Friday, 21 June 2013

A few frames

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to have a frame, window or aperture on your card. I've been trying not to miss this great weekly challenge but with less crafting time I had to sort through cards from last Christmas to upcycle. And guess what, I found a large square card with not only a window on it but also a framed mirror - reflecting the window :) I know, I know - really I stretched the definition of window and frame a bit! However, I chopped it down the middle and ended up with these:

Tee, hee - that be me arms holding the camera and some of me 'ead reflected in the mirri card :)

I used:

- white DL card stock

- gold mirri card plus some red behind the chopped up card

- upcycled card as already explained

- strips of gold embroidered red cotton edging, bought in Germany

Two super-quick cards - and I'm also entering this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June, which is always 'anything goes'.



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah well done Di fab share love it!! and had chuckle below to and think you were either very late for last week or ealy for today but well done on getting it done still mine is waiting in wings on Hazelnuts and your snippets and also the Friday smile may get time today :D Shaz in oz.x

scrappymo! said...

They look great...brilliant idea to chop them in half...and perfect for Hazel's challenge.

Annie said...

That looks like a black bra you are wearing :-)
A x

Sarn said...

Fab upcycling and I like your take on the challenge.

Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Morning Di, What a brilliant idea to cut it and you have ended up to two fantastic cards also to add to your christmas list!! the scene is lovely how nice to have an open fire on the picture and the surrounded mirror card adds a perfect finish they are gorgeous xx

Amanda said...

Fab recycling Di and gorgeous cards too. Hugs, Amanda x

Hazel said...

They might be super quick, but they are very attractive cards. I love it when you can upcycle two for one - hope to see you again soon for both CHNC challenges x

Planetsusie said...

Brilliant bit of upcycling Di - they both look great. As for the image of you in there - made me chuckle loads!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Anonymous said...

Great piece of upcycling Miss, love that vintage tree and all of the bling. Winter Wonderland started today and they want Christmas Presents so you could enter this there too!


Hettie said...

Great idea for a twofor! Lovely cards there.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Love your frame in frame card,
have a great weekend
hugs Tamara

Mrs A. said...

I love a bit of up cycling (so long as its downhill all the way) that stretches into two. Great minds think alike co si just used some silver mirror card and nearly did me head in trying to take a decent photo. Hugs Mrs a.

rachel said...

lovely card Di! Thanks for joining Hazels Extra challenge this month and good luck x