Saturday 30 March 2013

Have a holly, jolly Christmas

Yes, I know it's Easter, not Christmas, so first of all I wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER.

This is my first card for my CHNC challenge 118 that starts today - I'm asking for cards based on a Christmas carol or song.

I wanted to use the 'Christmas holly' that was kindly supplied by Cedar Chest Designs, on of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 118 - I thought of some popular carols and then found this old carol that is probably not well known. It's quite hard to see on the picture, so I think it's worth showing it here:

Have a holly, jolly Christmas,
It's the best time of the year.
I don't know if there'll be snow,
But have a cup of cheer.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone your meet.

I printed the image directly on to a piece of Authentique paper from the 'peaceful collection' and coloured with Spectrum noir (I haven't deserted my copics and promarkers, but have added the SNs to my collection), also printing the carol direct to paper. The piece of sparkly ribbon has been in my Christmas box for some time and needed using (another piece used on my next card) and the gems are My Mind's Eye 'all is bright', part of a package that I won recently.

This is for:

2 sisters 137: sparkle n shine
Christmas card challenges 17:  CAS cards
Jingle belles: bling-ing
Christmas cards all year road March: sparkle & bling
Bloggers challenge: bling it on
Emerald faerie garden 41: bling
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 11: holly
Crafty ribbons 42: anything goes with ribbon
Paper-crafting journey: ribbon or lace
The pink elephant 192: clean and simple
The paper shelter 105: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
613 avenue create 11: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 133
52 card pick-up 2.13


  1. Love that bling ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  2. Thanks for joining the challenge at The Paper Shelter for "anything goes". Always nice to get a head start on those wonderful Christmas cards. This is beautiful.
    Hugs, Janie

  3. oh wow! isn't that LOVELY! the glitter ribbon is utterly magnificent, and those gem accents are perfections! thanks for BLING-ing along with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! ♥

  4. Love the words as focal point of card .Lovely . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  5. Stunning card Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this month, hope you get time to join in the blog hop.

  6. fab card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  7. Great card. Love the layout. Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.

  8. Hi Hazel, Indeed I DO know that song...we have it on an old vinyl LP, sung by Burl Ives! Your card is so lovely, with the background print, and your green velvet ribbon sets off all your bling just so nicely. Will try to get a card & see if I can play in this week's challenge. TFS and Congrats to your winners. They had some beautiful cards.

  9. your use of gems and sparkly ribbon are perfect on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in on my prompt over at Jingle Belles!


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