Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bear Xmas Magic

I like to recycle old Xmas cards and "upcycle" them into new cards - waste not, want not!  Here's my latest upcycle, and I think it's pretty cute.  I layered the image with red cardstock (Recollections), stamped the sentiment (All Night Media) in red (Ancient Page - Cardinal), and added two red gems (Dollarama).  The white card base is from Staples.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Allways Something Creative #57 Is it Christmas already?
Card Mania Challenges CMC#24 Christmas in July
Challenges 4 Everybody #24 Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Seeing Stars
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge CHNC#132 Suitable for a Child
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs Christmas in July
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #179 Christmas in July
GingerLoft Red, White and Blue
Great Impressions Anything Goes
Inky Impressions IIC#116 Christmas in July
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#7 Anything Goes
LEJ Designs  #61 Christmas in July
MFP Speedy TV Red, White and Blue
Mema's Crafts Use the colours Red, White, and Blue
Papertake Weekly Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (the image is from an old Xmas card)
Pumpkin Spice #27 Stars or Fireworks (star on ornament)
Shelly's Images Show Us What You Got Christmas in July Edition
Simon Says Stamp and Show A Little Stamping (the sentiment is a little stamp)
Sister Act Card Challenges #14 Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Animals
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #19 Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #47 Christmas in July
Through the Craftroom Door July 9-15 Anything Goes
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Stockings or Anything Christmas
Whimsical Designs Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy Christmas in July
Word Art Wednesday #88 Anything Goes

Thank you for looking at my card.  I enjoy reading your comments. 


Heather said...

So cute!! And a fabulous way to reuse those Christmas cards that are too cute to throw away. I save any that I feel would be good additions to cards, too. And it's also a great way to have a cute card finished in mere minutes. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous Christmas card. Great job on the recycling. Thanks, for joining us for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge. Hope you will join us again on Thursday for the new challenge.

Hazel said...

What a sweet card - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges x

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is so cute! What a great idea..I LOve to see Christmas cards all year long! Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Darlene said...

VERY cute and a fabulous idea!! Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes – Christmas In July Edition" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

La Papera Gialla said...

Great card and great idea to upcycle old cards!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Kathy Bradley said...

Very cute card - recycling is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the Inspirational Challenge on SpeedyTV.

Alanna said...

What a great idea to recycle old Christmas cards. It looks fabulous. So glad you could join us this week at CCC.

Anne Fenton said...

Love your recycled card ...thankyou for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Alli Devine said...

Great upcycling and the red border really lifts the image Thanks for sharing with us at Fab N Funky

Alli D

Cathy P said...

Fun idea to upcycle cards. You did a great job with this one. Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.
Cathy xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am all about recycling. Reusing Christmas cards this way is a great idea.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Mema's Crafts said...

Your card is just to cute and recycling your Christmas is a fabulous idea. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will visit us often.

Sabrina said...

I love to recycle old cards too! This one is so cute. Thank you for joining in the fun at Christmas card Challenge #32. :)

Kellie 0:) said...

Great recycling. Love your new creation. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Karen (karey2005) said...

Perfect! Love your "new" card! Thank you for joining the Christmas Card Challenges this week! ~Karen, CCC-DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Animal’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Angelique said...

Lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

There's also a DT Call

Unknown said...

Smashing card hunni.

Great way to recycle,I love to recycle.

Thank you for joining us at CSAYL

Good luck


Unknown said...

My goodness Kitty, you are a busy bee, love this card, and great job recycling, xxxx

Brenda said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Karen said...

Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Saints Rule! said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday!

fiction book reviews said...

Thank you for joining this week at Creative Fingers

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
DT CALL at Creative Fingers

Fabiola said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL, your recyclig car is so cute and really créative, hope to see you next time, biz

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is a great image, the sparkle really stands out.
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

Emily Thubbron said...

What a wonderful idea. I like to save the sentiments on the inside of old cards, but never used the image itself. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafter's Cafe.

Emily, DT Team B

Jessie L. said...

What a great way to reuse all those old cards we all save because they're too cute to throw away. And great for the environment too! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! Hope to see you again next week!

Tanya said...

What a sweet christmas card. thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Adorable Christmas card. I need to get started on mine too. Great image. What a fabulous idea to use old cards and make them new. Love it.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

happyglitzygirl said...

Cute Christmas card, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!- Ashli :)

Esperite said...

Cute card, your post made me smile, reusing old Christmas cards was my first attempt at cardmaking many years ago! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft xxx

Gerda said...
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Gerda said...

wow what a lovely christmas card, Thank you for joining the challenge show us what you get, "christmas in July". we hope te see you back soon

Shelly's Images Design Team

Shirley said...

Such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at Crafter's Café.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

So cute, love this adorable image and your card is constructed beautifully. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Inky Impressions this week:)

Deonna B said...

Great Recylced project! I love that little bear. so Cute. Thank you so much for sharing with TTCRD.

Jackie said...

I love this! This little guy is so darn cute! Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Rach83 said...

Really adorable image and I love upcycling my old Christmas cards too. A great way to make some lovely cards quickly.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week. We have a new challenge launching tomorrow - be sure to check it out.

Rachel x