Saturday, 24 March 2012

Swirls and pearls for Christmas

It was my turn to choose the challenge for the Christmas Card Club for this fortnight and I chose 'swirls and pearls'. I originally had in mind to use some of my swirly snowflake stamps, but changed my mind and instead I used swirly card from Hunkydory. The panel in the middle of the gate fold card has been recycled from a card received, mounting it on to layers of mirror card.

The paperclip is just to keep the gate fold closed for the photo - one of those very difficult to photo cards because of all the foiling, but I sort of got there in the end.

If you'd like to join in with the Christmas Card Club and get ahead with your Christmas cards just get in touch with one of us - the list is on my side bar.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

It's all about the vintage and beauty 15: swirls and pearls
Crop stop 64: flourishes
ABC Christmas: F for furry and/or feathered friends
Polka doodles 11: animal or a bird
Incy wincy 137: things with wings
Paper creations ink 21: things with wings
Hooked on craft 18: more than one fold
Chocolate, coffee & cards 9: fancy folds
Aud sentiments 50 :song title inspiration - Joy to the world
Facebook Sunday's with Santa: shiny sparkles


  1. Love in colours on the inside of this card Hazel. :)

  2. You've bene busy again - just had a nice catch-up! This gatefold looks fab, love the inside decoration!

  3. Love your Card!! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft!!Good Luck ..Hugs Michelle

  4. A stunning card Hazel, it is very pretty. Thank you for the awesome challenge hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

  5. Fabulous card Hazel, love the swirly card. Still have to make mine! Carol x

  6. Hi Hazel,

    Great challenge and I can see why you chose it now what with this stunning card that you had!
    Gorgeous card!
    Keryn x

  7. Hi Hazel
    wow this is gorgeous, luv the image, fabulous design, hope you had a lovely weekend, sue,x

  8. Hi rich and sophisticated this card is....wonderful hunkydory card and love the gatefolds to reveal that lovely inside image...hope the weekend was good hugs Margaret

  9. Beautiful card! Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia

  10. A very nice non-traditional Christmas card! Thank you for taking part in our challenge at It's all about the the vintage and beauty!

  11. Very pretty! It's never to soon to start our cards for Christmas! You did a lovely job and it works perfect for our Fancy Folds challenge at CC&CC. Thanks for joining us. Aloha, Joanne.

  12. Hazel, this is beautiful! Love that you recycled too! So glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments!

  13. What an elegant Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  14. Oh my word Hazel this is fantastic, wow, the card with the flourishes the circle sentiments and the inside, wow, superb.
    Lorraine x

  15. Beautiful flourish paper and design. Thanks for joining the CropStop Flourish Challenge.

  16. What a beautiful card! I love the flourishes on the paper and the pearls are a nice touch. The image on the inside is gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at CropStop. Hope you join us again soon!

  17. The image inside the card is GORGEOUS!!This is a beautiful card! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  18. Lovely card :D

    Carina at Cropstop Team

  19. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

  20. Beautiful card Hazel - really elegant!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge...hope you'll join us for another fun challenge on Wednesday! :0)
    Helen x

  21. fabulous card Hazel, Thanks for entering our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, and hope you will join us for our next challenge which starts tomorrow hugs Samantha :0)


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