Friday, 8 August 2014

Twiggy star

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'reach for the stars'. Instead of going down the route of traditional stars in the sky I opted to upcycle a tall and thin Christmas card from 2013:
I used:

- SU's 'Smoky Slate' card stock to make an A6 sized card

- the upcycled card front, just trimmed down to suit the A6 card blank - I actually cut a smaller twiggy heart from the bottom of the card - mounted onto a piece of red glitter card  (bargain pack from Hobbycraft)

- the image was already tickled with red sparkle (hence my choice of the red glitter backing card) so all I added was a few clear sparkly gems here and there

And as always, this card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where it's always 'Anything goes'.

Tell you what, that red glitter card sheds like crazy - no wonder it was cheap!

Di
x

25 comments:

  1. Glitter, glitter, glitter.... I love the look of them but I can't stand them when you have them everywhere! ^_^
    It's good to upcycle cards! Love those red glitters! Hope they are not floating everywhere in the playground! Hee hee!

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  2. I love this star and all the sparkle! My butterfly flew in today! That was quick! He's already been stamped. Now to get him on a card! Thanks so much and for the delightful card too. She's sitting here on my desk making me smile every time I look up! Grateful hugs...

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  3. I really like this star wreath with all the dangling, sparkling ornaments! Glitter looks pretty on cards, but what a mess to work with it! I'm peeling it off my face for a week afterward! LOL

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  4. I like the twigs the star is made of, very nice. Hugs Veerle xxx

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  5. Ah, but then not only is your card sparkly and beautiful with it's brilliant upcycled star, but so is your beautiful hair!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Love this card! You've made 89 Christmas cards already??? Perhaps I ought to think about making my first one!!!!

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  7. Hi Di gorgeous christmas card the star looks beautiful :)
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  8. so unique and pretty love all that glitter and the size too
    hugs from california
    bibiana

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  9. I was getting ready for work this morning and noticed that I had glitter on my neck! Sorry for not being around much lately, Summer has been really busy, I'll hoping for a breath in mid September!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  10. Love the twiggy star. Another good example of upcycling. Kate x

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  11. Love this Di and all your others I've been catching up on!! now I have time to breathe..lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  12. Love the glitter and sparkle, Di :)

    Hugs,
    Em x
    Creative Em

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  13. Well your star certainly got away from the norm, great idea

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  14. This is fabulous Di - love the twiggy star and the red glitter. I forgot all about Hazel's challenge this week - wonder if I have time to pull something out of the bag :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  15. This is so beautiful Di as always you are so creative with your cards x

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  16. I love this twiggy star with it's lovely dangles, and it looks fab dressed up with the red glitter card.
    Jean x

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  17. Brilliant up-cycled card, looks great with the red glitter card.

    Kath x

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  18. Love your twiggy star, Di - thanks for sharing for both of my CHNC challenges. x

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  19. The twiggy star is fab...made all the better by that lovely glitter paper. I get so itchy after I use glitter paper...it seems to all shed, on sale or not!

    Wonderful upcycled card!

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  20. This does look very 'country' & folksy. I really like this upcycle. Love all the glittery bits too. Well done! TFS & Hugs

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  21. great piece of recycling Di. I love your starry twiggy card!
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  22. The red glitter card looks so good - what a shame it sheds! A very neat bit of recycling!

    love Mags B x

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  23. This is fab! I love glitter but usually stick to glitter glue - less mess :-) x

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  24. Neat looking card, Di! Another great up-cycle!

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  25. beautiful!! way to up cycle :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

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