Monday, 21 December 2009

Jolly holidays

Why is it that, although I've done all my Christmas cards for this year - and I have quite a lot of Christmas stash over, ready to make cards for next year - that a couple of weeks ago when I was in Poundland and saw some 'festive 3D decorations' - chippie for cards to you and me - that I bought them - and I'm now beginning to use them on cards that will now be for next year?!

Anyway, this card uses two of those chipboard pieces for the sketch for Truly Scrumptious challenge 22:

Truly Scumptious 22 also called for the use of some vellum, so I've used a piece of white vellum with pale blue snowflakes here and there, to overlay a piece of BG figgy paper, securing at the top with two snowflake brads. The 'Jolly' and 'Holidays' chippie pieces then help stick the vellum down - and, hey presto, a quick card!

There are a fair number of Christmas, snow, winter challenges around and a few others that this card fits:

Another one for Irit Shalom designs royal challenge 2, which calls for lots of other challenges to be included:

In the cottage studio: 'let it snow' rumble
No time to stamp? 118: 'CAS snow' - to include some sparkle, which is on the chippie pieces
Crazy4challenges 15: 'snowmen and/or snowflakes'
Our creative corner: 'let it snow'
Secret crafter Saturday challenge 62: 'snow' (sorry, a bit late for this one)
Ann's creative nook 70: non-traditional Christmas colours
Another one for Sophisticat 15: 'Christmas theme' - anything goes
And another one for Simon says: 'merry Christmas'
Crafty Ann 4: 'any colours except red or green'
Another for Cafe mojo: 'wishes for the holidays!
And another for One powerful hour: 'holiday music - a holiday song' - this time: 'Let it snow!'
And also for Twisted Thursday: 'share your holiday cards
Another for Creative card crew 41: 'anything goes'
Whimsy 33: 'chip off the block'
Kraftin' Kimmie 10: 'sparkle, baby' (lots of sparkle on the chippie pieces)
And also Crafty calendar 3: 'winter with option of sparkle and bling'
Kaboodle 20: 'sparkling winter'
Pals paper arts 21: 'theme challenge - winter wonderland'
ColourQ 11: 'basic gray, bashful blue, very vanilla, whisper white'
Cupcake 71: 'a time for celebration'
Mixed media Monday: 'frosty'
My time to craft 70: 'Yuletide wishes'
Another on for C.R.A.F.T.: 'free for all' and Polka doodles 31: 'free theme'


  1. what a fantastic card,
    so nice and cheerful,
    Thanks for joining in at Kaboodeldoodles,
    Have a wonderful christmas and fantastic crafty new year,

  2. Just such a lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck! Have a good Christmas.


  3. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

  4. Fab card, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  5. Fantastic card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  6. Great card as always Hazel! So glad you could join in our Kaboodle Doodle challenge again - love seeing your cards! ~chris

  7. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

  8. Another lovely card Hazel, thank you for your second entry into CRAFT Challenge.

    Happy Christmas

    Suzi x

  9. Hazel this is just adorable!! Perfect non-traditional colors!! Thanks for playing in my challenge and Merry Christmas!

  10. This is just too cute Hazel! Love what you have done with this. Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy stamps.
    Have a great holiday!

  11. Very cute! Thanks for playing @PPA!

  12. Love this card Hazel, as I do all your creations, but I would like to make an order for all the cards you are doing for next year, cos I need them for this year....LOL.....way behind....I am, and only 3 days to go.....need skates to get down to the shed...LOL...many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week, hope to see you back in the New Year, Hugs Avril xxxxx

  13. Great card Hazel.

    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoddles this week.

    Wishing you a great Christmas.

    B x

  14. Fabulous Hazel & perfect for Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us again
    Ann x

  15. A gorgeous card, perfect for this week's theme. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  16. Another wonderful card Hazel and well done on re-entering so many challenges again.
    Thanks for joining in with CACB.

  17. Gorgeous - love the background!

  18. Another great card shared with us a Crafty Ann's challenge.How clever to fit it with so many challenges.
    Beryl xx

  19. Another great card shared with us a Crafty Ann's challenge.How clever to fit it with so many challenges.
    Beryl xx

  20. Terrific card, Hazel! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ!

  21. Wonderful colors and textures!

  22. Lovely card and well done for starting next years cards! Thanks for joining in our Truly Scrumptious challenge.

  23. What a lovely card, I guess you should be organised for next year, thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious!!
    Angela x

  24. Great project - lovely paper! thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our free for all Challenge. Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

  25. Super card - I hope your Christmas is Jolly too!

  26. Yeah for Poundland!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  27. What a lovely card. The image is perfect and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  28. Lovely card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
    Fliss x

  29. what a fabulous card Hazel, love the colours...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx

  30. Fantastic card and just perfect for our celebration theme! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

  31. Another great card - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles! Cheers Claire x


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