Saturday, March 16, 2024


 Hello everyone,

Back with part two of my deck of cards this time with Diamonds and Spades..and the boxes I mad efor them to sit in..

Well, the Diamonds, I had to throw a bit of nautical in there didn't I..

I used mainly die cuts, the odd sticker, and the edges were left clean..

I think I was zoned out on something else and just forgot,
 but they look nice and clean..

haven't seen Stanley for awhile, so popped him in place..

Holly dropped to say hi.. and spread my stuff all over ethe place..

then the edges got to me, so out came the blues and greens washi tapes..

Much better...

then a few vintage stickers...

and they were done...

next up were the Spades and they had book pages
 ripped into tiny bits on their frames..

and these are my images. famous people, actors,
 remember Kenneth Willams from the Carry on movies..
and Marcus Welby MD..cannot remember his real name..

A few more faces I know but cannot remember names..
but they got stickered as well..

these stickers were vellum and they peeled so well, 
but I added them to card stock to make them stronger as they were bigger..
then I could add smaller bits and the photo on top.. 

The number three, to the left, is a new die and becoming very popular in my room..

and nearly done, just need to crown the King..


and a few more pictures, not long to go...
Making some boxes..

I love to make boxes and quite often get the measurement wrong in my head,
 but these worked perfectly..

Each set nestled in just right...

I made four...

sorting papers to cover them..

Finally went with the scripty papers..

and inked up their edges..

It does make a difference..

then they were done..

I used those business cards I was given and wrapped them to make a 'card' for
the top the added a miniature card on  top of that....

Four boxes for four sets of altered cards..

Lids off..

and here we have the final picture..

all 52 double sided altered deck of cards.

I hope you had fun and thank you so much for stopping by and getting to the end of these 2 big posts..
I appreciate it hugely..

I'll see you Monday..


Challenges to enter...
Alphabet Challenge   [ Y is for Yesteryear ]

Crafty Catz    [anything goes]

The Crafty Addicts    [anything goes]

Creative Inspirations    [anything goes]

A Perfect Time to Craft   [anything goes]


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Chrissy, what great idea's, love karin

aussie aNNie said...

Wow what a geat deck of cards used Chrissie, love your creative spirit and love Holly taking good care of your craft, she's a cute one..x

Janette said...

WOWSERS, Chrissy these are amazing, you got threw so much and they all look great, I can't even get the energy to make a card...{its so sad haha} fabulous. Hope you have a rest over the weekend. xxx

Chris said...

Wow! Your altered playing cards are fantastic Chrissy, it would be impossible to pick a favourite set they are all brilliant. The amount of details you have added to each tiny work of art must have taken so much time and patience, but what a result!. The little boxes are beautiful too- love the layered playing cards on the lids, a fabulous finishing touch. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity and always being such an inspiration.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The cards are testament to your patience and creativity Chrissy. Fabulous work. x

*Vicki* said...

Wow! You've made such a fun and brilliant set(s)! Looks like you had so much fun and I love the idea that you've made the boxes for each of the themes too! There are so many of them and I love your brilliant ideas here! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Margreet said...

It doesn't seem to cost you any effort at all to create these fantastic sets. It would take me weeks. I so enjoy your photos of the making of.
It always makes me want to do something like that, but I don't manage to.
Well, to each his own.
xxx Margreet

crafty-stamper said...

These are amazing Chrissy,love all the vintage image,fabulous selection of dies especially little Stanley lol-love the decorated boxes too.
Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Stupendous work Chrissy I love these two decks of cards I am not in the least surprised that you used Nautical, lol, but tell you what they are brilliant as for the old famous stars they look amazing I can remember most of them I do like how you have used the distress inks for the cards and those wonderful little boxes I agree it does make a difference I think you should receive a gold star for this outstanding work
lolo x

Vintagegirl13 said...

Absolutely amazing. I adore the little boxes you've made for each set. They are all just perfectšŸ©·
Tracey Randell McNally

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Chrissy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
Carol DT x

cheiro urgia said...

What a stunning project of alteration, I'm in awe of the fact that you managed to turn a set of card into something so different, especially considering that you've presented so many different end results. And matching card boxes, too! I cannot possible imagine how much work went into this project, but the result certainly looks like it was all worth it. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

Hugs, Veronika

Lorraine said...

These look fabulous. So many details on the cards and love the boxes - you're right the inked edges definitely make a difference. You must have so much patience for such a huge project, but WOW they look amazing,
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

I am thrilled to see that Holly joined in to help with the nautical set!! These are as amazing as the other two suits and the boxes present them perfectly xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabuloua- I think your days have more hours than mine! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

these all turned out so terrific. After your big cards and projects with the nautical theme it is impressive you were able to make these small cards out of the same theme but you finished them off so nicely. Great layering in your second set of cards and those boxes for them are terrific also!

Billie A said...

Great projects and cute helper. Thanks for sharing over at Alphabet

pinky said...

OMG, definitely a labour of love and the finished pieces and boxes are truly amazing Chrissy!!

pinky said...

OMG these are absolutely amazing. They look so vintage and the boxes really finish them off beautifully!!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Always fascinating what you're into, Chrissy. These are stunning! What on earth will you do with all of them? Boxes are fab as well. P.S. Marcus Welby was also Father Knows Best in the 50's and his name was Robert Young. Best thing about the doc show was his young sexy motorcycle-riding assistant, James Brolin, introduced to the world. HubbaHubba! Ahhh, the Seventies! heehee XOX