Sunday, 15 January 2012

Think thin!

No, I'm not talking about diet, although I definitely do need to 'think thin' again! (I must say that this unexpected flare up of diverticulitis is helping me kickstart the diet!)

Anyway, to get back to the card, this was Keryn's instruction for us for today's Christmas card club challenge - to make a thin card to avoid having to use a large stamp when posting.

I've gone for the thinnest possible, with a one layer, clean and simple, card. However, I'm not going to confess how many goes at this I tried before I was (sort of) happy with the result.

I've used a new Funstamps stamp by Lindsay Mason called 'script robin' and the sentiment is a stamp (not sure whether it's Anna Griffin or HOTP - perhaps someone can tell me which).

As I've used a new stamp, I'm linking for:

Corrosive 140: ring in the new year - something brand new on your creation
Stampin' sisters in Christ 122: use something new
Cupcake craft 174: something new
Crafty creations 152: something new
Freshly brewed January: use something new
Fairytale 32: something new
Crafty catz 115: use something new

Also, on Crafts for Carolyn forum, Liz has challenged us to use something new and something old - the robin stamp is new and the sentiment one is old.

I inked up the stamp with memento rich cocoa, wiping the breast area on which I then put ColorBox chalk warm red ink and a spot of Marvy le plume butterscotch for the robin's beak.

For details of the Christmas Card Club please contact one of us - the links are in a list on my sidebar. If you want to get ahead with your Christmas cards we have a challenge every two weeks. If you are interested, just get in touch with one of us. We've already had two new girls join us this year - Anne and Lorraine - and would welcome anyone else who is interested.

I'm also entering this card in these challenges:

Party time Tuesday 50: use a feathered friend
Penny's 70: birds
Stamp, scrap & doodle: winter birds
Timbro scrap mania 40: wings
The squirrel and the fox 9: critters
Robyn's fetish 90: animals
Creative stamp friends 42: winter
Scrap-cards 19: winter
Tuesday throwdown 80: baby it's cold outside
Creative Friday January 53: it's cold outside
Use it Tuesday 23: all about winter - although the robin stamp is new, the sentiment stamp is old
The sisterhood of crafters: winter card
Stampavie and more 160: winter
Stempelsonne 54: winter
Heidi hobbystuggu January: winter
ABC Christmas: A for anything goes
Craft room: clean and simple
Card and scrap 24: clean and simple 
PanPastel UK: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Stamp and create January: anything goes


  1. Wow Hazel that is so stunning! Love your stamping and you certainly aced the think thin challenge:) Hope you feel better soon. Hugs

  2. Great card Hazel and you were certainly thinking thin lol!!!. So sorry you have not been well hun and hope you are feeling better real soon xxx

  3. Hello Hazel,

    Super thin card, well done you! Its totally gorgeous too! I love that robin script image its so clever!

    Hope your illness calms down asap for you.

    Keryn x

  4. You made a very thin stunning card. I love the classy look of it all. Maybe I should start now so I would be done with my Christmas cards!

    Thank you for playing along with our Let It Snow challenge over at the Sisterhood.

  5. Love the clean design to this Hazel, never tire of seeing a "Robin", thank you for joining in with the first PanPastel challenge of 2012.

  6. smashing card Hazel...I love that robin so clever!!!!! really cracked the thin! hugs Margaret

  7. lovely hun thxs for joining us at Robyn Fetish Challenge

    kym DT

  8. WOW ... now that's what I call THIN and FABULOUS! Awesome holiday card Hazel!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Let It Snow’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  9. I love the simplicity of this cas card Hazel and the colours of the robin are very striking.
    Thanks for entering the PanPastel UK 'Anything Goes' challenge.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. This is definitely thin and super CAS - love it. Hugs, Claire x

  11. This is a beautiful CAS card Hazel, I love the colouring on the robin. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

  12. What a super cas card love the colouring of the robin thanks for entering our "anything goes " challenge at panpastel uk this week linda x

  13. What a super card Hazel. Clever and attractive. I always feel the Robin is our most 'friendly ' Bird! Good luck in our PanPastel challenge .
    Eileen x

  14. Really sweet and elegant card, I love the paper that you have used for the robin. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog.
    Lindsay xx

