Sunday 11 September 2016

AAA Cards - #73 Upcycling

Oh have we got a corker of a challenge for you at AAA Cards this fortnight! So just for a change we'd like to see you use some of those things that usually get thrown away and give them some love on your cards.

I started out with this page from a village magazine. It's a photo of the famous eight sailed windmill that is a great visitor attraction here in Heckington.

And this is what it turned into! You'd never know would you?

I thought the cool greys, white and blues would make a good chilly Christmas card so I die cut a snowflake trio from the magazine page. I also cut it from the base card and then inserted the magazine cuts into the apertures - a bit fiddly as the magazine paper was floppy and delicate.

I then finished off my card with a simple stamped grey sentiment.

Stamps:HLS, Mixed Christmas Sentiments
Ink: SU, smoky slate
Die: Poppystamps, snowflake triptych

So what have you got lurking in your house waiting to be thrown out? Perhaps you could use it to make a card and enter the AAA Cards challenge? You won't believe the ingenuity of the DT, do go take a peek - here.

I'm hugely grateful to have had you drop by my blog today, thanks a million.  And keep crafting!

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  1. Jane, this is a funny idea to make a Christmas card out of a windmill photo from a magazine! Love the result - cool tones, changing shades ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

  2. wow such a cool idea and they do look so perfect for snowflakes, will have to look at magazines in a new light!

  3. Jane that's one awesome up-cycle. Would never have thought of using a magazine and even when I saw the card I couldn't make out what you'd used! See it now! Just fabulous and a perfect Christmas card. Sarah x

  4. Cool perfect colors for snowflakes and love the layout!!! Very creative!

  5. I love that you saw "snowflakes" when you looked at that photo in a magazine. It's a great photo, and you were so right, but I don't think I would have perceived that! I love the way your card turned out. CAS perfection!


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