Tuesday 15 May 2012

25 December

No, I know it's not 25 December yet ... and nowhere near ... but the weeks go by and it makes sense to get lots of Christmas cards done early in the year to avoid the panic nearer December.

I've been quiet on my blog for a few days because I've been sorting craft stuff and also putting inserts into cards, bagging, labelling etc - I actually had 95 of these to do - I need to go back to my new year crafty resolution to do this once a week to avoid the build up.

Anyway, I digress. While I was sorting through my Christmas stuff I came across a card that had been started and left. I'd used an offcut of My Mind's Eye glitter book paper for the background, stamping the days and months of the year with Sally Moret stamps. It didn't need a lot more on the card and I found a lovely glittery Santa with his reindeer and a couple of trees - shame that the glitter doesn't really show here, but it is there, honestly!

This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 19
Hiding in my craftroom: super scraps Saturday
Phindy's Friday 105: Christmas in May
Christmas card challenges week 24: old/neglected stamps (I've had these calendar stamps years)
Paper pretties Monday challenge: glitter
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 16: Christmas tree
Stampin sisters in Christ 139: any type of animal
Crop stop 71: show us the animal in you
Craft your days away 45: all creatures great and small
Forever friends 36: use 2 images (two separate stamps used)
Desert island 31: I chose what's your number, 2 images, something old (everything!)
Bunny Zoe 24: anything goes
CES 85: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 80: anything goes
The paper shelter 63: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Make it Monday 89
Inspire me Fridays 58
52 card pickup 19

Back to the sorting now!


  1. sorry, i'm only now replying, it's been a long week...
    many thanks for dropping by and leaving a note last WOYWW - it's much appreciated :)
    and oh my, you're organized!! most impressive :)

  2. Gorgeous card love your image and our fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. You are wayyyyyyyyyy ahead of me Hazel!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize!
    Rene ;D

  4. really nice card, lovely LO and image, thanks for joining our challenge at CYDA, Gaynor DT xx

  5. Hi Hazel! A Christmas card?! How refreshing this time of year! The images are so cute and I love the DP! Thanks so much for joining us at SSiC!

  6. Lovely christmas card. And I hope it's loooong to christmas so I have a chance to do my cards.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away !
    Hugs Berit

  7. Hazel - Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. How great to see a Christmas card now! You may get me motivated to start mine! Love your image. Nice job!

  8. Lovely card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Christmas Tree " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  9. A super and fun card Hazel! Love the jolly Santa and clever use of the date :) Di xx

  10. A real fun card Hazel. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this week and good luck.


  11. Thinking ahead!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  12. What a cute card! You're smart to get your Christmas cards done early. Thank you for playing along in our animal challenge at CropStop.

  13. Wow! Is it christmat already??? :D Cute!

    Thank you for playing along with us on Cropstop


  14. Adorable! Reminds me I need to start working on my Christmas Cards! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge! Hugs, Rosie

  15. Hazel I love your Santa Claus and his cute little Reindeer. Super cute Card! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  16. Darling card, Hazel! So good to stop by your blog and see all your creative work.
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge!

  17. Fab Christmas card, love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week.....

  18. Great card Hazel.Fab paper and images.It's nice to find something we've started and to get around to finishing it off.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas Tree challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

  19. Adorable Santa card!

    Thanks for joining in @ Christmas Card challenges!

  20. Lovely Christmas Card, you're very organised :o) Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.

    Pop back to the FOREVER FRIENDS blog – we are having a DT call and offering some gorgeous candy
    Click here for details

    Diane x

  21. Hi Hazel! Blogger is being SO slow to load tonight and you are such a busy lady I hope you don't mind I’ll comment on all your cards here. Loved your Adorable bears and fabulous scripture cards with such lovely scriptures. Your masculine card is amazing, I have such a difficult time making those. Love the lovely colors of your spring fling card and your lily of the valley card is just superb, mine are just starting to bloom now. Your baby cards are simply adorable and what fun and yummy Christmas cards.

  22. This is such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x

  23. Ok, you have convinced me to start making my Christmas cards, its going to happen :)

    I love this christmas card and the vintage background paper looks great.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)


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