Tuesday 30 October 2012

We three kings ...

For this card I've used a stamp I recently bought from Clarity Stamps - I inked with versafine onyx black, stamped on to a snippet of white card and heat embossed with detail clear. The image was then layered on to a piece of black card from my offcuts box. So this is another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 44. I stamped the Kanban image directly down the side of the card, once more heat embossing.

This is for today's Card a Day (late in the date yet again!). It's also another one for my own CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper (if you haven't yet joined in my challenge, please click on the link - I'd love to see you there).

I'm disappointed that I couldn't get a photo to show the shine achieved by the embossing.

It's also for:

The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
One stitch at a time 137: make 1 for Christmas
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Crafty sentiments: seeing stars
Glitter n sparkle 4: monochrome
Creative stamp friends 63: clean and simple
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Do you stack up 95: embossing (wet)
ABC: Z for zoo - animals
Stampin' sisters in Christ 163: black and white only
Gingerloft 51: no colouring allowed
Pink gem 58: polka dots/spots
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
LEJ designs 27: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 92: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 42: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 2T30: anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend 20: anything goes
Tammy's scraping corner 34: anything goes
Paper playtime 87: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 6: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43


  1. I love the simplicity of this card but it is just beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  2. wow simple yet stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Challenges 4 everybody hugs Trisha x

  3. Very cute , I love the theme.
    Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  4. Wow Hazel this is really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  5. what a fantastic stamp! I love it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck! I hope to see you again next week!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  6. This is really nice I really like the CAS look
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  7. Loving the elegance of this Christmas card. Great CAS look.

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  8. Oh I'm back with another DT hat on!

    Really love the black and white look! Really crisp.

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

  9. Wow Stunning! Love the mono scheme it really pops!
    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes.



  10. Such a striking and elegant card

  11. That is a beautiful stamp and outcome you've got there Hazel. :)

  12. Great card Hazel. You are very brave just using black and white. I'm such a colour junkie I would have trouble doing this. Maybe with you inspiration I should give it a go!
    Anice xx

  13. Love this stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge . Hugs Emma xx

  14. Hi Hazel, Happy Halloween and thank you so much for my birthday card, it's fabulous. I have really been spoiled and the icing on the cake has been receiving cards from my blogging friends.
    Love your christmas card hun, I can't do cas I just seem to throw everything at it, too much half the time.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs Sue W.

  15. Hello. Your card is Stunning. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  16. Very Beautiful card and colours. Spotted this on MIM. Faye

  17. Super card Hazel - I love the simplicity. Di xx

  18. Lovely card - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  19. Beautiful CAS design, Hazel! Love your embossed images and choice of b/w! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  20. Love the embossing, thanks for joining us at Lady anne's Challenge.

  21. Love that elegant border that you used!! Thanks so much for visiting us this week at the Gingerloft Challenge.

  22. Great CAS card Hazel! I love the simplicity of it!Thanks for playing in the Christmas Is Coming Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  23. Another stunning card Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  24. What a beautiful card very elegant
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  25. Lovely, Hazel! CAS and soooo elegant! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!

  26. Gorgeous card Hazel....Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make it Monday...
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  27. A fabulous Christmas card Hazel !! Glad you could join us again at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  28. A very beautiful classy and elegant card thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    Carol DT x

  29. Gorgeous Christmas card, thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

  30. this is fab simple yet elegant thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  31. Had to pop in again Hazel and say your card is simple and so elegant !!

    Thanks also for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  32. great card! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  33. Love your design and the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!
    Shari Nelson DT

  34. This is just so sweet and fun! Fabulous job! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs

  35. wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
    hugs, Valerie

  36. Fabulous CAS card for our challenge this time..

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  37. Fabulous Christmas card Hazel. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
    Debbie x

  38. Wonderful card, doesn't need any embellies on it, well done!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends,
    Hugs Michi

  39. Oh, Hazel, I love how you manage these elegant cards! Just perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at OLL. Hugs from Lisbeth


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