Tuesday 28 February 2023

Rudolph Days Challenge - February 2023

Eek, Mo's February 2023 Rudolph Days Challenge is due to close - so I'm racing in with an upcycled Christmas card:

I used:

- 6.5" x 3.25" white mini slim card blank, tent style

- piece of Tonic 'Scarlet Organza' Tonic satin mirri card, die cut using a die from the Lawn Fawn stitched border 'Mini Slim Stackables' set and glued onto the card front

- I'd already chosen the card to upcycle, so I chopped it down to sit inside the red satin mirri 'frame'

- next I added a silver mirri card sentiment, backed with a white card die cut for dimension - cut using a Tonic Studios 'Mini Moments Merry Christmas' die

- then backed the image layer using thin white foam sheet and Collall All Purpose glue

- then glued it onto the red layer and called it done

I do so love the Tonic range of mirri, satin mirri and pearlescent card for Christmas cards. Their variety of red mirri shades is quite extensive and 'Scarlet Organza' is such a perfect match for the red car!

When cutting down the upcycled card I was pretty ruthless and cut off  the top half which was a background scene of a horse and cart, some hills, trees and a few houses in the distance. I like that the focus is now drawn to the tree with the cardinals - as well as the car - and furry passenger! The card is still quite busy but the original was over fussy, IMHO.

And I still have a good selection of 2022 bought card fronts from ones we've been sent, in reserve to play with!


  1. Excellent job Di! It’s really hard to be ruthless but you’ve shown how good it can be xxx

  2. A short window at Mo's this month Di but you made it and with a gorgeous card and pops of red.

    B x

  3. Congrats on getting a card into Mo’s Rudolph Day challenge. Great piece of recycling to make this lovely card xxx

  4. Ooh your managed it by the skin of your teeth lol always lovely are your cards made with such passion and a great way to recycle card fronts it really is gorgeous x

  5. What a gorgeous upcycled card Di, far to nice a picture to discard.

    Sue xx

  6. Great upcycled Christmas card, Di. A beautiful scene to turn into a new (and better!) card. Xx

  7. Fab upcycled card Di with a very cute image
    Pauline xx

  8. You have pimped that card front beautifully and the red frame really does make the cardinals pop too xx

  9. A great upcycled card Di.
    Kath x

  10. Hi Di,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Oh I love this fab card and the image is such a great one too.
    Beautiful re-cycling and use of that wonderful nirri card stock.
    I love the Tonic mirri card and also the glitter one too as it die cuts beautifully with no problem and matches their card stock as well sometimes.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Beautiful recycling of that image, it looks great with the mirri satin frame and the dimensional sentiment!

  12. This is great upcycling of the card front Di and I love the red satin mirri card to coordinate beautifully with the truck and also the silver mirri for the sentiment which finishes it beautifully. x

  13. Oh my gosh...I LOVE that image (and your card). So lovely, and you did a fabulous job upcycling it.

    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  14. Stunning upcycle, Di, it looks great! Jo x

  15. Your card definitely evokes old memories, and fun times. I love that you cut it down and made a different sized card

  16. I know I'm late to the party but your Christmas card is just perfect! Loving that older truck with the snow and Christmas tree in the back - it's what Christmas was all about when I was a child!


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