Saturday, 17 July 2010

I saw three ships come sailing by ...

When I saw this week's DCM challenge, 'We are sailing', I thought of some Christmas paper that I've had for a couple of years at least and have never used. I can't remember the manufacturer (would appreciate it if anybody can tell me) - it's a very dark background with silver writing, repeating the Christmas carol 'I saw three ships come sailing by ...'

But I didn't have a picture of three ships, but remembered that I had some photos that had come with a toppers kit I bought ages ago.

So I scanned them into 'Picture it', faded the images so that the edges would blend and overlapped them to form a picture of three ships, which I then mounted on to silver mirror card.

The base card is Sapphire Stardream.

I think I might be making a few more versions of this - now that I've got the blended picture, it's a simple card to put together.

Atm there are quite a few Christmas challenges around, so I'm also linking for:

Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Cards for men 14: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Bah! humbug 25: 'less is more'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Mixed media Monday: 'something blue'
Gingersnap GC60 colour challenge: 'shades of blue'
Donna's den of crafts 3: 'it's a man's world'
Sisterhood of crafters: 'man card'
Prairie fairy 28: 'for the boys!'


  1. A very unique and unusual design for a holiday card! Would be perfect for someone who lives by the water!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  2. Clever stuff, Hazel

    Thanks for sharing your card with
    The Daring Cardmakers

  3. Lovely christmas card! I love the backing paper and the image is brilliant!
    Thanks for joining us at magical crafts

  4. Way to go combining all of these challenges! Pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  5. It may be simple but very effective I love it the colours match beautifully
    Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la and sharing with us

  6. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for men. Good luck on the challenge.

  7. Great card thanks for joining us at Donna's Den & good luck.
    Jenny x

  8. Very unique way to combine your paper with your images. You did a great job combining those ships into one picture. Lovely card, thanks for playing with us in the Tea Room.

  9. What a wonderful idea to create such a beautiful image for your card! Thanks for sharing that tip with us. WONDERFUL BG paper too!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  10. Wow what a brilliant Christmas card and thanks for sharing the way you have made the image it's fab

    Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts

    Jackie x

  11. What a creative use for those sailing pictures you found! Love the way they blend together. Makes for a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

  12. wow.. this is really creative and so beautiful! love the way you used the pictures in your card and it really looks adorable!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Donnas Den of Crafts challenge this time and hope to see you again :)
    Sylvia xx

  13. Beautiful and unique card Hazel! Thanks for playing along with us this month!


  14. Gorgeous card! The image is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  15. Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge. I look forward to seeing your next creation.

  16. This is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll come back again next challenge!

  17. Very pretty card, so fab!!!!. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog. Big Hugs Jo xxxx

  18. Gorgeous card... love the elegant style. Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  19. A unique image to use for a Christmas card but it works brillantly. A very grown up card and works great with the Gingersnaps colour challenge, thanks for joining in with us this month.

  20. A very unusual and unique design for a Christmas card - I like it!

    Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  21. Genius! That's such a great idea - thanks for joining in the Sisterhood challenge. Your manly card is wonderful!

  22. Great card, thanks for taking part in the Magical Crafts challenge xx

  23. I love your card. It's absolutely stunning. Thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters Challenges.


  24. Thank you for joining your one of a kind, unique Xmas card into the week 28 challenge "For the Boys" with us over at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  25. This is fabulous! Thanks for taking the GIngersnaps Color Challenge!


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