Saturday 30 April 2011

CHNC challenge 18: use a die cut

It's Saturday, so it's time for a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - and the weeks are going by so quickly - today's challenge is number 18! You can find details here - please join in if you can. It makes sense to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease the pressure off those weeks beforehand. If you haven't started yet, why not start with CHNC challenge 18 - all you need to do is to use a die cut. - - it can be one that you have cut yourself using a nestie, a sizzix or other similar die, a craft robo or cricut shape that you've cut ... or even a bought ready-made die cut - how easy is that?!

I based my card on the April sketch for Create 4 fun (also for Cute card Thursday 162: use a sketch from another challenge blog

Papers are My mind's eye from the signature Christmas glitter collection. I used one of my all-time Christmas favourite stamps Rubber Stampede 'Santa collage' inked with Adirondack earthtones terra cotta - I also used this to distress around the Nellie Snellen die cut (ran through my cuttelebug) and the other papers. I used this stamp for Christmas stampin all year long: use your favourite holiday image.

The colour combo is for CES 34 with this inspirational picture:

The sentiment paper has been recycled from a Christmas gift bag - it was originally a light cream colour so I gently coloured with some of the terra cotta, wiping with kitchen towel so it wasn't too dark. So this is good for these challenges:

Creative craft
: get recycling
For fun: green, no not the colour - recycle

This is also for:

Wags n whiskers 53: use die or punch
Little Miss Muffet 18: diecuts or punches
HLSC 19: Christmas
Totally Gorjuss 78: 1 2 3 - 1 image, 2 brads, 3 designer papers
Theme Thursday: vintage
Crafts and me 32: vintage/distressed
4 crafty chicks 35: distressing
Delightful: distressing
Stamp insanity 56: rockin' out heavy metal style
Simply create 42: time to rock the metal
Tuesday throwdown 46: brads or eyelets
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity R17: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes


  1. I love your Christmas card Hazel, beautiful warm colours and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  2. Gorgeous Christmas card. One of my favorite images. Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Gorjuss.
    Hugs Sue x

  3. Love this image and you are so organised with your christmas cards already, I've done one this year and so need to do more. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  4. Wow Hazel, 3 entries for HLSC. That's a record at HLSC. This one is gorgeous too! Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week...again. LOL

  5. Love the detail!

    Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

  6. Another cutie Hazel!Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin’ this week and good luck!

  7. Hazel that is a really great idea. Love ur santa. THanks for playing laong on fOR fun.

  8. Love your adorable card.

  9. Stunning Christmas card . Hello Hazel.
    Love the layout and that adorable Santa image .Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

  10. Great card, Hazel! Love those colours! Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday, it was lovely to see this!

    Mary J xxx

  11. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  12. Absolutely lovely!

    Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    Cheers! Star

  13. Thanks so much for playing this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  14. beautiful card, I have this image and haven't used it in ages, you've tempted me to dust it off. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  15. What a beautiful Christmas card. The papers and colors are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  16. What a great Santa image! I'm SO glad you played along with us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long! Hope to see you back next week :-)

  17. What a beautiful card! I love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at The Cute Card Thursday this week.

  18. Pretty Christmas card, Hazel! Thanks for entering it at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

  19. Fabulous christmas card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

  20. Fab card - One of my favourite images and great recycling. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

  21. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our Metal challenge. Hope to see more of your creative work for our next challenge.

  22. Great Christmas card, Hazel - fab papers and layout!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges, Juliexx

  23. Great Christmas card and I love the distressing effect! Thanks for playing along in the Little Miss Muffet Challenges this round. ;D


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