Saturday 17 November 2012

CHNC challenge 99: use something more than six months old

It's actually a week since I made a card and blogged - very unusual for me - I'm usually making cards and blogging every day - and this means that I've totally neglected A Card a Day this week. It's been a very busy week and in between lots of other things I've been printing 300 Christmas cards.

The weeks are flying by now and it really won't be that long until we need to write those Christmas cards and get them into the post, particularly any that need to be sent abroad. So, if you're struggling to get them done, why not get out those old supplies and join in my CHNC challenge 99 and use anything that is six months old.

The challenge is being sponsored by Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More who kindly supplied me with the image I've used for my card - 'gilded Christmas dove'. Everything else is at least six months old - and most of it is much, much older than that. I coloured the image with a mixture of copics, promarkers and marvy alcohol pens and used a die cut run through the cuttlebug to frame the image. This is also for Robyn's fetish 133: anything goes and for Sunday's with Santa facebook group week 43: use a digi stamp.

I've used lots of snippets, including a stray piece of sticky ribbon that needed to be used up, so this is for Pixie's crafty snippets 46 - my first visit of the week - just managing to get into the playground before the gates close, which is just as well because I wouldn't have the energy to climb over! Also for Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: oh scrap.

The metallic baubles and swirls on the strip surrounding the ribbons are silver although some parts look gold with the flash of the photo.

This is also for:

Fashionista 9: blue Christmas
Timbro scrap mania 58: first glitter Christmas
Victorine 47: anything Christmas
Crafty sentiments: Christmas
LEJ designs 29: seasons greetings
Crafts and me 110: untraditional Christmas colours
Creative card crew 23: silver and blue
Let's craft and create 58: getting ready for Christmas
Tanda teaser 203: anything Christmas
Craft us crazy: favourite colour and/or holiday
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
Great impressions November: holidays
Hobbyhome November: Christmas non-traditional colours
Sparkles forum Christmas November 22: contemporary colour combo
Little Claire 27: Christmas
Fussy & fancy 76: feeling blue
Craft room: punches and die cuts
Drunken stampers 106: cut, crop and die
Ribbon girl November: add sparkle
Songbird 8: diamonds are a girl's best friend - sparkle and bling
Crafty catz 159: let's have sparkle
Creative craft world: mini challenge with bling
A & T 17: ribbon
Bloggers challenge: birds of a feather
Ruby's rainbow 41: birds
Glitter n sparkle 6: things with wings
Catch the bug November theme: things with tails
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
One stop craft: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 7: anything goes
Dream valley 45: anything goes
Forever friends November: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 36: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 44: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 40: anything goes
Creative moments bloggers network 4: anything goes
Divas by design 61: anything goes
Penny's 102: anything goes
Make it Monday 115
Inspire me Fridays 85
52 card pickup week 46


  1. Wow Hazel, a stunning card! Just beautiful. The dove is gorgeous. Pleased you made the Playground - Mrs A would be happy to dig you a tunnel I suspect :)


  2. Absolutely stunning Hazel, thank you for sharing your card with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  3. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Dream Valley challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT

  4. Very pretty card, thanks for joining ua at Creatalicious

  5. This is gorgeous and very creative. Love the colours and its a great design. Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. It's a lovely card very cleverly put together. The blues are very effective. xx

  7. A gorgeous card with fab colours and design. The dove is beautiful abs you've out the colours together perfectly!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody, Anything goes . Good luck and hope to see you at our next challenge! Hugs

    Sharon - DT of Challenges 4 everybody xxx

  8. Hazel,
    I love the bird and the blue for christmas.

    Thank you for allowing us to see your talent.
    I am so thrilled to have you in our challenge this week.
    Please come back next week.
    We hope you had clicked to be a follower
    for a chance at the winning prizes.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  9. Oh a very nice card indeed, love how the dove fit so well with the metallic theme - so classy!

    Thank you for joining robyns fetish challenge blog this week. Hope to see you soon again!

