Tuesday, 30 December 2014

And onwards to Christmas 2015

Tee, hee - I bet many folk are totally fed up of Christmas cards by now, but needs must when the devil drives and I'm really going to try and stick to making 12 Christmas cards a month through January to November (which would be 132 of course). It was such a help this Christmas just gone, even though the last minute panics were just transferred to other things :)

Some of the cards will be 'batch bakes' but I do want to still join in with my favourite year round Christmas challenges - and this card is for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge where it's 'Anything goes' this week - and also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where it's always 'Anything goes':

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card blank - tent style

- the image from a 2013 Christmas card, carefully trimmed/fussy cut - I'm already eyeing up the shop bought ones we received this Christmas!

- a main frame of red mirri card to pick up the red foiled frame around the poinsettia image, topped with a piece of designer paper from the My Mind's Eye 'All is bright' paper pad

- the sentiment was from the same upcycled card, trimmed down into a pennant and then two Josy Rose nail heads added as 'faux fasteners'

Of course there's also Rudolph Day on the 25th of the month and Merry Monday every week so that (quick count up) could cover at least nine cards a month if I don't double up.

Di
x


24 comments:

  1. This made a gorgeous card! I'll bet it's prettier than the original!

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  2. This is beautiful! I love making Christmas cards all year long. Then there's no big rush in December. But you send many more cards than I do!

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  3. Gorgeus poinsettia in pink with wonderful BG PP, love this !

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  4. I'm with you all the way Di and it's a great way of getting out the festive NBUS!! This front was a real find, it's gorgeous xx

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  5. A fabulous card Di. I've also had several cards this year that will get upcycled for next year!
    Hope your eye is feeling a little better.
    Kath x

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  6. Beautiful card Di, great to recycle what you can. I've had people say to me that they don't keep cards. I put a paper insert in mine so the receiver can then send it on by replacing the insert. Cathy x

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  7. Hello Di,

    Just stunning, I especially love the bacground and beautiful Poinsetta

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. This is gorgeous Di. Loving the trio of poinsettias.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Nothing better than recycling - I have done some this year too, with old Christmas cards - yours is a real beauty, Di!

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  10. Fab card Di hope your eye is feeling much better..huggles Sue xx

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  11. I'm very impressed by your resolution and the fact that you've started. I'm not sure I can face another Christmas card for a few weeks. Having said that I'm now going to check out all my received cards for things to save! Your card is beautiful.

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  12. Love your recycled poinsettias Di and the red mirri card with that quite neutral coloured background goes perfectly, and all finished with that recycled sentiment. A great make. x

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  13. Great card , Di, love the poinsettias. Off to check out this year's bought cards we received........ ;-) xx

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  14. Brilliant card Di and not in the least fed up of Christmas cards. Everything tidied away for arrival of Jude, not one single card made while she was here, then after she had gone Saturday morning thought it was time I made a card and what did I get out... Christmas stuff.???!!!

    Kath x

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  15. This is a gorgeous card Di loving the poinsettias and Greetings background beautiful as always........l managed throughout the year to get my card done due to challenges so l think l will be doing the same again for 2015 it really does help......lots take care and all the very best for 2015 xx

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  16. This is lovely Di. I must admit I am having a week or two off before making any more Christmas cards, but I will try to keep up with Rudolph Day.
    I had to smile at your comment above. A relatively new to card-making friend was sitting with me as we opened our cards at the Wednesday group, and she said she couldn´t help assessing each one for usefulness next year! and I know just what she means. Happy new Year to you and Len.
    Kate x

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  17. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  18. I make Christmas, Valentine and Easter cards all year long, so I don't tire of seeing them! They're a constant source of inspiration - much like this beauty! Keep 'em coming!

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  19. great card Di love it (should make more square cards but here they cost more to post :( and l am making next years cards too :D Shaz in Oz.x

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  20. Looks wonderful. That is a gorgeous poinsettia...I can see why you wanted to upcycle it.
    Still have my cards up on display till after Epiphany and then will be carefully looking over the store bought images and the sentiments too! teehee

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  21. Oh my this is a gorgeous poinsettia card Di! I love background paper you used and I love that poinsettia fussy cut from an old card, I think it is so fabulous that you have reused it! I will be doing that too when I take down my Christmas cards this year! I hope to keep working on Christmas cards so I have plenty next year too. Notice I said "hope". lol Best intentions sometimes don't happen with me. But I'm gonna try! Hugs, Brenda

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  22. Leuke kerstkaart! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

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