Thursday, 29 August 2013

Upcyling another Christmas card

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Cute' - so I looked for a cute Christmas card amongst those we were sent last year and found this sweet little image:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- almost the whole front of a small Christmas card, which came with the sentiment already printed on it, two corners rounded and layered onto a snippet of grey card - also with two rounded corners

- backing paper from the lovely Kay in New Mexico, two corners also rounded. A while back Kay sent me a gorgeous selection of both Christmas and non-Christmas 6" x 6" papers and I check those out first before rummaging through other paper pads as so often I find exactly the match I want - in this case it's a perfect red and the snowflakes are so similar to those around the little girl

- strips of self adhesive ribbon by Dovecraft from a set called 'Santa'

- three small self adhesive red buttons from Hobbycraft

Super fast, much easier than the near disaster I rescued on Monday!

This is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, where it's always 'Anything goes'.



Carol L said...

What a darling little image! SO soft and pretty, and I love the button accents too!

Mrs A. said...

A perfect match indeedy. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Lovely image, and perfect with the red snowflake paper from our Sweet Kay. Love how you saved this little cutie, and it really does fit the theme at Hazel's. TFS & hugs

Amanda said...

Beautiful card Di, that image looks so like Lotv doesn't it. Perfect match on the paper too. Hugs, Amanda x

Carol Willis said...

Lovely bit of up-cycling Di.
Caz x

Irene said...

Beautiful, stunning and so perfect Di.

Sarn said...

Absolute sweetie. Love this Di xxx

Hazel said...

Delightful card, Di, for my CHNC challenges - that image is indeed cute and sweet x

Planetsusie said...

Nice nice nice Di!! I have some card which I keep saying I will 'upcycle' and then never get around to it. 'Must make more effort!!! lol!. I do like the two rounded corners - really stylish!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Karen said...

So very pretty Di, lovely cute image and the paper is gorgeous Karen x

Sue said...

Fab image Di and love your journaling too gorgeous colours huggles hun Sue xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Ohhhh so cute card
I was away for some time great posts
in past
hugs Tamara

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous Di x

Bonnie said...

Definitely cute! Love that sentiment and the sweet little girl decorating the tree! I need to dig out my old cards and see what I can find to upcycle.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. I like the touch of grey with the red, and doesn't the image look very LOTV - very cute :) The paper is beautiful too, a lovely gift from Kay in Mexico. Hugs, Elizabeth xx