Sunday, April 15, 2018

Christmas Greenery.

Well that was certainly the week that was. Two different accounts hacked on the same day but what a difference in the way both companies handled it . One was sorted in an evening the the other took me 3 days just to convince them I had been hacked. Then when they finally responded it took a further day to resolve. What else could possibly go wrong!!. Didn't have long to wait as 1st The Doc's anti virus protection threw up a warning that it had stopped a virus attack on his pc and we managed to send the offending file to quarantine which contained it. 6 hrs later and it reached my pc so we had to do all the same procedure again. No damage done as our anti virus program stopped it dead.
Please do  make sure your anti virus is working and that you are protected as JS:Downloader is going the rounds again. It is a fairly common one but it is better to be safe than sorry.
It's time for the girls in the Christmas Card club to show our next makes. Mary chose the theme which was Christmas greenery/Poinsettia.
 First card.
 I found one used card front in my used christmas card box which I thought suitable and then I had a rummage in my christmas bits box and found an old table decoration (which has to be at least 50yrs as it was given to me by my MIL who had it for along time herself) to use for the poinsettia. I dismantled  the flower decoration and used some of it on the card below.

Second card. 
 As I had some of the decoration still left I made up another card . I still have enough over to make another one.  I layered up using green, red and gold card stock and my Sizzix fancy circles die cuts in several sizes. The sentiment is by Ultimate Crafts called  'Merry Christmas Swirls.' I die cut them in red and gold offsetting them slightly for a shaddow effect. It doesn't show very clearly in the picture but some of the panels are raised up using 3D tape.


This is what is left of the table decoration after I made the two cards above. 


Entering the second  card  into the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise #50. Anything goes.
Sweet Stampin Christmas # Anything goes.
Create And Inspire #73 A/g + use dies or stencils.
Get Creative #68 No pattern paper.
Tuesday Taggers #  Recycle something.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges #463 Christmas.
Creative Knockouts #241 Lots of layers.
Simply Create Too #137 Use die cuts.
Hiding In My Craft Room #348 Super scraps Saturday.

39 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Just as well you have up to date anti virus programme. Such a pain though! You have made two great cards. It's actually rather nice to have used something that has been in your stash for so long and can bring back memories. Take care. Christine x

aussie aNNie said...

Very nice two cards, keep well.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, what lovely cards, it's always amazing how you manage to remake a card with old ones. Great designs.
Keep well, Kate x

Ella said...

Hi Valery,
You made two very nice cards!
Enjoy your weekend ! Hugs!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Valery Anne, two gorgeous cards. It's amazing what we crafters can utilise in our cards, isn't it? That sentiment die is lovely,and very similar to one I have by Quitefire Designs. Love how you have created a shadow, very effective. Hugs, Shaz X

Jo said...

2 beautiful makes.....love poinsettia's & how you made new from old x

Brenda in IN said...

What a time you have had with hackers. It's good that you have great anti virus software. Your cards are so pretty. I like how you reused a table decoration. It looks great on your cards.

Anne said...

2 lovely cards, I'm not getting on very well with my Christmas cards despite good intentions.
Love how you've used the old table decoration, it's hard to part with family treasures but it's so much nicer to use it like this than it be sat in a drawer year after year
Anne x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Glad you are virus free, such a nuisance to sort out and put right too.
Lovely card designs as always and two super cards for your Christmas box.
Lorraine

Linda Harris said...

What a nuisance, such a shame you had to go through so much aggro with one of the companies. Beautiful cards and great recycling of the decoration.

terrie said...

Both cards turned out fantastic...it amazes me what we hold on to and re-purpose for future use....thanks for sharing

dutchess said...

Oh dear Valery thank goodness you are PC sorted...it the thing I dread happening.....
Loving both your beautiful cards and such use of your decoration...and still some left! ....enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxx

Jane said...

Glad you got everything sorted. Lovely cards, what a great way to use that vintage dec! xx

Mac Mable said...

Great idea to dismantle the table decoration and make two striking and beautiful cards x Thanks for the update on your PC and viruses...nightmare x

Barb said...

Two very beautiful cards you have made Mrs A. You put your MIL's decoration to great use. Barbxx

Carol said...

What a pain with the hacking and the viruses...you'd really think these people would put their know how to better use! Two great cards this week, love the poinsettias off the table decoration. Carol x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards,Valery.Love the stunning poinsettias.Sorry to hear about your hacking problems.I'am glad your problems are solved now.

Gr,Sylvia

MaryH said...

You never disappoint in your recycling skills. I love BOTH of these cards and I really like the design layout on #1. Clever to use table decorations as your stash too! Must remember that! on #2, equally lovely, I am admiring of your red & gold offset on the sentiment. I try to do that, but it just never turns out well. Yours is stunning, and it really draws the eye to that wonderful font too. Well done, Mrs. A. Thanks for the heads up on the virus warning too. Hope your upcoming week will be better. TFS & Hugs

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards.
xxx Margreet

rachel said...

So sorry to hear about your problems with hackers Valery - glad you managed to get things sorted. Great cards - who would have tought you could do these with a table decoration. Its amazing! Hugs rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this your cards are stunning. I am sorry you have had so much trouble. I hope you have a better week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Becca Sadler said...

Both Christmas cards are fabulous and recycling/re-using plus bits and scraps are a great way to participate in the 2nd Saturday theme challenge at HIMCR! Thanks for sharing! Becca~DT

Donna said...

What beautiful Christmas cards, like the multiple layers - makes your cards extra charming!

Meggymay said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards and great recycling. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.
Yvonne

Kathleen said...

Flipping heck, what a week, you poor thing, must have been a nightmare, glad you managed to get things sorted though but I would have named and shamed the one that didn't respond quickly.
Two really lovely cards, great use of the red and green and especially the lovely table decoration.
Faye is in my neck of the woods next weekend not booked on her class but will pop down to say hello and no doubt spend a bit at Dies to die for.
Kath x

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! What a great way to recycle those pretty Christmas decorations 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

scrAPpamondo said...

Great recycling! You made two fabulous cards with those table decorations!! Lovely dimensions on both and lovely designs!

Rita said...

Great cards Valery. Love them all. Hugs Rita xxx

Mia said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards, Valery. I love that you used pieces for a Christmas decoration. What a great inspiration! Kisses, my friend.

scrappymo! said...

You do wonderful work with your upcycled card. The die cut Merry Christmas on the second card is so beautiful...as is your poinsettia.

So cool you were able to use that embellishment...cool history, there!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A two fabulous Christmas cards and a great piece of recycling with the table decoration.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesdays
Avril xx

Tina Z. said...

uf, when I have read this, I will check my anti-virus, thank you for your reminder.
your cards are stunning, I love poisettias.
hugs xx

Zoe Tant said...

Love the up cycling to make these two beautiful cards. TFS Zoe x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What brilliant cards and great to have enough to make a table decoration too! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Valery, I especially line the top one, great re-cycling.

Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what brilliant makes for your card club.
Such clever use of the re-cycled Christmas decs.
They all look so brilliant abd beautifully designed too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell said...

Wow, Anne, you are such a Macgyver when it comes to salvaging parts from bits and bobs and making them into beautiful creations! Your two cards are gorgeous! I'm so sorry for the seven levels of computer hell you have been through and I hope everything stays healthy for a very long time! Thank you for sharing and warning others! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Debbie Dickson said...

Pretty poinsettia's. Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this week.

Ine Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/