Sunday, November 02, 2014

Snowmen

Time once more at the Christmas Card Club
to show the cards we made for
the next theme chosen by Lorraine C.
'Snowmen'.
I had two old used cards in my stash
with snowmen on and as I liked them both
I have made 2 cards.
First up is this one re using an oblong card.
I cut the 2 end snowmen off and then fussy cut them out
and placed in front of the rest of them to make
a square card. To neaten it up I used  a frame
that I had die cut the centre from for
the scarecrow card.
Sentiment made using my Britannia word dies
and glued to the frame using PVA adhesive.
I attached Acetate to the front with brads
and then adhered to a piece of red card
which  I then matted onto a white base card.
I finished off with a bow made from a snippet of twine
I had left over in my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #149 Use up your snippets (twine and frame).
Crafty Creations #275 Brads, buttons or bows.
Squigglefly Challenge #43 Use a frame.
Paper Minutes #345 Christmas and red.

My second card is again using an old oblong one.
This time I cut the Christmas trees off from either end
and used inside the card.
I have made another Gate fold card.
I love making these.


Card bases are made from silver and  navy pearlised card
and layered up alternately.
Sentiment is the negative of a Britannia word die
layered onto navy card .
I found some cute little snowmen embellishments
in my stash by Accessorize
which matched perfectly.

Entering into the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #235 Christmas.
Me and Mine # Beat the rush.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #. Christmas cards .



36 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards for my theme this time, thanks for sharing them with us. They are both very ingenious designs using old cards, I love the first one with the frame around it and the gorgeous snowmen peeking out.
    Lorraine

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  2. GREAT card designs, Mrs. A! Love your colors and imaginative use of snowmen images!

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the images and great design!
    Lucy x

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  4. Fab up cycling and I like them both but the first is just pipping no2 as my favourite. Zx

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Mrs A!!! huggles Sue xx

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  6. Two super cards Mrs A and lots of lovely snowmen. Great recycling. Carol x

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  7. Your cards are beautiful Sweetie ! Love the snowmen on the first one ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  8. Such happy looking snowmen, especially the first card. Well done on doing your bit for recycling. Great cards.
    As for my mishap...gonna take a while and then I will have the scabs to pick...
    Hugs
    xx

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  9. Two beauties. You know how much I love recycling and Upcycling, so well done you. They are both lovely, buyt that gate fold card is a dream. Love how you were able to use the trees inside!

    Sent you an email...

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  10. love both your recycled cards!
    xxx Margreet

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  11. oh how satisfying Valery....2 cards and all that upcycling!.....lovely xxxxx

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  12. I've been re-using old Christmas cards too, but I hadn't thought about using the frame like that. These are lovely!
    Rosey x

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  13. so pretty! Love the image! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  14. Both cards Mrs A are so cute and what a great use of recycled images truly are lovely x

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  15. I always love to recycle, where I can. These are wonderful designs!

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  16. First card is great and love the images but the second card is totally stunning.

    Kath x

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  17. These are so gorgeous I love the images
    Kevin xx

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  18. Such fabulous upcycling on the first card! Love that image and you were right to recycle it. Because of your fabulous creations I shall look at this years shop bought cards differently and try to upcycle more of them.
    I love the unusual shape of the second and have just remembered it's a Joy fold - must make some of those again! More gorgeous images and I love that you used the waste for the sentiment - something else I must try to remember to do with other sentiment dies!
    Fabulous little embellishments too - I got to that shop when they have a sale to see if there is anything I can dismantle and use on my creations - yipee I am doing that right! Karen x

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  19. Some beauties here to enjoy! I'm impressed with #1 snowmen and all your creative ideas for recycling a card. Liked that window framing around these guys too. Loved the navy & silver trees a whole bunch as well. You've been very productive & creative. You know I'm loving all that matting you've got going on. Take care, Big Hugs & TFS

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  20. These are very cute! I love snowmen! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  21. Hi Valery
    Wow love the snowmen
    Hugs Sylviexx
    Fabulous cards....

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  22. These are both gorgeous Valery - you must be proud of your 'upcycling' I know I would be. Brilliant cards.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  23. Great cards Valery. Love all those snowmen. Even better for the re-cycling! I kept some cards from last year and have just been having a go with bits of them. Christine x

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  24. Hi Mrs A
    That is super recycling. Both cards are great but love the fancy folding on the second.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  25. I like both cards..the snowmen are so cute!

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  26. Gorgeous cards with wonderful design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

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  27. Great cards Mrs A - and so clever to turn the long row of snowmen into a double row for a square card :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  28. super snowmen Valery - I especially love the middle card - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

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  29. Great snowmen cards! Very cool ways to do them too. I love me some snowmen! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely cards with us in the Squigglefly frame challenge!

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  30. Oooh lovely cards! Thank you for joining in Beat the Christmas Rush.
    Sue @ Me&Mine x

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  31. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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