Saturday 27 October 2012

CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper

Christmas is getting ever nearer, so it might be a good time to join in my CHNC challenge 96 which this week has the theme of 'no patterned paper' - make any Christmas card you like, but don't use any patterned paper.

For my card I used an embossing folder to decorate the middle of my card blank and then brushed broken china distress ink over the embossed and surrounds using an inkalicious brush. I added some Paper Cellar silver glitter strips top and bottom, then inked some Wild Rose Studio snowflake stamps with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

This is a card for day 4 of Kathy's facebook A card a day

I'm sorry that the heat embossing has warped the card a bit so it needs to be flattened, but I didn't have time to do that when preparing this.

This is also for:

Penultimate Rudolph day
Crafty Ann 77: Christmas in October
Pile it on 43: holiday, any holiday
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Willow sketchie: Christmas in October
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Critter 138: embossing
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Do you stack up 95: embossing wet or dry (I did both)
Papertake: fireworks - glitter and sparkle
Whimsy 52: all things sparkly
Pink gem 58: polka dots/spots
Brown sugar 13: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas: anything, you say??
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 112
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43


  1. Hi..super card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  2. Wow this is a very shiny christmas card .Love that centre. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  3. Another fab entry this week. Good luck in the Willow Sketchie challenge.

    Kelly x

  4. Great idea for a challenge. Love this festive make.

    Thanks for maxing out your entries in the Rudolph Day challenge. Good luck.

    Sarn xxx

  5. I saw your card on Make it Monday and I love it!


  6. Very elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. Hazel, this is a lovely design. Just love the embossed center of the card--such a pretty shape to it. Love the shine, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Fantastic card, Thanks for joining us on Brown Sugar this week Hugs Vicky

  9. I love your card! First off I just love the dry embossing design and second I love the embossed snowflakes in the center! Great card!

  10. Gorgeous! Love the glimmer and glitter.

  11. oh wow hazel that is awesome hun, I love the embossed part with the blue ink, its just beautiful
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  12. This is Awesome I love the colors
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  13. Lovely snowflakes and perfect icy shades - you made me shiver!

  14. Great card Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  15. Another fab entry, Hazel. Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge again.

  16. What a great card. Not using papers would be so difficult for me but you have made me see that there are other ways..and really fab ones!
    Anice xx

  17. Gorgeous card Hazel :-) the embossing and silver/blue combo are beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  18. oopa back again :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and Crafty Ribbons Challenges too :-)
    Lols x x x

  19. Love the snowflakes and the fabulous embossing.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge, Lili’s Little Fairies and Top Tip Tuesday.

  20. Love the card but unfortunatly it doesn't fit the a gem of a challenge with spots or polka dots ;) or are you hiding the spots?

    Hugs ria

  21. Beautiful card Hazel, love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps x

  22. A gorgeous card Hazel, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge for our dots and spots challenge

    hugs Vicky xxx


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