Monday, 21 January 2013

Getting diverted ...

... I'm going through some of my craft stuff to have a sort out (seems to be something I do quite often) and came across more and more bits that I saved 'just in case' - some has gone in the recycling bin, but some have ended up on cards that I've made as I go along ... so the sorting is a slow process that is interrupted with the cardmaking.

This is one that I made with some background paper by Kaisercraft that was free with a magazine. Everything else was taken from a card that mum received a couple of years ago.

While I had the Kaisercraft free papers out I used the snippet left from the previous card along with another paper from the pad for the background of this next card, using two squares that had come with a Kanban kit long ago - a few toppers like this were lurking near the old cards and I thought it was about time I used some of them. The greetings are from Anna Griffin:

As well as the two squares I used on the previous card, there was a longer version featuring the three wise men which I mounted on to some background paper that had long been neglected, but which matched some of the colour of the image, and mounted on a cream DL card. I tried to get a picture without reflection from the flash, but still caught some on the edge - oh well!:

I had very little input into the first and third card, so I am only entering the second one into these challenges:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Totally Gorjuss 167: KISS
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimental
Kreative Bastel 14: dots
A & T 21: polka dots
Guylou's inimitability: I see dots
Paper playtime 2: use some brown
Challenges 4 everybody 12: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.3


  1. Hello Hazel,

    looks soo fantastic..
    Thank you for your participate on Kreativer Bastel Blog..

    Hugs, Katrin

  2. Wow these are all stunning hun they look really elegant. thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

  3. Both beautiful as always Hazel, love them, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle, this week, good luck hun xxxx

  4. They're all gorgeous Hazel - grinning here about you sorting out your stash and stopping to make cards. So that's why it takes me forever - I wondered why!

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Fabulous card Hazel the colour is so effective. Thank you for joining us over at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  6. Wow! Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's!

  7. Two lovely cards - the first is a great recycling make and the second is a great use of the snippets. Elizabeth xx

  8. more wonderful cards Hazel !

  9. They are just lovely. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  10. These are lovely cards and a good use of snippets and stash

  11. Love both of these Hazel and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

  12. Beautiful work, Hazel! You will have all of your X-mas cards done by June! :D) Thanks for sharing with us at Guylou's!

  13. Such perfect cards and using up stash too. Hugs, Amanda x

  14. I saw it on MIM. A recycled card. Very nice. I like it.

  15. Three beautiful cards Hazel, such elegance.

  16. very posh cards i do like, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

  17. great card very elegant love sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  18. Beautiful collection of cards, thank you for joining us at Cards Galore challenge blog.
    Rachael xx

  19. Totally gorgeous Hazel! My gosh girl, you have a fantastic collection of Christmas cards for 2013. Can't wait to see how many you do this year. Hope to see you back soon! "Hugs"


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