Friday, January 10, 2014
Several CHNC challenges and some cards I got
Over at the Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge the theme is upcycle, repurpose or use a freebie. I am a big recycler, so this is for me! I have this really pretty wrapping paper, that I could not trow out - so perfect to use for a card. Its a tad wrinkled, but what the heck its recycled!
I added the Mod tree from Simon Says - die cut from an old throw away card - you know those free cards they send you if you give money to a good cause - so another upcycle right here.... The star is also Simon Says, left over from a previous Christmas card. I colored some paper candi with Copicsfor the corners. The sentiment is Inkadinkadoo. I heat embossed it - was afraid it would not dry well, since the paper is the almost glossy type. Added sequins - somehow they end up on every other card I make nowadays....I am not toatlly happy wiht this card - somehow it does not quite come together, but that does not stop me from linking it up. Things don't always have to be perfect, right?
I am wondering if this card also classifies for the new CHNC challenge - Patterned Paper - that wrapping paper is certainly patterned and I am also linking it with the CHNC extra challenge - anything Christmas
and of course, with all the recycling going on here its going into the Snippets Playground as well!
And lastly I am linking this up with the ABC Christmas challenge - A for anything Christmas
I want to share some more cards I got from my blogging friends for Christmas:
This card is from Doerthe - her blog is called Flos' Habseligkeiten.
Isn't that amazing?? I put a really big smile on my face when I got it and I still smile every time I look at it! I always wanted to make one of those, but it just looks like sooo much work...
And this beautiful card I got from Rosi - her blog is called Let's take time. I am sure many of you are familiar with her blog.
I love this card - so beautiful. Such a cool idea to fold the ribbon into a tree!
Thank you both, Doerthe and Rosi - your cards are proudly displayed on my mantle in the living room!