Friday, 20 February 2015

Two Recycled and Snippety Cards

Evening Folks, 

I've had to have another unscheduled blog break ... yet another chest infection knocked me back some. Happily, I'm on the mend once more and hopefully, now that spring is on its way, that will be that and I will be able to pick up the threads again ... well, that's the plan anyway :)

In the meantime, here's a couple of cards I made earlier. For both I've recycled cards received at Christmas, used leftover snippets of patterned paper, for the backgrounds, and card for matting and layering.

The snowflake was die-cut from a scrap of red textured card and finished with a white card candi in the centre. The tent shaped card base was created from a sheet of black card cut to measure 10" x 5" folded to 5" square.

Another tent shaped card, this time with a ready-made 6" square Kraft base. I've no idea what paper pack(s) the patterned papers came from, they were tucked away in my stash and are probably older than Methuselah!

I will be submitting both cards to the following challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 164  - using snippets
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 216 - love and/or hearts and/or red ... I've chosen red.
CHNC Challenge Extra for February 2015 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February 2015 Challenge - the challenge that is always about using patterned papers 

That's it for today but, to quote Arnie, I'll be back :)

I wish you all a good evening. Thank you for being patient and for paying me a visit.

Take care and stay safe.

Happy Crafting,


Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth.........Wow both your cards are amazing what great use of snippets and recycled cards absolutely beautiful they are x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth :o)
So sorry to hear you have been ill again but good to know you are on the mend...hugs
Jackie xx

Sue - said...

Sorry you've been under the weather again - hope you soon feel better. Two super Christmas cards.

Di said...

Two fabulous upcycled cards Elizabeth! Great use of snippets and of course perfect for Hazel too.

Pleased to hear you're on the mend - we need some warm sunny days for sure!


Di xx

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth. Making them all year through saves a lot of time later on in the year. Hope your health has got better. Take Care. Hugs Rita xxx

Jacee said...

Great designs Elizabeth, love the dog and the way you have done the lettering, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Helen said...

Two beautiful cards - love that first one in particular.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x