Saturday 12 May 2012

CHNC challenge 72: Traditional Christmas colours

It's Saturday again and time for challenge 72 on my CHNC blog - please click on the link to find out what it's all about - and hopefully join in - now that we're into May it's an ideal time to start making Christmas cards if you haven't already done so - it's never too early, as some of us know since we've been making Christmas cards all through the year and building up quite a stock.

So today's CHNC challenge 72 is to use mainly traditional Christmas colours of red and green.

My card is based on Fetch-a-sketch 23:

Bugaboo Stamps are kindly sponsoring CHNC 72 and supplied the lovely 'cupcake candycane' digital stamp that I used for my card, coloured with copics. I covered the white icing with diamond stickles. This is for Catch the bug May challenge: anything goes.

All papers (Dovecraft, Anna Griffin and Papermania) are from my Christmas offcuts box, so this is another  entry for Pixie's crafty snippets 19, also Hiding in my craftroom: super scraps Saturday.

This is also for the following challenges:

Phindy's Friday 105: Christmas in May
Christmas inspirations 45: bingo - I chose 'layers, green, glitter'
Squigglefly 1812: use stickles
Simon says: sweet tooth
Cute card Thursday 216: food or drink
Sassy Cheryl 114: stitch in time (the fabric Noel sentiment is stitched)
One stitch at a time 112: use a digi
Jacksons digital expressions: anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend: layers
CES 85: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 80: anything goes
The paper shelter 63: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 88
Inspire me Fridays 58
52 card pickup 19


  1. Well done Hazel! Just perfect for our bingo challenge at Christmas Inspirations. thanks for playing with us!

  2. Super Hazel and a great challenge this week. If I get time I'll make a card, but time is my enemy right now :) Di xx

  3. What a fabulous Christmas card Hazel. . . .this is just beautiful.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

  4. How the "NOEL" patch! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM!
    Rene :D

  5. Cute card! Great papers, and I love the little Noel tag! thanks Hazel for playing in Squigglefly's challenge.

  6. what a lovely christmas card Hazel - I do keep trying to join in with your challenges but the weeks go soooooo quickly...I will definately have a go this week xx

  7. Well done for using up all those scraps but I bet you have tonnes more :) Love the fun image and your fabric sentiment sticker.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Mother's Day challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  8. super mignonne et trop app├ętissante! biz

  9. Great card, love the little label with the sentiment!

  10. Hi Hazel this is one fabulous Christmas card love the traditional colours and that gorgeous image, thank you for joining our challenge at The paper Shelter
    Lorraine x

  11. Great card and it looks so yummy!

  12. Great card Hazel, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

    hugs Marjo

  13. Lovely Christmas card Hazel,the combination of papers works beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  14. Great Christmas card, love your stitched, NOEL!

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  15. A gorgeous card Hazel and a great take on the sketch. I especially love the Christmas cupcake image, its fab!

    Hugs, Karen xx

  16. this is beautiful Hazel, love touch of stitching!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitches challenge this week!

  17. Oh, how cute! Great way to whittle down that scrap pile. Anotehr wonderful creation. Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

    Chana, DT Coordinator

  18. Great card Hazel! Love the cupcake image and all the glitter. Thanks for joining us last week for the Squigglefly challenge!

  19. Super cute! Love the christmas cards all year long! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

  20. Great Card & I love all of the glitter. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  21. Hi Hazel, Gorgeous christmas card! Thanks so much for joining in our final challenge at CES Challenges, Good Luck! Juliexx

  22. Such a sweet Christmas cupcake, looks good enough to eat. Thanks for joining us for Phindy's Friday challenge!

  23. Yum! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  24. Such a great card & a great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch! x

  25. such a traditional and lovely Christmas card, I really have to get started on my xmas cards, it will happen :)

    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 :):)

  26. Love the traditional colors you used on this cute Christmas card! Thank you for joining us this time at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 1st!


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