Thursday 14 January 2010

The first two of my ten cards for BF 25th club

I signed up to be part of the 25th club on Bubbly Funk forum - the idea is that each month, by the 25th, we make a number of Christmas cards - the number we make is our own choice. I decided to try to make 10 a month because I usually make a lot and it will spread the time of doing them.

Joanne chose the theme for this month's BF 25th club cards:

'I thought I'd give you a recipe challenge for the first go at the 25th club so for your January card(s) please include:

Turquoise (or blue) and silver swirl(s) of some sort (could be stamped, doodled, chippie, embossed, grungeboard, whatever)
Something sparkly or shiny (e.g. glitter, gems, metal)'

It was one of my crafting resolutions that I would try and make Christmaas cards throughout the year. My other crafting resolution is to use up scraps and offcuts, to avoid always reaching for a new 12 x 12 or whatever.

So today I've made my 10 cards for the club, using various challenge sketches to help me along. And I've also managed to make all of them using offcuts from my Christmas box, with the addition of a few bits and pieces here and there and some recycling.

And, of course, on most of the cards I've included the silver mirror card swirls that I cut last night with my cricut using the new Make a Cut software - you can read about it here.

The first two cards use the sketch for Fresh & Fun 110:

The papers are Craft Creations and the and foiled mirror card on the left of the second card is Kanban (doesn't show up well here - is a much deeper colour blue irl). The glittered 'images' are chipboard from Poundland. I've added gems to the swirls on the second card.

They are also good for:

If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 17: 'chipboard'
Lots to do: 'winter wonderland'
Incy wincy 25: 'sweet treats' - the second card
Sophisticat 17: 'doth the north wind blow': chill
Die cuts R us 21: 'leftovers' - I used scraps and offcuts of papers
Design dollies elements challenge: 'walking in a winter ... wonderland'
Everybody art 73: 'snowflakes'
3 clovers 47: 'baby it's cold outside!' - winter theme
Fab's big Christmas week 1: 'frosty colours'
Humble pie 2 flourishes
Play date cafe12: 'colour: blues'
Stamp with fun 41: snowflakes
Crafty calendar 4: 'keeping warm' - the hot chocolate and marshmallows on the second card
Paperminutes 96: 'relax' - the second card

The rest of my ten cards for the 25th club are shown separately below this post. Most of them also qualify for these challenges.

I'm also entering these cards and the following eight, making ten in all, for the Christmas cards all year round challenge for January.


  1. Hazel I'm so lovin' the second card with the cup of hot chocolate and the marshmallows. ADORABLE! So glad to see you back at DCRU.

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  2. Adorable cards! That lil mug with the marshmallows is yummy :)

    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuts R Us!!!

    hugs, margie

  3. Hi Hazel, gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining my Christmas challenge. X Fab

  4. Great cards, thanks for playing along!

  5. Soooo fun!!

    Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!

    HUGS - LORi

  6. Another superb card Hazel, I love the image, thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  7. They're great Hazel,you're really in the groove! Love the sweetshop sketch one, and I like taht you've included the swirls, they look great.

  8. oh delightful, thanks so much for challenging with us this week at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

  9. Well done you for getting off to such a great start and managing to use lots of offcuts too! The cards all look great!

  10. Oh wow! Can't believe the speed you got them all made! they are great.

  11. Great work, love the flourishes.

  12. Good grief Hazel, you have been so busy!! Love how versatile those silver swirls are, I love the way you've blinged them up on some of the cards xx

  13. Happy New Year, Hazel! Your cards are so cute. Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thanks for hanging out with us at DCRU!!
    Cara DCRU DT

  14. The snowman cup is too cute!!! Thanks for joining us this week at DCRU!! Hope to see more of you!!

    Sammye Jo

  15. cute cards, Hazel! looks like you've got a great head start on next year's holiday cards! :)

    thanks for playing at Humble Pie! always great to see you!

  16. oh this is gojus love the image papers and colurs too thanks for joining us at incy designs this week love cheryl xxxx

  17. Another group of great challenges met!

    We appreciate you playing with us at The Play Date Cafe Challenge.

  18. Great cards, good idea to get them started so far in advance - I always run out of time!

    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week & best of luck

    Jan xx

  19. Adorable cards Hazel! I just love your creations! You are the cardmaking Queen : )
    Amber *DCRU DT*

  20. Hi Hazel Your Cards are cuties
    and Sweet :) & wow 10 Cards in One day too
    Thanks for Joining Incy Wincy this Week There's also Candy to win On every DT's Blog this week too just leave a comment to win
    Hugs Nikki

  21. Hi Hazel! this is a really beautiful card. Thankyou for joining us over at sophisticat challenges this week. We Hope to see you again soon!

    DT /Ow

  22. Gorgeous! love that big mug of hot chocolate! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge, hugs, Jane xx

  23. Great cards. Really vibrant.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  24. Stunning cards! I love the colours and the hot chocolate is perfect for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
    Georgia xx

  25. Hi, Great cards! The mug of hot chocolate is perfect for our keeping warm challenge.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Lisa x

  26. Hi Hazel, thanks for sharing your yummy cards with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Love those images, they look good enough to eat and drink! Fab work creating the cards for all those challenges!!

  27. How darn cute! Thanks for joining 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge!


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