Thursday, 23 January 2014

Shades of blue

Over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge the theme for this week is 'shades of blue':

I used:

- white DL card blank

- the upcycled front of a Christmas card, from 2012, (who says I'm a hoarder)

- a snippet of backing paper from LOTV's 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad

- snippets of navy blue pearlescent card, punched with Martha Stewart 'Traditional Scallop' edge punch

- a clear gem at the centre of the star and smaller ones along the scalloped edging

- no sentiment, I think this beautiful upcycled card front, for which I take absolutely no credit, says it all

Am also entering this into Crafthazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January where it's always 'anything goes'.



Mrs A. said...

Can't sleep so on me pooter where else! I like the scallop border with the gems. It gives a lovely
Eastern feel to the card which compliments the hoarded card perfectly. hugs Mrs A.
p.s. speaking of punches I'm sitting ere putting tiny lazy daisy flowers together from the shapes out of a punched border. Waste not want not. Waiting for loads of shrink plastic butterflies to dry as well from a coating of glossy accents. Wink wink!

Greta said...

I'm so impressed you're using those saved Christmas cards! This is beautiful, Di!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card
love the star on sky
hugs Tamara

SARN said...

Nice n traditional one there Di! Terrific.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Di. The scalloped border is perfect with the recycled image - perfect for the challenge. I'd like to say I've finished my blue card but I got sidetracked with graveling and a mammoth stamp sort out, sigh. Hopefully today will see some progress. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Miss. Great recycling there.

scrappymo! said...

Love this recycled card. I agree with Mrs does have an Eastern fell to it.
No sentiment needed at all!

Have still to make my recycled card this month. I plan to make a recycled Xmas card each month...maybe even more! I too save the pretty toppers off cards received and it is time to weed out that pile.
Sounds like many of us are working away to reduce our stash!
Great card!

mamapez5 said...

No sentiment needed Di. It was a good image to save, even if it did take over a year to use it. I have several older ones in my box too. I love the border and pearls. (And it's easily as nice as mine, so what did you mean!) Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Blues are big this week. This is a lovely, serene card. Great way to recycle cards too. I picked up all my Christmas stuff.... but I didn't put it far.

Viv's Visuals said...

hello Miss Squirrel!! But it WAS a good hoard Di, cos you've made a lovely card with it!! x

Patricia said...

Love, love, love this stunning card. Great re-cycling, you have made a beautiful card.

Patricia xx

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card Di. I like the the scalloped edging and the lovely image.
I have been recycling Christmas cards too, I must get round to doing a blog.
Jean x

Sandra H said...

Di this is simply gorgeous x

Rocky said...

Who wouldn't want to recycle a lovely picture like that?! You've done a great job, thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card (way to go with the upcycling - love it) for both CHNC challenges x

MaggieC said...

I love this upcycled card. Just perfect. I am sure you would like those stamps I got this morning. Go on, you know you want to. xx Maggie

MaryH said...

Always enjoy seeing how you recycle pretty cards. 2012? You're a piker...I have 'em back to the '70's I think. (and no I am NOT a hoarder! Just collect things. To frequently throw out years later -but it's lovely to revisit these old cards. You made a stunner with this one, and I liked your border with the rhinestones too. Also liked the taller shape. Good job! TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

Very peaceful and pretty!

MagsB said...

What a lovely, tranquil card! The scalloped border and pearls look lovely!

love Mags B x