Monday, 29 November 2010

Ooh-la-la's Christmas song

Today sees a new challenge on Ooh-la-la to make a card inspired by a Christmas Song.

I'm so enjoying my Guest Designer slot on OLL. This time I couldn't resist making two cards for this, both based on one of my favourite Christmas carols: Hark the Herald Angels sing.

For the first card I used OLL Happy Christmas papers from their Christmas Presence CD and an 'angelic singing' topper from their Joyeux Noel CD, with the addition of a gold ribbon and a chipboard star coloured gold with promarkers and then covered with gold stickles.

For the second card I used the same paper on the left, but this time for the right hand side of the card I used an 'angelic singing' paper which I had digitally reversed and changed to a colour to match the tones of the image I'd used. It so happened that the Lost Coast stamp arrived on the day I wanted to make the card and I couldn't resist using it straight away, it's such a lovely stamp. I stamped with memento rich cocoa and coloured with promarkers (I'm not deserting my copics, but am also loving the promarkers), distressing the edges by tearing and sponging with distress inks. The gold flower and leaf have been in my 'odds and ends' box for ages - I can't remember where they came from, but think they might even have been on a Christmas cracker originally.

I'm linking these cards for these other challenges:

Crafty creations 95: Christmas is coming
Freshly brewed: winter/Christmas theme
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Crafty catz 60: Christmas
Crafty Emma 14: vintage Christmas (2nd card)
Creative cottage 28: untraditional Christmas
Paper playtime 27: Christmas carol inspired
Bah! humbug 46: feeling the blues (1st card)
2 sisters 14: non-traditional colours
Stamp and create 7: 'tis the season - Christmas
Stamps R us 10: holiday cards
Pollycraft 72: chipboard (the star on the 1st card)
One stitch at a time 41: celebrate in style - bling it up
I love promarkers 42: anything goes - with a bit of sparkle (2nd card)
Character cafe: natural neutral colour + sparkle (2nd card)
Order of the Opus Gluei 82: let's get frosted - the glittered chipboard star on the 1st card and the sparkly ribbon on the 2nd
For fun: anything goes
Fab n funky 50: going with the flow
Hodge podge 4: anything goes
Paper cutz 69: anything goes
I did it 31: surprise me - open challenge
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: anything goes
Christmas stampin' all year long 72: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes


  1. beautiful cards Hazel! Thanks for joining in the Glitter challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

  2. Lovely cards Hazel the gold flower embellishment is stunning thank you for joining us at I ♥ promarkers

  3. Lovely cards Hazel thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  4. Beautiful cards!!! So classy and gorgeous! Thanks for participating in the Paper Playtime Challenge.


  5. These are lovely, thanks so much for joining us at The Character Cafe this week.
    Joyce xx

  6. Beautiful cards Hazel. I love the theme. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes. "Hugs" Carol

  7. Love both cards! I am glad you did your second card for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe!

  8. Simply Elegant Hazel..Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious!!

  9. That is beautiful. Great work. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

  10. A girl after my own heart...saving the stuff off a Christmas Cracker...just in case!!! LOL. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  11. Two more gorgeous cards Hazel.
    Thanks again for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  12. Thank you for joining us at Pollycraft too.
    Hugs Emma x

  13. Both beautiful cards Hazel. Love your angel theme.
    Thanks for joining us again at Bah! Humbug! Hope we'll see you in the New Year. Please don't forget us while you're enjoying the Christmas Season. Hope you receive lots of crafting goodies and have a wonderful time.
    Ann xxx

  14. Beautiful Cards Hazel. Thanks for sharing with I Did It Creations.

  15. Such a pretty card. Love it !!

    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Glitter bling challenge. Good Luck !

    Choccy x

  16. Hi Hazel
    Very pretty card for our final challenge this year. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  17. Lovely cards!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

  18. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for joining us at TCC. Hugs, dj

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  20. Hello Hazel

    What a beautiful card, with such fab design papers. Your central image is just beautiful and with your gold star is perfect.

    Thank you so much for joining in our last challane of 2010.

  21. Fab cards, thanks for joining us at OSAAt this week

  22. Beautiful cards, the first one is my favourite,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  23. These are so pretty and love the paper. Thanks for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.

  24. Lovely Hazel. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  25. Fabulous card and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  26. Beautiful cards Hazel, thanks for sharing with us at pollycraft

  27. fab creations...thanks for being a part of Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious

  28. These are so gorgeous! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  29. Lovely cards Hazel, I love the colours you have chosen, so christmassy! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week! Sheena xx

  30. Surprising card!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at I Did It Creations Challenge Blog. Good luck with it!

    Katja (IDIC-DT)

  31. Both of these creations are fabulous, I love the vintage feel and with the pink colour it is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the creative cottage and at OSAAT this time hugs Rebekah xx

  32. Wow they are both so gorgeous and very vintage I love 'em :D
    Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


    Amy xx

  33. WoW! Gorgeous cards.Thanks for sharing them with us at stamps r us

  34. Totally gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week, hope to see you again, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  35. Lovely cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!

  36. Both of these are beautiful! I love the gold embellishments...they really set off the images. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Character Cafe. Hope to see you there again soon! I have candy up on my blog, if you're interested.

  37. What a lovely card! It beautifully depicts the true meaning of Christmas :) Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime this week.


  38. Hi Hazel, your cards are lovely! I think the top one really does make me think immediately of Hark the Herald Angels Sing, it has such a gentle and regal look.

    Thanks for coming back to us at Opus Gluei, hope you keep returning - we love to see your projects!


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