Friday, 23 August 2013

Red Snowflake - another card with no sentiment

Evening Everyone

Just a quick and easy card to share with you this evening. Another one with a recycled card topper - I loved this photograph of a gold and sparkly tree ornament as soon as I took it out of the envelope when I received it last year.
All I had to do to make this card was trim the topper, ink the edges with Tim Holtz Festive Berries distress ink, and layer it on to red mirror card before attaching it to the white scalloped edged card base. The finishing touch is the green satin ribbon bow - from one of the bargain reels I picked up for a song at the local car boot sale.
     

The inside and back are decorated with snowflakes that were applied using a template - maker and source unknown - and the Festive Berries ink. 

I'm submitting it to the usual challenges:

Hazel's, at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 138, - no sentiment again

Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for August - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.

And, of course, Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week 86 ... the red mirror card is the snippet here.

And that is it - another fairly slim card which shouldn't incur the massive and damaging costs my cards usually attract at the Post Office :)

We took the opportunity during a dry spell to get out and make a few changes at the top of the garden. We removed the charred flower bed, put down gravel, providing a new, and hopefully safer, storage place for the new wheelie bins. Now we just have to wait for the insurance company to give the go ahead for the rest of the work to be done. It started raining just as we finished ... wasn't that lucky :))

I hope you are all well and have had a lovely Friday. 

Thanks for popping in, take care and happy crafting, 

10 comments:

Rita said...

What a stunning card Elizabeth. I love that bauble. Hugs Rita xxx

Hazel said...

Great to see a second card this week for both CHNC challenges - it's becoming a good habit - you might even make three next week - lol! Anyway, this is gorgeous - certainly that topper was too good not to use. x

Alison Scott said...

Pleased you are feeling better about the progress to your damaged garden. Especially pleased you missed the rain!
The card is lovely. I particularly like the snowflake 'stencil'
Have a good weekend

Gary Rose said...

I love your Christmas card. I'm sure it's even more stunning in person. I can tell your camera didn't show us how shiny the card really is.

Jackie said...

Another fabulous bit of recycling Elizabeth :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Lovely card Elizabeth! What a gorgeous topper as well.

Pleased to hear things are moving along after the fire - you'll be shipshape again soon chick!

Hugs, Di xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous recycled card Elizabeth, very pretty image :) Cathy x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gotta love a bit of recycling. Fab festive make here Elizabeth.

Good to hear you're getting the garden sorted after the trauma.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card and great use of recylcing Elizabeth xx

MaryH said...

Stunning card, so glad you were able to 'see' it as a totally new & beautiful card. The edge inking made it a standout too! TFS