Sunday, July 09, 2017

Snowy Scenes in abundance!

I'm sure if we were entering the Grand National we would be first past the post as the weeks are just galloping past for us girls in the Christmas Card Club. Time to show our latest makes. The theme was set by Shaz  for  ' Christmas/Snowy Scenes.' As I have a lot of used christmas card fronts that fit the bill and I'm woefully short on the numbers needed, I decided to go for the marathon and made 10 up last night. (It was much too hot to sleep anyway!)
Here they are in quick succession.  Cards 1 -5 are made from old card fronts and 6 - 10 are made using prints from Hunkydory's  Little book of  'Sparkling Season' which are all snowy type images.

Now it wouldn't be christmas if I didn't make at least one using acetate. This time I have made an acetate outer sleeve and the card is on a separate leaf held in place with a raffia cord tied into a bow.
Sentiment is by Dovecraft 'Tis the season ' clear stamp. If you look closely you can just about see the acetate sleeve.  Brown and blue cardstock used to mount the cut down robin image.


Second card I have mounted the card front onto red cardstock and then adhered to a light beige cardbase. Die cut the sentiment out of the bottom of the red card leaving the negative image behind. I have used the die cut on a card further down. 

Third card  I have simply mounted the robin card front onto several layers of alternate red/blue card which is finally adhered to a navy card base. Sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash.

Fourth card I haved mounted onto orange card and then used a snippet of the green base card to diecut the sentiment using a die by Presscut.

Fifth card  the sentiment was already in the card front so I used some silver coloured cord that was on my desk from a couple of shop labels that came with some dresses. (I keep the labels  for making into christmas/birthday tags and the cord as you can see comes in handy too. ) 

Card six using a Scribble christmas sentiment corner from Phil Martin. Image has been layered using different coloured card stock adhered to a turquoise  base card to match the snowman's scarf.

Card seven again layered up using different coloured cardstock to compliment the image. Sometimes the dress labels come with ribbon attached and this piece was on my desk and matched perfectly. Sentiment is a silver sticker from stash.
Card eight  uses another piece of ribbon on desk that matched and a piece of cardstock that I had previously used to cut a frame out and also die cut the sentiment from which is a Britannia die. The Hunkydory image fitted perfectly. The square flat pearls from my stash. 

Card nine  again lots of layering onto a pale green card stock base. The silver sentiment from my stash was a tad too long for going down the side but I simply cut the surplus off and added it to the larger star in the image. (Waste not want not!)
Finally card ten which uses the Britannia die cut from card  which I have added a sprinkling of   Glamour dust to. Layered up using red and silver card stock onto a red card base.
Ok thats me done for the day. I will leave you in peace. Off out into the garden now  for a cooling drink and catch up on all your blogs My thanks go to Shaz for choosing a nice easy theme which enabled me to use up some of my  card mountain in one fell swoop!



30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful array of winter scenes Mrs A...you have been busy. Carol x

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  2. Wow, ten Christmas cards in 1 blogpost! My favourite is number 6 with the great scribbled sentiment.
    xxx Margreet

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  3. Wowzers! You have been busy, too hot to sleep? You must have been up til dawn crafting! An amazing set of cards. I really must start on mine soon, grand total for 2017 so far, zero. I do have some lili of the valley images that I stamped and coloured about 5 years ago, if I can find them I could finally finish them! Yeah, maybe next year...

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  4. My word Valery - you rocked this theme - brilliant recycling and brilliant use of the Hunkydory stuff too! Clever lady! Hugs rachel x

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  5. My goodness Valery such industry...beautiful cards....love your recycling and of course acetate.....xxxx

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  6. If there was a card section in the London Marathon you could well be a contender! Great selection of cards and some interesting images.

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  7. Hi Mrs A all your cards are gorgeous. I love reusing old cards I have a bag full of them. I hope you have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  8. A fantastic collection here Valery, great re-cycling on the first five cards and I love the image you've used on the last five too.

    Sue xx

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  9. wowie! so many beautiful cards :) love these winter snowy scenes and the idea of recycling.
    hugs
    preeti

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  10. Wow you certainly have been busy and a super way to upcycle, they look fab.
    Julie x

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  11. Absolutely amazing selection of cards Valery, all with the most gorgeous snowy scenes. Brilliant job of recycling, and the Hunkydory toppers are fabulous, great job done, Kate x

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  12. Traditional and glorious. A real treat to share all these amazing cards...Thank you x

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  13. WOW, Mrs A, you HAVE been busy! Great recycling to make these lovely cards. xx

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  14. Well I think you have taken the challenge by the horns here, what a fabulous set of cards, some super images and designs.

    Kath x

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  15. Well Mrs A each and everyone is fab!!! great images and fab design lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxx

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  16. Wow What a great collection of cards, love that you have recycled your old christmas cards to make new toppers.
    Hugs, Kaz xx

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  17. Great set of cards Mrs A. Great recycling too, Cathy x

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  18. WOW what a great display of magnificent cards...x
    [aNNie]

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  19. Wow, this is a gtreat collection of christmascards. And probably made in the summerheat?!
    Lia xx

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  20. Wow what a super collection of christmas cards. Lovely images and great upcycling xx

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  21. wow, a great use of cards you've received. I especially love the fourth card with the orange color. Makes a wonderful card and I like the nonconventional color.

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  22. Mrs A you are amazing and these snowy scenes are brilliant l love all of the images and great that you are recycling them and this l'm sure will add to your christmas list of cards you must be well ahead sending lots of love x

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  23. That hot night really stoked your creativity, Anne! Ten cards is an amazing accomplishment and each one is marvelous!! Enjoy the garden time! Hope it cools off soon for you! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. I don't know! These moths, they just have no manners; disappearing off in the middle of the night.

    We have humming bird hawk moths in abundance and they are so wonderful to watch.

    Xx

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  25. Fabulous cards Mrs A, especially love the ones with a bird. :)
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  26. Hi Valery
    You are certainly in full production... fabulous cards... love them all
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  27. Great way to recycle and reuse Valery.

    Hugs Diane

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  28. You certainly get going on a hot night Mrs. A. Great recycling. A lovely set of Christmas cards. Barbxx

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  29. Well done making all these in one night! They are all fabulous, I feel Christmassy now! Can I say that in July???? Hugs xxxxxxxx

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  30. wonderful snowy scenes love those cards ;O)

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