Sunday 16 December 2012

Anything but square

For today's Christmas Card Club challenge Clare asked us to make anything but a square card. I needed to make another couple of batches of cards, so I decided to use some shaped card blanks that were already gold foiled with a beautiful pattern. I used one of my favourite Clarity stamps - Joy to the world - inking with versamark and heat embossing with pirate gold. I thought I would try pirate gold this time because some embossing I recently did with detail gold (which I used to prefer) turned out very dull.

The flowers in the centres are Prima holiday celebration snow drop. So that's another five cards done.

It's a pity that it's difficult for the camera to really pick up the shine of the embossing.

These are for:

Word art 58: anything goes with scripture
Delightful: very blingy
Crafts4eternity R102: bling-tastic
Willow sketchie: quick and easy makes
Heck of a challenge 51: twelve days of Christmas - the O in JOY reminds me of a gold ring - and there are five of them
Vintage stamping 3: pocket full of posies - flowers
Simon says: what's your favourite (one of my favourite Christmas stamps)
Take time for you 82: Christmas
One crazy stamper December: holiday challenge
Stempelsonne 78: anything goes with stamp
Stamp your life 1: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
Pattie's creations 58: Christmas card
Stampin shack: let the holiday begin
Stampavie and more 183: Christmas
Penny Black and more at Allsorts December: it's your choice
Sunshine creations 4: seasons greetings
Stamptacular 194: Christmas time
Sweet pea stampers December: quick and easy Christmas card
Quirky crafts 26: last minute Christmas
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Allways something creative 44: Christmas
Come and get it: anything Christmas
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Squirrel and the fox 33: Christmas
The hybrid chick card caravan 33: holiday card
Cardmakin mamas: happy holidays
Everybody art 217: anything goes
Natalie and Amy December: winter wishes
A & T 19: anything goes
Cards galore December: Christmas
Jingle belles: December to remember
Clear it out: Christmas (I've had these card blanks for ages)
Use it Tuesday 45: all about Christmas
Creative Friday: Christmas is coming
Bearly mine 65: anything goes
Kort o mania 76: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu 10: anything goes
Card and scrap 45: anything goes
Perfect sentiments 59: anything goes with Christmas
Aud sentiments 69: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 44: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
House of gilli 47: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas
Inspire me Fridays 89
52 card pickup week 50


  1. These look fabulous Hazel, love the stamp. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Carol x
    PS thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments too.

  2. Beautiful cards hazel, and a lovely image!
    Thanks for joining us at Kort'o'Mania this time - hope to see you again!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  3. Very elegant cards! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

  4. Wow Hazel you are on a roll at the moment. Don't suppose you fancy sharing some of that mojo of your's lol. These cards are so elegant and I love that stamp. Big hugs Clare xxxx

  5. The are gorgeous, Hazel! The shape is wonderful! Thanks for playing along at Quirky Crafts!
    Guest Designer

  6. These are SO beautiful, Hazel. Such pretty details, and an impressive combination of challenges you've entered!! I'm SO blessed, and grateful, that Word Art Wednesday is on your list of challenges, and we appreciate your participation more than words can express. Hope to see more of your lovely art very soon!
    Have an aweswome week and a blessed holiday season.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. I really like these, they are so pretty. Thanks again for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu.

  8. girl you are on a card making roll!!!! more beauties :)
    Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life, hope to see you for our next challenge in January

  9. Very elegant Christmas cards Hazel and such a lovely shape as well.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping and Penny Black and More challenges this month.

    B x

  10. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  11. Lovely cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  12. Great Cards, Hazel!

    Thanks for playing along at Eclectic Ellapu!

  13. Gorgeous card! Love the CAS design and the classy style!

    Thanks for playing along with our Christmas/New Year Challenge! Be sure to stop by on Friday to see more holiday inspiration at Card Makin' Mamas!

    Happy Holidays!


  14. These cards are beautiful too! Perfect for holiday card! Thanks again, for sharing with The Stamping Shack!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  15. I need to add another comment to say..Thank you for sharing this with The Clear It Out Challenge!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  16. You've been really busy. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  17. Gorgeous Hazel!! love that shape too!thank you for joining us at BMC this time hope to see you again soon

  18. Hazel, these are beautiful!! The gold embossing is so elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

  19. Hazel - your cards are very special. the gold embossing really sets them off. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get I this week.

  20. Very nice cards Hazel. So glad you played along with us at The Stamping Shack.
    xx Ria

  21. How elegant!! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  22. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  23. Fabulous cards.Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful

  24. A delightful set of great cards here. Beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  25. These are truly beautiful Hazel, I love them.

    Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  26. Beautiful set of cards, love the gold touch.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  27. Gorgeous cards and I love the gold. Thank you so much for joining in with our last minute Christmas challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Happy Christmas!

  28. Very pretty! Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas Card' Challenge #58!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  29. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  30. Such elegant cards Hazel and I love that pretty flower in the centre. Thank you for my card it's gorgeous. Have a wonderful CHristmas Hugs Zx

  31. this is the gold details. thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday

  32. Fab creations, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  33. Wow! Lovely cards, Hazel. Love the shape and the eleganze. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for joining us at Kort o Mania. Hugs. Jeanette :) from Kort 'o' Mania.

  34. Very elegant cards. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  35. Such a lot of work for a stunning effect.
    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  36. Beautiful cards !! :)
    Thank you for participating in the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  37. Wow, these are so pretty! I love the touches of gold! Thank you for joining us this month at the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Wags 'n Whiskers DT

  38. Wow, Hazel, your cards look goegeous! So elegant ...!

    Thanks for joining us at Take Time for You.

    Hugs, Kiki

  39. Really pretty, elegant cards! :)

    Thanks for joining in with our Quick and Easy Christmas Card challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers.



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