Friday, 3 January 2020


Good morning everyone

Just when you thought it was all over....

I'm repeating what I said last year that I was going to make an early start to my 2019 cards but, unfortunately, ill health got the better of me and I didn't succeed 

So, the plan is that I am determined to do this for 2020 and upcycle as many of 2019 cards I can and anything 'Christmassy' that I used in my home

The silver glitter flags are from our 2019 crackers, I used 'black soot' to distress the edges

The leaves are from my box of die cut leaves and the snowballs,(imagine they are white berries), are from my large stash of glittery snowballs

It's a 5"x7" card with a smaller panel on top and I distressed the edges of this too

 I kept the red theme going by stamping both the verse and corner decoration in red

I used the same decorative stamp for the envelope

  • silver glittered crackers/Swarovski - GoGroupie
  • leaves & snowballs - my stash
  • black soot & festive berry distress oxides - Ranger
  • verse and snowflakes stamp - Stampin' Up 'Frosted Foliage'
  • sentiment 'Perfectly Plaid' - Stampin' Up

Still keeping with today's Christmas theme I have this stamp set as the 'Friday Freebie'

If you would like your name added to the draw please leave a comment on today's blog

The draw closes at 6pm Saturday and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog post

Please also remember we ship internationally at no cost to you

June x


  1. Love your 'recycled' card, June. Last year I produced 100 Christmas cards! Love to make them.
    Have a great day!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Maybe I should take a leaf out of our book June! I have taken my cards down, but have kept some for recycling - trouble is - I never seem to do it!!
    Love this card - simple idea - really effective!

  3. June it was lovely to see and read your comment. Being away from crafting for a few weeks means that lots of people give up on checking the blog. I've missed reading them. Your card is beautiful. I'm gad I started early with mine last year as my eye problem would have meant bought ones. Fortunately with less time spent on my laptop my eyes are doing well! All the best for the year ahead. Hazel x

  4. What a good idea - I have had to rescue my cards from the bin !!!

  5. Hi June this is a stunning card. I have already made a few Christmas cards. Really I should be making thank you cards. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Lovely card June. I was going to put the Christmas cards away but perhaps I will make a start but a lot of birthday cards I just do for this month first. Happy New Year to all.

  7. Well done June. I'm all for reusing anything that can be re-used again, especially cards and trimmings that would just go to waste. I had my five year old Granddaughter round yesterday for a crafting day and she made some lovely Gelli prints using cards that a nearby garden centre had recently been giving away. I believe because many of the envelopes were sealed shut, so we used those too and she went home a very happy little girl and couldn't wait to show Mum and Dad her latest artwork. I always joke with her that she'll be head of my Design Team :) Wishing you a very happy and colourful 2020. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  8. A super Christmas card June, well done for recycling. Every year I say I am going to be more organized this year but I never succeed!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Great recycling love the little banners and die-cut leaves
    Carol x
    Have left a comment but no need to add my name to the draw thanks
    carol x

  10. Beautiful card, June and brilliant recycling. I took down all our Christmas cards yesterday. I kept all the shop bought ones which I think I can recycle into new Christmas cards for next Christmas. xx

  11. What a beautiful card June. I also recycle bits of the cards that I receive as so many are too pretty to toss. Of course, crafter's always see possibilities everywhere!

  12. I would never even suspect that you recycled for this card and what genius to use the glitter card from your Christmas crackers and turn them into banner flags. This is just gorgeous.

  13. Love it June and A lovely set of very useful stamps, would love them to stamp my sentiment tags, xxxx


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