Saturday 29 August 2015

Recycled roses, Rudolph and Snippets

Morning Peeps,I think we are nearly back to normal after our holiday and for once my mojo came home with me so I have been getting back into some crafting. Plus hospital were pleased with me this week and the infections all seem under control which is a real bonus.

It's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts this week and I have chosen the theme of Recycling. Our sponsors are Scrappers Delight and Crafty Ribbons. And further down you will also find my entry to this month Rudolph Day and Snippets challenges.

I actually made this card some time ago using a stamp set from Jo's Lets Create designs and was one of the samples I created for her, but am hoping I am now OK to blog it as it's one I rather liked. I have used a nice 'chunk' of corrugated from some old packaging, it's something I tend to hoard much to hubby's annoyance. I have also used a couple of pages from an old book.

One of the book pages has been sprayed with Dylusions and then the rose images stamped onto it and cut out and the offcuts used to make a rose using a punch for the petals. The base layer of corrugated has been liberally edged with Frantage, some cord tied round it and then another page of the book inked with DI round the edges then matted and layered and the cut out rose fixed centrally, plus a sentiment stamped onto another of the offcuts.

OK, now to offload some guilt, I keep making these promises to join in at Mo's Rudolph Day and Di's Snippets challenges but somehow I never quite get there. So here goes and it's a two in did say that would be OK Di's so hope I'm not going to get a rap on the knuckles and that I managed to link up by the skin of my teeth.

I've had this piece of Christmas DP hanging about for ages so cut a base card down to accommodate it and matted onto some gold mirri card. I cut the Tattered Lace sentiment from an offcut of the same colour mirri.......I always hoard the offcuts of mirri as it's expensive and comes in useful for sentiments. The mistletoe is cut and embossed from offcuts of pearl paper using TL Mistleto Trio set and I lightly inked with DI to give a greeny hue. Finally a gold organza bow.

Happy weekend all.


Mummylade said...

All lovely but I especially like the Christmas sentiment. Really delicate.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda. The rose looks fabulous stamped onto the book pages and I love the colours that you've used. I also think that the corrugated card works really well and was a clever idea. Your Christmas card is so beautifully elegant and the colours work together perfectly. I'm so pleased to hear that you are in better health after your holiday and long may it continue. Take care of yourself and have a lovely weekend x

ALI said...

Stunning cards B, especially like the Christmas one.........

Sammy said...

These are both stunners Brenda. So gorgeous.
Glad you got positive news from the hospital. Have a fab weekend! x

Jane said...

So pleased to hear some positive hospital news Brenda. Great new theme and cards. Funnily enough I have just found these 2 great challenges myself and managed to join in with Di and hope to play over at Mo's in September when I start my Christmas cards. Have a restful bank holiday. Hugs xx

Andreja said...

Brenda, both cards are fantastic :-)) Great job!
Have a nice weekend, hugs Andreja

debby4000 said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards Brenda.

Dr Sonia S V said...

I love seeing the texture of corrugated paper on crafts and you have topped it with such gorgeous stamping!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

AnyOldCraft said...

Fab cards as always Brenda.
I do love saving bits and bobs especially if they are free lol
That corrugated card is great.
Love the colours on the Christmas one, bet you're getting sick of them by now.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Brenda
Two beautiful cards today. I too hoard things that "will come in useful". Every so often I have a huge tidy up (after much nagging from my hubby) and then spends hours at a later date looking for things I know I had but were disposed of in my clear out. No doubt I will be able to recycle something in my stash fro the Allsorts challenge.
I am pleased to hear the infections have finally taken the hint and gone away.
Take care

ellyscard creatief said...

Great news that you feeling better Brenda.
The cards are beautiful.
Blessing weekend ,Elly

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ciao Brenda, sono contenta che la salute del tuo dente sia migliore!!
I tuoi progetti di riciclo sono entrambi bellissimi!! Amo il look rustico della prima card, con il cartone ondulato che luccica, il fiore fatto a mano e la splendida rosa! E le foglie color perla nella seconda card sono davvero meravigliose con il fiocco dorato!
Spero che tu capisca il mio commento. Ovviamente per me è più facile scrivere in italiano... :D ma se vuoi posso continuare a scrivere in inglese! Fammi sapere come preferisci.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So glad to hear the hospital are pleased with you. Gorgeous cards especially the top one, great recycling x

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning cards today I think your re cycled card is just amazing especially what you have done with that corrugated card its fabulous and such perfect flowers. The second card is so classy I love the elegant colours and dies Might have to take a little look at that mistletoe die Enjoy your weekend love and hugs Caorle x

KandA said...

Hi Brenda, I'm so glad to hear your health is improving. Love both these cards - great use of recycling (I threw out some old books and I'm kicking myself now) and gorgous colours on the first and the second is so elegant with the fabulous bunch of mistletoe. Have a great weekend xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! I love them both. Happy Rudolf day and welcome to the snippet playground. I LOVE your mistletoe! Gorgeous!

Wendy L said...

Both cards a re lovely Brenda. I see a 'Poppy' mentioned in the text on the first one, and I did smile to myself,'trust Brenda to get a poppy on there somewhere'. Whenever I see poppies, I always think of you. xxxx

Di said...

Hi Brenda - first of all, I adore your 'Rose' card, it's beautiful. Many moons ago I made some roses using pages from an old book - never occurred to me to use another page as a background though!

And how lovely to see that you made it into the Snippets Playground - you get two goes on the swings for perseverance with the linking :) It's a gorgeous card you made using snippets - so soft and gentle too. I was convinced you'd used a very similar Inkylicious stamp for the sentiment - but what a stunning die cut it is!

