Saturday 27 April 2013

CHNC challenge 122: ribbons and bows

Saturday has come round amazingly quickly once again. On Sunday evening my computer died an agonising death and so I ordered a new one on Monday. It was delivered on Tuesday and up and running straight away. I've heard lots of negative things about windows 8 so was a bit concerned, but I love it. I'm still wondering what the negative aspects are because I haven't come across them yet! Wednesday and Thursday were very busy with family, so there has been little time this week to blog. I have made some cards, a couple of which are for guest design slots that will be publishing at the beginning of May, so, of course, I can't show those yet. I've got other cards to show, but just haven't got round to blogging them - will do so soon.

So here I am with a new challenge on my CHNC blog and for this week's challenge 122 I'm asking to see Christmas cards with at least one ribbon and/or bow.

For this card I used and offcut of some matt foiled diamond embossed card, three different ribbons, one of which was also added as a bow. I used a very old Anita's baubles stamp (probably one of the first I bought), inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver, coloured with spectrum noir. The sentiment is one that was left over from a Kanban kit from long ago.

This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 69
Christmas stampin all year long 13: anything goes
Christmas card challenges week 21: ornaments
Crimbo crackers: anything goes
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
Catered crop: just add glitter
Get inky 2: bring on the bling
Tammy scraping corner 59: bling it up
Left of center: bling it up
My heart pieces: add embossing, wet or dry
Little tangles 11: emboss it
Craft your passion 159: diamonds are a girl's best friend
Crafty catz 180: the colour purple
Go-fish 39: purple, purple, purple
Deep ocean 50: favourite colour combo - purple with black and white (or purple with anything else!)
Bunny Zoe April: favourite colour combo - purple with black and white (or purple with anything else!)
QKR stampede 36: favourite things - stamping, heat embossing, alcohol pens, ribbons, purple
Totally gorjuss 180: embossing
Bloggers challenge: black, white and a splash of colour
One crazy stamper April: black, white + one other
Fashionable stamping 46: sentimental
Simon says stamp and show: colour - I used alcohol pens (spectrum noir)
Take time for you 90: old stamps (one of the oldest I have)
Desert island crafts 52: I chose: no flowers, bling it up, make it square
Sweet stampin: anything but birthday
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 124: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: it's a free for all
Crafty emblies: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday April linky: anything goes
Make it Monday 137
Inspire me Fridays 100
52 card pick-up 2.17


  1. Super snippets card Hazel - love the baubles and of course the ribbon! Hugs, Di xx

  2. A beautiful Christmas card and I love the non traditional colours.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Love this non traditional colored creation ... great job Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. I saw this on your challenge blog a few minutes ago and LOVED that bow and your ribbons! Very pretty and the diamond paper is a fabulous backdrop! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  5. Gorgeous! Love the royal/purple/silver combo for a holiday card, and that ribbon treatment is divine! :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  6. A beautiful Christmas card, great color combination. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  7. Beautiful Christmas card hazel
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Beautiful holiday card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammy’s Scrappin Corner.
    Hugs Berni, DT
    {Tammys Scrapin Corner)

  9. Beautiful card, love your fabulous ribbon, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  10. Love the colors in the card and the embossing, very pretty trim too! So glad you were able to join us at Little Tangles!

  11. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky!

    GI DT

  12. Very cute Card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!!

  13. Ich mag deine Karte. Sie sieht klasse aus.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny.

  14. Lovely card Hazel, thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  15. Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. Don't forget to stop by our website and contact us with the names of the three free digi stamps you would like for participating. -Thia

  16. Hi Hazel
    A beautiful card thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  17. Beautiful card design, Hazel. I like the non-traditional colours and background for a Christmas card. The ribbons are a gorgeous touch. Thanks for joining our Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  18. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  19. Beautiful colours.The background is a great take on the theme.Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  20. Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  21. Another beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  22. Lovely card and beautiful ribbons and color. Thanks for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - Karen, DT

  23. Hello Hazel; I wonder how many great christmas cards you will have time to make if you start this early!
    Thanks for participating with us this time and welcome back!!

    La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

  24. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  25. Lovely card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles :)

  26. Such a beautiful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs. Good luck.

  27. Hi Hazel, beautiful card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  28. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



  29. Great Christmas card Hazel!thank you so much for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  30. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "My Heart Peaces" this week. Good luck!

  31. Nice Christmas Card.
    Thanks for joining us at TTFY


  32. Beautiful card in such pretty colours. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at FSC. XX

  33. Another gorgeous card for the gals at TTCRD to love!


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