Sunday 16 December 2012

Christmas fantasy

'Fantasy' is the name of the lovely Penny Black stamp (one of my all-time favourites that can be used for so many different occasions) - I've inked with versamark and heat embossed with pirate gold powder, using some shaped card blanks that already had the lovely gold foiled pattern on them.

It's disappointing that so often the camera doesn't pick up on the shine of the embossing.

This is another batch of cards for Clare's challenge not to use square cards for the Christmas Card Club this fortnight.

These are also for:

Crafts4eternity R102: bling-tastic
Simon says: what's your favourite - technique of stamping/embossing, also one of my favourite stamp brands - Penny Black
One crazy stamper December: holiday challenge
Stempelsonne 78: anything goes with stamp
Spark your creativity now 4: anything goes
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
Stampin shack: let the holiday begin
Stampavie and more 183: Christmas
Penny Black and more at Allsorts December: it's your choice
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
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
The hybrid chick card caravan 33: holiday card
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
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. Wow these cards are so beautiful Hazel. You have definitely put me to shame!!!!. I just love that stamp and I have got that one. Love the gold embossing. Hope you are keeping well lovely. Big hugs Clare xxxx

  2. These are beautiful Hazel, the embossing looks fab. Carol x

  3. Hi Hazel
    Fabulous cards...... Love that stamp too!!
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  4. Hazel, these are gorgeous! Love that image, love your card shape, and the shimmer! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Auch diese sehen toll aus.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  6. lovely cards well done and thanks for joining in at Tuesday Alchemy x

  7. Goodness me you have been busy Hazel with yet more lovely Christmas cards, I think these ones are probably my favourite as I do love that PB tree.

    It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thanks for joining in.

    B x

  8. Really pretty!

    Thank you for sharing with us at A&T Challenges also Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. This shape is equally as stunning! Thanks for sharing both with us at Quirky Crafts!
    Chana, GDT

  10. Very pretty and I'm sure the shine is amazing in real life! Thank your for entering the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!

  11. I really like these with the tree image! Again thanks for sharing them at The Stamping Shack!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  12. very pretty- thanks for joining us at the stamping shack

  13. Leaving another comment to also thank you for sharing it with The Clear It Out Challenge!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  14. Great cards Hazel! The image is beautiful and the shape of the cards gorgeous!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, hope you´ll join us again next week!

    Hugs Jessica

  15. Hazel, you have been busy busy! Wow! Love that tree image - it's gorgeous. The shape and layers are very pretty.

  16. Beautiful collection of cards. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  17. Great collection of cards! Wow!
    Thanks for thaling part at Stempelsonnenchallenge!

  18. Smukke gavetags, 1000 tak for din deltagelse på Card and scrap..
    Hjørdis :0)

  19. Absolutely STUNNING! I'm in love with the gold embossed tree. Great cards they will be charished by those who receive them.

  20. Hazel, another lovely selection of cards you have made. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  21. Beautiful cards Hazel, so classy looking & I love the fantasy tree stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  22. I wish I could craft like you Hazel, these are just gorgeous and so many!!

  23. More stunning cards. Thank you for sharing joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


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

  25. Fab cards Hun love them and such a cute image thank you for joining our challenge at Natalie and Amy's
    Hugs Wendy

  26. Stunning! Thank you so much for joining in with our last minute Christmas challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Have a very Happy Christmas.

  27. These look even better irl. Thank you Hazel a gorgeous design. Zx

  28. You are sooo bussy! Another great work from you. Thanks for joining us at ASC allover the year, hope we will see you again in 2013.
    xoxo Clarissa

    PS: Merry Christmas!

  29. This stamp looks gorgeous on a shaped card, adds a whole new dimension to it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  30. Beautiful cards, Hazel! I can truly see the shine! Well done!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges.
    Happy Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

  31. More elegant cards - love that tree stamp. :)

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


  32. Hi Hazel, Can you contact me at
    with your address so i can send your prize.
    Sue x


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