Tuesday 2 February 2016

Doing a Happy Dance!

After having to keep it under my hat for a month, I'm finally able to put on my blog that I've been picked as one of the members of the Fiskarettes UK design team for the next four months!  It's my first time on a DT and I'll be making a project each week using Fiskars products which will be put on their Facebook page.  Hopefully this is a link to the Fiskarettes Facebook page, so if you are on Facebook, it would be lovely if you would 'Like' their page to see what other DT members are creating.

Back to today's cards.  For the last three years I have kept our Christmas cards with the intention of upcycling suitable ones into new cards.  (Obviously not the handmade ones as they  are safely packed away in a box!) However, they have been sat in a drawer, untouched until this week.  So, here are three cards, upcyling old cards for the first time:
I die cut part of the original card using a Memory Box 'Stitched Square' die, which I then matted on red card. The snowflake is Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflakes' die cut, attached using a foam pad. As the image is quite large, I just added a strip of red and white ribbon and a small sentiment.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

For this next card, I die cut the image using a Creative Expressions 'Pierced Square' die, matted it on silver, then again on a pearlised ivory card.  The ivory card is the same colour as the figures in the image, although it doesn't really show up in the photograph. This was then attached to the card blank, which I'd covered in patterned silver foil.

The last image I used is quite detailed, so covered a card blank in silver holographic card and, leaving a small border of silver, added a white, Swiss Dots embossed background.  The image is die cut using a Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangle' die, matted on the silver holographic card.  The Memory Box 'Twilight Snowflakes' are attached using foam pads.  The image already has a Christmas greeting at the top, so there was no need to add another. 


  1. Congratulations on your new DT!! How exciting!! All of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the designs of each one!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Congratulations Liz, I was thrilled for you when I saw your name posted on the Fiskarettes page.

  3. Congratulations on becoming a DT member - it's well deserved. Lovely cards too - and great upcycling.
    Kath x

  4. First of all - brilliant news about the DT! Well done, I'll hop over there in a minute! So well deserved Liz.

    And what great upcycling of the Christmas cards too - each one is absolutely gorgeous! I do love how you picked up on the little bit of red in your snippets card image and added it elsewhere. Great stuff!


    Di xx

  5. CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a Fiskarette Liz.

    Love all three of these cards. Great recycling and snippets usage.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Congratulations on your new DT! They are lucky to have you! Looking forward to seeing your Fiskars creations! Your upcycled Christmas cards are gorgeous! I always save mine for upcycling too but haven't been using them lately and I have a lot saved.

  7. Congratulations Liz on being chosen as a DT member. I look forward to seeing what you make with your Fiskars items.

    Three lovely upcycled cards. I do this most years before I really make a start on my own cards. Barbxx

  8. Great Christmas cards, you'd never know they'd been up cycled. Congratulations on joining the design team, looking forward to seeing your makes. Cara x

  9. CONGRATULATIONS on your selection to be on the Fiskarettes UK design team! How exciting, Liz! Amazing cards, one more beautiful than the next.


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