Saturday 26 January 2013

Second card for 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 second card I've used two images kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Paper Pretties, called 'nativity' and 'wisemen' which I combined together digitally before printing out and colouring promarkers and flexmarkers. As there is quite a lot of detail in the images I printed to a size that would be right for an A5 card.

The main background paper is the reverse side of Graphic 45 Carol of the Bells paper, the turquoise patterned paper is DCWV. The ribbons (the red stuck on top of the gold) were bought this week from Lakeland - did an online order for household products and they slipped into the basket - I couldn't resist buying a few packs because they were reduced. The flowers and sentiment are from stash - the sentiment is red on gold (hard to see here) - it says 'with love at Christmas'.

This is also for:

A card a day facebook
A gem of a challenge 64: holidays
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
I love promarkers 152: anything goes
Deep ocean 43: anything but square
Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dannis challenge 8: anything but a square
Happy campers 9: flowers - use something digital
Mark's finest papers simple salutations 29: card using a flower
Whoopsi Daisy: use a digi
Kaboodle 155: ribbon
Sweet stampin: ribbon
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: 1 word sentiment, 2 pieces of patterned paper, 3 pieces of bling/embellishment - flowers and ribbons
Totally Gorjuss 168: flowers!
Digi stamps 4 joy 59: anything goes
Eureka 23: 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. Really sweet card, a lovely image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  2. oh thats so cute hazel
    hugs Lou xxx

  3. hi Hazel .Clever of you to combine images to create fabulous scene .Love the papers too . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  4. A lovely cute Christmas card Hazel, love the digi you have used. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  5. Cute Christmas card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Ribbons” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  6. Very pretty card!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  7. Such a sweet image and I love the paper. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  8. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  9. Fabulous card Hazel and how clever of you to combine these images to create a wonderful nativity scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Nicola -x-

  10. awww, another adorable card!

  11. Beautiful Hazel. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Lovely flower on your fabbie Christmas card - and you've used a perfect Christmas image.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss... though I don't see our challenge mentioned or a link back to us... I wonder could you put that right please? Thanks!

    Christine x (GDT)

  13. Cute scene! Did it remind you of your teaching days?!

  14. Wonderful coloring on images. The sparkly ribbon makes for a nice added touch. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Flower challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Hostess

  15. Sweet image!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  16. Ah this is lovely, Thanks for playing along on Anything but Square fortnight on Sparkle and Glitter with Rick, Hazelxox

  17. lovely card. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

  18. What a precious card, Hazel. You are so creative, and I always enjoy your sweet cards. Thanks for sharing this one in our Anything Goes challenge this week, and please come back soon.
    Karen, DT Member
    Eureka Stamps

    P.S. Hope to see you again soon at Word Art Wednesday as well.
    God bless you!

  19. I love it Hazel, the image is fab and love the slightly different colours you have chosen xx

  20. This is gorgeous. I love the image and beautiful colours.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week

  21. It's lovely. Thanks for joinng us at Shelly's Images.
    Hugs Miranda


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