Ha, laughed at the rap on the knuckles bit, I have so few 'rools' it's a wonder there's never outright mayhem in the Playground :) Hope the espresso is helping!


Di xx

Fikreta said...

very nice cards
have a nice day

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are beautiful Brenda I like both designs
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. Glad you had a good holiday and fab news on the health front too!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both are gorgeous Brenda, I love the paper you used for the flower at the top and the textures and the bottom is so elegant, love them both! Shirleyxx

hellerlittle said...

Hey Hunny...
thanks a bunch for the big surprise.
My snailmail had arrived today.... the bunnystamp is such funny *love it
and the folders are all new to me (no, sorry one I´ve got but will give it to a buddy)

I'm so pleased to hear that you are in better health after your holiday and long may it continue. Take care of yourself !!!

Your Christmas card is so beautifully elegant and the colours work together perfectly * love love love it
CU hellerlittle

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two wonderfully different but beautiful card Brenda. So pleased for you that you are feeling much better too.

aussie aNNie said...

These two are just fabulous, love the image and colours used..
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Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love love love the color of first one!! Very pretty!! Glad you are doing good..

Sarah said...

Two gorgeous makes Brenda, love the chunk of packaging, and the sheen on the mistletoe is perfect. Pleased to hear the appointment went well xx

Helen said...

I guess I should start on the C.. cards soon too... Love the bright red - shame the boys let us down today!!

Craftyfield said...

I too have a cardboard hoard and my OH is equally unimpressed... I love up-cycling stuff in my crafting and get the distressed look of torn corrugated cardboard. Both lovely cards Brenda.
Have a super week end! xx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations, Brenda, each one beautifully designed.

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards. I like the distressed feel of the first card. A real beauty that one. The image on the old book page is wonderful. A friend sent a German novel and a French novel to me and I will eventually try this technique too!

I am so pleased to see you at my little Rudolph Days Challenge. Your card is so elegant.I love the mistletoe cut from that pearl card. The mirri looks great too. I also hoard all my scraps as it is so pricey here too! I have a file folder for the mirri snippets and the glittered paper snippets. Seems to protect the surface from marring that way.

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph days Challenge.

Karen Petitt said...

Both of these are gorgeous Brenda. I have always been a recycler of card, board, cans and glass, in fact I used to nag my mum something rotten. Recently I've been recycling more and I've several cereal boxes cut up and waiting to be used, I'll try to join in this week and like you I always feel a tad guilty if I run out of time. However I love recycling as it helps me with the guilt I feel from buying card and paper Karen xx

coldwaters2 said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda I love the red tones of the first and the soft delicate look to the second awesome makes.
Lorraine x

Shirley said...

Cardboard is my thing as well Brenda and what a stunner of a card.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful cards, love the image and the gorgeous red on the first card and a fabulous Rudolph/Snippets card the mistletoe is superb, welcome to the playground, just don't go behind the bike shed.

Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Brenda, so happy to hear the infections are under control! Your cards are beautiful! I love the look of stamping on an old book page - this looks amazing! Your second card is stunning and very eye-catching! The mistletoe is so pretty in the pearlescent paper! You are a talented lady!

Jackie said...

Two wonderful card Brenda, the first one reminds me that I have lots of corrugated card in different colours.
Much as I love them both, the bottom one is my favourite, I love the diecuts and the beautiful design :o)
Jackie xx

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Hey Brenda!
Hope things are good :) I really love these gorgeous cards. The corrugated texture is with all the embossing it looks even more beautiful!. I jut wish I could make cards like yours..
Have a great day!

Crafting Queen said...

Two great cards. Enjoy your weekend.

Unknown said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
einfach wunderschön deine beiden Karten und ich bin total begeistert,
glg ulrike

MaryH said...

oh my, I'm glad I don't have to decide which of these two beauties I like best. Of course I love the rose, and the wonderful texture of the corrugated background and {sigh} the lovely frontage edging. I just can't get that product to work well for me. The book paper made such a lovely backdrop for the gorgeous rose & leaves. #2 is also a big winner, and the mistletoe petals are beautiful. Lovely shimmer & shine..Is this a die or a stamp - it looks gorgeous. The color you've added to the pearl paper, added a lot of realism to the look and of course the glow of the mirror sentiment. That's a lovely die. Two just splendid cards, and how clever to fit to both Rudy Day and the Playground! Glad to hear the health issues are going away, your mojo has returned and you are on a roll! TFS & Hugs. Happy Sunday.

brenda said...

Huge apolgies to Janice, I clicked the wrong button and lost you comment.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda it is always so refreshing and uplifting, popping in here. Your awesome creations never cease to amaze us. I am so pleased for you that you got a good medical report this week.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jacee said...

Your back with two beauty's Brenda, glad your health has improved, that holidays done you good my friend!
Love the first card, the rose is lovely and the second, love the soft colours and the fab bow, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joan said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, love the recycled card and the mistletoe card is just beautiful

Joan x

Michelle J M said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda. The Christmas one is really special, the mistletoe looks so lifelike. I am so pleased to hear that your infections are all under control and I hope you are feeling better. Michelle x

Hettie said...

Just saw this mistletoe card over at the Playground and it is just stunning. Don't get me wrong I like the first card, but this second one floats my boat!!
Welcome to the Playground.

Gerrina said...

Both so great! Love the texture on the rosecard; that BG looks so great! And the second looks so elegant and delicate; just beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

butterfly said...

Fabulous use of the die-cuts in the second card but it's that first one with the stunning corrugated background which really caught my eye - wonderful!
Alison xx

Tracy said...

Great Recycling with the corrugated card. I think I've only ever used it once, should try using it a bit more because it looks fab on your card. I love using pages of old books too.
Happy crfafting
Tracy x