Friday, 18 November 2011

CHNC challenge 47: music

Tonight I made a card for the first time this week. At the beginning of the week I managed to finish the scrapbook for mum's birthday, but since then haven't been able to do any crafting because of the decorating being done.

I nearly delayed making a card for my CHNC challenge 47 (this will go live at 09:00 UK time tomorrow morning), but in the end I managed to get one done. Christmas is really creeping up on us fast now, so, if you haven't done so already, now is the time to get serious with making those cards, so why not join in my challenge? This week I'm asking you to make a card with a musical theme - the interpretation of this is up to you, so I think it gives quite a lot of leeway.

For my card I used some music background paper from the My Mind's Eye Christmas glitter book (I love these papers) - it has part of the 'figgy pudding' song on it, so I thought it appropriate to use a die cut glittered and foiled Christmas pudding with holly on top. The foiled spots on the pudding look black in the photo, but they are, in fact, gold foiled.

The wide wired ribbon is some that I've had for some time. It is semi-transparent and sparkly. The sentiment is a left over from a kit I had two or three years ago.

I'm also entering this for the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 106: Christmas traditions - having Christmas pudding is certainly a tradition, as well as singing the song!
Pile it on 46: traditional Christmas
Card and scrap 20: traditional Christmas colours
Tanda teaser 184: traditional red and green Christmas
Art impressions 41: red, green and metallic
Phindy's Friday 82: Christmas cards
Wags n whiskers 67: Christmas themed
Creatalicious 28: Christmas and make sure it sparkles
Crimbo crackers 2: make it sparkle
Really reasonable ribbon 36: CAS Christmas & ribbon
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Floweret 8: Christmas cards
Di's digi designs: ribbons and bows
Hooked on craft 12: something punches or die cut
Anything goes 54: a real sweetie
Raise the bar 84: time to feast

Fantastic Handy Hippo prize win!!

I've not been crafting this week because of having the decorating done. Everything had to be packed away - now the decorator has finished we are gradually getting straight, concentrating today on cleaning windows and putting curtains up and trying to get some of my crafting stuff back into the room, as well as getting our bedroom sorted a bit better.

Amid all the chaos a lady arrived with a big boxed parcel for me - it was the goodies that had been sent from Handy Hippo as a result of my name being drawn out for the wonderful prize lot of goodies they gave. This had been organised on Jules' blog, where she said:

The lovely people at Handy Hippo are wanting to shower one very lucky person with a fantastic bundle of goodies to help with the creation of all of those Christmas makes.

Well, along with others, I left a comment and followed the instructions to put a post here on my blog ... and didn't really think I should a chance - and wow! I was the winner.

This is what I received - a parcel of goodies to the value of over £60!

Click on the picture to get a closer look

Thank you so much to Jules and to the wonderful people at Handy Hippo - this certainly made my day! (I should I say 'my week'?!)