Saturday 14 May 2011

CHNC challenge 20: don't get stressed about distressing!

Can you believe it? It's Saturday again and that means there's a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - challenge 20, which is all about distressing - this could be inked/sponged edges, torn paper, sanded embossing ... anything that counts as distressing - I look forward to seeing what you come up with. To find our more about the challenge and to enter your card please visit here.

For my card I used half of a white shaped card and used a small Brilliance pearlescent poppy ink pad direct to paper, concentrating more on the edges. I then stamped with three different stamps from a Tanda Holly Doodles set designed by Sheila Oliver - Sheila is a clever and creative crafter who is such an inspiration. I coloured the holly with my newly acquired (arrived in the post this morning) Marvy le plume alcohol pens and dotted the berries with glossy accents.

I then mounted this on to a piece of Craft Creations paper, having torn the bottom edges and mounted on a red linen card. Just the addition of the sentiment and the card was done.

(Why are the berries looking more orange and red on the photo - perhaps it's the effects of the glossy accents!):

I'm linking this for the following challenges:

CES 36: holidays
Creative craft: distressed
Cute card Thursday 164: it's so distressing
Sentimental Sundays 54: anything goes
Crafty creations 118: anything goes
Penny's 53: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Sew many challenges 53: anything goes
Stamp something: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 6: anything goes
Divas by design 1: anything goes


  1. Great card. Love how you did the sentiment, looks wonderful!Thanks for joining us at Creative Crafts Challenge. Hugs and Good Luck!

  2. Beautiful card Hazel..

    thank you for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

    hugs Vicky xx

  3. Wonderful Christmas card Hazel! I love the design and distressing detail! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

  4. Darling Christmas card. Love the classic colors too. The sentiment looks so rich and pretty. Thank you for playing Crafty Creations Challenge this week. WOW card! :)Peggy

  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at DBD x

  6. What a great Christmas card! It's just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  7. Lovelly job! Nice to have you join us at Divas by Design for our first challenge!

  8. Love the elegant touch of your card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at CCT this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel


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