Sunday, January 08, 2017

Anything Goes 1,2,3.

Running completely behind today. The Bathroom+ Downstairs Cloakroom Refurbishment (nicknamed  'Project Horrendous' by The Doc) kicks off tomorrow and is due to take 3 plus weeks to complete. The radiators have been removed and everything from the walls in case they get knocked.
Can't do much about the walls so hope they will be careful.  Watch this space for updates. 'Project Digger Mole is due to get  underway next door as well but will explain that one at a later date. It's all go here!!


It's time once again for the girls in the Christmas Card club to show their makes. We have a brand new set of themes for the coming year and Margaret has started us off with a nice easy one of Anything goes.  Not having much time I have just delved into my used christmas card box and selected card fronts that aren't needed for any of the other themes.  I managed to come up with the following 3 cards.
All made  with card stock made into blanks and then the card fronts cut down to size and a frame added using my Crafts-Too Rectangle dies stitch hole. I adhered acetate between the frames and image  but it doesn't show up in the photos. 

Card 1 uses gold edging strips and a Britannia word die for the sentiment which is attached to the acetate. Picture front was added to the cream card and then the red frame adhered uses 3D pads  for a bit of dimension.

Card 2 uses silver edging strips and a sentiment from my stash. I adhered the card and framework flat on the blue base and adhered the sentment using 3D pads.

 Card 3 uses gold edging trim and a gold sentiment sticker. I adhered the frame, acetate and card image altogether as one unit and then applied to the green card base using 3D pads for dimension.

So 3 different cards, 3 different looks and  3 different ways of attaching the acetate windows. 

Hugs 

24 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Blogger seems have eaten my previous comment :(
Three lovely cards, great upcycling and love expecially the first one!

Createology said...

Wonderful repurpose of received Christmas cards. Your three new cards are beautiful. I have made postcards out of some of my received cards. I mail lots of postcards throughout the year with Love Notes and other Random Acts of Mail. JOYful Creating...

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Three beautiful cards to start off the new year stash Valery, I do love your upcycling skills.
Lorraine

dutchess said...

Happy new year Valery.....and three great card designs to get your card stash going....I have taken your recycling to heart and looked carefully at my cards to see if I can do the same.....xxx

scrappymo! said...

ThrEe great Cards, three great looks. i love upcycled cars and yours are beAutiful!

Margo said...

So nice how you have re-used your cards to create these beauties ! Good luck today !

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three gorgeous cards Valery, great recycling too. Hope the renovations go well.

Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Three stunning cards... great use of old cards...
hugs Sylvie xx

Sandra H said...

Oooh new year new beginnings hope your renovations go according to plan and no delays............l love your cards not one but three your so creative take care xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wow what fantastic cards, I love all your designs, especially the snowman card.
Good luck with your renovations, Kate x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi lovely, gorgeous display of card here. Love the use of acetate and the use of old cards. Have fun with the reno's I am sure it will all look amazing when complete. xx{aNNie}

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi ValeryAnne, great cards from you. Love that they are all so different, using almost the same supplies. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi your cards are gorgeous I love them. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
ooooooooooooooo! it sounds like I am going to have to look forward to such things as my bathroom is being made into a disabled one at the begining of March.
Not looking forward to the upheaval.
Still it will all be worth it won't it.
Great Christmas cards for the Christmas club.
They are all very lovely and have great images.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. A great set of Christmas cards.
Good Luck with the refurbishment!!
Avril xx

MaryH said...

Sorry to be a day late in commenting, but at least I'm finally having a moment to visit. Sounds like you will have an exciting 3 weeks coming up, and I bet you were scurrying trying to get things ready pre-construction. Yet you always come up trumps with the recycled cards. Each one is so pretty, and I'm loving the festive red on #1 & 3. The gold border trims along with the other extra details you add, make these so special. Adore the cute little Frosty hanging the lights. (and yes, I did spot his red helpers). TFS & Happy New Year. Best of luck with successful remodeling too! Hugs

Merry said...

Great way of recycling, the cards look wonderful. Hope all goes well with your reno's.

Carol L said...

These cards are great examples of re-purposing Christmas cards! I love how you've made each one your own with your personal touches! I love the gold and silver touches along the framework - it's so festive and pretty!

Tina Z. said...

amazing cards, I love your recycling and how you used old cards.
Good luck with your renovations.
hugs

Terry Oulboub said...

Lovely cards, Mrs. A with fabulous edging; love the vvintage look. A perfect way to recycle old to make new; love that idea! Hugs...

Amanda said...

Three lovely cards, I never use acetate.... don't know why x

Amanda said...

Three lovely cards, I never use acetate.... don't know why x

Greta said...

Good luck with the remodeling--never fun while it's being done, but hopefully worth it in the end! Your cards are all lovely, but I'm especially drawn to the darling one with the snowman!

Carol said...

A great start Mrs A, these look wonderful. Carol x
PS Not sure if I thanked you for the lovely card you sent me...so thanks :)