Saturday, 7 January 2012

CHNC challenge 54: give it a new lease of life!

It's time for a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. For challenge 54 I'm asking to see some recycling - give something a new lease of life.

I hope you have made a resolution to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease that sense of panic as it gets near to the end of the year and you realise that you need more Christmas cards. So please don't pack away your Christmas cardmaking supplies - keep them out to hand throughout the year. and get busy with those cards - joining in my challenges will help you achieve this.

For my card I used the sketch for Christmas challenges with sketches 17 - you will need to click on the link to see the sketch on their challenge blog.

I've used colours for Our craft lounge presents Kathy's Lily pad palette:

The same colours are also the challenge for Our craft lounge's own challenge this week:

The recycled element that I've given a new lease of life to is the silvery strip on the left hand side which was rescued from a Christmas cracker - too good to throw into the recycling bin - it's a pity that with all the shiny foiling on this card it's hard to get a photograph that shows the card as it really is, but these two attempts are the best I can do. The other card used was from a QVC kit a couple of years ago. The scalloped circle and  oval were cut with nesties. The image is from Whoopsi Daisy 264. Whoopsi Daisy are kindly sponsoring my CHNC challenge 54 - you can see details here. I am linking this for Whoopsi Daisy's own 'free and easy' challenge.  I coloured the image with a silver pen and a blue promarker. The wired and beaded stars were from the 99p shop.

This is also for:

Squiggle stamps: recycle!! upcycle!!
Totally stampalicious: make it sparkle
St Luke's January: new year, new start - give new lease of life to something
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Stamp, scrap & doodle: winter something
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green
Drunken stampers 80: glittery holiday
Jingle belles: no time like the present
Christmas cards all year round January: non-traditional colours
There she goes 137: new year, new new start - card depicting your new year resolurions - to make Christmas cards throughout the year (you can read my crafty resolutions here)
Crafting for all seasons 17: fairies
Flutter by Wednesday 184: open + fairy
Just inspirational 10: fairy
Prairie fairy Fridays 69: things with sparkly wings
2 sisters 73: things with wings
Tuesday throwdown 79: something shiny
Some odd girl: bling me - at least 2 types of bling here
Paper creations ink 16die cuts and/or punches
Lothian 22: die cuts
Simply create too 4: layers, layers and more layers - at least five layers
Sentimental Sundays 83: anything goes
Pile it on 1 of 2012: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Heart song 29: anything goes
Incy wincy 127: anything goes
The pink elephant 129: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Make it Monday 70
Inspire me Fridays 40


  1. Wow stunning card, I love the texture feeling the papers give and the wire, beads and stars are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters challenge blog this week. Kerry x

  2. What a gorgeous card, love the image and the colours! Hugs, MIM friend Joanna #164 x

  3. what a sweet and adorable image that little fairy is! just toooooo cute! loving those gorgeous shiny metallic layers... SPARKLY is absolutely ALWAYS fab on xmas cards! :)

  4. Love the glittery sparkle ... so glad you're joining us at jingle belles in 2012.

  5. Hazel!!!
    I LOVE your inspirational speech. Just what I needed. It's like you read my mind. Yes, there was extreme panic over this years Christmas cards. Not very organized at all. I think I'll print out your post and put it on my wall as a reminder to keep myself motivated. :D
    Your recycled Christmas card is just gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for all the inspiration and another wonderful entry into our linky party at Make It Monday.

    Lisa xx

  6. Good recycling christmas crackers for christmas cards. Thanks for joining our challenge Elaine.

  7. Great bit of recycling - lovely card! Nice to see you sticking with the organised approach and starting as you mean to go on!

  8. Hazel:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Layers, Layers, & More Layers Challenge"--looking forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. Gorgeous, Hazel! Love the blues and shiny silver. So glad you entered this card at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  10. What an adorable card! The linky is back at lilypad cards so you can go ahead and enter your card to the challenge! Thanks for playing with us at lilypad cards.

  11. Wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  12. Hi haz el
    Fabby card....
    Thanks. For your continued support for St. Lukes. ....
    Hugs Sylvie

  13. Wonderful card, love all the foil. Thanks for sharing at Stamp n doodle.

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

  15. Wow what a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs.

  16. Hazel a lovely card. Thanks for your continued support for St Luke's Charity Card challenge!

  17. what a beautiful card. All of the blues and shiney paper. the image is prefect for this. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine DT at Incy Wincy

  18. Talk about getting a jump on next Christmas! Great card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for challenge #83!

  19. Hazel, wow, this is beautiful. I love the colors and you did a great job on the image. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY and STAMP-N-DOODLE this week:)

  20. Lovely Hazel, thanks for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink & Simply Create Too.

    xoxo Marjo

  21. Gorgeous Hazel - love the blue and the beautiful shimmer! Thanks for joining our Some Odd Girl challenge!

  22. GReat card Hazel...thank you for your continued support over at St Lukes


  23. Fabulous sparkly card. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
    Angie x

  24. What a sparkly card Hazel and I love the colours too! Great recycling :)
    Thanks for joining us again at St Luke's.
    Jenny x

  25. Oh, I love this sparkly card. The papers are awesome and you did a great job with the imege. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge blog.
    - Maria

  26. Wonderful fairy card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  27. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at TPS.. Good luck with the Challenge. hugs, Linda

  28. Wow! Great card! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  29. A gorgeous card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for playing along at Whoopsi Daisy this week, hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  30. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

  31. thanks for joining us at CCWS.
    You make a beautiful card

  32. So beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge!!

  33. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational. Love the colours on your card x

  34. Beautiful card, Hazel. Love the colours you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at FFF this time.

  35. Wow what a lot of challenges. You really rocked them this week.
    Love your winter card! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your very pretty card.

  36. Wow what a beautiful card Hazel and I love your interpretation of the colors.Thanks for playing along with us at Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge.

  37. wow love the card its gorguss, thanks for joining us at justinspirational challenge blog.

  38. Lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week! Hope you join again and check out our DT call!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  39. This card has so much going on I just want to stare and learn from it :0) Wow, the papers, the silver, goodness, it's wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink – Pat

  40. What a gorgeous shiny christmas card, love the recycling with the christmas cracker.Thanks for sharing with Squiggles and Giggles. hugs heid x

  41. Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  42. Fab card I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM.
    Thanks for joining us at WDC & CFAS xx Jan

  43. Great card Hazel - I know what you mean about crackers - ours were gorgeous this year so couldn't bear to chuck them.
    Thanks for your continued support of St Lukes.


  44. Another great contribution to the SOG challenge Hazel! Thanks for playing!


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