Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Christmas Greenery - a CHNC, Rudolph Day and Snippet card all in one!

Evening Folks

Hope you have all had a great day with some sunshine to make you smile too.

It has been bright enough here for me to spend some time in the garden, weeding. I don't know, you turn your back for a week every summer and the weeds take over!

Weeding done, I headed for the craft room to make this card for a few challenges. There's June's Rudolph Day challenge, run by Sarn over at Stamping for Pleasure. This is a challenge I'd really hate to miss ... fortunately, we have until the end of the month to get our entries in :)
Hazel, over at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge, (Week 130), has for this week challenged us to do something with Christmas greenery - hope this fits the bill there too. Another challenge, a weekly one this time, that I don't like to miss. The topper, cut from a card received last year, depicting mistletoe encrusted with snow seemed perfect. The white embossed card was also reclaimed from an old card. Even the sentiment is second hand, as it was already stamped on the embossed card :)

And then there's Di's challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground (Week 78) - where the only requirement to be allowed to play is to use a snippet or two in the making of your project. I never miss an opportunity to use up as many of my scraps as possible, and there's certainly a snippet or two gone into this card.

Materials used:
  • White card base
  • Docrafts Papermania Silent Night paper pack - one whole sheet and a couple of snippets 
  • Cart-Us Oval Dies
  • A snippet of smooth white card for the topper
  • The recycled embossed card
  • Seam binding in a beautiful shade of green
Edit note: I forgot to mention Hazel's other challenge, the CHNC Challenge Extra for June where the remit is, as it is every month, anything goes as long as it is Christmas

And that is it - three challenges in one card - not bad!

I'm off to get out the sewing machine now - got a cushion cover to make.

Take care everyone and happy crafting,

16 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card Elizabeth.

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful Elizabeth, love that frosty look. I made my card tonight for Hazel's greenery challenge, will post tomorrow but I really couldn't get a decent photo.

Hugs
Brenda

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, love that photograph :o)
Jackie xx

scrappymo! said...

Love the look of the frost on this bough! Great card and love the Upcycling you did as well as using up some snippets!

Hazel said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, Elizabeth - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh what a lovely frosty picture that is! Very nice indeed Elizabeth.

Thanks for joining in again and well done on combining 3 challenges.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Annie said...

Lovely card Elizabeth and I love the embossing .

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth, beautiful card and great up cycling too. Yes, I know that story about the weeds ever so well.....LOL

coops said...

so stunning Elizabeth.gorgeous design and I love the winter pic :D

xx coops xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card, Elizabeth, and brilliant use of snippets!!

Mrs A. said...

Perfect reuse of an old Christmas card. Hugs Mrs A.

Cathy said...

The frosty picture is beautiful Elizabeth, great snippets card :) Cathy x

Di said...

Fabulous card - I love the softness of it. Hugs, Di xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth. Love the picture....so nice and frosty.
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

Enjoyed these cards very much. I'm impressed that you got so much mileage from your card...gosh you had just the whole front recycled. Way to GO! And it was just lovely too. Clever lady to get it to fit into a couple challenges. TFS & being such an inspiration with the recycling! Hugs

Linby said...

This is beautiful love the embossed background . Thanks for your congrats.
Linby x