Saturday 1 September 2012

CHNC challenge 88: Christmas bells

Today sees the start of a new challenge on my CHNC blog and as we start September perhaps it's the time to get serious about making those Christmas cards ... so, if you haven't started yet, why not visit my CHNC challenge 88 and join in? I'm asking you to include some Christmas bells.

CHNC challenge 88 is being sponsored by  Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More , who kindly supplied me with the digital image that I've used on this card - it's called 'Christmas bell' - I coloured with copics and mounted on to a Spellbinder nestabilities label die cut, matting on to another one made from an offcut lurking in my Christmas papers box. All papers used for this card are from my Christmas offcuts, so this is probably my last card of the week for Pixie's crafty snippets 35.

I'm not that happy with this card because I used a ready cut easel card blank (I suppose I thought it would be quicker as time was pressing), but it means that there is a bit of a different shape at the top and I couldn't cut round it because it wouldn't have fitted the shape cut on the other side of the fold. With hindsight (ah, such a marvellous thing - lol!) I would have been better to have started from scratch and made my own easel card ... nevermind!

I used a piece of sticky ribbon with green flowers and sparkly gold trim as the 'stop' across the base, also adding a sentiment.

This is also for:

Stamp dreams 148: not square
Allsorts 170: anything but square
Stampin' sisters in Christ 154: use punches, dies or shapes of any kind
Creative stamp friends 58: special card form
CRAFT 170: shaped card
Creative card crew 18: Christmas
Aud sentiments 62: Christmas is coming
Just keep on creating August: Christmas is around the corner
Card and scrap 38: use dies
Crafty sentiments: lets sparkle
Stamp n doodle: a touch of sparkle
Bearly mine 50: anything that glitters
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 20: sparkle & bling
Perfect sentiments 47: anything goes with a sentiment
Catch the bug September: anything goes
Natalie and Amy: anything goes
Jackson's digital expressions: anything goes 20
QKR 3: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 33: anything goes
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - Christmas papers offcuts and ribbon and sentiments that are old
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 74
52 card pickup week 35
DL.ART 1000 post linky party: anything goes


  1. Lovely easelcard !
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Maria

  2. Great card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

  3. Darling. Thanks so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Creative Card Crew.

  4. So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    Hugs xx Sandra

  5. Great card, thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month


  6. Fabulous Christmas card! I love your design.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  7. Hi Hazel,

    Fantastic Xmas card, I love that image and your colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    hugs Vicky xxx

  8. A wonderful card. The sparkly ribbon is fab. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  9. LOVE your easel card! Gorgeous, festive colors here. :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  10. Very, Nice easel card, Hazel! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! We look forward to your entries in our challenges!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  11. Great Christmas card Hazel, I love your traditional colours and ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs.

  12. fab card it
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  13. Very pretty Easel, and great Christmas Card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Creative Card Crew.


  14. Morning Hazel -great Christmas easel card. The sparkly ribbon adds that tough of Christmas magic.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week - really good to see you. Hope we see you again soon.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  15. Great festive easel card here hazel. Very pretty xx

  16. Wonderful card, Hazel! I love the touch of sparkle on the ribbon. It really elevates the design. Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!

  17. fab xmas card hun thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amys for our first challenge

    hugs Wendy

  18. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
    Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.
    Nice greeting from Austira

  19. Nice easel card Hazel!! Thanks so much for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week - so glad to have you join in!

  20. A very pretty card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  21. A verey pretty easelcard. Thankyou for joining us Cardandscrap, and good luck :0)

  22. such a gorgeous Christmas card, the bell image is really lovely.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

  23. Lovely easel card, love the image and the papers, thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight, pauline x

  24. Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining our Glittery challenge at BMD! Ani

  25. Your card is adorable - love everything about it! Thank you for playing at TTCRD Magazine Challenge- Hugz, Colleen

  26. Great card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  27. Fabulous card. Love the easel. Very pretty image and layout. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. Good luck.

  28. Lovely card. Your papers were good choices and the layout fabulous. Thanks for playing with QKR Stampede!

  29. HI Hazel

    Great card loving the trim stopper great idea

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  30. Super easel card Hazel - love the trim stopper!
    Thank you for playing along with my Anything But Square challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.
    Debs xx

  31. Hi Hazel, Thank you for joining in our challenge at Christmas Sparkle Bling and Sparkle your card is gorgeous and hopefully you will join us again next time good luck with the challenge Dt Member Sandra H XX

  32. Fabulous card! So glad you shared it with us at Catch the Bug! We hope you'll join us for our latest challenge! :)

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  33. Very Pretty and creative, love it!!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge over at Stamp-n-doodle!



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