  10. Very pretty, Hazel. Love the blue foil. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us in our Anything With Tails challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  11. Stunning one. Loved the blue color and shine. Thanks for joining at Pennys.

  12. Lovely Christmas card.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Card and Scrap.

  13. Lovely card Hazel !

    Thanks for joining us at the Hobbyhome challenge.

    Marjan DT Hobbyhome

  14. What a great card
    Thank you for joining in at Ruby's Rainbows this time

    Jackie x

  15. Great card, thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Little Claire's, Heidi x

  16. Hazel, I wondered what happened to you! LOL! Hadn't seen anything of yours in a while! But you came back in a big way--this is just beautiful! Love all the sparkle & shine, the pretty colors, that beautiful bird & lovely sentiment! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  17. Hi Hazel,
    beautiful creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, die-cuts and punches.
    Good luck for the draw;-))m

  18. This is so Beautiful Hazel I love the papers.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES November Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  19. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing along with the Cut, Drop & Die challenge at Drunken Stampers this week!

  20. Hello,
    very cute card. I love colors. Thank you for joining us to Dream Valley challenges.

  21. What a beautiful card you´ve made..I just love it!!

    Thank you for particspating in the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  22. Wow Hazel, this is absolutely stunning! LOVE the image and the colors, well just love everything about it.

  23. Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card. Beautiful papers and a very sweet image. Love this card.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Dream Valley Design Team Member

  24. Beautiful card Hazel, Totally gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week.
    Shell xx

  25. Gorgeous Christmas card Hazel..
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  27. Hi Hazel, Oh your card is stunning fabulous papers and image and what a lovely die totally gorgeous! thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H x

  28. wow! this is so awesome!

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

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  29. wow hazel what a stunner the image and the blue tones are fab
    thanks for joining us at mim and good luck
    tracey x

  30. wow hazel what a stunner the image and the blue tones are fab
    thanks for joining us at mim and good luck
    tracey x

  31. wow hazel what a stunner the image and the blue tones are fab
    thanks for joining us at mim and good luck
    tracey x

  32. This is FABULOUS Hazel ... what a great way to use up scraps! Thanks so much for joining our "SCRAPS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  33. Very lovely card! I love the color-combo!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge|

  34. I love this gorgeous card .
    Thanks for sharing it with us at songbird challenge .
    Hugs Emma xx

  35. This is a beautiful card Hazel.Cute image.Thanks for joining in with Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  36. I just love this Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  37. Hazel, what a fabulous card...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  38. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  39. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


  40. wow this is superb love the blue it stands out really well and many thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week a worthy entry hug ssassyxxxx

  41. What a great card with bright and shining colours! Thanks for sharing at craft us crazy challenge this week

  42. Thank you for the lovely card!



  43. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles Christmas 'Contemporary Colour Combo' challenge xx

  44. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow for our * Birds * challenge also Sparkles Christmas with our *Contemporary Colour Combo * & Sparkles Monthly for our *Christmas is coming* challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

  45. Fabulous card

    Thanks for joining us for our blue & silver challenge at the Creative Card Crew

    Margaret xx

  46. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  47. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week! Your card is beautiful :-) I love the dove x

  48. Een prachtige kaart.
    Dank je wel voor de bijdrage bij Hobby Home.
    Groetjes Tineke

  49. Stunning card, love the bird, such a pretty blue.

    Thank you for entering our challenge, you might be interested to see we are having a DT call over at Fashionista Challenge Blog, would love to see you enter
    Suzie xx

  50. That's a gorgeous card, HAzel. Thanks for joining in woth us at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x
    PS Just a wee reminder our rules say you can only enter one project :o)

  51. Very pretty card - thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers

  52. Lovely card. I love the colors you used and the image is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.

  53. It's great.I love the dove.Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs with Attitude.

  54. Gorgeous card, the dove image is so lovely. Thanks for entering your card into our Monthly 'Anything Goes' Challenge, Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again for the next challenge at Forever Friends.
    Diane x

  55. Gorgeous card! I love your blue dove with a little sparkle... just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!


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