Saturday 21 May 2011

CHNC challenge 21: let's see some scallops

It's Saturday again and that means another challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge blog - can you believe that we're now on challenge 21? How the weeks fly by. If you''d like to take part in my challenge please just follow the link and you will find all the details.

I'm being a bit cheeky with this card and doubling it up for the Christmas gang challenge set by Margaret (Dutchess) - please see the list of names in my sidebar and visit the others in the gang - if you'd like to join in just get in touch with one of us - the idea is that every fortnight one of the gang sets a Christmas card challenge so that we are all encouraged to build up our stocks. I enjoyed Margaret's challenge, but didn't find it easy incorporating all the elements, so I cheated a tiny little bit (I'll leave you to judge whether it's actually 'cheating' or not).

Margaret asked us to use:

4.A christmas tree
5. Anything but square

I cut the base card from 'doiley card' on the cricut wild card cartridge (that ticks No. 5) - I just love this template. I then used one of my favourite nesties (yes, I've used it a lot recently) to cut a piece of GCD studios 'chill out' collection (that ticks No. 2). I stamped Christmas trees and greeting from the PM Joyeux Noel stamp set, stamping with Brilliance pearlescent ivy and embossed with clear detail powder and very lightly gave a bit of colour with a couple of pastel copics (that ticks No. 4).

So that just left No. 1 and No. 3 - although the actual base card paper was shiny on the polka dots, but I suppose you wouldn't actually call it 'glitter'. So I used crystal ice stickles glitter glue to dot on every outer circle of the scalloped nestie shape - not only does that cover No. 1 glitter, but (bit of imagination here) they are mistletoe berries, so that also ticks No. 3 - phew!!

So, as well as submitting this for Margaret's Christmas gang challenge, it's also my card for CHNC challenge 21: let's see some scallops.

I really had hoped to get a separate card done for each challenge, but it's been quite a difficult week - I had a cold last week and it has left me with painful sinusitis - had to go and get some ABs for it and just hoping it will clear up before we go away at the beginning of next week for a few days.

This is also for:

Winter wonderland: give us a P ... polka dots
Phindy's Friday 56: Christmas in May
Simply create 44: special day/event
Gingerloft 17: plant a tree
Little red wagon: use a tree on your project
Jac-inks 8: heat embossing
Digi doodle 59: embossing
Mami doodles 26: sports and/or stripes
Lexi 40: spots and/or stripes
Creative card world: anything but square
My mum's craft shop 6: anything but square
Totally papercrafts 67: don't be square
Penny's 53: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Crafts and me 35: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 57: anything goes
Crafty catz 83: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 7: anything goes


  1. Ouch Hazel, poor you - that horrible sinus pain is grim; hope it's easing a little now. Clever combo of challenges there - I think it qualifies for some scallops, like it very much.

  2. Hi Hazel
    I love these papers and love how you have presented your P creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland, do hope you will pop back next week for our blog hop celebrations - hope to see you there
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. gorgeous card hazel, i love the doiley cut card:)

    thank you for joining us at MMCS


  4. Love the papers and how you cut the card. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

  5. Absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week. Hope you can pop over tomorrow for our new challenge.

  6. Very pretty, Hazel! I love Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  7. Very pretty hunni and another one for the Christmas basket. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSB this week.


  8. what a lovely card - thank you for joining us at DDSB this week

  9. Such a pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World,for our 'Anything but Square' challenge.
    Choccy x

  10. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  11. Lovely papers and shape.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  12. Lovely papers and shape.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  13. Hi Hazel,
    Wonderful Chrissy card and love the trees!
    I hope you feel better soon too:)
    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges:)
    Lynn xx

  14. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining Phindy`s Place this week. Hugs...Mona

  15. Hi Hazel, Wonderful card, lots of great details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

  16. Lovely interplay of shapes and images in your card Hazel. Thanks for sharing with us at jac-inks challenges this week.

  17. Beautiful card Hazel,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  18. WOO HOO Christmas Thanks for playing at Gingerloft

  19. That was quite a challenge from Margaret this time lol but I absolutely love your take on it Hazel. Gorgeous card.

  20. all boxes ticked great card Hazel....the next challenge really has me thinking!!!! take care Margaret

  21. Great card Hazel. Fits the challenge perfectly. Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  22. Your card is lovely....Thank you for joining us this week at Lexi's Creations and Gingerloft!

    Hope to see you again soon....
    Hugs Kobie

  23. Thanks for joining us at Jac-inks Hazel. Your card has a lot of great detail in it. I love the image you have chosen. Thanks again.

  24. Beautiful card Hazel...!

    thanks for joining us tpc...and good luck!

    hugs Vicky xx

  25. Lovely shaped card and such a gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

  26. It is a fabulous card, Hazel, hope you feel better soon. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  27. Oh this is a cutie! Thanks for playing at MMCS this week. x

  28. Love your card, circle cards are so wonderful, you can do such great things with them! Love the spots in the background. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week, hope to see you next time!

  29. I love this Hazel and yes it ticks all Margarets boxes. Carol x

  30. I love this card. Very beautiful!

  31. Wow, another one. Great colours and shape and another great card for our tree challenge at Gingerloft this week. Annette xx (Gingerloft GDT)

  32. Hazel: This is so cool! Love the special shape.
    Thanks for sharing it at SC. ~darling Ho~SC-DT


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