Sunday, 5 May 2013

Two Floral Cards - Sunday Snippet Makes

Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are all having an enjoyable Sunday and even taking it easy :)

I have a couple of cards for Di over at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - Week 71.

Although these two cards were, in fact, made quite a few weeks ago, what with one thing and another I didn't get around to sharing them here. I've used just a couple of snippets of gold card and the front of one of the beautiful cards I received for one of my, oh so many, birthdays!

As you can see the floral and butterfly illustration was just too pretty to be consigned to a drawer and be forgotten! I split it in half and created two very simple cards, one landscape and the other portrait.

Materials used:

  • two white A6 card bases
  • gold mirri card cut to size and a scalloped edge punch (for the landscape version)
  • two greeting stamps from goodness knows where ... I have a few useful stamps that are conveniently out on the desktop all the time ... VersaMark and Heat-It-Up gold embossing powder
I've had a very lazy day today and not much has been done on the crafting front. There's an unfinished scrap page I'm guilt-tripping over and I've a head buzzing with ideas but somehow it's not transferring from brain to project. I think it is true to say we all have days like this and I've decided not to fight it but just go with the flow ... there's always tomorrow :)

Let's see what tomorrow brings :)

Happy crafting,

15 comments:

Jackie said...

They are both beautiful Elizabeth. What a great way to recycle old cards :o)
Jackie xx

Mrs A. said...

How pretty they both are. The card split in two perfectly. Hugs Mrs A
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p.s. As it's bank holiday there is nibbles round the back of the shed + a flask or two. Don't tell miss though.

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning Elizabeth and so creative are your card great for Di's snippets xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Am I slow on the take? Did you change your blog header? Anyway, I love it!!!

Also, lovin' the cards. I'm sure you'll have fun in the playground!

Peace,
Kay

Anne said...

Very pretty Elizabeth. Anne x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Elizabeth have paper like that and like you like to show it off very lovely and cant beat CAS thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x

Cathy said...

Hi Elizabeth, these cards are beautiful, what a great idea to reuse the patterned cardstock, so pretty :) Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

Great upcycle...the addition of the gold paper trim is spot on!

Di said...

Brilliant Elizabeth! I love both cards and how clever to get two from the one - that's what I call upcycling!

Err, spotted Mrs A's comments about nibbles and a flask round the back of the shed. Sigh :(

Hope you're having a great Bank Holiday!

Hugs, Di xx

coops said...

gorgeous cards elizabeth.i love the pretty floral papers :D

xx coops xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic way to upcycle a card into two other fantastic cards! I love both the vertical and the horizontal versions! Well done, Elizabeth!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Both cards are lovely. The paper is smashing and, like you say, too good not to be shown off.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards, and it would have been a shame to waste the beautiful images - good recycling! Lynn x

Juls said...

fab cards!! great use of snippits!! Hugs Juls

Sue - said...

Love these ones too. Great use of snippets