Saturday 24 November 2012

CHNC challenge 100: for someone special

Today launches the 100th challenge on my CHNC blog - I can hardly believe that! - and I'm asking to see a Christmas card for someone special. I think it's often the case that we get lots of Christmas cards done by now, but tend to leave the 'special' ones till the last minute. Well perhaps my challenge will help you to take a bit of time this week and make a Christmas card for someone special.

I have made an easel card. I cut a bauble with a nestie that I bought quite some time ago and hadn't taken out of the packet until I decided to make this card. I used a piece of snowflake paper from my Christmas offcuts box and then mounted it on to some dark blue card. The bauble shape in the middle is a Healtfelt Creations stamp inked with versamark and  heat embossed with detail silver. All other papers and card were from my offcuts box (shhh don't tell John that I didn't use new papers) - a last-minute entry for Pixie's crafty snippets 47.  'Husband' is a Papermania stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with silver. The sheer white ribbon with gems was from Hobbycraft.

At last this is a card for week 42 for Sunday's with Santa facebook group: for the man in your life.

This is also for:

Cards for men 24: merry Christmas
Little red wagon 160: boy oh boy
The crafty pad 197: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Victorine 47: anything Christmas
Let's craft and create 58: getting ready for Christmas
Tanda teaser 203: anything Christmas
ATCs and cards with attitude 27: anything goes and/or autumn/winter
Creatalicious 40: winter
Card and scrap 43: make something with Christmas
Crafty blogges network 5: Christmas - anything goes
Sparkles 38: Christmas is coming
Little Claire 27: Christmas
Bunny Zoe: winter
Allways something creative 42: weather (winter)
Going grey with Scrap-creations: winter
Victorine 47: anything Christmas
Crafty creations 197: Christmas is coming
Christmas cards all year round November: shaped or fancy folds
Order of the opus gluei 144: three dee - more than one layer
Fashionista 9: blue Christmas
The stamp man November: emboss it
Whoopsi Daisy: die cuts and punches
Craft room: punches and die cuts
House of gilli 46: die cuts
Penny Black and more at Allsorts November: any die will do
Stamptacular Sunday 190: recipe - ribbon/twine, pearls/gems and dies/punches
Loves rubber stamps 27: fun with ribbons
Ruby's rainbow 42: shaped cards
Amusing challenges: special folds
My mum's craft shop 85: inspiration from a song: We three kings
Use your stuff 61: seeing stars
Artistic inspirations 16: anything goes
Forever friends November: anything goes
Paper playtime 89: anything goes
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
The squirrel and the fox 31: anything goes
Creative moments bloggers network 4: anything goes
Divas by design 62: use 2 or more patterned papers
Make it Monday 116
52 card pickup week 47


  1. Fabulous card Hazel, and I'm sure that John will love it. Super ribbon from HC, a real find!

    Gret timing for your challenge, you're so right that most of us making leave our 'special Christmas cards' until the end.

    I'll be back!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. I'm always all Christmas-Idea'd-Out by the time it comes to making one for my OH!

  3. He will love it Hazel....a special card for a special man....I may be giving mine last years again's Mum? hugs Margaret

  4. Hi Hazel, Love the shape of this and the blue and silver is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Just beautiful! Silver and blue look so elegant! I hope you're having a great time away with your beloved!

    love Mags B x

  6. This is so beautiful, LOVE the fabulous ribbon. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  7. Woooww! Trus is truly breathtaking! Love everything agout ut. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

  8. Very interesting use of the Spellbinders die - love it! Fantastic design and use of colors.

    Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.
    :) Pam

  9. Thats great, thnaks for playing us at ASC.

    xoxo Andrea

  10. this is a beautiful card for your husband! the stamps, colours and dies all coordinate very nicely for a masculine card. thank you so much for playing along with our 'any die will do' theme at penny black and more challenge this month.

  11. superembossing Hazel and a lovely card - very striking! Thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and good luck xx

  12. oh wow Hazel...what a fabulous card, the embossing looks great !

  13. wow! what a work of art!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  14. It's beautiful.I love the embossed three wise men.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs with Attitude.

  15. Hello Hazel
    It is so nice to see you back with us for another challenge at Penny Black and More. Your card is stunning.
    Such a beautiful Christmas night scene. The silver embossing on your image works perfectly for the silhouettes.
    Thank you for joining us this month and I am sure we will see more of your lovely work soon


  16. This is fabulous Hazel and such a lovely rich colour .

    A Fabulous entry to our “Die Cuts and Punches ” Challenge ,and thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  17. Hi Hazel!
    Beautiful card, lovely details!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Diecuts and punches Challenge,
    and Penny Black and More " Any die will do" Challenge
    good luck;-))m

  18. A beautiful easel card, love the colours and gorgeous ribbon you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Dies & Punches’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  19. gorgeous, love the colours, and the shape, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

  20. It's beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  21. Great shape and great embossing! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  22. Lovely Christmas crad.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Card and Scrap.

  23. This is stunning! I love the blue and silver and the shape of this is gorgeous! Beautiful job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  24. What a beauty! love the image and embossing!
    Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  25. What great colours! I love the contrast of the silver with the dark blue- gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  26. This is beautfiul Hazel! The dark blue is so unique, I love how it works with the silver. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei, I always love to see your name over there!!

  27. This is lovely, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xxx

  28. Fab card love your design and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at cards for men.


  29. What a fantastic easel card you have created for your husband, Hazel! I love all the different patterned papers that you have used.

    Thanks for playing along with Creatalicious Challenges this month!

  30. Such a lovely card and it has such an elegant, classic feel to it. I love shimmer and sparkle and this has it in bunches! A delightful card for a very special man.

    This, of course, works wonderfully for our Opus Gluei theme and I'm so glad you check us out and play along!

  31. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at LRS

  32. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge and Ruby's Rainbow for our * Shaped Cards * Challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  33. WOW this is an amazing card! I love how is folds and your embossed image. Thanks for taking the challenge with us on the Use Your Stuff blog :)

  34. This is just stunning. Love the bauble.

    Jo x

  35. Dear Hazel,
    Your Christmas cards are gorgeous!
    I wonder why you do not participate with us here:

    Hope you win! Good Luck!

  36. Gorgeous card Hazel! I love the embossed three wise men and the starry is indeed a special card! Thanks for playing along with my special folds challenge over atAmusing Challenges!. I'm so glad you joined us - this week is an easy sketch! :)

  37. super chic et élégante! biz

  38. A very pretty card!! :)

    Thanks for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  39. A beautiful card Hazel, thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Donna x

  40. Hazel, what a gorgeous GORGEOUS card. Did I say gorgeous? Incredible details and beautiful colors with the silver EP. So pretty!


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