Friday 31 January 2014

Upcycling - agaaaaaain

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'trees - one or more'. Flicking through the box of saved Christmas cards from 2013, I found a very stark and striking card - black background, black trees and one single silver sparkly tree. It had been a bit creased in the post but I discarded well over half of it and salvaged enough to make this card:
I used:

- a red pearlescent narrow DL card

- the upcycled image, trimmed and mounted onto a piece of the very sparkly silver card I bought in Hobbycraft - and yup, it was everywhere once again :(

- the sentiment is an 'Anita's Dimensions' silver sticker. A little bit different to normal stickers/peel offs as the top part doesn't stick down so that the actual words stand up away from the card

Am also entering this card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January, which is always 'anything goes'.

A super fast make, which means I just managed to hit the target of making 12 Christmas cards a month :) Cut it a bit fine - we're into February tomorrow, and it's a short month, so will have to pedal a bit faster methinks!



  1. You were able to save just enough! Gorgeous!

  2. Hi Die,
    so glad you could save such a lovely trees image.
    Great colours and lovely sparkle in this creation.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Lots of sparkle Di a lovely card I'll have to get a shift on with my cards for Christmas LOL huggles Sue xx

  4. Gorgeous card Di and now I have a picture in my mind of you crafting while sitting on your exercise bike!
    In fact I have been thinking of you a lot this morning...was actually writing a poem in my head while attempting to pee in a bottle to take to the Drs this morning! Oh how this blogging world affects our lives eh? :-)
    Annie x

  5. Fab card, gr8 upcycling. TWELVE cards each month? Wow! And I thought I was being ambitious with eight!! AND I've only managed seven of those!

    Happy Friday


  6. Oooh! Love this Di. Really pretty card.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  7. Super striking card Di. Love the contrast.

    Congrats on making 12 cards for Christmas so far!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. A perfect upcycling card, with just enough bling. I have a couple of DT cards to make, like yesterday, so that is my first priority in the next couple of days, then I need to make January and February's Christmas cards. Glad you liked that video. Like you it was the one who put the cot side back up again. It totally creased me. By the way, those triple stamped cards are so effective. Must have a go at that one. Are you going to the WOYWW Crop? I am taking my Gelli plate, brayer and all the bits that go with them both. Have a good week. xx Maggie

  9. Such a striking card! Who'd have thunk you could come up with such a nifty card from a store bought one. Great upcycling! Recycling... whatever. Who invents these words??

  10. You are brilliant at upcycling Di - in fact you are the Queen of!

    This is a lovely card, such a brilliant image. Love it.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  11. Great up-cycling I love this sparkly card.
    Sorry I have missed commenting on a few if your brilliant cards, they are all stunning.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xx

  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Awesome card Di great use of recycling xx

  14. This is stunning. Love that black and then silvery tree. The peel off that is lifted away from the card at the top is really cool!

    Twelve is just fabulous. Good for you girl! It is still January here (thank goodness) and when my 2 auto post a wee bit later today I will be at 6 Christmas cards for the month...I am going to have to work my fingers to the bone to keep up with

    Off to catch up on your blog and then on to visit the workshop entries.

  15. Thank you for linking up at CHNC January challenge this month - I wish you the best in the draw - Gail GDT

  16. This is wonderful and you have made a great up-cycled card with it.
    I think it is from next, I seem to remember that I had one a couple of years ago and spent ages trying to copy it with a PB tree, all went in the bin, should have just up-cycled.
    Have a great weekend.

    Kath x

  17. Good save Di! The tree is so nice it would have been a shame not to recycle it and teaming it with red is lovely. I missed Hazel's challenge this week, shame on me :( However, I have come up with another idea for triple layering and just posted the result tonight ... I'll be interested to see what you think of it. Off to bed now. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  18. Very nice Miss. Great job! Do you mean to say you have saved cards from last year? You have too much time on your hands!

  19. 12 cards!! Gotta get back to me desk methinks. Great bit of up cycling here . Love the stark red background card.
    Goodie, goodie a hot tub !! Bags I have first goes. Bringing me rubber duck and towel over straight away!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  20. Very so-fis-ti-kated salvage. This is very striking & your red was wonderful against the black & silver. Now you know I am liking that pretty easel too! TFS & good save. TFS &Hugs

  21. You are amazing, Di! I've never seen anyone up-cycle like you have with these wonderful cards!


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