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27 Jul 2014

A Wintery Scene.

Appologies for late entry.
I have been chasing my tail around all day.
Things won't get much better this week either.
So much to do and so little time.
Enough  of my moaning.
I actually did finish this card  in time to post early today
but last night I wasn't entirely happy with it and this morning
I popped another two layers on to it.
Now I like it!
The challenge over at the Christmas card club this time
has been set by Sylvie who wants to see trees somewhere on our cards.
I knew I had this rather lovely card in my stash of used Christmas cards
so  dug it out to use .
The original card was quite a big one so I cut out the centre
of the picture using my Xcut Rectangle Parenthesis die.
I came across the die cut fence panel whilst searching
for the snow flake die  and thought it made a nice foreground.
Snowflake die by Sizzix 655628 covered with Glamour dust.
SU card stock in grey.
Mirror card and navy pearl effect cardstock added as I thought
the card just lacked that little bit extra otherwise .
Blue dotty ribbon and blue gems from my stash.
Card given a light dusting of glamour dust to finish.

Then I decided to use all the left overs to decorate the inside.
I had a piece of the old Christmas card left over and trimmed it down.
I quite like the like the negative die shape along the edge.
The sentiment was from another card which I had previously cut using
my Xcut  Rectangles die.
 
Entering into the following challenges:
Completely Christmas #22 Anything goes.
Christmas card challenge #35 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra#  Christmas theme only.
Sparkles Christmas challenge #42 A winter scene.
Twisted Tuesday #81 Christmas with trees.
Scrap Creations# Christmas in July.
Die Cuttin Divas #175 Christmas in July (must use at least one die cut. I used 4.)
Clear It Out challenge # Christmas in July with glitter.
City Crafter #221 Christmas in July
Crafting For All Seasons #82 Christmas in July.



41 comments:

Debbie said...

Delightful Mrs A. There are never enough hours in the day some days are there. Debbiex

scrappymo! said...

I know what you mean about never enough hours in the day! Seems so silly for meto say since I m retired...but you still need more hours then too! lol

Your card is so pretty...love the shimmery look to it. The way you used the offcut to the right of your sentiment was a brilliant idea!

Adding the fence to the front panel looks fab too!!!

Carol said...

A gorgeous glittery creation Mrs A, great upcycling. Carol x

Createology said...

Bad Blogger lost your feed to me and I missed your posts. Now that I have re-found you and reviewed your creations I am in awe once again. Lovely! Creative Bliss Dear...

MaryH said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful use of your recycled card, this scene is too pretty to not be seen again. Loved the die cut and the glistening fence was beautiful with the snowy scene. Definitely had lots of trees! I think you will love the WoS. I am enjoying both the WoS & WoLuna too. Great products. Will be looking for your report! Have a good week, and I'm playing catchup too. I'm tired of this 'cleaning clutter' bug already. At least we've made a dent in the mess, but then I'm tired and don't want to do anything else. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A. I love the detailing you have added to that beautiful image.
hugs Sue xx

Christine Harrop said...

This looks fabulous! I love that you have recycled part of a card and added so much to it. Great for the challenge. Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

love it Valery....so dimensional and that fencing is ace.....great card....xxxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your card looks stunning Especially love the shimmer and the lovely trees
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful wintery scene Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Planetsusie said...

Love this Valery - great bit of recycling! I think that the fence has finished this one of beautifully. Super!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Recycling at it's best Mrs A! Fab job. x

Hazel said...

I love the scene that you've built up for Sylvie's CCC challenge - and thanks for sharing for Completely Christmas 22 and CHNC challenge extra for July x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely snowy, tree scene Mrs A. Great use of an old card and revamped to perfection.
Lorraine

Linda said...

Love the winter scene you have created. Hope you manage to get all that you want done this week.

Asha said...

Oh wow! That is just stunning, Valery. The landscape, the fence, the glitter.... perfect the wintery scene.
hugs, Asha

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card!! So very pretty ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Anna Rogalska said...

Such a lovely card ... Very elegant! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Sandra H said...

Morning Mrs A.........Another great use of snippet and the inside of your card is gorgeous l'm loving all the lovely detail to the front of your card truly beautiful ...hope you have a lovely day x

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous card.Hugs xx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh how beautiful Valery, what a magical wintery scene, amazed it's up-cycled, love everything about it, Kate x

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Mary said...

Valery, love your card. I'm with you on tail chasing. I thought this is the Dog Days of Summer, shouldn't that mean we lay around doing nothing? Well, while you were chasing your tail you created a beauty! And an equally beautiful inside. I like the negative die shape too....good thinking!

Sue said...

Oh wow this is stunning Mrs A!!! totally gorgeous..huggles Sue xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done, Mrs. A.! This is a brilliant upcycle of a former great card to turn it into a glorious card, and a smashing inside, to boot!! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge "Winter Scene" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow this really is lovely. Thanks for playing with us at CCCB!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mrs A
Fabulous card.... Love the scene....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Brenda in IN said...

This is an awesome card. I love the sparkle and the hills. I know what you mean about time. Now that I've started on my cleaning frenzy, one thing leads to another, and it doesn't end!

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely card, very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous design love it...thank you for sharing it with us over at the Completely Christmas Challenge Challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B ( Owner )
Xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful beautiful card and scene.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I really like this Mummy! X

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
You have created a wonderful winter wonderland scene. Gorgeous!
Ang x

rachel said...

super work Valery - a great scene produced - brilliant!! Hugs rachel x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valerie
Fabulous card... Love the scene....
Stunning
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Milnie said...

your winter scene is just lovely, very serene! Really wonderful made!
Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Crafting for all Seasons!

Have a wonderful day

Milnie DT

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous scene you've created! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Tina said...

Beautiful really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Tina (DT) x

Merry said...

Love your reuse of cards. Such a terrific scene and great way you have finished off the inside of the card.