Saturday 31 August 2013

CHNC challenge 140: let's get inky and/or painty

Can you believe that it will be September tomorrow. If you haven't yet started your Christmas cards, perhaps you should seriously consider joining in a few Christmas challenges this week. My CHNC challenge 140 today is to get inky and/or painty.

This week there are four sponsors, so there's more opportunity to win a prize - please go over to the challenge and see what's on offer and also to see the card that my guest from Limited Runs Digital Stamps has shared.

I used a digital image kindly supplied by Limited Runs Digital Stamps - Because this week has been busy and quite difficult at times, I had limited crafting time so I cheated really because it's a pre-coloured one - 'Santa this way cupcake', but I've made up for it by using acrylic paint and distress ink on my background papers.

I distressed all papers, including the image card, with fired brick distress inks (one of my favourites that I seem to use a lot). The piece of paper with the diamonds on it was produced by using acrylic paints with my gelli plate. It's a shame that the photo doesn't show the gold pattern that was created with a stencil prior to using the red acylic for the lattice work. The paper is actually a piece of My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria which has a grid pattern on it. The die cut label shape has been upcycled from a Christmas cracker from a couple of years ago (I think this is about the last piece now). All pieces of paper were from offcuts, so this is also for Pixie's crafty snippets week 87.

I based the card on the sketch given for Christmas challenges with sketches 88, keeping the same size of card as the sketch. To see the sketch, please click on the link.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafty boots: Christmas in August
Fashionista 19: Christmas
Hobby cutz 13: create your own background (the piece made with the gelli plate print)
Stamp with fun 221: checkered
DRS 85: mad about plaid
Eureka 54: be sentimental
Aud sentiments 88: any sentiment
Flourishes 235: in distress
Just us girls 204: use distressing on your creation
Delightful: make the cut (die cut)
Cuttlebug mania: anything goes - die cuts (nestie run through my cuttlebug)
Creative inspirations paint: anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 113: freestyle
Little scrap pieces fun Friday linky party: any card
PumpkinSpice 35: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 135: anything goes
613 avenue create 34: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 13: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 22: anything goes
Inky linky 28
Make it Monday 155
Inspire me Fridays 118
52 card pickup 2.35


  1. You must have a good stock of Christmas cards by now! The rich reds look fab on this one!

  2. Cute card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Make it Pop Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  3. cute card!Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  4. Fab Christmas card Hazel, lovely image and really good distressing effect.

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


  5. Cute card! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Party TIme Tuesdays. Good Luck.

  6. What a fun card! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  7. Great Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  8. Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us over at MIM. Hugs Kerry xx

  9. oh my, how cute is this! I've never seen an image like this one. It made me chuckle out loud! Love it!! Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs this week!

  10. Very cute - I half expected to see the Grinch's feet hanging out of the chimney! LOL!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  11. Gorgeous rich, red tones. Lovely card. xxx

  12. Wonderful Christmas card love the colour. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  13. Hazel, this is just fabulous! So much wonderful detail! Great layout, coloring and execution! Thanks so much for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  14. What a FUN card! I love the diamond design you made with your gelli plate, and your distressing Rocks! Thanks SO much for joining us this week in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  15. Very nice creation - great motiv. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  16. Beautiful monochrome card. Love layers.
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz. We hope to see you again.
    Have a nice day,

  17. Darling image and nice job with the sponging :) Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  18. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges.

  19. What a sweet card. Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges!


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