Saturday, 28 January 2017

Rudolph Day Cards

Hello Everyone,

Here we are starting the 2017 Rudolph Day Challenge, hosted by our lovely ScrappyMo over on Scraps of Life.  The whole idea of this challenge is to make Christmas cards/projects throughout the year thereby taking the pressure away from finding time to make them at the last minute - like I did last year! That being so here's my entry for January.
The beautiful illustration of Christmas Roses is recycled from a card received in 2016. All I did to make the card was trim the image to size, mat it on to satin finished gold card and then adhere it to a white card base measuring 5¾"x 4". Next, I stamped a greeting from the Christmas Visitors set, from Sheena Douglass' A Little Bit Festive collection, on a scrap of white card using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink, trimmed it down to size and matted it on to the gold card, and then adhered it to the top left corner of the card with dimensional adhesive pads. The final touch is the three aqua coloured dew drops.

As you can see there's not much to making a recycled card. Often the image says it all, as is the case with the following three cards.
I can't resist images of kittens and this one was no exception. All I did was trim the image down to size, mat it on to red card and add two groups of red dew drops. The greeting was already on the image, as was the silver sequins you can just about see in the photo.
The same was true of this image too, greeting and glitter already done for me. I simply cut it to size and adhered it to a black 5" square card base and then added a group of silver enamel dots, from Simple Stories' The Story of Us collection, to the top right and bottom left corners.
Finally, this beautiful scene of a shepherd bringing in the sheep. This image also had the greeting already printed on it so, like the previous card, I trimmed it to size, adhered it to the black card base, and added a group of black enamel dots, Echo Park's Petticoats & Pinstripes collection, to the top left and bottom right corners.

So there we are, four Christmas cards made in absolutely no time and all recycling favourite illustrations from Christmas 2016. I've deliberately kept them as flat as possible to help save on postage - always a consideration for us pensioners, as I suspect it is for everyone in these expensive times!

Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend wherever you are.


scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness, Elizabeth! These four upcycled cards are all beautiful!
My faves are the last two cards...those are amazing scenes...especially the last one!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sarn said...

Goodness me you've done so well making so many already.
Happy Rudolph Day.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful recycling Elizabeth, all are beautifully designed, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Great collection of cards and all so different and great up-cycling.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards l like the idea of recycling sending lots of love x

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
what a very wonderful array of cards, and their designs are fab.
Such a great way of re-cycling too.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

AlisonC said...

Well done and well done also for keeping them flat. I mean to but sometimes they get away from me.

Barb said...

A lovely selection of recycled card Elizabeth. It's something that I like to do myself. You've made a good start on your Christmas cards for this year. Barbxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A great collection of recycled cards, a great start to your cards for next Christmas.

Sue xx

MaryH said...

Hi Elizabeth. Been a while since I got over to see what you're up to. Certainly enjoyed seeing all the wonderful cards you've crafted with the recycled ones, and I'll have to say #1 Christmas rose might just possibly be my favorite. I like the layout designs you've done on each card, allowing the main picture to take center stage. A good way to appreciate the cards you've received, by sharing them again, in a different setting. Hope all has been well in your part of the world! TFS

Megan J said...

Hi Elizabeth, a stunning set of up-cycled cards, love the first one soft colours, shiny edges and pretty Christmas roses... have a wonderful week... Megan