Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Rudolph Days - June 2017

Here's my Christmas card for the June Rudolph Days challenge over at ScrappyMo's - phew, managing to join in part way through rather than a last minute sprint.

For various reasons, crafting time wasn't on my side so I resorted to a scrabble through our box of received Christmas cards for one to 'up cycle' - and this was the end result:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- image from a card received a couple of years ago, chopped down quite radically to fit the card front as well as leave space for a sentiment below

- used a Woodware 'Fancy Corner' punch to add interest to the image

- mounted the image onto a slightly larger piece of deep red card stock, using Collall glue

- stamped the sentiment straight onto the card blank using the Misti for alignment and to ensure a good clear stamping - plus Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink and a sentiment from the Inkylicious 'Seasons Greetings' set

- then glued the image panel in place and stepped away

The image is beautifully 'flittered' in real life (that's how it came) - but as per usual, impossible to pick up in a photo - sigh. Ha, and it looks as if the camera can't even take a straight photo either :)






27 comments:

  1. A great image to upcycle, Di, the narrow red border really sets it off. They say a camera never lies, but my camera often lies too. 😉 xx

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  2. Another wonderful piece of upcycling Di and the red goes beautifully. x

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  3. Nothing wrong with an upcycled card especially with such a nice image, and I like how the punched corners add interest xxx

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  4. Upcycling cards !!!! Love it !

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  5. You've certainly made a really good job of recycling this wonderful image (far too nice to throw out so I can see why you saved it.

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  6. A gorgeous up-cycled card Di, I love the wonderful image.

    Sue xx

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  7. A great upcycled card! I also collect 'old' cards for making new ones with them.
    Lia xx

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  8. Super image and a fabulous bit of upcycling xx

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  9. Wonderful bit of upcycling, love the punched corners on the image, a great touch x

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  10. Great upcycling Di. It's a lovely image and I really like the punched corners. Barbxx

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  11. Lovely piece of recycling. Happy Rudolph Day (a little late) xxx

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  12. A wonderful upcycle! I still hope to get a Rudolph day card done. Here's hoping!

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  13. Oh much as I love this Di...I'm having trouble knowing what day it is never mind what season. We're grey and drizzly here and only about 11 degrees, so seeing Christmas cards will definitely confuse me more.
    Great recycling project though :D

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  14. What a great image to upcycle!

    Sally

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  15. Great upcyling and a lovely image.
    Kath x

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  16. This beautiful image was definitely worthy of an upcycle, Di!! Fortunately, that darn camera isn't stopping us from seeing how fine this card is! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Great recycle, fab image and a lovely card

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  18. Fabulous 'up-cycled' card Di, a super image that would have been wasted if you had not used it. Like the sentiment stamp too.
    Hopefully will get mine done tomorrow .

    Kath x

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  19. Thanks for becoming a follower Di and for your comments ( I have joined the Snippets challenge a few times, must remember to do it again)

    Joan

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  20. great up-cycle of the card, it's such a waste to see all that wonderful card going to waste:)

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  21. This is a lovely, upcycled card, Di. I think I have received this same card within the last couple of years!

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  22. Hi Di,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a very lovely up-cycled card that image is very lovely and as usual you have given it a lovely twist.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  23. So beautiful is your card Di and what a gorgeous recycled image used loving the corners too! x

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  24. Lovely up-cycled card Di, I really like that corner punch.
    Jean x

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  25. What a beautiful image Di...such a fabulous card for the Rudolph Challenge .
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Sorry I am late!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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