Sunday, 10 February 2013

It's only words

For todays challenge for the Christmas Card Club Dawn asked us to use only words, no images, on our Christmas cards. I remembered a 'Merry Christmas' oval that I'd had left from a Kanban kit long ago and thought I would use that ... then I had to hunt for papers to go with it.

The two main background papers are from Fancy Pants winterland pad - the one with script was brushed with bundled sage distress ink - the main part of the paper is much more pink than it looks here. The panel across the middle is from the Authentique peaceful collection, torn and edged with victorian velvet distress ink - on reflection, I think tattered rose would have been better, but it's done now.

Spotty ribbons from stash. Having used a lot of offcuts recently, how lovely it was to cut into new papers (and, of course, I now have some offcuts to use up!).

This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Crafty ribbons 38: anything goes with ribbon
Avadares 8: green
One stitch at a time 150: anything goes
Brown sugar 28: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 13: anything goes
My grafico 144: anything goes
LEJ designs 39: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 49: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday: free for all
DL.ART February linky party: anything goes
Mayzyart 10: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
Nana Vickie's second challenge: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 95
52 card pick up week 2.6


  1. Its just beautiful Hazel, you amaze me with the amount of beautiful ideas you have for your cards.

  2. Really lovely Hazel its gorgeous hugs hun Sue J xx

  3. Wow love this Hazel!!!. I so wish that I could make the amount of cards you make darlin and all those amazing idea's. Hope you and hubby are weel. Big hugs Clare xxxx

  4. Hi Hazel
    Fabulous card.... Love it....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  5. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Hazel.

  6. Hi Hazel, love this card - wonderful colours it makes vintage without needing any inkyness - the sentiment and papers go so well together too hugs Karen x

  7. this is really lovely, Hazel. So glad you have joined us again at Avadares Chalenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  8. Love this Hazel, the papers are gorgeous and the perfect backdrop to the sentiment. Carol x

  9. Aww this is lovely Hazel. Love the subtle colours.
    Dawn xxx

  10. Wow thats a classy card Hazel....the two papers set off the focal point to perfection....lovely hugs Margaret

  11. Beautiful Elegant card Hazel... I love it, Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs x

  12. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  13. Hi Hazel, this is gorgeous hun. Love the colours and the papers are super.
    Hugs Sue W.

  14. The beauty is in the simplicity, great artistry Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  15. Great card, Hazel. Very elegant. Gorgeous papers and I love the script background. Thanks for sharing.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  16. Gorgeous design Hazel. Love the paper. Hugs x

  17. Elegant card Hazel and i love the neutrals and gold. Zx

  18. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar.

  19. So different! Love the subtle colours. Thanks for joining in at Mayzy Art x

  20. Lovely CAS card Sweetie x
    Thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ Designs x

  21. Lovely Christmas card, Hazel, and I'm guessing that the sentiment is your 'green' part, right, since it's pretty clear you're not doing St. Patrick's Day? LOL In any case, thanks so much for honoring us by playing in our "St. Patrick's Day or Green" challenge at Avadares this month. Good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  22. cute! thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  23. Love that background, Hazel - I've linked you up at 52 Card Pickup - sorry about the linky problems!

  24. Awesome card. Really like the distressed look on the paper!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  25. Oh I like this design Hazel, love those papers & this makes such a classy card! Oh I might have to make a similar one, if OK?

    Cant join your challenge as my card has snowflakes on it, but will try to make one tomorrow on my day off.

    Hugs xxx

  26. So elegant and I love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

  27. Lovely card! Love the way you
    did the centre panel.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges (Nana Vic's).


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