Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cute Christmas

Time once again for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to reveal our makes. The theme this time round was set by Sylvie who has chosen 'Cute'.  I found this a rather hard challenge as cute is very
subjective to ones own choice.  I chopped and changed my mind several times not only on the style of card but the content as well. This is my final choice so hope you will like. 

First up is my card using  a card front from my used  christmas pile stash. I cut the card front down to just show the image and salvaged the sentiment too. As the card backing colour is a pretty teal colour 
I sorted through my digi christmas papers and found a coordinating selection to compliment. I backed all the papers with  cherry red card stock and matching gems from my stash. I used a liberal sprinkling of  Glamour dust  around the sentiment.

Backing papers are all by Nitwits .

My second card uses freebie papers and toppers from Making Cards Magazines Nov 2015/Dec 2016
I have backed onto card to make more sturdy and then distressed round the edges and layered up.
Ribbon and gems from my stash.  I used glamour dust on the snowflake  for added dimension and raised the image on 3D pads. 


Entering this card into the following challenges:
Scraps Of Life By Scrappy Mo # June  Rudolph challenge.
Crafty Gals Corner #77 Sparkle and shine.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #369 Animals.
Simply Create Too #112 Christmas in July
Crafts and Me # Anything goes.
Sister's Of Craft # Anything goes.
Creative Artiste Challenge #15 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds Creations #16 Anything goes.


46 comments:

MaryH said...

Both are definitely to the Cute Category. However, the pretty papers, rich colors and the designs...took it into the realm of very pretty as well. You are amazing at keeping your recycle resolve. Still met the challenge criteria, and SO much more! Well done. I love both. TFS & Hugs

LesleyG said...

Beautiful cards, luxurious xxx

dutchess said...

These are botH super cute Valery....I so admire you for your recycling you are so inventive with the designs...love them both xxxx

Greta said...

I always love polar bears & both your cards are sweet & cute!

Christine Harrop said...

Two super cute cards Valery, but number two definitely has the "ah" factor! Christine x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant and cutie pies of creations, lovely colours used here.xx {aNNie}

Sandra H said...

Morning Mrs A.............Both cards are so lovely and the images such cuties too! l also love the distressed look on the 2nd card as always your creations are inspiring take care x

Linby said...

Great cards, I particularly like the polar bears, really captured winter.

Tina Z. said...

Both are super cute, great recycling.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two super cute cards, great recycling too. I hate to see great pics go to waste.

Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Ho, they are both so cute and sweet!! Love so much the style and the colours of the second card !!
Great recycling and these polar bear make me think to the pole that is melting.... We have a fool weather and hate it, but they are going in extinction, poor animals :(

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 very lovely and super cute images on these.
Great designs ,and wonderful colour choices also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

Those Polar Bears are so sweet and I think get round the cute requirement very well, like you it's an area I struggle with.

B x

Mac Mable said...

Oh so cute and adorable, brought a lovely smile to my face..thanks for sharing x

Margreet said...

Both are very cute cards! Recently I have sent you a photo of Harrie. Hope you received it (or did it disappear in your spam box??).
Have a nice day!
xxx Margreet

Liz said...

Two cute cards, great recycling, Mrs A.

Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT member's hat on. Good luck in the challenge. xx

Kath said...

Two lovely cards and some great upcycling too! Like Liz, I'm visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for joining us at the Rudolph Day Challenge.
Kath x

Cara said...

I think you've nailed cute on both counts! Two fab cards. Cara x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh way beyond cute Valery, beautifully designed and once again marvellous up cycling, two wonderful cards

Erika said...

Two super Christmas cards Mrs A. Both very festive and cute. I wish I was so organised as to make them during the year. It is always mad at work over the festive season so I could do with being more organised.

Hugs Erika. x

MagsB said...

Your cards are definitely cute and also gorgeous!

love Mags B x

rachel said...

two gorgeous makes Valery - I love them both - very cute xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh these definitely fit the 'cute' criteria Mrs A. Those polar bears are adorable.
Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful and super cute cards,like the traditional colours and the non-traditional colours.

Kath x

Craftychris said...

These are both gorgeous! And definitely very, very cute! xxx

Linda Harris said...

Beautiful cards x

Lucy Woods said...

Both are just gorgeous!! I especially love the mint green - my fave colour!
Lucy x

Rae Ann said...

These are both so fabulous, but I am a sucker for non traditional colors! Love that purple (well at least it looks purple on my screen) card!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Sparkle & Shine challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Two great upcycled cards.That is always a good thing! (as Martha would say)

My fave is the second just cuz I love those polar bears. The blue and white colours look frosty and vool...like those bears would love to be.

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Khristina Sorge said...

So adorable! I love your upcycling. The colors and frosted details are just perfect. Thanks for joining us for the CRAFT Animal Challenge!

Khristina CRAFT DT

Valerija said...

These are really cute. Love them both!
Thank you for joining us at Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Hugs,
Valerija - DT member.

Wheelie Crafty said...

I just adore these cards, the images are so cute
Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...
Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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KandA said...

These are both fabulous designs Mrs A and such cute polar bear images.

Donna said...

These are both such sweet images and fabulous designs!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two beautiful cards here and I especially like the second one as I love all the different shades of purple and the super sweet image :) X

Joan said...

Two lovely cards, especially like the second one , love that image

mamapez5 said...

Ah! I love polar bears, especially the sleeping mum and baby on the second one. It is good to see someone making use of the toppers from the magazines. Kate x

Merry said...

HI Valery, I am trying to do a little catching up. Love both of these cards. Wonderful layout on the first card and lovely colours on the second….both very cute.

Zoe Tant said...

Hey Valery these are Delish cards and both are adorably cute. I love bears and so love both of these cards. TFS and sorry I'm late getting here. Zx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Both are super cute Mrs A. and not really super traditional colours either, well done indeed!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Anne Chilvers said...

Lovely cards, love the layering and attention to detail on both. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, Best wishes, Anne DT.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 287 and my Patterned Paper June challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Catie Cuddles said...

Lovely creations. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Catie Cuddles said...

Lovely creations. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Carol said...

These are super cute Mrs A, love your polar bear duos. Carol x

Vixykins said...

So cute x
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