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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Christmas Card Club - An upcycle challenge


Yet another fortnight closer to the festive season and I feel it is getting a little close for comfort.  I have so much to do and like many of you supportive readers, not enough hours in my week!  Many of you have met Ben, our Border Collie in real life or on my FB page, but I don't think I've introduced him here yet.  Those who know him, know that he occupies a lot of my time usually chasing him around the garden to retrieve something he has stolen. Well today it was tomato plants; yes and still in their pots. Whilst their season is just about done green tomato chutney was still an option until they were Ben'd this morning. 
Ah well onto the matter of this post!  Our challenge at Christmas Card Club is to upcycle an item on our card!  I've cheated a bit and so I've made a double bill.  I'm now a Body Shop consultant as well as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and so I've made a gift box by upcycling a body butter container and I've made a card to accompany it.  The card below is a very simple easel card made using my favourite stamp set from the Stampin' Up! autumn/winter catalogue called Festive Flurry. It has matching framelits which save you the hassle of cutting them out and give a perfect outline which after all is what snowflakes usually have.  I've also used the new thinlet expressions dies to add a large scripted 'Merry' as well as my sentiment.  If you have the thinlits you'll find it easier to remove your die cut word if you add a piece of baking parchment or wax paper between the thinlit and the card stock before putting it all through you Big Shot. 
 
Check out both on the box and on  the card the beautiful frosted finishes embellishments in the centre of the snowflakes. They are so, so  sparkly and make great earrings too which will be a perfect gift to go inside  my new gift box.
Have a great week and remember you could join Stampin' Up! from tomorrow for the next two weeks for just £25. What a bargain. Check out my Join Stampin' Up! page to find out more.
Thank you Maureen for this fun challenge and I hope you forgive me for cheating!
 
Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything goes
Christmas Cards All year round - Christmas preparation eg presents 
Moving along with the times - Anything goes
 

18 comments:

  1. I think you can be forgiven Zoe, your card and box are gorgeous. Love those embellishments. Carol x

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    1. Bless you thank you for my forgiveness. Zx

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  2. I agree with Carol - your creations are so gorgeous Zoe!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  3. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card and Box..... Stunning work....
    Hope you are well
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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    1. Thanks Sylvie. All good here! Zx

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  4. Really gorgeous Zoe! sorry its taking me time to get round blogs I'm busy looking after the hubby LOL huggles hun Sue xx

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  5. Thank u Sue. Hope your hubby is ok!zx

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  6. What a clever girl...all that great packageing you can now use as well!....I love keeping the cards from the previous year and using them again...well it would be wrong not to! love the blue and white....xxxx

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  7. Way to go with the recycled body butter box - brilliant and I love the gorgeous card too - super for Maureen's CCC challenge. Thanks too for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for October. Thanks too for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

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  8. Ah these are lovely creations, thanks for playing with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

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  9. Oh so stunning, Zoë. You've certainly transformed an old Body Shop container. Thanks for giving me an idea or two!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  10. What a beautiful transformation! That body butter box looks fabulous!

    Love the matching card and I agree with you that the framelits and the snowflakes are so handy! Your colours and patterns are really pretty!

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  11. Challenge 6 on Crafting Musketeers is 'Christmas in October - it would be good to see this there as well, Hazel, Design Team Crafting Musketeers x

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  12. I absolutely love that box!! And the matching card is an added bonus. They really do look fantastic Zoe. Christine xx

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  13. Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for participating in our CCAYR challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  14. Hi Zoe these are both fantastic I love that circle gift box and the matching card is ACE, those framelits look smashing.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  15. Hi Zoe!!! wow what wonderful creations you have made for the upcycle challenge. I am so sorry that I have not been around in a while but want to thank you for your continued support at the CCC it really means a lot to me. Big hugs to you xxx

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