Monday, 11 July 2011

Team card for Iris' Spot challenge 21

For this challenge, Iris asked us to use our favourite stamp - oh, what a tough decision that was! I have so many stamps that I class as 'favourites' - in the end I chose Penny Black fantasy, simply stamped with versamark and heat embossed with white detail powder. This is such a versatile stamp because it can be used for snowy trees for winter or spring/summer blossom. The stamp is just right for Penny Black 159: Christmas in July. It's also good for Crafts and me 42 'favourites - stamp/image'.

It would be good to encourage Iris by popping along to her blog and joining in the challenge.

I used the sketch for Sketch & stash 65:
The idea of the Sketch & stash challenges is that we use new or neglected stash. The background paper was from an old Making Cards magazine, the stitched paper from some offcuts (originally some sheets were bought from a local craft shop that closed about four years ago, so this has definitely been neglected) and the triangle corners were from a QVC Christmas kit from last year.

With all the dots on the tree, this is another card for my own CHNC challenge 28 'spots before your eyes' (why not visit and join in? - would love to see you there).

This is also for:

Simon says: a stitch in time
Christmas inspirations 28: monochromatic Christmas cards
Fab's big Christmas cards July challenge: trees and/or dark colours
Winter wonderland: red and green must not be seen
A la card monkey 64: Christmas in July
Tuesday throwdown 56: Christmas in July
Little red wagon: Christmas in July
The paper variety: Christmas in July
Craft us crazy: Christmas in July

28 comments:

  1. Evening Hazel, your card is beautiful,the image looks fabulous embossed and i lurve your coners, a great take on our sketch:)

    thank you for joining us at SnS

    sue
    xx

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  2. How very pretty! I love the silver in the papers you used! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. that is a nice stamp hazel,lovely card too :)

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  4. Hi again Hazel, this is stunning i adore that stamp, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
    Shell xx

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  5. Beautiful Hazel! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

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  6. Hi Hazel, another stunning card for Christmas. Love the colours, image and layout. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week with your adorable creation.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  7. Lovely card Hazel, love the tree!

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  8. Hello Hazel.Amazing layout . Love how it all frames the tree. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  9. Love the corners on this card and how everything gel so well together. Thank you for joining in the fun with my Christmas challenge. X Fab

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  10. Wow, great job on combining the challenges, Glad you got to play along with TPV!

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  11. What a gorgeous card Hazel. Love this stamp, I really have to get it one of these days!!

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  12. gorgeous creation and love the colour choice, thank you for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland. Thank you also for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Hugs Kate xx

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  13. Beautiful papers you used!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
    Marianne

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  14. Wow, this is a really striking card, the embossing looks fab. I love how you've used my skecth. Thanks for playing at Sketch and stash this time. x

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  15. This tree stamp is one of my all-time favourites Hazel, and I love the card you've created with it.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at MAWTT again. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  16. Hi Hazel

    this is a wownderful blue card!!!!!!!!!!
    Thaks for playing with us at Christmas Inspirations!
    Hugs

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  17. What a gorgeous creation full of pretty details. Great stitching too :o)
    Thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week
    xxx

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  18. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  19. So pretty! I love how this sketch showcases the image -wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your holiday inspiration with The Stampsmith Challenge this week!
    Val :)

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  20. Gorgeous Hazel....!

    thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

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  21. absolutly stunning!
    thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT
    Love Jan
    xx

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  22. Beautiful silver embossing! Lovely colors and a lovely tree. Thanks!

    Terry
    A La Card Monkey

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  23. Lovely card really feels christmassy, good choice of colours and an excellent take on the sketch...well done

    indie:) x

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  24. Love your gorgeous, beautiful Christmas card Hazel.
    luv
    Debby

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  25. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon

    xx

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  26. Wonderful project, thanks for playing with us this week at OSAAT for our “Anything Goes” Challenge.

    Good luck with the draw, we hope to see you play along with us in August for our “Pretty in Print” contest. I have some yummy candy to Celebrate too.

    xoxo Marjo

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  27. Love your blues. The layout is really interesting, makes a beautiful card.

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  28. Hazel, another stunning card for Christmas. The colours, image and layout 's work is perfect. I happy to read that you joined at Winter Wonderland this week with your adorable creation.
    gifts for boys

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