  15. I adore this CAS design, Hazel. And thanks for joining in again on the challenge at Lexi's Creations. I love it when regulars play in our challenges.
    NanaConnie Lexi's DT

  16. This is a lovely card Hazel - though can't quite believe I'm commenting on Christmas cards in January - you are organised! Love how you've inked the stamp to get the Robins red breast..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  17. Great card Hazel,perfect for the challenge. Love the image.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  18. BEautiful card Hazel, simple but so effective. The robin is gorgeous.Thanks for joining our challenge at PanPastel UK and good luck
    Claire xx

  19. Love this one-layer beauty! You inked up that little bird so perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  20. Stunning card thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  21. Beautiful CAS card, wow! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations ,hope to see you again!

  22. Great card Hazel! I didn't spot Less Is More in your list of challenges you entered it for - their current one is 'Birds' and this would be perfect! Di xx

  23. Great card, Hazel! I always have trouble with simple, one-layer cards. Yours looks terrific! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!! - Heather B

  24. Wow this is beautiful Hazel, that Robin looks fantastic, I love this so much.
    Lorraine x

  25. Hi Hazel, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and CAS layout. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  26. This card is so different. I love it. The colors are so rich. Thanks for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetish. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine DT at Robyn's Fetish

  27. nice clear and simple card!
    thanks for joining us at TSM chellenge!

  28. Oh I just LOVE this card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  29. Is it realy a card? It looks like some white Paper, not like a card. It's a wonderful robinstamp .. great. Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    XoXO Michi

  30. What a lovely card! that robin is too darling!

    Thanks for partying with us over at PTT! We hope you come again!

    PTT DT

  31. Lovely CAS card Hazel, the Robin is fabulous. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  32. Hi Hazel,

    Thanks for taking part of our challenge 'Winter'.
    I love your card and this beautiful bird stamp.

    Neltine (Design Team Scr@p-Cards Challenge)

  33. Wow, love the simplicity of design. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, hugz Suzanne

  34. Keep thin can be a great idea when you are gonna mail a pile of cards.
    Wonderful one layer card, Hazel.
    Thanks for playing with us at ABC Christmas cards.

  35. What a great image and you inked it beautifully. Thanks for joining in on the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  36. love your card so clean and simple the robin stamp is GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

  37. What a gorgeous creations, a big thank you for joining us at Lets Ink It UP this month. Good luck in the draw.

  38. Gorgeous Hazel :-) I love the CAS design of this ,, the robin is stunning !! LOVE it :-)

    hope you're feeling better now xx

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  39. Great CAS card, beautiful and elegant, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  40. Such a beautiful card and what a great challenge idea.
    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.
    Good Luck and we hope to see you back next week ;O)
    Choccy x

  41. What an absolutely stunning Robin. Your stamping is beautiful. Thank you for joining us for our Critters challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox, I hope to see you there again soon.

  42. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  43. wawww it is beautiful♥

    100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring♥

  44. What a sweet card. Thank you for joing us at Card and Scrap :)

  45. Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu. The challenge this month is winter but the card must be in blue tones or ooozing of cold. I am sorry I do not think your card fits in this category, but it is a very nice card!

  46. Oh, what a pritty creation! Fab coloration and layout. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  47. very pretty. way to go on thinking thin :) thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

  48. That is such a cute card!!! Love it! I can't help but wonder if this is your first Christmas card for 2012? :) Thanks for sharing it on SSDS this week! We are having a DT call...please consider it!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  49. What a beautiful CAS card, I just love the way the script runs through the image.

  50. Lovely card thanks for joining Crafty Catz ths week

  51. This may just one of my fave cards ever....gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with our Let It Snow Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  52. Beautiful thin card. I like your placement of the bird. I hope you get feeling better. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  53. Great card Hazel? Love the bird with the embossing. Thank you for joining our challenge at SSDS this week with your wonderful card.

  54. Beautiful card!! Simply but really elengant!!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at TSM challenge.

  55. wow, I LOVE THAT BIRD. I will have to try your technique..... it never looks this good. Love the card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  56. Beeautiful! What else can I say! Thin is good. Love the words on the bird like that. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

  57. Your card is wonderful!
    An adorable image and beautiful colors. Great take on the winter-theme.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.


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