Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Upcycled Christmas cutie

In the box of 'received Christmas cards' there's been one really cute image pleading to be re-used. She finally got her turn 'cos the current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Cute' - and she's also going to play in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July, where it's always 'Anything goes'. Tell me she doesn't pull at your heartstrings:
I used:

- A6 cream card blank

- the adorable label 'topper' which I carefully prised off the front of a Christmas card - just look at her twiddling her toes :) The label has been used absolutely as it was, ready sparkled with the ribbon and bow already there. The only addition I made was to add a teeny snowflake and little sparkly gem to her 'slipped halo'

- used snippets for the background layers, pale pink, snowflake patterned then white sparkly card and a teeny snippet of some cream Christmas sentiments paper which dates back many years

- just added a few more snowflakes, punched using different Woodware punches from the original card the little angel came on and topped off with sparkly gems 

Not sure quite why I'm still bashing away at Christmas cards as am well on target - at this rate I'll have run out of steam when other challenges start their Christmas themes :(



aussie aNNie said...

Really lovely Di, sorry not been around much, real life, well you ♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

scrappymo! said...

Oh my...she really is just too darn cute!
What a little sweetheart. How did you ever save her this long?

Delightful card, Di.

Jules said...

Morning Di

She is super cute indeed .. .. I love her!!!

In fact you can almost hear her pleading from the box saying "Please, please, pick me, pick me!! Use me and show me off on your blog"!!! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sarah said...

She is lovely Di and the text papers are a perfect choice too xx

Veerle said...

A real cuttie Di, lovely papers too.
Love from me xxxx (Veerle :) )

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh YESSSSS .. love this Di have that set somewhere in my Christmas card bag, my sister had them.. great idea well done.. might need to CAS it :D Shaz.x

SARN said...

Okay . . .I agree. . . that little angel is a cutie! Heartstrings duly pulled!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Gr8 job of recycling/upcycling and kudos to you for removing that adorable tag without any damage too.

Happy Wednesday


Sandra H said...

Aww Di well worth recycling this adorable image your card is so lovely xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

She is so adorable, Di!

Em x
Creative Em

MaryH said...

My favorite little Christmas angel. She's such a sweetie in her gold & white with the cute little feet under her gown, and tipsy halo. Glad you salvaged it to enjoy again on this pretty card. Well done! TFS

Greta said...

I my, Di--I wouldn't be able to send this to anyone because I'd want to keep looking at it! I LOVE this card!

Mary said...

I agree, wonderful upcycled card. Beautiful as always!

mamapez5 said...

I love this image. I have the stamp of it and it is called 'Peeping'. the pair to it is called 'Praying', but this is the one I prefer. I think it's the twiddly toes! A great bit of recycling. Lovely card. Kate x

Eliza said...

I really like her and I not like cute at all. gosh you are really knocking off those Christmas cards on the list. Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for visiting and you will be pleased to know I slept all day today, took your advice to rest, but the phone keeps ringing maybe I should turn it off LOL but I can't as I am on call 23/7

Have a great crafting week.
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 83

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. (Sorry I'm late with commenting) xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. (Sorry I'm late with commenting) xx