Thursday, 10 October 2013

Christmas Card Club - Upcycle

Hello my dear friends and blogging companions.  I am so sorry for my absence.  This card was due on Sunday and though I knew it was going to be late I was hoping I could do it in time for Monday.  Unfortunately my friend lost her mum suddenly on Sunday  and was devastated.  I know exactly how that feels because that is just what happened with my mum, so I have spent quite a bit of time with her offering what little comfort I could.  I made her a sympathy card but then forgot to take a picture before I gave it to her. Typical!

Anyway back to this particular card. This time it was Maureen's choice (aka Scrappy Mo) and she asked that we upcycle an item onto our card.

My Card

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When I receive a card that is too nice to just throw away I either keep the card or I take off the bits that I like, the idea being to use them on my own cards. However that rarely happens - but the intention is there!  So this time I rescued a card front that I took from a Christmas card years ago.  I die cut  this sweet little angel using SB Classic Ovals and then matted it with some red card die cut from SB Classic Scalloped Ovals.  Would you believe there was no glitter on my lovely angel?  Well, I soon corrected  that omission. Lol! The candles and baubles border along the top was printed from one of my Greeting Card  programmes, but I can't remember which one. I used an MS punch on it.   A little bow and some pearls finished it off. It wasn't until I took the picture that I realised I hadn't put a sentiment on so I will think about that, but it doesn't look too bad without it.  What a block head!  I am trying to keep my cards pretty flat this year to avoid huge postal charges.

Well that's all for today. Hopefully I can get back to some more regular posts now.  I apologise for not visiting you over the last few days but I will rectify that today. I hope this finds you all keeping well.


  1. Adorable christmas card Christine...sweet image and beautifully put together


  2. Wat een beeldschone kerst kaart, mooi mal gebruik voor de achtergrond.
    groetjes Janie

  3. Hello Christine, beautiful card, lovely little image that you've now made your own, great job you've done up cycling, have a lovely day, and hope your friend is coping not too badly at this sad time for her, hugs Kate x

  4. This is gorgeous,love the colours and fab

  5. This is lovely Christine - I would have kept this image myself with the same intention! Thank goodness Maureen decided on this theme for us!!! I do think your layout is super though and I am glad you decided to add a little glitter - lol!

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    PS So sorry for your friend as well, you really are a good friend to have.

  6. Mooie kerstkaart Christine.

    Groetjes Karla

  7. Hallo Christine
    Prachtige kaart lief met engeltje
    Mooi zo met de achtergrond . Ik gebruikt ook steeds meer de embosing mallen
    Gerrie xx

  8. Fab card Christine its beautiful, sorry to hear about your friend :( I'm sure she appreciated you being around lots of huggles Sue xxx

  9. lovely card Christine such a beautiful image x

  10. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card..... Love the cute image....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  11. Gorgeous card Christine, very cute indeed! I too save bits with good intentions then rarely use them! I am so sorry to hear about your friend's mum, but I am sure you were a great comfort. Hugs Carole Z X

  12. I, like yourself, like to re-cycle cards that I receive, a great card, cute image and love the whole concept.xx

  13. What a pretty card! Love the sweet angel and so glad you gave her a little glimmer and shine! She so deserves it!

    I really like the card program idea...That border looks fabulous. I am such a scardy cat about computer things...I got 3 CD's in England but they will be my first. Now I read I need windows 7 to use them! lol

    Do you use the card programs for the placing of sentiments inside the cards as well? I read that way you can get the exact spacing etc.

  14. Hi Christine,
    Very pretty card. Sorry to hear about your friends mum, I lost my mum suddenly last year, so friends words can bu such a comfort.

  15. Hi Christine
    Gorgeous card. Love the border at the top.
    So sorry to hear of your friends sad news. Its good she has a friend like you to lean on.
    Ang x

  16. Your card is gorgeous Christine. I love the cute image.
    So sorry to hear about your friend's mum.
    hugs Sue xx

  17. This is gorgeous Christine, I love the image of the little Angel, so sweet. Love the whole card.
    Sorry to hear about your friends Mom, its awful for those left behind when its so sudden.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the design and the sweet image.
    Lorraine x

  19. This is gorgeous Christine, love your upcycled image and clean design. Carol x

  20. Beautiful card Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

  21. Good evening Christine, I love your sweet card. That wee angel is so darned cute.
    I do the same as you with Christmas Cards. I sent a bundle along to the school a couple of weeks ago I have had them for a few years.
    So sorry to hear about your friends mum. Giving a friend time is so comforting, glad she has you there.
    Happy crafting when you get back to it

    Patricia xxx

  22. This is a great upcycle Christine, such a cutie, I haven't used enough glitter yet this year. Sending hugs to help. xx Flora

  23. Oh she's a cutie pie, Christine. Keep warm, my friend!
    hugs, Asha


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