Saturday, 23 June 2012

CHNC challenge 78: let's get inky

Challenge 78 on my CHNC blog today is 'let's get inky' - I'm asking you to use ink in some way on your Christmas card, whether it is stamping, distressing, spraying ... whatever, as long as ink is used.

I've made an easel card, starting with a white base card and a white scalloped circle with gold foiling. I stamped on to this using the lovely Penny Black fantasy tree and distressed first with dusty concord and then with chipped sapphire distress inks.

The base of the card has been covered with a Nancy Watts paper that I got some while ago with Making Cards, which was covered with a piece of vellum with gold stars that was run through my xyron. I then added a piece of pearlised card with a lilac ribbon dotted with gems and a couple of strips of glittered gold. The Happy Christmas sentiment was swiped with the dusty concord ink to match.

The card was loosely based on the merry Monday sketch 25 for Always playing with paper:

This is also for:

One stop craft 188: Christmas in June
Sundays with Santa facebook group: more than one fold
Crimbo crackers 18: anything goes
Sugar creek 17: circles
Craft your passion 115: flips & folds
Stamp dreams 138: let it sparkle and glitter
The squirrel and the fox 20: make it sparkle
Hooked on craft 21: all that glitters
Woodware UK week 56: purple and gold
Desert island crafts 32: I chose: lots of purple, ribbons, no more than 3 colours
Christmas crafting 12: purple Christmas
Hotshot craft 9: distress inks
Tammy scraping corner 15: ribbons or bows
Stampin' for the weekend 12: show us your style - I love stamping, embossing and using distress inks
Stampin' sisters in Christmas 144: create something reflects you - my love of making Christmas cards, stamping, embossing and using distress inks
Challenge up your life 72: no lines technique
Paper playtime 77: say it with sentiments - anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 50: embossing
Pattie's 46: monochromatic
Victorine 36: anything goes
Crafts and me 89: anything goes
Let's craft and create 47: anything goes
Delightful: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
2 sisters 97: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 16: anything goes
Make it Monday 94
Inspire me Fridays 64
52 card pick up 25


  1. I like your take on Lesley's sketch at Merry Monday - that tree is just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. A lovely card, Hazel. So pretty.

  3. Lovely card - elegant colour scheme and the tree stamp is gorgeous!

  4. it's so beautiful hazel
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  5. I'm sorry Hazel - it's not my day ;)
    I meant Stempelträume ;)))
    But your card us pretty - it doesn't matter which challenge you joined *lol*
    Big hugs and sorry again

  6. This is perfect for our Monochromatic challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥

  7. Wow Hazel this is beautiful. I love your shaped card and thanks for joining HIMCR. Stop by this week. We are making Birthday Cards for Guys.


  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of colors with the tree stamp.

  9. Thanks for playing in our 'Monochromatic' Challenge #46, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  10. Very pretty Hazel, and very effective, love the shine,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. OH WOW! This is awesome Hazel! Very creative! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  12. This is a great card Hazel! I love the colors and the shape of the die cut. The tree is also great. It looks like you could use it for alot of different cards. Thanks for joining us at SSiC.

  13. gorgeous card, love your shape and image, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

  14. Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at OSCC this week! Ani

  15. That is such an elegant card. Truly beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  16. Lovely Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at OSSC this week! Good luck!

  17. Lovely work Hazel, great idea to make an easel card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  18. Very Soft sweet card. i love the color pallette.

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  19. Super pretty card, Hazel! Love the colors! Glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

  20. Very pretty! Thanks for joining in at Craft Your Passion this week! :)

  21. Very pretty card, I love your elegant colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  22. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicous Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  23. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches, and hope to see you back next week.

  24. What a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner, and hope to see you back.

  25. This is beautiful, thanks for joining us at DICC!

  26. thank you for joining the Christmas Crafting Challenge this month Your card is stunning the gold ink and lilac background is so effective, good luck

  27. Thanks for joining in with us at Woodware, I hope that you have got your prize sorted out!

  28. BEAUTIFUL!! I love the sparkle!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! :)

    Amy :) at

  29. That's gorgeous.I love the colours.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

  30. This is stunning I LOVE the blue gold combo :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

    Amy xx

  31. Oh Hazel this is such a lovely clean & simple yet very pretty card, love it to bits thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet

  32. Lovely card!!!!!! stunning tree!

    thanks for joining us at SCH this week!

    Holly SCH DT

  33. Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

    Sarah x

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