Monday, 21 January 2013

Getting diverted ...


... I'm going through some of my craft stuff to have a sort out (seems to be something I do quite often) and came across more and more bits that I saved 'just in case' - some has gone in the recycling bin, but some have ended up on cards that I've made as I go along ... so the sorting is a slow process that is interrupted with the cardmaking.

This is one that I made with some background paper by Kaisercraft that was free with a magazine. Everything else was taken from a card that mum received a couple of years ago.


While I had the Kaisercraft free papers out I used the snippet left from the previous card along with another paper from the pad for the background of this next card, using two squares that had come with a Kanban kit long ago - a few toppers like this were lurking near the old cards and I thought it was about time I used some of them. The greetings are from Anna Griffin:


As well as the two squares I used on the previous card, there was a longer version featuring the three wise men which I mounted on to some background paper that had long been neglected, but which matched some of the colour of the image, and mounted on a cream DL card. I tried to get a picture without reflection from the flash, but still caught some on the edge - oh well!:


I had very little input into the first and third card, so I am only entering the second one into these challenges:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Totally Gorjuss 167: KISS
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimental
Kreative Bastel 14: dots
A & T 21: polka dots
Guylou's inimitability: I see dots
Paper playtime 2: use some brown
Challenges 4 everybody 12: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.3


19 comments:

  1. Hello Hazel,

    looks soo fantastic..
    Thank you for your participate on Kreativer Bastel Blog..

    Hugs, Katrin

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  2. Wow these are all stunning hun they look really elegant. thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

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  3. Both beautiful as always Hazel, love them, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle, this week, good luck hun xxxx

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  4. They're all gorgeous Hazel - grinning here about you sorting out your stash and stopping to make cards. So that's why it takes me forever - I wondered why!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. Fabulous card Hazel the colour is so effective. Thank you for joining us over at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

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  6. Wow! Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's!
    Cheers!
    Guylou

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  7. Two lovely cards - the first is a great recycling make and the second is a great use of the snippets. Elizabeth xx

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  8. more wonderful cards Hazel !

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  9. They are just lovely. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

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  10. These are lovely cards and a good use of snippets and stash

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  11. Love both of these Hazel and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

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  12. Beautiful work, Hazel! You will have all of your X-mas cards done by June! :D) Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  13. Such perfect cards and using up stash too. Hugs, Amanda x

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  14. I saw it on MIM. A recycled card. Very nice. I like it.

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  15. Three beautiful cards Hazel, such elegance.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  16. very posh cards i do like, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

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  17. great card very elegant love sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  18. Beautiful collection of cards, thank you for joining us at Cards Galore challenge blog.
    Hugs
    Rachael xx

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  19. Totally gorgeous Hazel! My gosh girl, you have a fantastic collection of Christmas cards for 2013. Can't wait to see how many you do this year. Hope to see you back soon! "Hugs"

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