Sunday, July 24, 2016

Traditional Colours.

This past week has been a bit of a whirl wind.
Mon/Tue /Wed were spent down in Southampton
where Miss Di and I met and  welcomed Darnell (USA)
on the first leg of her epic UK tour.
I don't think we stopped nattering the whole time 
we were together until the lift doors pinged shut each night
and we departed for our rooms. 
A great and memorable time as we met up with 
another 7 blogging  friends and spent Tuesday together.
I returned home to find the Internet down once again
and have been playing yo yos with it for the rest of the week.
It is running  at the moment so quickly typing this and getting 
it into a post before I loose the connection.

Time once more for the girls in the Christmas Card Club
to show our makes. The theme this time is 
'Use Traditional Colours 'and was set by Christine.
A delve into my used christmas card stash 
turned up this lovely card front which really
didn't need much doing to it other than
a quick trim to neaten and an acetate front added.
I have used green holly stickers and a gold sentiment
stickers to decorate the acetate. A ribbon sticker was 
also added down the spin of the card.

Then I turned to my Christmas stash of 
dies, stamps, stickers, papers and embossing folders
to see what I could use .
I found my pile of Penny Black Stickeroos and
'Joy to The World ' #10-197 turned out to be perfect.
Backing paper is actually a scrap of wrapping paper
which I had salvaged at some point in time.
Adhered to a green card base and gold sticker
corners and holly outline stickers used.
I stuck the stickeroo to a  piece of scrap red card
and trimmed to just make an edging around it and 
adhered to the card front.

I have used a red card blank for this next card.
Design paper is a freebie from Making Cards
'Christmas Edition 2015'
It matched perfectly the second stickeroo
on the sheet. (I still have another 2 left to use)
I used red holographic corners and a gold sentiment 
sticker to embellish.
After adhering the stickeroo to the centre of the card
I found an already pre cut die cut left over from a previous
project which fitted over it giving a nice neat finish.

Entering into the following challenges:
12 months of Christmas #19 Christmas Blooms.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes christmas.
Dream Valley #136 Christmas in July.
Melon Headz Friends # Christmas in July.
Deep Ocean Challenge #133 Christmas in July.
Crafty Gals Corner #81 Christmas in July.
C.R.A.F.T. challenges #373 Christmas.
Fussy & Fancy #168 Christmas in July.


dutchess said...

Three lovely traditional coloured cards Valery,love the acetate and holly stickers,great recycling.xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow you've had a busy time of it and still managed to create three cards, fabulous festive ones too. Love them all.

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are all beautiful Mrs A I love the colours
Kevin xx

Christine Harrop said...

Three fabulous cards that are great for my theme ValeryAnne. I couldn't choose my favourite but if you really twisted my arm - ouch! - I might go with # 1. All very traditional though. Hugs Christine xx

Mac Mable said...

So glad your get together went so well. Great use of re-cycling today and love the acetate front, makes all the difference. Thank you for sharing three gorgeous cards x

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards, I love the way you recycle your cards. Isnt Darnell just the best, we have both been very lucky to meet up with this incredible lady. X

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, love so mach all your three cards, they look fabulous! Great use of stickers and acetate
So glad for your meeting,I have seen the photos of the happy group! :)

MaryH said...

So glad you had a lovely meetup with Our Darnell, and all of you had a good ole 'natter'. I'm sure she was delighted to get to meet all of ya'll too. Love your Christmas goose, and great looks with the PB stickers. They certainly don't look like 'sticker images' with the way you've prettied them up. I dub you the Queen of Recycle cards! TFS & Happy Sunday. Good luck with the internet woes. Hugs

Cara said...

Lovely traditional cards, great up cycling too. Cara x

Carol said...

A perfect trio of traditional cards Mrs A. Sounds like a fab time was had in Southampton. Carol x

rachel said...

three great cards Valery - really great makes xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, you are well on your way early! You must be having a wonderful visit with Darnell and the others! Enjoy!

Kathleen said...

fabulous set of cards here, especially love the last one, glad you had a great time.
Sorry about the internet problems once again but I think it is about time you gave them a huge b--- sod it, telling off and finding another provider and demanding your money back.


Brenda in IN said...

I would never have known the Joy to the World was a sticker! It is great for a card front. Adding acetate really makes a card classy. I'm amazed that all those different elements came together and blended so well to make such a pretty third card. I can imagine the 3 of you, Di and Darnell having a great time. I'm glad you weren't asked to leave!

Di said...

Great Christmas cards Mrs A! Dem stickeroos are so useful aren't they and you use them so well. You know, I don't think we stopped talking the whole time we were together - so much to say and so little time :)

Off to bed here - lordy, it's still so hot!


Di xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards... Love those PBStickeroos ...,
Love Sylvie x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely designs my friend, all are just stunning.xx {aNNie}

scrappymo! said...

You put me to shame, Mrs A. You have made up three wonderful cards! I liked the traditional colours and papers you used.

Wanted to take a minute to digress and say that you looked lovely in that Darnell meetup photo on Di's blog. Sure wish we could have met too when I was last over!

scrappymo! said...

You put me to shame, Mrs A. You have made up three wonderful cards! I liked the traditional colours and papers you used.

Wanted to take a minute to digress and say that you looked lovely in that Darnell meetup photo on Di's blog. Sure wish we could have met too when I was last over!

Zoe Tant said...

Fabulous cards Valery. I love the acetate cover on the first what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Zx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous cards Valery, amazing upcycling as ever. I love the Christmas Goose with the acetate, just all brilliant for the challenge, Kate x

JanR said...

Great cards! Very Christmasy. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Jean said...

Oh what a great set of cards, its great when you use your stash up.

Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT for our Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again, good luck. Jean DT XX

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful Christmas Cards. Love the papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends this fortnight. AJ MH DT

KandA said...

Three fabulous cards Mrs A, especially love that Stickeroo. Glad you had so much fun with Darnell and Di xx

Unknown said...

These are all really lovely vintage style cards!!! I especially love that duck!! He's so not your normal Christmas image!! Great job!!!
Thanks for playing at crafty gals corner!!

Jules said...

Beautiful all cards are. Pretty colours and nice sentiment.
Love the duck one
Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy
Best wishes Jules xx

Marie Bingaman said...

Great trio of Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

N-Eva said...

Great cards love the vintage design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Nathalie said...

Very cute christmas card. Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
Nathalie DT

Tiggerscraps said...

This is wonderful! I'm so glad you joined us at the 12 Month of Christmas link up!
Marji DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Three fab cards!

Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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