Saturday, 11 May 2013

Christmas Wishes for You

I know, I know - it's AGES yet! But, I had to make this card as I love the image so much - it's upcycled from one we were sent last Christmas. The effect of the monochrome leaves and stems of the holly with the bright red 'pop' of the berries really caught my eye when it arrived Bet you could stamp a lovely monochrome image and just add the red - oh, and it came with 'frosting' already on too:
So easy 'cos the work was mostly already done for me :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- sort of 'elephant grey' Cord'inations card and red card from the Snippets folder to back the image (mostly so it didn't just look like I'd taken the easy option and just slapped an old card front onto a fresh one without taking any trouble at all)

- the sweet little tag and bow were already on the card

- not showing very well but there are some little red gems amongst the holly - one had dropped off en route to us and I added just a couple of extra ones while I had them out on the desk

Saturday is my morning to do the Snippets Playground roundup and I was out most of yesterday so this card sure came to the rescue :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned. I spent an hour yesterday trying to do a Snippets Playground grab button - managed to succeed but then realised that the image is too small 'cos I over-reduced the pixels. You'd need a magnifying glass :( Watch this space though - I'll let you know when it's done! Snigger, if I can find the flipping tutorial again :(



Irene said...

What a brilliant Christmas card Di, your image is stunning. Oh a little Snippets grab button, yippee.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Beautiful christmas card,
hugs Tamara

Sarn said...

This card definitely pops. Great colour combo.

Good luck with button wotsit.

Sarn xxx

tilly said...

it's made a very pretty 'new card' love the colours

Mrs A. said...

Well blow me down with a feather if I don't have this used card in my stash too. Spooky wooky or what.!! Hugs Mrs a.

Di said...

Maybe we have the same friends Mrs A?

Di xx

Karen said...

Fabulous upcycling! Must try to do the same thing this year. I'm trying to make a couple each week so I don't have to be a headless chook again! Karen x

Diane said...

Christmas? Already? Nooooooooooo!
No seriously it is a lovely image!

Squirrel said...

Gorgeous, and the wind has turned chilly enough to make me think of putting extra layers on too, so Christmas is perfectly appropriate I think. Brr.
Rosey x

Sandra H said...

It's another of your stunning makes Di really like the recycled image your card is so lovely enjoy your weekend x

G Peplow said...

Hello Di, :D What a lovely Christmas card, I would have been taken by the image too it's gorgeous! I love the little pink fairy card below too :D
Thank you so much for your very helpful and kind comments, you are a real sweetie, I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great weekend, hugs Gay xxx

Anonymous said...

Great bit of upcycling Di! Love the red with the monochrome.

Crafty Lark said...

Clever upcycling, also love your fairy card. xx Flora

Kathleen said...

Another great up-cycled C card, you are very lucky as most of mine from the G.P. go in the bin.
Forgot to add to my entry that thanks, but no thanks to the prize.

Kath x

Carol L said...

I love the silver and red on your re-cycled card! It's just beautiful!