Saturday 3 January 2009

Four challenges in one!

There are so many lovely challenge blogs out there now - so much to inspire us and get the creative juices flowing - thank goodness, because today I don't really feel like doing much at all (my back is feeling as if I've ridden a horse for hours and hours and got off it and can't move - not that I've ever ridden a horse in my life!!).

Anyway, to get back to the reason for this post. I was very taken with the background provided on Art Creations Friday (found this lovely challenge site via a link from somebody else - as you do!). The brief is: 'Every friday we post a new challenge, a picture or a background. You must use that picture or background and make a atc or card, or something els you like.'

A few days ago I said I would do something for the 'trees or leaves' challenge 41 on Lots to do, so it was a lovely opportunity to use one of my favourite tree stamps, simply stamped with black versafine on to the background provided on Art Creations. This was then mounted on to a black card blank (it has an iridescent sheen to it that you can't see on the scan) and added a couple of pieces of black and gold sticky ribbon.

If you follow the link to Lots to do, you'll see that this is the last challenge, but the good news is that Hilda is taking over the challenges, so there will still be lots to do!

The other challenges I'm linking to are Wednesday stamper open theme, using at least one rubber stamp, and TGIF 66: winter time.

(As often is the case, the top of the card looks crooked, but not irl!)


  1. This is really wonderful-
    I love the trees of this background. Fantastic.

    Thanks Hazel for this gorgeous entry to TGiF.

  2. beautiful with al the trees :-)

  3. That is a beautiful card Hazel the background is stunning x

  4. Wonderful idea to use the background as sky - beautiful!

  5. Hiya Hazel!
    I've come 'avisitin' and have to say I love this card! The colours are fab!

    I'm sue I'll be popping in a lot from now on!


  6. Hi Hazel I have really enjoyed looking through your blog and have added myself as a follower. This card is stunning - I love trees!!!

    Thanks for taking part in the Lotstodo Challenges - maybe you'd like to add yourself as a follower there or maybe on my blog too!!!!

    Happy crafting


  7. Stunning card Hazel. I just love it.

  8. beautiful wintercard, and love what you've done with the background!!

  9. Its a master piece Hazel.

    I have had so much fun admiring all your hard work looking through your Blog. xx

  10. You turned this into a lovely sky. Fabulous.

  11. Brilliant combining so many challenges in one lovely piece, it's very elegant and serene looking!

  12. The trees look fantastic against the background colour. Lovely card


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