Saturday, 26 May 2012

CHNC challenge 74: Christmas foliage

It's time for another challenge on my CHNC blog (this is a scheduled post prepared before we came to Eastbourne) so here are my cards for CHNC challenge 74.

For the first card I've used a piece of NOEL paper from Flowersoft and a piece of holly paper from Flowersoft too. The image is 'holly' from Shelly's images (they are sponsoring challenge 74). coloured with copics. I've distressed the edges first with antique linen and then with fired brick DI using a new Ink Duster ink blending brush by inkylicious - this seems to work very well, pleased with it - makes a change to the sponging technique. The Happy Holidays sentiment is chipboard from Poundland some time ago.

For the second card I've used half of a card blank I've had for ages that has a feint pattern on it, a piece of green striped card that's been in my Christmas offcuts for ages and the chipboard sentiment bauble, again originally from Poundland a long time ago.

This time I've coloured the holly image from Shelly's with promarkers and again distressed the edges with my new brush.

I'm entering these for the following challenges:

Christmas cards all year round: inspired by a Christmas carol or song - 'the holly bears a berry'
Creative craft: distressing
Tanda teaser 197: something new - the ink duster blending brush, a new way of distressing with DIs
Rudolph day May
Charisma cardz 20: no flowers allowed


  1. Very nice Christmas I love this

  2. Very nice cards Hazel. Thanks for entering my Rudolph Day challenge hon. Good luck in the draw.

    Cor, you picked the right day to go to Eastbourne . . . it's HOT HOT HOT in this neck of the woods!

    Sarn x

  3. Great cards - love the holly image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Super card and great papers Hazel! I thought it was quiet in the playground :)

    Di xx

  5. Beautiful card with magnificent papers. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  6. Two lovely cards hazel. Thanks for joining us@ CCAYR. X

  7. this is beautiful sweetie!!Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  8. Excellent! I wish you success!

  9. Wonderful cards. Thanks for playing at Charisma this week and Good Luck!
    Carissa :)

  10. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our No Flowers allowed challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  11. Great cards Hazel, love the papers on your first one!

    good to see you on the tanda teaser!



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