Sunday, February 07, 2016

Textured does it.

I have  Blog Candy in the  post above.

It is #3 challenge
over with the girls in the Christmas Card Club .
Rachel has chosen today's theme
I have kept to my new  resolution to use
1 used christmas card front and 
 a stamp/supplies from my stash 
for the 2nd one. 

I found this challenge a hard one and very nearly 
ran for the hills but it was cold wet and windy
last night so I persevered!

My first card  uses an old christmas card front.
Well actually it is the second card I used as the first one
I had selected with an Owl on it just wasn't working for me.

Quite a bit of texture here.
I created a base from blue cardstock and layered up with 
a design paper from Nitwitstoo collection  'Crossteal'.
Next up was a layer of hessian that I frayed around the edges.
The next layer you can't really see is embossed with a bark effect.
 The original image I was going to use on top of it
had been cut into an oval and this one is oblong.
It looked so good I didn't want to risk cutting it down
and spoiling the effect. 
The bling and the wooden sentiment were in my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #290 All creatures great and small.
Inspiration Destination #71 Anything goes.
Ruby's Rainbow #122 Anything goes,
ABC Christmas Challenge # C is for Cute critters.
Crimbo Crackers #99 Anything goes.
Winter Wonderland # Best friends.
2 Creative Chicks #7 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds #12 Anything goes,

 My second card uses this Delightful
Nordic Christmas stamp by Crafter's Companion
called 'Christmas Cheer.
I fell in love with him straight away. There are 4 in the set
and I bought 2 of them. I coloured him with my Promarkers.
My texture is created by using green felt adhered
to a red card blank and then a layer of red card
which I have embossed  with a EF by Crafter's Companion
called 'Reindeer Parade'
I scruffed this up with some sand paper for more effect.
I used star stickers on his blanket for more texture.
More green felt die cut with a circle die and the wooden
sentiment by Scrapmatts was layered on top with 3D pads.
This was actually a bauble design but I removed the hanging bit
as I just  wanted the circle. (I did the same on the card above).

I finished the insid eoff with matching green card
and a left over piece from the embossed sheet. 

Entering into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #263 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #215 Use your snippets (piece ofwhite card for image)
Christmas Card Challenge #10 Photo Inspiration.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Use a digi or stamp.
Crafty Girlz #11 Anything goes.
One Crazy Stamper # Anything goes.


Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards, love your texture on the first card and a fab Rudolph, brilliantly coloured on the other card.

Kath x

rachel said...

so glad you didn't run for the hills Valery - these are beautiful!!! Big hugs Rachel x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two fabulous cards, both with tons of texture, a great interpretation of the theme.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cards Valery... Great idea to use Xmas cards Fronts....
Hugs Sylvie xx

MaryH said...

I'm so glad you didn't run out in the rain because your efforts turned out splendidly. I really like the burlap with the lovely jeweled border. Can just see the bark effect behind the layers when I enlarge. This has texture with a capital T! I LOVE it. But I also love this cute reindeer with the puzzled expression. How clever to think of texture with the felt and star stickers. It's a brilliant design, lots of texture for the theme, and YAY for you at sticking to your resolve about the recycle cards too. I think I have that wonderful Nordic EF, and it's perfect for this guy. Well DONE! Rain must bring out the best creativity in you, Valery. TFS & have a great week.

dutchess said...

2 really great cards Valery....just love all the added texture and your colouring on the Rudolph if hat image...and a bit of recycling too...perfect xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Two brilliant cards, your persevering has gone fab fruits!!! Great recycling, too, as always! Love your textile textures, expecially the burlap and the border in the first one! And the embossing add a great dimension!
Love also so much the felt and the sand paper in the second one! The cute reindeer and the circle with Santa's sleigh looks so fun and festive! Really two amazing cards!

brenda said...

Two super cards Mrs A, probably said before but I do like your idea of using up the old ones, great recycling or is it upcycling idea.

B x

Zoe Tant said...

You'd never know you found this hard Valery. Both cards are delightful. Love the trim down the side of the first and the reindeer is very cheeky in the second. A good challenge I thought and liked it. Hope you enjoyed it even if it was a challenge. Zx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards. The first has so many yummy layers and I love the look of the hessian with the blingy ribbon!
The second is so fun and saucy...great image and clever use of that felt! It looks great.

Lia said...

Reclycling at its very best: these 2 cards are gorgeous!!
Lia xx

Barb said...

Two lovely cards ready for Christmas 2016 Mrs.A. I love that reindeer embossing folder. Great recycling. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

Both cards Mrs A are just perfect l'm so glad you didn't end up running away and besides it's cold up them hills take care xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 brilliant cards for your Christmas club.
Great use of texture too.
Fab designs and both equally so nice.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, two fabulous card, love them both they are so sweet, great piece of texturizing too, Kate x

Di said...

Great cards Mrs A! Love the upcycling, gosh you really do work at these - and the Rudy on your snippets card really looks all set for action. Such fun!


Di xx

KandA said...

Both fabulous cards Mrs A. Great textures and super images xx

Basslady said...

fabulous and very sweet cards!

thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Margo said...

Lovely Christmas cards !

Nana said...

2 awesome cards. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Furrbster said...

These are both gorgeously cute
Hugz Tinz

Hettie said...

Beautiful cards there Mrs A.

Theresa Pace said...

great cards. love the colourways in first and great texture there. thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Buffy said...

Beautiful card, such a sweet bear.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
Buffy x

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

Amy Cohen said...

Good for you- getting started on your Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

chrissy xx said...

Bad weather made two FAB Christmas cards..
Thank you so much for joining us at
ABC Christmas Challenge.

Rita said...

Beautiful card.

laurie said...

Your reindeer is adorable!I love the expression on his cute. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Card Challenge!

mixamatoasties said...

Cute cards.

Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky.


Dwie lewe rączki said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Hugs, Yvonne

Susangail Powell said...

Two great cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Marsha J Reed said...

Cute card, Valery! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenges Extra for February!
Monica - DT

Christine Harrop said...

Two fabulous cards Mrs A and teeming with texture!Hugs Christine xx

Helen said...

Such cute cards! Great recycling job on the first one too!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Emz said...

What a great card, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Use a Digi or Stamp’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x