Saturday 7 May 2011

CHNC challenge 19: photo inspiration ... with a prize

This week has been a strange one for me in some ways - in between other things I've had a massive craft sort out - and was determined not to make anything until it was all done -so it was a relief when I was able to sit down last evening and make my card for CHNC challenge 19, for which there is this inspiration photo:

I've concentrated on the stocking and the colour combo of red, green and gold - the circular sentiment is gold foiled, but it was difficult to get a photo. The stocking is one that was with a QVC kit two or three years ago. The strip of red and white paper is s.e.i winter song snow bubbles (the other side of the paper). I used little gold brads to secure the little candy cane charms. The flowers and the stocking top are very glittery.

I used the sketch given for the May challenge on Christmas cards all year round:

I'm linking this for these challenges:

Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 22: metal (the charms)
Winter wonderland: the colours of Christmas
Cupcake: something beginning with C - Christmas
Paper shelter 12: bling it up (lots of glitter on the stocking)
Stamp and create: charms
Craft your passion 56: anything goes
Pear tree 47: free for all
Pollycraft 91: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Top tip Tuessday 32: open challenge
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 5: anything goes

Although this post was scheduled to go live yesterday, somehow I didn't get around to finishing it in time.


  1. I love your card Hazel, really tradition colours and beautiful papers.

  2. What a great inspiration piece. Nice card you have made too.

  3. What a fab fun card thanks for sharing it with us at PTD.


  4. love the shine on your papers!

    Thanks for playing with us at Iris's Spot!

  5. Hi Hazel I love your choice of the traditional colours of Christmas that stocking is very bright and colourful. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

  6. Oh, it makes me think of all the chocolates to be found in the stocking - so long to wait!

  7. Beautiful card, Hazel, and wonderful colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  8. Fab card, love the stocking!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. Oh what gorgeous work. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. x

  10. Very festive and great way to get a jump start on the cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

  11. Such great project of yours! Great to get started with your christmas stuff. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  12. Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining us at TPS…


  13. Just adorable! Kudos to you that you're making a dent in your Christmas cards! =)
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  14. Gorgeous card!! Lovely charm and perfect for our challenge!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create Challenge!

  15. Lovely card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.

  16. This is a beautiful card. I need to get busy and get mine completed as I am a couple of months behind. TFS


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