Monday, 30 November 2015

Old Friends

Welcome to Day 6 (our final day) of the November Rudolph days Challenge. You have until midnight tonight PST to submit your entry. You can find Mr Linky on this post here.

Today, I realized I have some old favourites that I have been neglecting as of late. At one of the Langley Stampers Club get togethers. our hostess provided a  card kit made up of Stampin' Up punched shapes.

I have all the punches we used and yet it seems like such a long time since I last used them. Funny how you can have well made tools that work well, cut like a dream, have lovely designs, and still set them aside. Silly me!

Although it does not look like it, this card is the epitome of Upcycling. The red mats and birds wing and branch are cut from the back of old store bought Christmas cards.  The holographic gold mat, bird, and second branch are cut from a huge gift bag from the dollar store.  The bag was a nice heavy weight which comes in handy when you want to pop dot forward small details like the bird, and the leaves.

In the spirit of keeping fairly frugal with this card, we punched the bird, wings, branches and scalloped oval from the center of the two large mats. We were careful not to punch to close to the edges, thereby leaving enough of the outer edges to form the mat!

Card Base - hand cut from heavy weight cream card
Mats - read mat is cut from the back of store bought cards
DP - holographic paper was cut from a dollar store gift bag
EF - Swiss dots
Punches - Stampin' Up scalloped oval and oval punch, as well as their Bird and branch punch
Sentiment - gold foil peel off
Bling - clear diamond coloured red with copic marker

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the holographic bag and the also the cream oval for the sentiment)

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Upcycled bit of sparkle

Welcome to Day 5 of the November Rudolph Days Challenge. As promised, I have another Christmas card to share.

Remember this tag I upcycled into a Christmas card?

Today's card is the same image, but upcycled from a card this time. Michaels had 6 packs of the tags and cards  in their $1.50 bins. The image has a mat sheen at all other than the bit of stickles sparkle.

I matted it on a snippet of green card and once again used another snippet of that VOS 12x12 scrapbooking DP. This DP is quite pretty IRL as the red stripes are glittered. The bit of self adhesive silver ribbon is from the dollar store and the red metallic ribbon with the shot of green stitching through it is another VOS item...eons old, in fact. I found it when I organized my room! Proud of myself for remembering to use it as I usually forget to allow a spot for the ribbon, and then I'm stymied! lol

If you have not already entered this months Rudolph Days Challenge, you will find Mr Linky on this post here. I have two Memory Box dies for prizes this month. Details can be found on that same post.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Christmas Card Club - Robin and Day 4 of November Rudolph Days

It is day 4 of the November Rudolph Days Challenge. Here is another Christmas card to inspire you to join in the festivities. You have until Nov 30th to enter a card.  You can enter your card at the Mr Linky widget found on this post.

My card today is also for the Robin theme that I missed at my local Christmas Card Club.
I am posting my robin card very, very late!  It seems everything in my life is a tad late, lately. Hope the ladies will forgive me.

Our Robin theme was set by Sylvie at Gibmiss blog. Sylvie makes gorgeous cards. It is well worth popping over for a wee visit. The other girls blogs are featured on my sideboard. They always have beautiful cards to view.

I chose a Penny Black Stickeroo as I could not find any robin themed stamps in my stash. I even scrolled through my saved digital images and could not find a true robin image. U|sing a stickeroo also saved my hands a bit of grief.

I used snippets from my bits box to mat the stickeroo and then created a couple more layers of mat so I could place the sentiment on the middle mat. The sentiment is a silver foil transfer rub on from a British Company...the name escapes at the moment. I think it is Craftwork Cards or perhaps Docraft. They were a new item at my local shop that I just couldn't resist!

The DP is actually a snippet of a 12x12 scrapbook paper. I bought up a wack of this paper on a clearance a few years ago. I cut them up into 6x6 squares and filed them into my cardmaking DP's. I used a snippet of white card for a Memory Box snowflake corner die and placed a few red diamonds onto the centers of the snowflakes.

Here is a better shot of that silver foil sentiment...I like the script and plan to use more of these...good thing the sheet of them is huge and contains all different fonts!

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Christmas Card Club - robins
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets