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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 Playgrounas well!


And lastly I am linking this up with the ABC Christmas challenge - A for anything Christmas

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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!




13 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Another thing we have in common: I also have a hard time to throw out beautiful (wrapping) paper, etc. Unfortunately I rarely use it right away but add it to the collection which grows and grows... So I think it's great that you made a pretty card out of it right away!

Hazel said...

Great use of the wrapping paper. Thanks for sharing your delightful crafting for both CHNC challenges and also my Patterned Papers challenge for January - hope to see you again soon. x

Di said...

Wahoo Cornelia, what a fabulous modern card! Great bit of upcycling - like you I hang onto wrapping paper, and even sometimes buy it purely for backgrounds. Just yesterday I came across some patterned gold tissue paper (whilst packing away Christmas wrapping stuff) and purloined a couple of sheets for an idea I have.

Hugs, Di xx

Daen'Ys said...

Also ich finde deine Karte sehr gelungen ....mußt nicht so selbskritisch sein!!
...und ich freue mich das dir meine auch gefällt. :)
LG Rosi

scrappymo! said...

Great Upcycled card!

Vanessa said...

Tolle Karte! So kreativ!
Liebe Grüsse,
Vanessa

sandie said...

Great recycling, how fab you used wrapping paper and so nice to share the cards you got x

Kim Heggins said...

Cornelia...you have been a very busy lady! So many fun and festive cards and you will be more then ready for when Christmas rolls around again. Love them all!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super fun!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great idea to use wrapping paper! I can't seem to throw it away either. It found a deserving home on your card though. Thanks also for sharing the cards you received from other bloggers, what a wonderful community : )

Rose said...

love how you used the sequins on your tree! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Carissa said...

Very clever, great use for that paper. Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas.
Carissa