Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Hi Peeps - another challenge card - yes it's Christmas again!!
This really has been a challenge - thanks to Ann, Irene and Max from Bah! Humbug! for kicking my brain cell into gear!! This is the first Challenge of their brand new Blog and we were asked to recycle old Xmas cards (bought ones), wrapping paper, ribbon, etc. etc. I have used some thin cardboard from a package I received (looks a bit like Kraft card, but cost me nothing!), but my inspiration came from the navy and beige gingham ribbon which was wrapped around a lovely foodie gift from my daughter, bought from Betty's (they sell the most scrumptious cakes, choccies, coffee, etc.). The cardboard was a perfect match for the ribbon. The gold paper mat was a wrapping from a Ferrero Rocher choccie (yum), smoothed out a little with a brayer then wrapped around a rectangle of thin card. The two gold snowflakes were punched from another Ferrero Rocher wrapping, after attaching to a piece of thin card with DSST to give it "body"!!
Cap and Scarf Penguin stamp is from Hero Arts (love him to bits), and the blue snowflake stamp is from an Elusive Images set. Tiny red Papermania gems, Gold Glamour Dust and a red Marvy marker pen, to finish.
Thanks for popping by - Hugs, Sylvia xx


Cheryl said...

great card hun cute image too love cheryl xxx

Liz said...

brill card and lovely image love the gold and glitter##liz x

Claire said...

Fab card, those colours are gorgeous

Ann said...

There seems to be a lot of chocolate and cakes going on here !!! Think we all know what you like now Sylvia!! Love your card - that ribbon is gorgeous and just thinking about Betty's has me drooling. My daughter went to York a couple of months back and came back with these amazing marzipan fruit shaped cakes (I'm on a diet so she was trying to say fruit is okay). They were just out of this world - so gorgeous.
Sorry for rambling! Thanks again for entering and I hope we'll see you in next week's challenge.

Ann xxx

Irene said...

Morning Sylvia

Oh you are a star!!! your card is gorgeous, I just LOVE the ribbon it's perfect for your card.
And, all those choccies - fab.

Thank you so much for entering our first challange at Bah!Humbug and hope you will join us again. Good luck in the prize draw.


Liz's creative corner said...

Well done you on your card, love the effects you got, thanks for your comments and hope the weather is ok where you are xx

Hugs Liz xx

Max said...

Oh wow ... you have risen to our challenge admirably with so many recycled components.
When I was little, I used to love flattening the shiny paper from bars of chocolate or sweets and then keeping them in a box until there was no chocolate smell left LOL. Saddo I know!
Thank you for supporting us in our 1st Bah! Humbug! Challenge and I hope you will be a regular visitor over the coming year.


Hope Jacare said...

Great job with the recycling! Betty's yummy....we had a holiday in Yorkshire about 6 years ago - still remember Betty's!!Cheers Claire x

Nannieflash said...

Baa Humbug to you to, thats one stunning card I love what youve done with the design, and the colouring is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Beryl said...

This looks so good. The ribbon is gorgeous and the image very sweet but the star(s) have to be the gold snowflakes. They look so delicate - it must be a smashing punch. And the good news is - I have an unopened box of Ferrero Rochet. Now I have to open it and eat them for the sake of my crafting.
Beryl xx

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia this is a lovely card & what a start to this yrs. list..yes its Filey Brigg I took the piccy last summer (what we had)its 15mins walk from our bungalow...thanks for stopping by hope to see you again.

Hugs Christine xx

RefRacBe said...

Great recycling, Sylvia. The penguin stamp is a favourite of mine, too.

Tracey said...

wow what a beautiful job and almost entirely recylcled, how clever is that, I did notice a recurring choccie theme lol, a girl after my own heart ( I think I could possibly recreate the o2 arena with my chocolate wrappings this year he he he ) BTW love the stamp XXX

Spyder said...

and you won with this card too!! Well done, it's fabulous! I'm going to have to look this new blog up, as I am missing Snowy already!!!

Sarita said...

Love your recycled card, that ribbon is stunning as well!
Fab work,
Love Sarita xx