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Monday, 28 September 2015

Upcycled Robin Christmas card.

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you had a good weekend. The weather has been very kind down here in the south. We didn't get the gardening done I have been working on a special Crafty project but I am not sure when I can share it with you.
 On Sunday afternoon, I was so lucky, I went to our local Hobbycraft with a friend and Sara Davies, from Crafter's Companion,  was there as part of her roadshow. After watching Sara there was something that I wanted to try so I came home and made this card.


The card blank is a 6" x 6" scalloped card blank. I cut all the mats. In the top white mat I cut an aperature with a Spellbinders label die. Then I got an embossing folder and I inked the debossed side of the folder before embossing the card. This transferred some of the ink to the card it is quite faint I held back a bit with the ink. I want to try this with a clouds embossing folder that I haven't been able to use. I cut a frame to go round the aperture in gold card I don't like a bear aperture. 


The bow was cut with a Sue Wilson die set from patterned paper. I must admit that sometime ago I sat and made a few of these so this one was just in my stash. 


This is the image of the robin that I got from an old Christmas card. I cut the robin so he would fit under the aperture. 


 Sara did lots of demos, she chatted to people and we all got a free gift for turning up. 


She was very kind and she took this selfie for me. 


This will have to be one of those cards that you hand out as the bow is quite puffy. 

Have a great week,

Hugs Jackie

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a good time. Love the subtle blue of the embossing and great upcycling too :-)

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  2. Great card Jackie and lovely pics. I missed out on Sara's roadshows even though she wasn't too far away from me- the joys of boys with sporty weekends.
    Cathy x

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  3. Hello Jackie, Sounds like you had a great time. The photo's are lovely. I love your Christmas card, love Robins he is so beautiful. Great bow as well.

    Jade xx

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  4. Hi jackie, your card looks gorgeous, I love how the robin is within the aperture. Fab bow and lucky you to meet Sara. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  5. Fabulous card and I do love the robin! Great photographs too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Lovely Christmas card, Jackie.... xx

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  7. this is so very beautiful Jackie and fab pictures
    Gr Karin

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  8. Stunning festive creation Jackie. I saw your selfie somewhere on Sunday, so knew you had met Sara. Glad you had a fabulous time.
    Laine
    xx

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  9. Fabulous Christmas card Jackie, lovely pic`s..
    Hugs Pam x

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  10. A lovely card Jackie and a great idea with the aperture xx

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  11. Gorgeous card Jackie. Great pics xx Jan

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  12. I love it That inking of the embossing folder is brilliant I must give it a go and to up cycle the topper is such a good idea in lots of ways

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  13. Wonderful post Jackie and what a great card love the design and a stunning image and bow such great photos lucky you love and hugs Carole x

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  14. What a gorgeous card and great recycling :o)
    Jackie xx

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  15. What a fab image. A gorgeous card.xxx

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  16. Oh this is so pretty. The aperture frames the robin perfectly and the bow finishes it off beautifully.

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  17. Gorgeous card, Jackie! So glad you had a good time.
    Hugs,
    Em

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  18. Lovely card today Jackie. That embossing is so thick, lovely

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  19. Gorgeous card Jackie! The ink gives the embossing so much more depth!
    I love your little upcycled Robin too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  20. Stunning card Jackie, a great idea for old Christmas cards, I love all the detail you have added to the card, fabulous pictures also, hugs xxx

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  21. Lovely card, great use of an old xmas card.

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