Sunday, 24 March 2013

Leaping Deer - Snippet Card

Hello Everyone ...

... and a warm welcome to my newest followers and enablers - Meg, Amy, Nixy and Emma.  I hope you will all enjoy reading the posts and seeing the various projects I create in the craft space.

We're still in the midst of the second ice age here ... the sun is shining but it's not really doing anything to raise the temperature from just about freezing. The EM has had to cancel a trip south to Manchester ( to attend the funeral of his BIL) due to the weather ... given the recent snow falls, going down through Dumfries and over the Shap could be foolhardy right now.

Yesterday, I was so cold that no amount of central heating could warm me up and I spent most of the day on the sofa huddled under a blanket. Even the Boss stayed cuddled up to me for much of the day ... it's got to be bad for her to do that.

Anyway, enough about the weather, here's a little card I've not posted before. The topper is another of my rescued and upcycled Christmas cards.


I simply trimmed the image to a square shape and took the corner rounder to both the topper and the card base.


The snippet of toning cream and red check ribbon is just wrapped round the top of the card and then knotted - there wasn't enough to tie a bow - and it's finished off with a brad with a red gem in it.


And that's it - quick and easy, it didn't even need a greeting added, and, even better, inexpensive to make - always a bonus :)


Materials used: Kanban 4" square white card base; topper cut from Christmas card; check ribbon from HOTP; red gem brad and Anita's red gems from stash. 

Not many snippets used, but every little bit helps, so I'm off, a slipping and a sliding, to Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground to meet up with the rest of the playmates for Di's fun and snippet filled Week 65.

Although I'm feeling a tad warmer today I'm staying close to the radiator here - which means I'm giving the craft space a wide berth ... it's just a mite too cold in there for my nearly frozen fingers. But not all is lost - I can still find something crafty to do here at the computer. Some time ago I started making a photo album using Serif but the project stalled because my old printer gave up the ghost and tottered off to the old printer dumping ground in the sky. However, there's now a new super duper, all singing and dancing printer where the old one used to be. No excuse then not to carry on and finish the album, especially as it means staying cosy and warm beside the radiator here.

The Boss clearly agrees with me. She's nestled under my chair toasting herself against the radiator ... she tends to follow me around the house, rather like my children did when they were tiny :))

Right, less talking and more doing! I hope you are all well and, if in the UK or, indeed, the frozen north of anywhere, keeping warm and safe.

Enjoy what's left of Sunday and the weekend and happy crafting,


13 comments:

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, lovely bit of recycling :o)
Jackie xx

Marie-Louise said...

You have a marvellous knack of recycling bits and pieces. This is really lovely and the best thing is - it's useful. No snow here thank goodness but bitterly cold - I am not straying far from the fire.

Julia Dunnit said...

Snippet or no, that ribbon works so perfectly doesn't it. I forget about the corner rounder so often, it makes such a nice difference doesn't it. Poor Em, a horrible enough reason to venture out without then having to miss the chance because of the weather, we've escaped any really bad stuff, it's just cold..and of course, I'm very grateful for that!

Jo said...

Gorgeous....you work wonders with snippets & the ribbon is just beautiful!
Hugs Jo x

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth Wow this is stunning you have made an amazing card with this topper and the gingham ribbon and brad is beautiful too ....great snippets xx

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant! Love the ribbon with that upcycled image, a perfect snippets card Elizabeth! Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Super makeover. I think I have a similar card in blue in my last years cards to recycle. My corner punches are my best buy to date. I love how they can change the appearance from plain to glam.
Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Great Up[cycled card. Love that nice gingham ribbon!

coops said...

so stunning elizabeth.i love the gingham and red and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love what you've made with your snippts and upcycling here Elizabeth. xxx

kokoclowie said...

Great use of an old card. I'm sure I have a few left over from last Christmas, this gives me a new inspiration to use them up next Rudolph Day ;)
Karen xxx

Bonnie said...

This reminds me that I need to pull out the old Christmas cards and upcycle them. This is beautiful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are the Queen of Christmas card upscaling - you make them prettier than they originally were, Elizabeth!! I hope you are feeling warmer! Spring just HAS to come!!