Christine xx

Carol said...

Great upcycling Mrs A....two gorgeous cards, love the images. Thanks for a great challenge. Carol x

MaryH said...

Great cards to recycle, and what a lovely vintage look to each of them. I really liked the way you've done #2 with the die cut & pop up - brilliant use of this pretty card to create something fresh & new - and beautiful. Just love these UK post boxes! TFS & hugs.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 wonderful cards for the Christmas club and what a lovely theme the post boxes.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, your upcycled cards are wonderful, love the both, it's been a super challenge so thanks for that, Kate x

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A. Great upcycling. It's lovely to see the old red letter boxes featured on cards. Barbxx

KandA said...

Super upcycling and 2 wonderful images. Love the acetate one with the ribbon tied along the spine.
How's the casting coming along. Will your elves be joining in? xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous re-cycled cards and bet the team loved your choice of the challenge. To be honest I think Royal Mail are really struggling at the moment short staffed and too much post that they can handle, well that's what Little Dave, our Postman says, he would make a great Elf.

Kath x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Well both of these are brilliant. You always come up with super different designs.
Best wishes.
Ang x

rachel said...

gorgous makes Valery - such an unusual theme - and i loved it - thankyou! hugs rachel x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and creative are your cards Mrs A as always you are so talented in lots of crafty ways x

Catherine said...

Such a brilliant idea Valery Anne ! Love them both ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Jacee said...

These are wonderful, what a great idea, you are very clever!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Amanda said...

lovely recycled cards, love the traditional look. I once gave my Uncle a recycled card..... he took one look at it and said 'I thought you did hand made cards'. Last time I did him one *lol*

Zoe Tant said...

Thanks for a lovely challenge Valery. I like your clever up cycling. You've done a great job with your love/hate window sheet. Zx