Sunday, January 10, 2016

Festive Food

It's the 1st meetup of the year
for the girls in the Christmas Card Club.
Margaret has started us off with the theme
'Festive Food'

Now over the past few years I have always
used my supply of used christmas card fronts up.
So you could be forgiven for thinking that I don't
actually own any  christmas  themed stamps, digi's, 
stencils, die cuts or punches but I do and they
never get used. Therefore my intention this year
 when I make a Christmas card
 is to  do one using up an old card front and
another breaking into my huge stack of unused supplies.

The only card front I had to fit the theme had glasses 
 of wine on it so when there is no food let them drink wine.
The Doc would endorse that idea whole heartedly!

My love /hate relationship with acetate is coming 
along in leaps and bounds. So much so that I'm 
in danger of running out of the darn stuff and need 
to get some more supplies in pronto!!
Card base uses green card stock that matches
the green glitter in the bauble perfectly.
Ribbon, gold sticker edging, sentiment
and the faux gems were from my stash.

Inside of card showing extra panel cut to hide
the d/s tape holding card in place on acetate front.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #53 Anything goes.
Craft Rocket Challenges #6 Happy anything.
Brown Sugar #180 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #100 Anything goes.
Jo's Scrap Shack #120 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #25 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #211 Use your snippets (cut down christmas card front).
Crimbo Crackers #97 anything goes christmas.
2 Creative Chicks #6 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #11 Anything goes.

For my 2nd card I delved into my supplies
and found this  'Gingerbread Scene'
digi set from Imagine That
bought way back in  Dec 2013.
I teamed it with another digi product
'Sweet Candy Canes'  paper from the 
Joyeux  Noel collection by Pink Petticoat.
I purchased this more recently end of  Dec 2015
just before they closed their shop.
Card shape is one I have used before but it is
one of my favourites a 
Joy Fold Card. 
I used  matching brown shimmer cardstock to make 
the base shapes. 

Half and then fully opened. 

You can't see them  in the picture but I used
small round magnetic discs to hold the card shut.
This was a tip I learnt from the  card class
I  did on line. They work a treat.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper -Crafty #259  More than one fold.
Polka Doodles #51 Anything goes.
Scrapping 4 Fun #57 Anything goes + use a digi.
That Craft Place # Anything goes.
ABC Christmas Challenge # A is for anything goes.
Jingle Belles #  Something old (Digi), Something new ( Design paper).
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes christmas cards.
Crafts Galore #  Anything goes.
Lets Craft & Create #109 Layer it up.


Margreet said...

Great cards Mrs A! Harry is watching me while I'm typing this. I will take a photo of him within short.
xxx Margreet

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Mrs A. You are having success with the acetate. Barbxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your acetate cards are always brilliant and this one is no an excepion! Beautiful design!
Love the second card too, this type of folding looks great and the papers and images are very happy and fun. The magnetic discs to hold the card shut is a clever idea!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, I love your two cards, all very festive treats indeed, great designs and images, Kate x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A and a very happy 2016 to you and your family huggles Sue xxx

rachel said...

wow Valery - my favourite two festive treats - and such great cards - love them xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards... Love them all ... Stunning...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow both cards are smashing Mrs A. Love the first one using acetate but I'm drawn towards the gingerbread folk, so cute.

Christine Harrop said...

Two terrific cards Valery. Strangely enough I almost used a gingerbread house digi myself until I remembered the Christmas pudding one. I really love your second card. Christine xx

Cathy said...

2 great cards Mrs A, love how you've used the acetate, Cathy x

Unknown said...

Brilliant use of your old Christmas card - I think I'd endorse it too. Well done on using your NUBS love the gingerbread scene.

dutchess said...

Fabulous both the cards,favourite has to be the mouth watering! the smell of gingerbread hot from the oven...magic ....great start to the year 2 cards already xxx

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant cards, for future reference I prefer white to red. Great gingerbread card, great shapes too.

Kath x

lauren bergold said...

what a fun & fab holiday card; love your mix of old and new & especially that fabulous gingerbread image! so pleased you could join our 2016 JINGLE BELLES fun! ♥

SmilynStef said...

Love the touches of gold ... so glad you started 2016 with us a jingle belles.

Margaret said...

Love the fold on the second card. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creations. Colours and combination are {aNNie}

Amanda said...

Thanks for playing with us over at Funday Friday Challenges

Amanda (DT)

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Valery. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Unknown said...

These are both fabulous! Love the wine image and the acetate!
You girls do CCC all year long??!! Lol
Lucy x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the way the wine looks in the glasses and the gingerbread house looks gorgeous
Dr Sonia

brenda said...

A theory I can endorse as well ValeryAnne, two super cards and like the folds of the second.

B x

Aquarius said...

Two great cards and well done for breaking into your seasonal crafty supplies - we all seem to have loads of unused 'stuff' around so you aren't alone there!!

Amanda said...

Great cards, wine is made from berries - part of your 5 a day *lol*. Love the fold on your second card x Amanda

Bev said...

What a fabulous creation both inside and out thank you for joining in Anything Goes! at Polkadoodles

Janis Lewis said...

Great cards. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
Janis, DT Member
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

Rae Ann said...

Both of these cards are great! Love the use of acetate on the first and the fold on the second.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Karon said...

Wonderful card and love the gingerbread house. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

Stampsnob. said...

Very Festive TFS Craft Rocket Challenge Lid DT

Di said...

Fabulous Mrs A! And what a great idea to make an upcycled one and a stamped one to make sure you use your stamps!


Di xx

Lori Kobular said...

I love both of your cards! I think wine and gingerbread go together perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

KandA said...

Both terrific cards Mrs A. Love how you've used acetate for the first xx

8kidsandstillfindtimetocraft said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the anything goes fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Stunning creations, love the digi
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

scrappymo! said...

Two great cards. I love idea of doing up two from upcycling and one from your stash of stamps...great idea.

I am almost finished my supply of reusable old cards. So many of them hace huge images which do not lend well to upcycling so just a have a few left now.

PS Your new blog header is gorgeous!

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Lia said...

What a surprising card you made! I love it!
Thank you for joining the S4F Challenge.
Lia DT

Kath said...

Great cards - I love your use of acetate. I've not got as far as 'love/hate' with acetate, I'm still on 'hate'!!
There's a game of tag in the Snippets Playground and Sarn has just tagged me so I'm 'IT'. I've just tagged you, so now you must run off and tag another playmate!
Kath x

Michelle said...

I have always liked this fold and you did a fab job with it! Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. Hope to see you back again soon :)

Karen said...

Two beautiful Card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

Leanne said...

Nicely done, I sure do like the clear cardstock, nice glitter as well as the gold trim around the edges. Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Lou Sims said...

Fabulous cards and love all the detail you have added. Many thanks for joining in with the "Anything Goes" challenge at Polka Doodles (DT)

Rae Ann said...

Love all of the gold stickers on the first card and the patterned paper on the second.

Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Unknown said...

Your blog was a real treat to visit today :D
We hope to see you next time at
Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

nocne ┼╝ycie said...

Welcome interesting card, a stamp nice.
Thank you for taking part in the challenge in Scrapping4funChallenges
Agnieszka DT

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Fantastic creations. Loving the gingerbread house, it's very cute image and design. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Tina dt

Carissa said...

Two wonderful cards.
Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge. I hope you will play again soon.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Helen said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fum :)

Carol said...

Two great cards Mrs A. Carol x


Lovely creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January ATG.

Suze said...

These are both lovely cards Mrs A - love that fold on the second card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for January.