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Sunday 6 October 2013

Christmas Card Club - "Upcycle"

Good morning all.
The wedding production line is now in full flow, hopefully everything will be cut by the end of today for the daytime invites and I can start putting them together tomorrow. Only need three dozen daytime invites which isn't too onerous but they are quite intricate. The 100 evening invites will take a bit more doing though!!

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Maureen's turn to choose the theme this time and she's asked us to "Upcycle".  Here is my card:

Topper has been made with the front of a gift tag, paper is from My Mind's Eye. Snowflake has been cut from some waste kraft card and the back of the gift tag. Bow is made from the ribbon off the gift tag. Dies are all Spellbinders.

You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything goes
Creative Fingers - anything goes with ribbon
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Delightful Challenges - holiday spirit
Little Miss Muffet - we wish you a Merry Christmas
Moving along with the Times - anything goes
Southern Girls - song inspired (Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer)
Digistamps4Joy - recycled + a snowflake

Carol x


  1. This is just beautiful...great design.xxx

  2. Great way t use all the 'wastage' of goodies with a fab result.xx

  3. Gorgeous card Carol, such wonderful recycling
    Sue xx

  4. Oooh love your 'upcycling' topper on this one Carol and I thought I recognised some of my favourite MME paper on here. I have enjoyed this theme and it looks as if you have too!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (CCC team mate)

  5. Oh wow! this is gorgeous Carol. I love how you've upcycled. The reindeer and snowflake are just perfect with the MME papers! it's a fab design! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  6. Hi Carol
    Gorgeous card.... Love the reindeer.....
    Just put mine on
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  7. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Lace and/or Ribbon

  8. Wow fab upcycling Carol. Love that reindeer! Zx

  9. Beautiful card Carol. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. This is fab Carol ! that reindeer is so cute huggles Sue xxx

  11. GREAT project. Love the reindeer. Thanks for joining our Holiday Spirit Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  12. Great up cycling! Lovely design too. Hug Jackie DT Member ds4 j

  13. This is a fabulous Christmas card Carol, I love your reindeer and great up cycling.
    I can't imagine making 100 of the same thing, I don't envy you that job.

  14. Great card Carol, brilliant design, love the Reindeer .
    Good luck with invites
    Have a great week

    Patricia xxx

  15. adorable Carol....and all that using up and reusing...I think it really make us creative....love the reindeer...cheeky! hope you are not too bored doing 100's xxxx

  16. A clever bit of recycling, Carol. Love this idea!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  17. Such a Beautiful card, love the vintage paper and cute reindeer, thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy

    Alex (DT)

  18. this is very sweet and beautiful Carol.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  19. Love it...looks so rustic! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  20. Fantastic card!! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  21. Hi Carol,
    Great and fun way to recycle. What a pretty card and nice image. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  22. Loving this card. Vintage style Christmas card! Adore the colours and the papers you've used!

    Thank you so much for joining us for use a snowflake & recycle an item Challenge at Digistamps4Joy.
    Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    DS4J DT - Sharon

  23. Carol, this is absolutely adorable! I love the stitched reindeer:) Thanks so much for playing at Little Miss Muffet this time!!

  24. Fabulous upcycle Carol. Love that sweet reindeer and the snowflake is a great added touch.
    Your MME paper is fab...it is one of my favourites...I am hoarding mine at the moment...lol

    Sorry so late visiting...DH has the laptop with him up at the lake and I am at Mums...no internet here at all...
    Have a few minutes of borrowed computer time tonight while I am having coffee at my sisters!
    Catch up on your other posts once home!

  25. FAB upcycled card *claps* it's lovely :)
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Little Miss Muffet
    Jo xx

  26. This card is just so much fun, totally love it and the fact it is a re-cycled card too just makes it more delightful!

  27. What a cute reindeeer! Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Digistamps 4 Joy!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    DS4J Guest Designer

  28. Wonderful upcycling for CCC, Carol - and you've used some of my favourite paper. Thanks also for sharing your lovely card for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. Challenge 6 on Crafting Musketeers is 'Christmas in October - it would be good to see this there as well, Hazel, Design Team Crafting Musketeers x

  29. Beautiful! I reallyy like the paper you used and the reindeer is adorable too! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  30. Now this really is up-cycling Carol. Your card is fabulous and I love it. All the elements fit together so well. Christine xx

  31. Such a lovely card Carol, nice use of recycling.Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. Good luck with your wedding stationary. I made every thing for my brothers wedding some time back, very time consuming.Hope you join us again soon, Julie Dt member

  32. What an absolute adorable card filled with all kinds of wonderful recycled goodies. Thank you so much for joining and sharing with us at DigiStamps4Joy on this challenge. Hugs, Antoinette

  33. Awesome card, but I'm afraid I'm still in denile that xmas is sooo close. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge

  34. Beautiful card and such a wonderful use of your recycled items :D That reindeer is just too sweet. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

  35. That's a pretty card! so fabulous I feel soo jelous I can;t create as good as that :) So lovely. My heartiest Christmas wishes to you and everyone!


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