Friday, 6 January 2012

No time like the presents ....

... the challenge over at Jingle Belles - JB12-01 is to make a card:


Make a holiday card that incorporates GIFT WRAP:
as a background, as an accent, or using motifs cut from your favourite wrapping paper
OR
Make a holiday card with an image of present(s) on it!

And conveniently this also happens to fit in with our St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - where we would like you to make a card and give something that was destined for the bin a new lease of life.  So my card is for both challenges.


I started to take down my Christmas cards last night, and one of the card featured a large pile of Christmas presents - perfect for my "new" card.  I cut out the presents, removing a couple of the parcels to make the pile the right size for my card.  Using one of the Winter edition distress inks, I sponged some colour onto the card base and then stamped, in the same colour, a lovely holly flourish.  To complete the card I attached the parcels - done!  The tag on the parcel says "Just to say", the message is completed on the inside of the card.


Stamps:  Chocolate Baroque - Christmas Flourish
Inks:  Distress - Evergreen Bough (Winter Limited Edition)
Accessories:  Parcels recycled from a Christmas card, card from stash

Kathryn and her school are off to see the Panto in Rhyl today - it's always a really fun event and the children have a great time.  And while Kathryn's out having fun, Mum and I will be in town - some girly time together.  See you soon!

16 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

What a stylish way of recycling Deborah and with such gorgeous colours too!

Craftilicious said...

Excellent recycling! I think we're all getting the recycling bug - I examine everything for it's crafting potential now before throwing it away :-D
Have a lovely day with your Mum.
Tara x

Eveline said...

Great way to recycle your Christmas cards. I really like how your card turned out. Especially the holly flourish.
Eveline.

Stamps and Paper said...

Great recycling Deborah..love the swirly background

Anne

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥! talk about starting the new year off STRONG... what an utterly glorious card from miss deborah! those presents are BEAUTIFUL (& an excellent example of what they now call "upcycling"! and that lovely inky stamping technique creates the perfect backdrop! YUM!!! ♥

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, love the stack of prezzies and the flourish stamp you've used is gorgeous.xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi deborah, this is a gorgeous crestion, love the recycled parcels. Hope Kathryn enjoyed the panto.

Donna x

Jenny said...

Great way to combine the two challenges Deborah, love the parcel stack :)
I always forget about panto's after Christmas, it's another way to keep the Christmas spirit around longer I suppose :)
Jenny x

Queenie Jeannie said...

Awesome!!! I tried doing this once and it was a disaster, lol! You really nailed it!

Paula (PEP) said...

I've just cut that very stamp out of the rubber sheet but not used it yet - love the way you've used it here with that ingenious pile of presents. The tag really adds a lovely touch to it too.
Hope you had a good day with your Mum.
Paula (PEP)

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous use of old Christmas cards!!! I will definitely have to use this idea--thanks for sharing your talents with all of us! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous card deb. Recycling is the perfect way to pass on that Christmas spirit. Fun and fabulous design.

SmilynStef said...

Perfect recycling of that stack of presents ... you gave them a fabulous new life ... so glad you're joining us at jingle belles in 2012.

Stella said...

Fab example of recycling; the pile is such a lovely focal point and I love the subtle and elegant stamp you used. Wow!
Hugs!
XX

Barbara said...

This card is a true gem! Love the background, wow!

Lorraine said...

This really looks like a gorgeous wall treatment behind those stunning wrapped packages. The contrast in colors is so very eye pleasing.

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