Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Smile Please.

I have been away from my post
visiting family  for a few days 
so playing catch up.
It is time for the girls in the 
Christmas Card Club to show their makes.
Granmargaret  has chosen the theme this time
which is  use 2 or more pattern papers.
I managed to sort out my digi and christmas card to use
 but didn't have time to do anything else.
Fluff gave me a pile of freebie papers 
from magazines she had been hoarding for me
so rather than just sort them and put away
I decided to use some of them for the cards here.

The 1st card uses a digi I bought last yr
called  'Snowman Selfie ' by Sassy Cheryl
from Paper Creator 
The image comes pre coloured 
so I picked out the colours on these
snowball design papers from 
Nov/Dec 2015 Making Cards Magazines.
Base card made using orange /blue card stock.
Sentiment is an old card cut down. 
Wording strip on front  is a Metallic foiled
adhesive peel off ribbon by Kanban.
Martha Stewart punch used for the edging.

For my 2nd card I delved into my used Christmas card pile.
This picture makes me smile and is by Mary Jane.
I made a base card from Ivory card stock and 
then layered up using 3 different papers
from Dec /Christmas editions 2015
Making Cards Magazines.
I mounted the card front on 3d pads
and found matching bakers twine in my stash.

Repeated inside with the same  papers and the sentiment

is an old unused card cut down.

 I still had this last old christmas card out on my desk
and it wouldn't be christmas without me making a card using 
acetate so here is my 3rd card.
The expression on this penguin
 just creases me up.
I trimmed the card down just  slightly 
to leave the green ribbon border intact 
and layered up using 2  more designs papers 
from Dec /Christmas editions 2015
Making Cards Magazines.
I used blue cardstock  to make the base card.

Front of card is acetate sandwiched into the spine .
Decorated with various silver adhesive stick ons.

Still keeping to my resolution to use both 
recycled  christmas  cards and digis/stamps
or die cuts from my stash that I haven''t used.

Off now to see what you have all been up to
in my absence.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Your snowman card is such a cutie Mrs A
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

All fun cards, Mrs. A! I really love those darling snowmen & how you showcased them!

brenda said...

You have been very productive Mrs A, love the happy trio of snowmen and the Santa and sleigh image is such fun.

B x

scrappymo! said...

A trio of fabulous cards. I love the fancy fold of the first card. It is superb!

The other two are fabulous upcycling. Both made me grin. Fun cards!

Aquarius said...

These three images would all raise a smile - especially the one with Santa in the snowdrift.

Christine Harrop said...

Three great cards, all fabulous. Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

These cards did give me a smile this morning they are such fun Valery..great cards and up cycling too.....so colourful.....xxxxx

Di said...

Super cards Mrs A - well done on lifting your numbers for next Christmas! And I agree that the penguin's expression is so funny :)


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous and fun set of cards today. Love the Santa one nearly lost in the snow x Thanks for sharing x

Cara said...

3 fabulous Christmas cards that made me smile. Love the idea of a snowman selfie! Have a great day, Cara x

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh 3 fabby Xmas cards!! Love the designs and the cute images!
Lucy x

Sandy said...

Boy this was worth waiting for! It really is hard to chose my favorite - I will pick the first one. The colors are fabulous and I love the style you did. Wow!!!
sandy xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, what a fabulous selection of cards, every one is a winner, but I love the snowmen taking a selfie, brilliant design, Kate x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous selection of cards.... You certainly have been bus
Hugs Sylvie xx

scrAPpamondo said...

These are three fun Christmas card!!! :)
Love them all, expecially the first one with the snowmen!
Great reusing on the others two!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
really super cards, and wonderful designs.
The snow people selfies is a great image, as it the Father Christmas in the snow drift.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Alison C said...

Hehe.Really fun images, they all look so good re-invented. Everyone is doing well with their resolutions, I've seen various components being up/recycled and I haven't bought anything for ages!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous selection of cards, especially love the selfie snowmen image, Also the Santa and sleigh image made me giggle.

Kath x

KandA said...

Fabulous cards Mrs A and a great bit of upcycling too xx

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful Christmas cards you are really getting ahead with your card making this year.

MaryH said...

Happy to read that you'd had a break & enjoyed your family! You never disappoint with the recycle work, and it always amazes me, at the wonderfulness with which your creativity across! Each of these is just darling, and I'm delighted to see how you got the different papers incorporated into each of your darling cards. Especially loved #2! You didn't do just one...you got THREE! Good for you..you'll have quite a stash come December. And each one, a winner!!! TFS & Hugs

Tina Z. said...

wow, great collection, I love the first one with funny snowmen :)

LesleyG said...

Such sweet snowmen, then loved the buried sleigh, and see what you mean about the penguin, such fun images, lovely cards xxx made me smile. Happy Easter (nearly put Christmas lol)

Merry said...

That is cool, how you add the acetate. Love the snowman image that did give me a smile. Wonderful cards.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh, that middle card is such a scream. I'm sure people living in the snow belt can relate. All of these are great cards. Good job on getting some of the holiday madness out of the way early.