Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wrap Up Warm.

I'm woefully late for our
Christmas Card Reveal.
Sorry Kate I have been away for a few days 
and didn't have time to prepare before I went.
Kate's choice for this challenge was
'Woolie Hats and Gloves'.
We were allowed to add scarves too!

So straight into my used christmas card pile

and I found a card front showing mitts,hat and a sock.
I trimmed  it down using  a Crafts-Too square dies scalloped edge
and adhered to matching red cardstock.

I then made up one of my acetate sandwiches
using green base card wrapped over to the front and attached
to the acetate with the image in between.
I found some green holly stickers for down the front hinge
 and also used to decorate along the base of the acetate.

Next I had a look through my stamps and digi's to see
if I could use something from my christmas stash.
I found this digi image by Mo's Digital Pencil 
'Valerie with Snowball'

I coloured using my promarkers in two shades of blue.
Fussy cut out the hat,scarf,coat and snowball and adhered
to a separate digi image using the same colours. I used 3D
pads to raise them up on top.
I used an embossing folder from
Practical Publishing International on the pale blue cardstock.
I attached this to a dark blue cardstock to make the base card
then adhered the image to it.
Acetate was attached to the hinged flap and makes the front of the card.
I used blue/white bakers twine wrapped round the hinge to make a bow.

I used silver sticker edging, snowflakes and sentiment
on the acetate front for decoration.

Entering the Blue card  into the following challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas #214 Keep Warm.
A SnowFlakes Promise #29 Anything goes.
Get Creative #48 Must include embossing wet or dry.
Lets Craft and Create #117 Spots or stripes.
Paper Creators Crafts #51 Christmas.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #381 Christmas.
Craft Rocket Challenges #24 Mostly Blue.


MaryH said...

Well, you've certainly entered 2 winners to this fun challenge. Your Christmas card stash must be a huge one. (I've been trying to clean out some of the ones I've saved for years!) This was the perfect one to fit the bill for this challenge too! Also loved Mr. Blue Valerie too. You're a wonder with the acetate technique, and I like the way you've done the hinge and twine, adding some 'snow' on the acetate front. Love that elegant EF with this little cutie. Well done, hope you get a rest now! TFS & Hugs

dutchess said...

Two great examples of hats and gloves Valery....and your blue card looks so frosty! Lovely xxxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW both look sooo beautiful but I especially love the traditional red and green ...so happy it looks
Dr Sonia

Merry said...

Two wonderful cards, love the use of the acetate, very inspiring.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, worth waiting for, fabulous cards, never ceases to amaze me how you cleverly upcycle your old cards, both are brilliantly designed and perfect for the challenge, thank you, Kate x

Mrs.B said...

Two great cards Mrs A. Love the Mo image, so sweet.
Avril xx

brenda said...

Beautiful makes as always Valery with perfect colours and attention to detail.

B x

Margreet said...

Great to see Norm is enjoying the sun!!!
Your cards are gorgeous...love especially the 2nd one!
xxx Margreet

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Both cards are gorgeous Valery, I love the acetate fronts and the beautiful little girl in blue.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what wonderful Christmas cards.
My fave is the 2nd one and you colouring of that super image is ace.
Love the acetate fronts also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very beautiful both your greetings cards with your "mark" of acetate front panel! :) Love expecially the second one, so sweet and with adorable image and embossing!

Bonnie said...

This little snowball girl is adorable, Valerie Anne! You've colored so beautifully and I'm doubly impressed with the acetate! Brilliant to add the snowflakes! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Oh, and I love the first card with all the warm items hanging to dry!

Margaret said...

love these blues ~ hat and scarf are too cute!

Donna said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Mrs A, love the traditional image and colours on the first card aand the 2nd card is adorable. So clever with the acetate front and the twine bow is so cute! :) Donna ♥ x

Brenda in IN said...

I really like the way you wrapped the green cardstock around to make that card. The blue Valerie card is so cute with just her eyes peeking out.

Pat said...

Two wonderful cards ValeryAnne with great upcycling on the first, and the second with the fabulous dimension and detail. I adore the acetate on the front and the cute MM image layered and coloured beautifully with such a pretty blue and great embossed detail in the background. x

Greta said...

I always admire your upcycling, Mrs. A & your second card is fabulous! Love how you colored that adorable image with just 2 shades of blue--need to remember that!

Marcia Hill said...

2 fabulous cards, but I must admit that the little girl holding the snowball has melted my heart...SOOO cute! And beautifully colored too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday's!! :0)

Deloris said...

How cute! Made me smile! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator!

Tina Z. said...

I love your upcycling and great idea with acetate!

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Two wonderfully made cards Mrs A. you're so clever, well done,
Shaz in Oz.x

karenlotty said...

Love the blue She's very cute Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

http:/drdeweypibbs.blogspot.com said...

This is the essence of the challenge.
He is WARM. Good job.

AlisonC said...

I do like the little ValerieAnne with the snowball. So cute and beautifully layered up. You must have a good stack of cards by now. x

Di said...

Hi Mrs A! Wahoo - we both got honorable mentions over at Merry Monday. LOVE you little girl card - so cute!

Have added bandages and plasters to the packing list for the craft sessions!


Di xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create
Tina dt

Ammaris Art said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for taking part in our challenge at Let's Craft and Create! Good luck!
Catherine DT