Sunday, 9 August 2015

Frosty Blue for the Christmas Card Club!

Good Morning Folks, I hope you are all tip top and having a good weekend. Is it good weather where you are? it could go either way here I think, and it's gotten a bit dull now and the big question is........do I put the washing out or not?  I find these huge philosophical questions just beat me at times.

Anyhow it's time for another Christmas Club Card and this theme is Layers and chosen by Lorraine, who loves layers herself, so without further ado here is mine;
A little bit of upcycling this time as the topper was once upon a time another card, not Christmas, but one I received when I left work.  I kept it as I loved the little birds and the delicate trees and with a bit of frosting on it I've turned it into today's card. LOTV paper for background and Centura Pearl in that gorgeous blue shade and silver mirri. Die'sire Greetings Die, Xcut Ovals and gems from my box.
I have to say that I'm rather pleased with the result as I don't usually upcycle, maybe I'll do it more now.

The other girls in the team will be along with their creations soon and they will be beauties.

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last card, and to Maureen Killin who commented and is new to my blog.

Have a great day folks whatever you do, I thinks it's shopping for us, hate shopping!! and maybe a bit of crafting, till next time,


31 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Kate and love how you re used the topper...great idea.xx
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Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Love the colour you have used...
Hugs Sylvie x

Patricia said...

Good morning Kate,
Another stunning card, love the cool frosty feel about it.
Have a good day whatever you are planning to do
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Kate, another brilliant card, and a great up cycle too. Hope you have a good day what ever you and Alistair decide to do. Hazel x

meg said...

Beautiful frosty colours Kate the topper is ideal for the snowflake paper

Zoe Tant said...

Fab upcycling Kate on a lovely layered card. Hope all good with you and glad to have helped with the stamp set! Zx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kate. The image is really stunning. Washing out here ,but I am watching the sky change a bit. Hope you are both well. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol said...

Beautiful recycling Kate, love your pretty layers. Warm but overcast here. Carol x

Karen Petitt said...

Just gorgeous Kate! I especially love shades of blue and white Christmas cards and you've done a wonderful job here. Hope you are well huni Karen x

Sandy said...

Beautiful Sugar - I love the idea of "upcycling"!
Very hot and humid here but I love where we live.
Sandy xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such a lovely recycled topper and pretty papers.
Pauline
x

rachel said...

great layering kate - and I hope that washing got dry - I dithered about mine today - as I've been out all day but it would have been fine! Hugs Rachel x

Christine Harrop said...

Bit of clever upcycling here Kate. I love how you have made a non-Christmas/winter image look so totally winter!! Great card! Hope youare both well. Christine xx

dutchess said...

such fun up cycling Kate...a and that image was far to lovely not to use again....love that backing paper...super card! xxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-great use of a very pretty card you have upcycled.

Michele

Lucy Woods said...

Stunning!! Love the gorgeous wintery birdies!
Lucy x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours and fab design.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card, blue is one of my faves for Christmas. Hope you had a lovely day, been gorgeous here

pam said...

Wonderful Christmas card Kate, great idea using this topper, lovely colors and design.
Hugs Pam x

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Kate. Love the frosty look

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the design and beautiful icy blues.
hugs Sue xx

Shona Hamill said...

Great card Kate. I love a bit of upcycling and the icy colours are fab x

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow! I haven't even thought about Christmas yet, lol!!! Gorgeous card!

Florence said...

Fab up-cycling Kate. What a great idea. Gorgeous card. Love how the pink little birds pop against the blues on your base card.
Have a great week.
Hugs Flo xx

Mrs A. said...

I can see why you kept the card. It's very pretty and sparkles. Lovely lot of layering and the colours are perfect together. Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Kate, sorry it has taken me so long to get here - this weekend turned out to be manic. I love this frosty upcycled card, lots of lovely layers and gorgeous snowflakes too. Thanks for joining in with my theme this time at CCC.
Lorraine

Sue said...

So pretty Kate, lots of frosty goodness, and the mirror card paper looks great.

Hugs
Sue

Asha said...

What a clever bit of up cycling, Kate. LOVE the design of this card... so frosty, so Christmas.
hugs, Asha

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Hey, if that's as difficult as decisions get for you nowadays, then good for you gal!
Love the frosty feel to your card and great recycling.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Erika said...

A lovely winter scene, Kate. Very cool indeed.

Hugs Erika. x

MaryH said...

Of course I am loving this wonderful red birds on branches upcycle! I'm so glad you were able to incorporate it into this week's layers challenge. Looks really pretty with the other scallop ovals behind it, and nice layout to stage the placement as you did. Love that pretty background paper as well. Apologies for being late in visiting for the CCC, but trying to play catchup now that I'm back home again. Doing some catchup around the house as well! Back later to enjoy your newer cards. TFS & Hugs