Saturday, 16 March 2013

CHNC challenge 116: merry and bright

I can't believe that I've turned into a weekly blogger. I'm usually showing lots of cards almost every day, but the past couple of weeks have been so hectic with making cards for charity sales that I just haven't had time to blog any of them. Also, John has had quite a few hospital appointments - I'm pleased to say that all is well following the eyelid op - stitches were taken out yesterday and the only sign of anything wrong now is a coloured patch on his cheek from the bruising.

I have a sale today to raise money for Tearfund ... after today I hope to get back to normal (whatever that is!), although I'm so behind with a few things that blogging might still have to take a bit of a back seat for a while.

Anyway, on to today's CHNC challenge 116: merry and bright - please click on the link and go and have a look and, hopefully, join in. If you haven't started making Christmas cards yet, by the time this week is over nearly a quarter of the year has gone, so it does make sense to get ahead now while you can.

For my card I've used 'snowman bird house' pre-coloured digi image kindly supplied by rafty Sentiments and the background paper is one kindly supplied by Bearly mine designs - I chose this background paper because it has 'Merry Christmas' all over it, so it qualifies for 'merry' and I hope 'bright' as well! There are silver snowflakes on the white grosgrain ribbon (I know they don't look silver in the photo) and the image and the stamped snowflake are matted on to a bright blue mirror card. I tore around the snowflake and chalked the edges.

This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 63 - offcuts of blue mirror card
Crafty boots: old, new, borrowed or blue - the ribbon and snowflake image are old, the snowman digi and digital paper are new and, of course, there's lots of blue
City crafter 150: inspired by a song - Frosty, the snowman
Creative card crew 31: ribbon
CRAFT 198: Christmas in March
Nutcrafters 38: something beginning with B - blue
Chalknstock March: anything goes with chalk (used around the torn snowflake image)
De creatieve zebra 10: everything must
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 52: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 260: anything goes
One stop craft 220: anything goes
One stitch at a time 154: anything goes
Craftin desert divas: craft it up & link it up party - anything goes
My grafico 147: anything goes
Paper playtime 5: anything goes
DL.ART March anything goes
Inky linky 7
Make it Monday 131
52 card pick-up 2.11


  1. A bright and merry card, indeed, Hazel - it fits the remit perfectly. Glad to hear John is recovering well from his op now. Hope the Tearfund sale goes well. Elizabeth xx

  2. Good luck with the charity sale. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT with your Christmas card. Hazel x

  3. He's such a fun frosty snowman! ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  4. There are worse things you could be Hazel! hope john continues to mend well. Can't believe it will be nearly a yr since I saw you! Lots of love ruth x

  5. Fabulous card Hazel - and a fun theme for the next challenge too.

    Good to hear that John is recovering well, don't fret about blogging, we'll all still be here when you've played catch up! Hugs, Di xxes

  6. This is just too darn cute!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  7. beautiful card.Its felt cold enough to be Winter.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Ribbon Challenge hugs Tania DT xx

  8. What a fun card. That snowman is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  9. Good for you for making all those cards for charity! Love your frosty card! Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime Anything Goes challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  10. Fabulous Christmas card. We got 20cm of the white stuff today, in Alberta Canada, so this fits the weather well :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal

  11. Certainly qualifies for merry and bright Hazel! I love it. Christine x

  12. super adorable ta carte Hazel, biz

  13. Love your snowman, ribbon and snowflake... so pretty!!! I saw your card at MIM and came for a closer look!

  14. Heee what a fun little snowman, love your blue theme too!
    Hope your craft sale went well :)

  15. Lovely card. The blues are very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us in our ribbon challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  16. Cute image for your lovely Christmas card, Hazel. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.

  17. What a fun card Hazel!Thanks for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  18. What a happy little guy, he makes a fab card.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  19. So sweet.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  20. Lovely card Hazel, thank you for joining us this month at Chalk N Stock and good luck. Hugs

  21. Jearise here from Chalk N Stock and I have to admit that I just loved seeing your Christmas card. I don't care if the Christmas season is over, I feel we never get over seeing a pretty Christmas card, such as yours, all year long. Thanks for sharing.


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