Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Enjoying the Snow

First of all I'd like to give a very warm welcome to my new follower Anne.

Sorry I can't find you Anne but I wonder if you are the Anne I met at the Loobi Craft classes.  If so I hope we'll meet up again soon.

There's a bit of a story behind this card.  As there's just the two of us and a bachelor friend for Christmas I make it as easy for myself as I can.  Instead of baking I buy it all now - including mince pies.

The image began life as half the front of a Waitrose  mince pie box.  I love to recycle  so  after cutting up the box I selected the piece I wanted to use and trimmed to size.

I stuck a piece of double sided adhesive paper on top, peeled off the the back and covered the image with glitter.

I matted onto black card and tore along the bottom.  After adding the ribbon I mounted onto a long card (A6 folded the other way).  The centres of the snowflakes are dots of Cosmic Shimmer glue sprinkled with glitter.

Now the other side of the box had a different image on which became another card but I'll save that for another day.  As I bought several boxes of mince pies  I "batch baked" cards.

Now for my first public "Ooops" of the year.

  For those of you who didn't find my mistake on the previous post - I made a masking mistake with the umbrella.   I've made it look as if  the handle of the umbrella is going down inside the front of her coat ....

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Christmas Sparkles  #72 (Lots of Glitter)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - January  (add Snowflakes)
A Gem of a Challenge #184 (Anything Christmas)

48 comments:

Tina Z. said...

great recycling - totally adorable and perfect design.

Viv's Visuals said...

Great recycling Barb! We're the same - just 2 of us so everything from the shops... we occasionally push the boat out and go to M and S at Christmas too!!!

Valerija said...

Very beautiful card. Love the image and glitters.
Valerija xx

LesleyG said...

what a fabulous card, and even more so knowing its upcycled, love the glitter, and wouldnt have noticed the oops masking booboo :) xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous up-cycled card, too good not to use and love all the glitter.

Kath x

rachel said...

really brilliant upcycling barb - I love what you have done! Big hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous image, very beautiful with the glitter!! Yur card looks amazing, and this is a great recycling!
I have had a go to see what you said about your last card. :D Such a fun mistake! :D There is really a strange fact in the depth of the umbrella's handle...But if you haven't tell us this fact, nobody would have seen it!!!

Carole said...

great bit of recycling...and the mince pies are a bonus...lets face it Barb you only bought them for the box didn't you?. Love your card and looking forward to seeing the other one too!

Di said...

Fabulous card - LOVE the upcycling and how you added the sparkle. That's a trick I haven't done for a while!

I did spot that the umbrella shaft was keeping warm and cosy :)

Hugs

Di xx

Donna said...

What a great job upcycling, your card is stunning, fabulous scene and great job on the glittery snow!

Carol L said...

Hah hah, I'm slapping my forehead for the Oops! moment for the previous card! I couldn't find it and never would have in a million years! LOL Thanks for telling us :) Today's card is such a wonderful recycled project and just beautiful with all the sparkle!

PJ said...

Your card is beautiful. I love how you recycle things. I try to so too. I also had to scroll down to see the card with the umbrella.. I wouldn't have noticed. I love visiting your blog and seeing your creative cards. Happy New Year Dear Lady.

aussie aNNie said...

Love the idea of upcycling, and a gorgeous card it is.xx{aNNie}

Jane Willis said...

That is an amazing piece of upcycling, nobody would ever guess that the lovely image started out as a piece of packaging! Beautiful card
Jane
PS the craft storage system was a complete surprise - he's very good at choosing presents!

brenda said...

I call that superb recyling Barb and it's really beautiful creation.

B x

Aquarius said...

Great bit of recycling - I'm going to have to fish my Waitrose mince pie box out of my bin now!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this upcycled card Barb, what a great effect you have achieved by covering it with glitter.
Lorraine

Janice said...

You are very inventive Barb, what a great idea! I really must start looking at packaging more carefully.
Super card!
Janice x

SARN said...

Terrific piece of recycling Barb. I love the jaunty angle of the bottom edge of the glittered up image and the embellishments.

Once you revealed your "oops" moment on the other card I had to go back and take a look and even though I now know it's there, it's a very minor error! But I honestly couldn't find it when I looked the card over, so you'll definitely get away with it.

xxxx

meg said...

