Thursday, 23 January 2014

Christmas snow through a window

I created this window effect by cutting up part of an upcycled Christmas card into nine equal squares, mounting these on to a piece of dark brown card that matched the card blank, mounting this on to a piece of pearlised card before finally mounting on to the dark brown card blank.

I've followed Christmas cards with sketches 107 - please click on the link to see the sketch - also for Top tip Tuesday: favourite sketch challenge - I love this sketch because it is so versatile and could be used to upcycle a few cards. The picture is glittered in places, but, unfortunately, this doesn't show up on the photo.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Craft a scene January: make your own theme
Card 4 guyz: monochrome (think this is suitable to send to a male)
Digi sketch challenge: one for the men
Ooh-la-la 148: a man card
Let's craft and create 86: masculine
Fussy & fancy 105: monochromatic
MilkCoffee: monochromatic
Country view crafts January: monochromatic
Robyn's fetish 195: winter cards
The sisterhood of crafters: winter snowflakes
Christmas fun: non-traditional colours
Jingle belles: have yourself a merry little Christmas (each square is 1.5" x 1.5")
Crafty creations 255: seasonal
Scribbles designs 13: sparkle it up
Hobby cutz 32: lots of layers (four)
Sentimental Sundays 190: more than 3 layers
The 12 days of Christmas card link up
613 avenue create 55: anything goes
Crafting with dragonflies 18: card only - anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Paper pretties 294: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 10: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 10: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Sister act 40
DL.ART January
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 175


  1. Great idea for recycling, makes a very effective card.

  2. A beautiful card, great idea for recycling.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  3. Well aren't you clever! This is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Winter Snowflake’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. A very nice card, yes I would say it is suitable for a male Hazel. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  5. Hazel this is so pretty and i LOVE how it looks like a view from a window!! well done my friend :)

    So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week. :)

  6. What good repurposing/upcycling recycling this is Hazel. Looks great. Lovely card to receive and to pass on. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our first challenge for 2014.

  7. beautiful done with recycled card.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  8. Hazel, your card is gorgeous. Love the design. Saw your wonderful creation on MIM.

  9. I love this card, Hazel, and even better that it is from largely upcycled stash. A very good idea and one that I might be putting into use in future crafting sessions. Thank you for showing us on Craft A scene this month. xx Maggie

  10. So lovely to look out the window and see snow. Great Card. xx

  11. Fab card, popping in from the Stamping Dragon FB Blog ladder xxx

  12. You've been busy again - good to see you stocking up on Christmas cards again! This is a fab way to recycle an image, just that bit different!

  13. A lovely window card, this layout is ideal for so many projects and always look different. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  14. OMG, THAT is fabulous. Not only is the card gorgeous - love the squares but recycling cards??? I'm so CASING it. Awesome!! Thanks so much for joining us in The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Winter Snowflakes challenge.

  15. What a great way to use up old Christmas cards, Hazel. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys this week.
    Hugz, Jan(DT)xx

  16. Oh this is a fab design Hazel… I love the effect of looking through a window and what a wonderful way to upcycle your Christmas cards! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  17. That card is just stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence DT

  18. Wow. This is awesome!!!! Thanks for Playing at Hobby Cutz challenge blog. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!

  19. You made a great card with the sketch from CCWS.. so nice.. but in our rules you read that you have to use a stamp.. so thanks for joining our challenge... but you can not participate for the price..

  20. What an awesome recycled creation ... so very glad you celebrated a Merry LITTLE Christmas with us at Jingle Belles.

  21. Wow, Hazel you area busy lady. Love this card, saw on MIM.


  22. What a fabulous Christmas Card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Fun this fortnight! mo x

  23. Fabulous recycling Hazel and certainly great for a male. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  24. Magnificently done, Hazel! I always have trouble lining up that many square pieces. :-D Thanks for playing along at Scribble & Scrap this week and good luck. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  25. What a great use of the Sketch! I love the photo you used! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

  26. What a terrific idea. Thank for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

    Rocio - DT

  27. Hazel you always create such beautiful cards. Love how this one turned out.

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Winter Snowflakes challenge at the Sisterhood. Happy Crafting!

  28. Fantastic card Hazel, really great recycling, Jx

  29. a beautiful card Hazel - thanks for joining us at Craft a scene this month xx

  30. Mosaic cards are very impressive, they are one of the nicest styles of card making i know.

    Upcycling your Christmas cards is always a good thing, fab card :-) xxx

  31. Lovely window effect Hazel. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Scribbles Designs this month.

  32. This is lovely Hazel! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

  33. such a pretty card and a nice job of up-cycling! thanks for joining our "merry little xmas" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  34. Oh my... what a beautiful window card... Love it...

    Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs!

    We're having a 100th follower celebration - you can request the image and upload a card and get a chance to win $10 worth of images from the store!

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

  35. a clever idea for your card . Thanks for joining us at CountryViewCrafts challenge this month, hope to see you again x Trace x

  36. WOW! What a beautiful card Hazel. Loving the looking through the window. Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Christmas Fun Blog. Hope to see you again xx

  37. Beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Christmas Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge and pop back on 1st for the next challenge
    Marie (DT for Christmas Fun)

  38. Just beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

  39. what a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at OLL

  40. Thanks for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT


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