Saturday, 26 November 2011

CHNC challenge 48: vintage and/or distressed

This week seems to have been a very busy one, but I don't seem to have got done everything I wanted to. As this post goes live (scheduled last night) I'll be on my way to where mum lives for their Christmas Fair to sell my cards. So I'm trusting that blogger will play nicely and publish this post. I'll be back later in the day to link to the challenges I've included.

Can you believe that we're on challenge 48 today on my CHNC blog. Not long to go to the big day, so let's make the most of the time left and get those Christmas cards made. Hopefully my challenge will help you - I'd love to see you there. The theme for this week is vintage and/or distressed.

I've used graphic 45 double sided 'we wish you a merry Christmas' paper from their Christmas Past collection. I stamped an oval background with antique linen DI and stamped the Docrafts Father Christmas stamp on to it using versafine black onyx. I've had this stamp for ages, but, until now, hadn't used it - I'm not sure why I hadn't. I then tore round the image paper using a perspex oval and inked the edges very lightly with shabby shutters DI, using this on the left edge of the card as well. The addition of some lace, glittered ribbon and Martha Stewart daisy stickers and the card was done.

I'm also linking this for the following challenges:

Ribbon girl: Jingle all the way to Christmas
2 sisters 67: holiday
Hiding in my craftroom 26: mix it up - holiday
Our daily bread 86: recipe - lace, ribbon and glitter
Crafts and me 62: shabby chic/vintage
Paper creations ink 13: Christmas theme
Papertake weekly: Christmas crackers - but not literally
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Sparkles forum 25: vintage Christmas
Everybody art 169: Christmas card
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Sundays with Crissy November 23: Christmas card using non-traditional colours
Little red wagon 108: Christmas theme
Truly scrumptious 70: Christmas projec with pearls or vintage
Fairytale 29: Christmas
Pattie's 34: Christmas
Simply create too 1: all about Christmas
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes - Christmas
Gingerloft 29: lace, fabric or felt
Rogue redhead 5: only one piece of designer paper
Papercraft star 72: anything goes


  1. It's a lovely card and thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, however, the rules state a maximum of three entries only per week. Hazel x

  2. What a Beautiful Card.
    Thanks for joining us at PCI.

    Blog -

  3. Love the vintage Father Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. **Linda

  4. Eine sehr schöne Vintage Karte, jedoch mit dem gewissen Extra *gg*
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei NSS =)

    LG, Sylke

  5. What a fantasic Christmas card! I love the layout and the colours you have used but also all the tiny details and the venitage stile. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. love your vintage style - looks really great. thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. hugs, becky

  7. What a lovely card for the Christmas season!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Sundays with Crissy.

  8. What a beautiful addition that lace makes, Hazel ! I am so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star !!

  9. Gorgeous vintage card Hazel...hope it goes well at the fair for you.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Very pretty christmas card Hazel!! Love the vintage feel:) Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!

  11. Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

  12. fab card hazel as always lovely designs and great colours
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  13. What a fabulous card :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  14. Nice card, I love those pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck in all your challenges. Annette xx

  15. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Steph
    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  16. Wnderful vintage christmas card Hazel.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
    Trish (-:

  17. Beautiful vintage design Hazel!! Love the neutrals. Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the Light challenges this week!!

  18. Pretty card, Hazel! I love the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along in CIC40 :D

  19. Hello a very beautiful christmas card and a great design.

    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  20. Hazel,
    This is so nice and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥

  21. Beautiful holiday card! Love the image and all the special details! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink. Come back soon!

  22. Another nice card, wow, you have been super busy this week! Thanks for joining in so many times at Papertake Weekly this week. Mary G x

  23. Hazel - Lovely vintage card!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas' Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  24. Love the vintage look!
    Thanks for joining Creatalicious this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  25. A lovely vintage and elegant Christmas card. Thanks for your support of St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

    Hope your sale was successful!

  26. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

  27. Gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  28. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya

  29. Such a lovely vintage card for christmas. Loving the design too. Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  30. A lovely vintage card, just love this style. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I also have special candy on my blog HERE

  31. He's a lovely traditional Santa Hazel!
    Thanks again
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  32. Lovely to see a Christmas card that's not in traditional colours Karen x

  33. Wonderful Santa image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  34. Gorgeous vintage Christmas card! Love the touch of lace! Thanks for playing the Dress Down Rebel Challenge at RRD!

  35. Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too

  36. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!


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