Sunday, 6 November 2011

Non-traditional colour Christmas card

I thought I would make a brown Christmas card for a change. Papers were freebies from a magazine, so this is another card for my challenge today for the Christmas card gang. The Inkadinkado reindeer stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail white powder. The ribbon, flowers and brad are from stash.

Colours are for Pals paper arts 118:

and for Tanda teaser 183: sepia tones.

This is also for:

Pixie cottage 94: get started - make a Christmas card
Mami doodles 37: Christmas
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Ribbon girl: jingle all the way to Christmas
Sundays with Crissy 23: Christmas card using non-traditional colours
Card and scrap 19: Christmas card with flowers, tag and text
Just add ink 92: just add a tag or bookmark
Fun with shapes and more 95: anamalistic Christmas
Create me pink 3: flower challenge
Stamps R us: masculine theme
Stamp n doodle: emboss it
Jellypark friends: non-traditional Christmas colours
The craft garden November: Christmas but no red or green
Glitter fairies 4: non-traditional Christmas - no red, green, gold
Ribbon carousel 27: anything goes
2 sisters 64: ribbon
Crimbo crackers 1: anything goes
Corrosive136: with a flourish
Papercraft star 69: a flourish
Divas by design 14: use metal (brads)
Meljen 83: use brads
ABC Christmas: V is for vintage Christmas
Addicted to stamps 17: make it shabby, shabby chic or vintage
Freshly brewed 71: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes (plus a bit of bling)


  1. Hello Hazel. Your card is delightful. Beautiful papers and design and I just love the reindeer, fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at The Glitter Fairies and good luck. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
    Kevin xx

  3. Amazing job with the freebies Hazel, love this card.

  4. Beautiful sweetie, thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time ♥ Pops x

  5. i love this non-traditional christmas-card so much!

    the wonderful dp's...the image...
    wonderful take on all the challenges!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. Fantastic Holiday card! Love the non-traditional colors and your Wonderful Reindeer image too! Thanks os much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

  7. A stunning card

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC

  8. Fabulous card love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  9. What a pretty card! I love your layered flower! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

  10. Wow what a fantastic card,it looks really great.Thanks for joining our challenge at SFC.
    Many greetings

  11. Great card. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends

  12. Gorgeous card! I love this elegant! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

  13. Fab freebies! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  14. Oooo that reindeer stamp looks lovely in the white embossing! Beautiful card hazel. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

  15. Thanks for playing along with the Pixie Cottage challenge.

  16. Hi Hazel! This card is simply stunning! Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
    Warm Hugs,

  17. Beautiful card Hazel, love the colors and also the flower is awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE this week:)

  18. I have that fun stamp, and didn't occur to me to emboss it with white, wonderful idea. It looks beautiful ! I am always so glad to see you at Papercraft Star, Hazel !!

  19. Gorgeous Hazel, I myself am a fan of "brown" Christmas cards, they have such a wonderful warmth to them! Beautiful flower, too! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!

  20. This is gorgeous Hazel! I love how the browns turned out... such a lovely elegant Christmas card!

    Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Pollycraft!


  21. Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow this time, hope you will join us again soon xx

  22. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  23. Great card Hazel, love that stamp!

    Good to see you on the Tanda Teaser!

  24. Wonderful work Hazel thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  25. this is such a stunning card! I love that reindeer!
    thank you for joining our non-traditional Christmas colors challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

  26. Beautiful card Hazel, your reindeer is soooo pretty!

  27. Another beautiful card Hazel! I do love browns and creams for Xmas projects. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  28. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  29. Another lovely card Hazel...thanks for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  30. This is a lovely Christmas card hazel, thanks for joining us again at craft room challenge, debi x

  31. Wow Hazel a unique beautiful card, I love the reindeer image you have used, Perfect colours to match.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter Fairies

    Becky (DT) x

  32. Two fabulous cards Hazel! Just lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  33. Lovely card hunny, Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have candy on my blog too!

  34. Oh my goodness Hazel, where do I begin. There are so many wonderful elements to your card! Each elements is a card in itself...the richness in this card is spectacular. I love all of it. The colors are so powerful, the image so sophisticated, the papers so elegant. Phew. Just lovely! I wish you the best in your many challenges. May you see success, and of course in ours at Stamp-N-Doodle. Divine Love, Samara

  35. Such a beautiful card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  36. Fabulous card! Great take on the V is for Vintage theme. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one for you tomorrow. We hope you will play along again!! :-)
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT
    PS I have a weekly candy on my store's blog if you would like to enter...

  37. What a classie card - I love the elegant elements.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  38. What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card... and I love your colour choice! Thanks for joining our Sundays with Crissy Challenge! Hugs, Shannah

  39. This is a super card Hazel and fits out challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

  40. This is such an elegant card. Love how you've layered it out, and the stamp is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us with your 2nd entry!

    Thanks for joining us in our FLOWER challenge :)

    Be sure to follow challenge rules ;)


  41. Stunning card, love the vintage look to it! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge. Good luck x

  42. Lovely card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week for our ribbon challenge. Annette xx

  43. Very elegant, its good to use non traditional papers & colours sometimes. Thanks for joining us at Divas

  44. A beautiful, elegant Christmas card! I love the embossed reindeer!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    hugs, Marlies

  45. Beautiful card. Love the deer image.

    Thanks for sharing in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs! :) Gale

    (Come to my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories suite 2' by Polaroid. )

  46. So pretty! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  47. hazel, it's gorgeous and then some.
    Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

  48. Beautiful card!!!! I love all the details on this :)
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge this time!!!

  49. Lovely Christmas card - super colours. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  50. Beautiful Card!

    Thanks for playing along in the RRR challenge!

  51. Another great card for the challenge Hazel - love the ornate deer.
    Thanks for your continued support.
    Tara x

  52. This is a beautiful Christmas card Hazel. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.


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