Friday, 1 May 2020

Combining old and new and a bit of upcycling

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy! I combined some old and new products from my stash to create a quick Christmas card with an upcycled tag. I enjoy creating a few tags every now and then, especially with the Christmas tag challenges going on before Christmas, but I never actually use them. So they usually end up on cards one (or two) years later.

Today's card was inspired by the current sketch at Jingle Belles. The background was created with an old embossing folder, while the horizontal band was created using some glittery pinstripe peel-offs from a recent Love from Lizi card kit (the bigger stripe is from the band around the actual peel-offs (more upcycling/recycling, yay!). The Nuvo Chrystal drops were and add-on with the same kit.

I'm playing at:

Jingle Belles - Sketch

April Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's blog

Crimbo Crackers - #209 Use you old stash

CHNC - #487 Always anything goes Christmas


  1. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in Rudolph Days Challenge this month.

    Sue DT xx

  2. That is a great up cycled card!

  3. Gosh, that is a lovely arty tag with such a great inky background to it.
    Perfect to place on the white embossed background. IT lets the tag soar!

    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. Upcycling is always good Marianne and you have created a great take on the sketch.

    B x

  5. Ooh...Supermooi, Mar! Wat dacht je van tags te gebruiken als boekenlegger? Dikke kus, Ineke☀️

  6. Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. love the elegant white-on-white embossing on your background ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

  8. Oh, absolutely lovely. And I have the same "problem" with tags, too, i.e. that I never actually use them. My card for this challenge turned out to be very pink so I think I might save it for the fall... Meanwhile, all well here and wondering what our "lockdown light" turns into as of tomorrow.

  9. This is such a pretty take on the sketch, Marianne! I love that beautiful pattern and texture and love the colors you used on your ornament tag!! Take care and keep safe!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. such a beautiful use of neutrals as background and then that beautiful colorful tag is the star of the show. (perfect use for those tags we all make in december challenges and i never quiiiite know what to do with lol!) so pleased you could join our SKETCH-mas fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