Friday, 18 November 2011

Show your spots!

In order to raise money for children in need Alex’s school had a non-uniform day with the emphasis on wearing something spotty. Well, we turned the house upside down and the only spotty thing we could find was a bright red handkerchief that had been given to Tim in a stocking about 9 years ago and he has never used. In the absence of anything else, I ironed it and turned it into a neckerchief with a Pudsey bear pin to hold it in place.  Alex was very happy with it as you can tell from this cheeky photo. WARNING: Proud parent alert!  Alex has been so good this week that he got a star prize from school.  For a little boy that struggles with sitting still for any length of time, this is a major achievement and I am so proud of him.
I have made a couple more Christmas cards over the past few days by recycling cards I was sent last year.  I cut out elements from those cards and re-mounted them in my own way.  This first card uses the Mother and baby image from a card mounted on gold card and then onto cream card which had been embossed with a cuttlebug frame. I then printed out the sentiment 'Give thanks unto the Lord' on cream card on my computer and mounted it onto red card taken from the same original Christmas card, followed by gold card and then finally onto the background.  I am entering this card into Fresh brewed ‘I am thankful’, Penny’s challenge ‘Give thanks’, Simon says stamp ‘thanks giving’ and crafty cardmakers ‘recycle’ challenges.
The second card was made using some of the left over red patterned card from the previous recycled Christmas card and three images taken from another Christmas card mounted onto embossed cream card.  Can you tell I am fond of this Cuttlebug embossing folder?!  I am entering this card into Aud Sentiments ‘give thanks’, crafty creations ‘recycle’, creativecard crew ‘thankful’ and pile it on ‘traditional Christmas’.  That is all from me for now.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Mynnette said...

Oh, wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Fabulous job--and good luck on the DT call! :)

VanessaB said...

beautiful cards! thanks for joining us at FBD :)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute photo of your son~ he looks so happy! Your cards are lovely and perfect for the recycling challenge! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenges!

Audrey said...

What beautiful cards. I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us ar Aud Sentiments.

Sally said...

Two fab makes & a great way to use up old Christmas cards. Thanx for joing us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Jan said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Mephisto said...

Wonderful cards.
Thanks for joining in at the SimonSaysChallenge this week.


Gale said...

Beautiful "green" card. Love that you reuse and make something this beautiful.

Congrats to your son on his award!

Thanks for joining Fresh Brewed Designs for our "I am thankful... challenge"

(Come by my blog and enter for a chance to win 'My Memories' suite 2 by Polaroid.
A very simple to use digital scrapbook program. Ends Nov. 20th)

: ) Gale

Jenni said...

Great job with your old Christmas cards, we should all be doing this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week.
Jenni x

Lin said...

I had a little girl who struggled to sit still, she's not too much better now at nearly 28!

Fabulous cards. Recycling at it's best.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our recycling challenge.

Lin xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Caro! Your card is simply beautiful and elegant! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "I am Thankful" challenge!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in at our challenge at AUD Sentiments! Gemma :)