Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sentiment only.

Welcome again. Time once more for the girls in the Christmas Card club to show our next makes. Carol has set the theme this time and asked for a Sentiment as the Focus on our card.
So off I went to my stash of used christmas cards and found this rather colourful card front that fits the theme beautifully. It didn't need much doing to it other than a quick trim to make it a tad smaller all round and then adhered to several layers of coloured card stock to pick out some of the colours in the design. Now it really wouldn't be one of my cards without a bit of acetate on it so I have adhered a sheet to cover the front and attached with red brads to fasten. The top three layers have then been adhered to dark blue cardstock tent style and raised up with 3D pads. Also used small flower shape
out cuts (from a die cut sitting on my desk that I have not used yet) under the brads to resemble the white flowers in the image.
Entering into the following challenges:
A Snowflakes  Promise #30 Anything goes christmassy.
Jo's Scrap Shack #160 Recycled scraps  (christmas card and flower shape scraps).
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Love to Craft #3 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Anything goes.

Next I went to my Christmas stash of stamps, digi's, diecuts, embossing folders to see if I could find a suitable sentiment to use. Lo and behold I found this Woodware  'Huge Noel' stamp just begging to be used.  I first stamped out onto cream card stock and then had a look through my christmas papers and found this festive red/green check freebie paper from Making Cards 'Christmas Edition 2015 which I stamped again . Fussy cut the wording out keeping it all joined together and then carefully adhered it over the cream stamped image.  Added a pre made red bow to match the card above and again mounted up onto several layers of different coloured card stock. Again I have adhered a sheet of acetate to the front and attached with green brads (they do match the green cardstock but only the top right is showing it's true colour. The light is not good today for taking indoor photos!) Have also added strips of gold wavy edging as the card just needed that  little bit extra .

Entering into the following challenges:
Scrapping 4 Fun #76 Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs # Use a sentiment..
Creative With Stamps  #7 Sentiment.
Crafty Girlz # Anything goes.
12 Months of Christmas #22 Anything goes.


Elizabethd said...

Beautiful, very Christmassy.

dutchess said...

Hi Valery....two great cards I must admit to just loving that Noel stamp....especially on the tartan paper...a real statement of a sentiment....xxxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Valery Anne! (I love Anne with an E!) Beautiful cards - I love how colorful and sweet they are, giving all the attention to those amazing sentiments! Both are great additions to your Christmas stash - which I have not really done much about this year! Ugh! What's wrong with me? LOL

Thank you for the inspiration today. And... Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}

Kathleen said...

Great up-cycled card and would have been silly not to have used it. Love the second card too, the paper looks just great on the image.

Kath x

rachel said...

These are so super Valery - I love them both! Hugs rachel x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Beautiful both your Christmas cards, love how you recycled the first one adding some lovely touches and the acetate front! And the second one looks great with the paper pieced word and the gold waves!

Liz said...

Two lovely cards. Great recycling on the first one and I love the paper piecing on the second one. xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Sweet and gorgeous duo!!

Dr Sonia

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas cards and Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

brenda said...

Just gorgeous, both the image and colours plus nice designs.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Two really fabulous cards Mrs A! Love them both but maybe # 2 just edges into the lead. Christine xx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous cards Valery, just perfect for the theme, as always your recycling of an old card is brilliant, and it's so colourful, woodware stamps are wonderful, I love them and this big one is fab, Kate x

Barb said...

Two super cards here Mrs.A. Great recycling on the first and I love the paper peicing on your Noel card. Barbxx

MaryH said...

Another splendid recycle that certainly fit the challenge theme this week. I love the Folk Art look of #1 and of course, your acetate addition just added more glam to the look. Always so interesting to see how you've used your stash of old cards. Love the bold look of #2's sentiment, so fun & jolly with the frames and colors around the fussy cut word. (that looks tricky on that bit!) TFS & Hugs

Carol said...

Two super cards Mrs A. Love your recycling (you do it so well) and I'm a sucker for the large Woodware sentiments too (I have the snow one). Hope you and the Doc are well. Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards Val, sorry not been around much, been away and always trying to catch up...never ending.xx

Brenda in IN said...

Love both of these. The layering is what brings these greetings to the forefront. I love that red and green plaid and how you used it for the Noel. The beautiful frame of gold really sets it off.

Carole J said...

Lovely cards, Mrs A! The recycled Noel card is my favourite - I love the vibrant colours and all the layering. The little flowers and brads are a nice touch.
Thank you for sharing your work with us at the “Anything Goes” Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Megan J said...

Hi Valery, two great Christmas cards for your stash, love the second card and the lovely plaid papers, reminds me of Scottish tartan! Have a great week... Megan

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Lovely cards, love the layering
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Andreja L. said...

Fantastic cards you made :-))
Thank you for joining us at Scrappin4Fun challenge.
Hugs, Andreja

Erika said...

Two lovely Christmas cards Val. Love the large sentiments.

Hugs Erika. x

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Valery
both are adorable Christmas card with NOEL sentiment
I love the color combo
Great post

Many thanks to joininig with us at Creative with Stamps this month,

MaryV said...

Really beautiful card!
Thank you for playing along at Creative With Stamps Challenge. Hope to see you again!
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Suze said...

Two lovely cards. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

flossbite said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNuts Christmas Challenge Extra this month. Good Luck!
Fiona xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Wonderful Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Katy said...

Both are awesome Christmas cards! Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)

Susan Renshaw said...

Great idea!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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