Monday, 10 February 2014

Tis The Season

Evening Everyone,

I hope that you all had a good weekend and that you even got a bit of crafting time too.  I did manage to fit in some scrapping ... and long overdue it was too. Last week I finally got around to uploading almost all the photos from 2013 - about 400 - on to Photobox and got them developed. The delivery of such a huge amount prompted me to actually start putting together some scrap pages, particularly of the Christmas shots. This had me rummaging through all the old Christmas stash and unearthing leftover scraps of patterned paper which cried out to be used to make a card for Hazel's challenge this week - Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge 163 - where the remit is to use a die-cut or a punched shape.
I've used a Hot Of The Press die-cut that also dates from last year. The embossed patterned paper in green and red is from the Papermania Noel collection. I used a snippet of black cardstock to form the base of the belly band and one of my two treasured Martha Stewart's punches to create the decorative edge. The flower, a red Prima daisy, is not your traditional Christmas flower but after I smeared glue over it and dipped it into iridescent glitter it looked pretty festive. The organza ribbon, ecru lace, black beading and red gem brad all came from stash too.

I'm also entering into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra where it's always anything goes.

And, of course, I'm also off over to Pixie's Snippet Playground - Week 111 - having used so many snippets and leftovers, I just have to join the others there :)

That done, I'm off to bed ... got to get my beauty sleep :)

Take care, stay safe and happy crafting.
PS: If you read my last post, you might like to know that the 'glass was up' today and the forecast for Ayr changed from stormy to rain! What a difference a day makes :)

11 comments:

SARN said...

A very pretty card Elizabeth. I love the colours you have used. Lovely shaped die too! xxx

Sarah said...

Thank you for your kind comment Elizabeth. Love your Christmas card, isn't it amazing what we can unearth!? Sarah

Di said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth - I love how you used so many snippets and the dunking and glittering the flower works beautifully! Must remember that one here!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra H said...

"WOW" Elizabeth thats a lot of photo's and you got them developed too! going to have lots of fun with page layouts can't wait to see how you put them together they should keep you well and truly busy....This is gorgeous what you have put together too! x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well you nailed the criteria then, and made a fab card. Am always impressed by you gals that manage to make a card that fits any challenge, let alone two!

Kathleen said...

Super card, great colours and layout.
Love the flower and beads.

Kath x

Carol L said...

I love it when you can dig into your stash and come up with beautiful elements to create a pretty card! this one has so many feminine touches, like the black pearls, lace and delicate borders, but I'm loving that glittered flower! well done!

scrappymo! said...

Such fun to unearth papers you forgot about and create such a beautiful card!

Mrs A. said...

Your dunked flower looks lovely and festive. hugs Mrs A.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. You could also enter this into my Patterned Paper February challenge - would love to see it there too x

scrappymo! said...

Back again with my design team hat on...
Lovely card Elizabeth. Love the pretty colours.
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
Maureen aka Scrappymo!