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Monday, 10 January 2011

Winter fantasy

There are a few challenges around at the moment focusing on 'winter' (not surprising really as we are still in the grip of that season - although, thankfully, no more of the white stuff here, except a little frost in the mornings). So this card is for the following 'winter' related challenges:

Creative stamp friends 16: winter
Cutie stampers 89: a winter scene
Winter wonderland: let's go dotty
Stamp with fun 93: snow
Creative belli 108: snow
The paper variety: snowflakes

As part of my Christmas present John gave me a 'voucher' saying that I could spend £50 - so I decided to by some Caran d'ache pastels - Noecolor I and II. I experimented yesterday with a couple of the Neocolor II, which are watersoluble. I roughly coloured sky and grass on to a piece of chipboard and then used a baby wipe to blend - I think it worked quite well. And I'll be a bit more adventurous next time I use them!

As I've used a new technique (and new stash - the pastels), I'm linking for:

Quirky crafts 1: new beginnings - new pastels and new technique
Created by hand: in with the new
Rainbow lady 134: it's all new to me
Paper issues: new
Pollycraft 75: new things
Creative inspirations 50: use something new
Creative cottage 30: something new - new stash
Moving along with the times 80: ring out the old, ring in the new (the old stash is the foiled paper)
My partner in crime 17: something new
Stampin' B 92: use an old favourite and something brand spankin' new - the old favourite is the PB fantasy stamp and the new is the pastels
Crafty purple frog: new goodies
Our daily bread 43: something new, something old (as above)
Sweet stampin': try something different

I used liquid pearls white opal for the snow on the tree (which is a PB fantasy stamp) and dotted it across the grass which I then smudged with my finger to get a glistening snow coverage. The background paper with silver foiled swirls was part of a Christmas kit from QVC last year and the base card is stardream, which has a bit of a glittery look.

It was difficult to get a photo of the card because of the foiled swirly background reflecting, but you can get some idea - the actual card is a bit in between the two photos.

This is also for:

Ooh-la-la 71: bling it on
By the cute and girly for January: bling it on
The lollipop ladies 11: hey Jube - add some glitter or bling
Secret crafter Saturday 116: tons of texture
Incy wincy 76: go dotty
Papertake: anything goes
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Fab n funky 54: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes

52 comments:

  1. what a lovely card hazel :)

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  2. Beautiful Card! It's just so elegant! Thank you so much for playing with us at TPV!

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  3. Now that is stunning! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

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  4. That's very pretty Hazel - you will love the crayons x

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  5. Wow stunning card Hazel, love the embossed background makes the card really stand out. Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges this week.
    Hugs
    Tamara Belli DT

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  6. you've been busy!
    Love this card Hazel.
    inventive and inspirational
    lovely use of color.
    thanks for sharing with created byhand

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  7. The colours of the card and pastels work so well together Hazel.
    Sue x

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  8. Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

    A nice greeting Andrea from germany

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  9. Gorgeous Hazel. You must be well ahead with this years cards now lol . Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

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  10. Great sparkle and shine! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

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  11. Wow what a fab card hazel, i haven't heard of those crayons, i off to goggle them :)

    Tracy

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  12. Such a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

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  13. gorgeous creation and fabulous dots and texture, thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland and the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

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  14. Wow - this a fantastic and wonderful design - love it.

    Thanks for the participation at Creative Stamp Friends.

    Nice Greetings Anja

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  15. Stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
    Jen x

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  16. Fabulous card, love your 'new technique' Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts New Beginnings Challenge this time round.

    ((Lyn))

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  17. A wonderful map simply perfectly.

    Thank you for your participation with creative Stamp friends-creative stamps Friends.
    LG Nicole

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  18. Just adore that tree which stand out so well from the fab background. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

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  19. What a gorgeous card, Hazel!
    Hugs Gisela

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  20. Das ist eine wunderschöne Karte.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den "Kreativen Stempelfreunden"

    Liebe Grüße
    Manuela

    www.Baffies-Kreativladen.com

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  21. Wow! This is just outstanding. Wasn't it wonderful to get that voucher for Christmas? Love your card.
    Thanks for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

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  22. A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky x

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  23. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

    Hugs Jane x
    SCSC DT

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  24. Wow! You're getting a lot of mileage out of this pretty lil card. Thanks for linking it up at The Paper Variety! Hope to see you stop by Wednesday for the new challenge :)

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  25. Beautiful!! I just love all the shimmer! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!!

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  26. Such a lovely textured, unique card!! Thank you for playing @The Paper Variety! :)

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  27. Stunning... Its absolutely gorgeous.

    Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

    Oona (Choccy) x

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  28. turned out wonderfully. Glad you had some play time with those pastels.

    That background metallic swirl paper is glorious.

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  29. Wow, isn't this pretty. So shiny and elegant. Thank you for playing along in this week's Belli Challenge. Good luck.

    hugs,

    Beth

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  30. Gorgeous creation, so eye catching. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

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  31. Wow fantastic! I love the background on this. Thanks for joining the Creative Belli challenge this week!!

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  32. wow very nice!

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers!

    hugs Jane

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  33. Wow! Hazel, this is a very stunning card. Love it to bits. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely work.
    Hugs
    Suzi xx

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  34. Love this card Hazel and the silver leaves. :)

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  35. Fabulous card Hazel. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  36. A beautiful sparkly creation!
    Thanks for joining us again this week at the Lollipop Ladies :)
    Andrea

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  37. What beautiful metallic elements to your card Hazel. It is a very eye catching creation.
    Thank you for joining us at OLL.
    Carol
    xx

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  38. Hazel, what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  39. Hazel, amazing bling it on card, love your very stylish card. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. Carolxx

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  40. A very nice WinterCard
    Thanks for join Cutie Stampers
    Michaela

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  41. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck :-)
    Claire xx

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  42. Fabulous. Love the design and super cute image.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter. Good luck.

    Mel X

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  43. wow this is stunning, love the design. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

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  44. That's a great winter card! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

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  45. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  46. Wow- love this pretty card- the shimmer is so pretty. Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge.

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  47. Ooooh, what a beautiful design...the *snow* looks awesome and I love the silver embossed paper in the background!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

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  48. What a beauty Hazel
    That tree looks amazing
    Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  49. this is breathtaking, excellent - really is amazing

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs, Sarah-Louise

    Designing for Crafty Purple Frog, Bearly mine Designs, Creative Card Crew and Kenny K

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  50. love the shine and texture on this card Hazel. Thanks for entering it at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again next month.

    ** Kate **

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