Tuesday 19 March 2013

Merry and Bright

...........that's this week's theme over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge. I opted for 'Merry', picking the word on this upcycled Christmas card topper, although you could argue that the red is a splash of traditional bright:
I used:

- A5 white card stock

- the large topper from a shop bought Christmas card we received last Christmas, popped on with fresh sticky pads. Loved the fact that it was already shaped and edged with shiny red

- red mirri card

- white and silver card, bought ages ago from Art of Craft

- red velvet ribbon, with silver and red diagonal stitching along the centre. This was such a small snippet that I'm almost sure I salvaged it from a box of chocolates :)

- hard to see but I tickled the image with a glue pen in a few places and sprinkled very fine iridescent glitter on to make the snow twinkle a bit

- had about 3" of the ribbon left so ran a little line of stitches up the middle then pulled tight and fastened them off. Added three teeny silver 'jingle bells', threaded onto red shiny cord and tied in a bow

One more for the box, which is growing slower than I thought :(

Am also entering this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for March.

Have a nice day!



  1. Is there no end to your ingenuity Di - that trick with the teeny snippet of ribbon is pure genius, not to mention super thrifty :) Great card. Hugs, Elizabeth (who should be in bed already) xx

  2. I like how you did the bow. Very innovative . Hugs Mrs a.

  3. Beautiful card Di,do love how it glistens on the tree and here and there on the card , I love the ribbon!

  4. This is so very pretty...Love the ribbon trick...will have to try that. seems like I have lots of little ribbon snippets to use up.
    You really made that snow sparkle.

  5. Beautiful, elegant Christmas card Di.

  6. A beautiful elegant Christmas card Di, I love the spashes of red and image. Great tip for the bow.

  7. Fab traditional looking Chrimbo card Di. Love the ribbon xxx

  8. I love how you mix it up, you've got a good head start on those 'C' cards, I've yet to make 1! Take care Zo xx

  9. Very pretty Miss!
    Hark at you getting all your C cards done so early!!
    Do I get to pick mine? Tee Hee!

  10. Hi there Di, thanks for the visit and for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog.
    I'm slowly getting used to living up here in Co Durham, but I am still a Yorkshire girl at heart :-)
    Just had a nosey round your blog and love your card style - you have a great eye for colour.
    Caroline xxx

  11. Absolutely beautiful and stunning card Di!! x

  12. Oh gosh, better late than never,
    How lucky you are to have some great images that you can up cycle, Great card,

    Kath xx

  13. Gorgeous shape on the focal image, and how well you matched the papers on the design with your background paper too. Loved the sparkly red, and your trims...gorgeous. Good idea with the ribbon. Hope I can remember it - to try it. TFS

  14. What a wonderful image all diecut! It's gorgeous on the silver and white background! I need to go check out this challenge.

  15. Very attractive card, Di - I think it is both merry and bright - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. X


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