Monday, April 03, 2017

Christmas Flowers

It's time once again for the girls in the Christmas card club to show our makes. The theme was set by Carol and she has asked for Christmas flowers. Now I should have posted this yesterday but I got incredibly tired  as the day progressed and when I get like that the only thing to do is early bath , early tea and early bed.Szzzzz.  I'm running around today playing catch up. Wednesday will be another tiring day as I need to get to Leatherhead so The Doc will drop me off at the station in the morning and pick me up again in the evening. I have two trains to catch each way or possibly 3 if the timing isn't right coming home.
But I digress. Back to the cards I made. A quick rootle round in my used christmas card box turned up a card front with christmas roses on .

 It was originally quite a big card as it had a border all the way round which I trimmed off and have re used. You can see it top and bottom and also to trim the inside of the card with.  The card had a slight smattering of snow showing  around the lantern so I decided to enhance the look by covering with a sheet of acetate that has snow blobs as a pattern already on it.  I attached with green brads to match the ivy and raised up on 3d pads before attaching to a slightly larger piece of cream card which in turn was adhered to the red card base that I made from card stock.

For my second card I have used the Craft Creations Topper sheet 'Christmas Poinsettias' that I had out to make the previous cards with. I noticed that amongst the toppers still left on the sheet to use  were some with Christmas roses on, so perfect I thought to compliment  my first card. Again  have gone for making a Joy Fold card. 

The sentiment is a britannia word die which I have cut multiples of  and glued together to give a raised effect.  For the inside of the card  two of the toppers were a tag shape so I used the larger of the two to make into a tag and made a small pocket for it to slip into. The other I attached to the opposite side leaving room for a short message to the recipient. 



19 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Great upcycled card. Mrs. The foloral scene looks wonderful under that snowy acetate!
The joy fold card is so lovely. I love this fold. Great Xmas roses and great card design here.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Beautiful work :) love the idea of upcycling and the joy fold design is so pretty. Love it.
hugs
preeti

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful design and display, love this fold.xx ♥[aNNie]

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards Valery and great up cycling...love he folds on your second card and the tag xxxxx

Veerle said...

Beautiful cards. I love all the details on the inside of number 2 wonderful.
Hugs Veerle x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection of card, great recycling too.

Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Fabulous cards Valerie, your second one is an ingenious way to use up those smaller toppers that I always have left over from these decoupage sheets, thanks for the inspiration.
Lorraine

Di said...

Wonderful upcycling! I love both cards - especially the Joy fold, very clever!

Enjoy your outing to Leatherhead Missus!

Hugs

Di xx

Craftychris said...

Two gorgeous flowery Christmas cards! Fab idea to add the snowy acetate to the first one and the design of the second is sooooo cool! xxx

Craftychris said...

Forgot to say enjoy your day out! Hugs. xxx

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards!
xxx Margreet

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards as always.
Valerija xx

Christine Harrop said...

Great cards Mrs A. I love the fold on the second one. Take it easy and look after yourself!!! Hugs Christine xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card. I hope your trip goes well. Do take care. Hugs Jackie

Margo said...

They are so lovely ! I have a tiring day today ... I'm going to do the same routine you did yesterday ! Enjoy your trip tomorrow !

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab upcycling for both and so pretty folding! Love the snow blobs on the acetate in the first one and the detail of the tag in the second one!

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful bit of upcycling Valery, I love the Christmas roses and your designs are beautiful.
Hope your not so tired tomorrow, take care, Kate x

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Nrs. A. Greattach recycling on the first and I love the shape of your second card. Barbxx

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Mrs A, your Christmas roses are so pretty. Sorry to be so late commenting this time. Carol x