Saturday 26 January 2013

CHNC challenge 109: nativity

For my CHNC challenge 109 that starts this morning I'm asking for Christmas cards that in some way depict the nativity. It might show an image of Mary and Joseph, the manger scene, the wise men, shepherds etc or perhaps a scripture verse of phrase from a Christmas carol that refers to the nativity in some way.

There are three sponsored prizes to be won for this challenge - please go over to CHNC challenge 109 for details and, hopefully, join in.

For my first card I've used an image kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Pink Gem Designs, called 'nativity Philip'. I cheated a bit and printed out the coloured version and mounted on a snippet of silver mirror card. I've been using a lot of offcuts recently, so I fancied cutting into new papers for this, but could I find something that matched the image? No way! So, in the end I resorted to using an offcut which was originally part of a Kanban kit bought quite a long while ago. To be honest, I nearly got rid of this ages ago because I couldn't really think how I would use it.

Because this already had some silver foiling on it, it would have been silly to try and add anything else, although I was sorely tempted. So this has ended up as a really CAS DL card:

This is also for:

A gem of a challenge 64: holidays
Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Deep ocean 43: anything but square
Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dannis challenge 8: anything but a square
Whoopsi Daisy: use a digi
Digi stamps 4 joy 59: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 93
52 card pick up 2.4


  1. Love this Hazel! Great image and I too have the backing card you used - keep peering at it and wondering how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Another great card Hazel, love that backing paper. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  3. Another lovely creation Hazel! Thanks for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Isn't it fabulous to gather a stock of festive cards throughout the year! Good luck with the Challenge.Judy DT

  4. Wonderful holiday card, Hazel! I like the CAS look and agree with your decision not to add anything else to the card as the foiling adds the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)

  5. Fab Christmas card, always good to get a great head start.
    Thank you for entering at ds4j, Jackie DT member

  6. Another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. This is lovely Hazel, fantastic image of course! Thanks so much for entering our "holidays" challenge at A Gem of a Challenge! Good luck!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  8. Fab christmas card. Love the design with the embossing and layout too. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck.Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  9. Super cute card, love the embossing. Thank you for joining Cards Galore ATG challenge.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  10. what a sweet card hazel ,gorgeous image and fab embossing
    thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck
    tracey x

  11. Amazing Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at
    Berni (DT Member)

  12. that image is so adorable! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Sparkle and Glitter with RickStDennis!


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