Friday 16 March 2012

Guest Designer on Playing in Paradise

I was fortunate enough to win challenge 56 on Playing in Paradise and was invited to join the team as a Guest Designer for challenge 58: hug a tree:

Updating this post to show the prize I received this morning from Playing in Paradise for winning challenge 56:

The brief for this challenge is to use wood as an element in your creation.

When faced with this challenge I was thinking of using some wooden letters or numbers that I bought ages ago and then I remembered that I had some white woodgrain effect card somewhere ... so I found it and swiped it all over with tea dye distress ink. I then thought about some jigsaws that I'd bought cheaply on a recent visit to Hobbycraft (they are sort-of-like wood - lol!) and distressed the edges with the tea dye, stamping with part of a large stamp that I love, Keys to music by Troy Crisswell, Stamps Happen, colouring just the piano and the black keys with copics. The wording was generated on computer and printed on to some more of the woodgrain card, distressing the edges with brushed corduroy DI.

This is also for:

Party time 59: monochromatic
Dare to be sassy Thursday 116: monochromatic
Mad for markers: monochromatic with copics
Guylou's inimitability: monochromatic
Create me pink 8: tear it up - tearing and/or distressing
Prairie fairy Fridays 74: distress it
Craft room: vintage
Creative card crew: vintage
The stamp man: vintage theme
Bunny Zoe 22: shabby chic/vintage
LiaStamptz 13: anything goes + add a sentiment
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 80
Inspire me Fridays 50
52 cardpick up week 11


  1. Hi Hazel,
    lovely card for a piano player or music fan, it's a beauty.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the distressed songbook look. Thanks for playing with us at Lia Stampz!

  3. FANTASTIC card, Hazel! I really, really, really love this. What amazing wood textures and that piano and the sentiment. Just excellent. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  4. Hazel, thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week at Scrapbookers Paradise. Love this puzzle card, genius!!

  5. This is a brilliant idea! What a sophisticated card - who'd have thought jigsaw pieces could look so good!

    love Mags B x

  6. oh trop jolie, élégant et classe, biz

  7. Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's!

  8. Nice card Hazel, that wood grain is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

  9. This is fabulous Hazel, I love how you've stamped the piano over the jigsaw pieces, it's very effective. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby/Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

    Maria x

  10. Very beuatiful card! Thank you for joining our Vintage challenge at Creative Card Crew! Ani

  11. Congrats Gdt, Beautiful card thanks for joining with us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers Sue n x

  12. Hi Hazel,
    What a Fabulous card!!! Love the jigsaw effect and the sentiment is fabulous. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  13. Great card...very unique with the fun puzzle pieces! Congrats on winning and your prize kit...looks like fun! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  14. i like your choice of colors. thanks for playing at the mad 4 markers challenge blog :)

  15. What a great card!!! So beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's!

  16. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at the Poodles Parlour this week!

  17. Very cool card! Such fun! Thank you for joining us at Guylou's this week. HUGS

    GI DT

  18. Another lovely card Hazel, thanks for joing us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

  19. Amazing card! What a cool concept! Love the image on the jigsaw puzzle pieces! Wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  20. What a great make, I love the idea of the jigsaw pieces, that's really clever.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
    Hugs Lisax

  21. Wow what a clever idea, this is fantastic! thanks so much for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays and good luck!

  22. Wow very different. Love it.

    Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x

  23. Beautiful card Hazel, very clever design, thank you for joining us in our M4M Challenge this month, happy crafting, take careX:)

  24. Fab creation, Hazel! My brother-in-law would love this. He is a pianist. Thank you for playing at Guylou's!


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