Thursday, 16 February 2017

Old to new

In June 2015 I made this card - I never really particularly liked it, but kept it, thinking I might use it one day.

One evening, a neighbour requested a retirement card, asking if I would be able to make it quickly that evening. I just really didn't feel like making something from scratch, so I made new from old. I took off the picture, used an offcut piece of card trimmed with lace to add to the right hand side, adding the retirement sentiment and other sentiment, adding some gems and redistributing the flowers, adding the white ones. I was happy with this and liked it much more than the original card.

This is for:

Pixie's snippets 267/268
Hiding in my craft room 288: super scraps Saturday
City crafter 349: old stuff, new look
Morgan's ArtWorld 3: add flowers
Allsorts 402: hearts and/or flowers
Open-minded 14: flowering in February
As you like it: do you prefer ribbon or lace and why - I actually like using either - I think lace gives the feminine touch
Unstampabelles 65: anything goes + twist: something new (new supplies to alter old card)
Artistic inspirations 172: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 146: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 35: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 335: anything goes
Creative inspirations 268: anything goes
Craft rocket 33: anything goes
Polka doodles week 6: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 2: anything goes
Corrosive 2: anything goes
Petal Lu 32: anything goes
Create and makes 8: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 81: anything goes
Inspiration destination 122: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 270: anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie wonderful Wednesday: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu February: anything goes
DL.ART February linky


  1. I think the first card just needed a sentiment to finish it off. The second card is lovely as well. Quite dreamy.

  2. It's such a beautiful floral creation, thank you so much for joining in our Hearts and Flowers theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. The new version is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. What a clever transformation! I love both cards, actually, but I know the feeling of not being entirely happy with something, however much other people like it.

  5. Hi Hazel, I like both versions but I'm glad you are happier with the newer one. The lace and white flowers are very pretty additions. Elizabeth xx

  6. Such a lovely card and I love those blues!! Thanks for joining the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps challenge!
    Marilyn DT

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  8. Wow Hazel - what a fabulous rework! I love both cards in fact :)


    Di xx

  9. Wonderful remake Hazel! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door!
    (Hugs) Cara
    Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
    TTCRD Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  10. Love the Vintage look of both your beautiful cards! That blue is such a pretty shade of blue! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  11. Great card Hazel! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  12. Lovely image, such a pretty card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld.

  13. Create reusing of old. A pretty card. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge for 2017 at Unstampabelles

  14. And your "new look" turned out lovely. Such a pretty card and spot on our theme! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  15. Wonderful. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  16. I love how you revised your original card. I love the vintage look and the soft colors. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.

  17. Great makeover - very fancy. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  18. Looks great. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  19. WOW, Hazel, what a fantastic re-make! Fab color combo. Thanks so much for playing along in our "Add Flowers" challenge at Morgan's Artworld. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  20. Lovely layers! So glad to have found you through the City Crafter Challenge Blog.

  21. Great way to reuse. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  22. I love both of these card and I find the blue palettes very pleasing - you don't see a lot of blue cards! Thanks for joining in the challenge on Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M DT

  23. Fab project Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly (DT) xxx

  24. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.

  25. Gorgeous re-make Hazel!! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  26. Very pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time.Hope to see you again for our next challenge. CraftyNatalie - DT

  27. This card is perfect for our Flowering in February challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Thanks for playing along this month. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Open-Minded Crafting Fun DT

  28. I like the way you made this card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  29. Very pretty!

    Thanks for joining us this month at Eclectic Ellapu, come back soon!


    Laurian DT

  30. This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

  31. Gorgeous card. Thank you for entering at the Corrosive Challenge Blog x DT Shannon x


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