Monday, 21 January 2013

Recycle or use something free

....that's the current challenge over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. So, I turned to Christmas cards from 2011 - such a hoarder here :(
Hmm, the lurex ribbon is gold and the card stock I used is cream, plus the greens are a perfect match , truly - must be the reflection of the snow bouncing back, how peculiar!

I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card stock

- image from a Christmas card, layered onto red and then gold card

- backing paper which I've had for years, think it originally came from Craft Creations

- red and gold ribbons from the ribbon box

And this is also being linked into Hazel's other challenge - it's run monthly and you have free rein so long as it's Christmas - Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. 

Don't forget - it's Rudolph Day over at Sarn's later this week too!

Oooer, I've been playing with the brayer here - got a lot of practise to get in yet but might even be brave enough to show my first result once it's been made into a card :)

They say more snow is on the way, we might escape this time but are just on the edge so, knowing our luck, there'll be more of the white stuff - sigh.



Mrs A. said...

Thought this was the card you were about to cut up for a mo!.
Very professional finish Miss. Colours work a treat. Hugs mrs A

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Di thanks so much first of all for link ups as been nice seeing new folk saying hi...

....and yup love this card too and made a few more myself but not time to blog should not even be on here!!!

..and glad to hear you are being brave with that brayer go you good thing!!!

love and God bless, Shaz in oz.x

PS good news over at Bernie's too :D just popped over but keeping up prayers for her for long while yet!!!

Jules said...

Morning Di

A lovely card .. .. I haven't made any Christmas makes yet this year .. .. but Rudolph Day will no doubt remedy that LOL!!

"One" of my New Year Resolutions is to "not be such a hoarder" .. .. far too much clutter here!!

I loved watching Shaz's brayer video. She makes it look so easy. Might have to see if I have hoarded any glossy card LOL!!

Have a good day Di.

Love Jules xx

Kath said...

Fab card - and good look with the brayer.

Kath x

Gillian R said...

Great card Di & good luck with the brayer, you are a braver woman than me

Hazel said...

They say that the camera never lies, but it's so annoying when it does and colours don't look like they do IRL - happens to me quite a bit. Your card is gorgeous - great use of recycling and just as well to be a hoarder- thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. Oh, and looking forward to seeing the results of the brayering - you might just have prompted me to get mine out of the drawer! x

Sarn said...

I love the traditional colours of this card and your ribbon matches so well!

Very nice indeed.

Stay warm and cozy.

Sarn xxx

Laura said...

Gorgeous traditional christmas card Di, lovely ribbon too.
Laura xx

Hettie said...

Great card there Miss! I keep saying I should join in with Hazel's challenges, maybe I will soon!

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Di, love it.
Caz x

Bonnie said...

LOL, I have some cards from earlier than 2011. It really confuses my daughters when they start looking through the Christmas card basket and reading the letters and notes. Maybe it's time to recycle! Your wreath looks beautiful even if the camera is playing tricks. Stay warm!

Elizabeth said...

A lovely card, Di - great recycling.

Photographing cards so that they look like they do in real life can be nigh impossible, especially if they have gold and glitter on them - though I like your snow reflection as an explanation :)

We have snow here but, sadly, it's not lying so no snow-covered garden for me to look out at yet :(

Take care and keep warm. Elizabeth xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card Di, I love it.
Hugs Tamara

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the ribbon, everything gels so well.
Loads of snow here today, bin men didn't come, not seen sight of a postman and I am waiting for a parcel, not of flowers needless to say.
No snippets were harmed in the card I posted today.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card Di, xx

Amanda said...

Brilliant card, you are inspiring me to get cracking on the Christmas card makes and I think I may do the Rudolph challenge this year too. Hugs, Amanda x

Planetsusie said...

So glad you are using bits of cards from a couple of years ago - I keep mine ..... however, I also forget where I put them! I never change!

I love this little design, beautiful colours and great image.

Hugs Sue Pxxx