Love the shimmer and sparkle Barb, great recycling

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous upcycled mince pie box Barb! I LOVE it! I used to upcycle all the time, but rarely do it now (I should do it more though, it always gave me such a sense of satisfaction when I did). As for your 'blunder' down under here, I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't mentioned it, but it is the sort of thing I do with masking, that' why I don't like doing it (I can't do the 'backwards' thinking of stamping what I want at the front first, my brain isn't wired to think that way!). Thank you so very much for all your support and kind words during a difficult year in 2016, let's hope 2017 is a better year for us all, with health and happiness all round! Have a great day my friend! Hazel xx

Donna said...

I love this recycled make of yours, Barb.
Like Hazel, I agree that there's a certain satisfaction to be gained from reusing things that would otherwise be thrown away.
Take care...
Donna. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Barb, wonderful recycling, lovey image and design. I do the same with attractive packaging, Kate x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous card Barb. I would never have known you'd recycled part of it, you've made such a good job putting it together. Happy crafting, Angela x

Jules said...

Hi Barb

What a fabulous card you have made .. .. who would have thought it started as a mince pie box!

Love all the sparkle.

Love Jules xx

Mary said...

A sparkly Holiday card. I love how you added the glitter to the scene, it looks magical. Thank you for sharing with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Jean said...

What a super recycle project Barb. I love the way you glittered the image and made it into a beautiful card.
Jean x

Craftychris said...

This card is beautiful and an awesome bit of recycling too! I love the glitter - looks awesome! I did smile at your 'batch baked cards' comment, priceless! Happy New Year! xxx

Marie B. said...

Great job of recycling! You must have really pretty boxes where you live...lol! I hope I get to see more of your great recycling...thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR! :)

~Marie B -DT

Cobnut Crafter said...

Hi Barb, yes you are quite right, I am the Anne you met at Loobi Crafts. I have been enjoying your blog since we met and love your beautiful cards - especially this piece of creative upcycling. Hope to see you again soon.

scrappymo! said...

I like this upcycled card. Especially the shimmery feel of the image!

lilian said...

Great card Barb. Love the idea of the double sided tape and the glitter.

Sorry not looking at your blog but have been away.

Happy new year,

Lilian

Lia said...

It's cold over here but no snow like on your beautiful card!
Lia xx

Lucy Woods said...

Ooh this is so gorgeous!! What a fab idea! I love all the glitter on top!
Lucy x

Sue said...

Awww this is stunning Barb! Happy New Year! lots of huggles Sue xx

Lisa Andersson said...

You are fantastic with your recycling, Barb! and this is a fantastic card. Love how you did that glitter on the top. It looks awesome.
Hugs, Lisa

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Barb,
Well done on recycling and making a great card, love it, funny thing is I received a card after Christmas which had a similar image except it was long as a landscape rather than portrait. I plan to reuse it, we'll see eh?!
Had a chuckle re the masking mistake.... easily done.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great upcycling Barb, gorgeous shimmer and image.

Love and hugs
Maarit

AlisonC said...

A gorgeous snowy card and you are as inventive as ever. I love all the glitter. I was thinking of doing something similar one day. I'm sure no-one would have noticed your masking 'oops' if you hadn't pointed it out! You were still a Playground Pick though, congratulations. x

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Lots of Glitter" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Pat said...

It took me a minute or two to find your happy accident Barb..lol, but no mistakes here. What a clever make using this very pretty packaging, and the frosty finish with the glitter on top of the double sided adhesive layer looks great. I love the diagonal torn layer and the snowflakes and ribbon go beautifully. x

Linby said...

This is just brilliant, I do love packaging! It is a shame to throw it away sometimes, or recycle at least. I never noticed you mistake with the umbrella, just goes to show we are our own worst critics.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The glitter just makes this winter scene all the more special. What a cool way to recycle!

Babs Watson said...

Beautiful recycled image lovely winter scene and love all the sparkle. Thank you for joining in with the fun at Sparkles Christmas, hope to see you next time.

Hugs Babs x

Greta said...

Absolutely brilliant recycling, Barb! Love that image & it's extra special with the glitter!

Debbie said...

What a brilliant idea to upcycle. What a fabulous card. Loving the sparkle Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck, Hope to see you again. Hugs Debbie DT xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous bookmark!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Lena's Creations said...

Wonderful recycling of this fabulous image. Great idea adding all the sparkle. Looks beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR.
Have a wonderful day!
♥ Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations