Saturday 7 September 2013

CHNC challenge 141: layer it up

Time for another challenge on CHNC and this week CHNC challenge 141 is all about layers: layer it up.

I've based my card on the sketch for Feeling sketchy 68:

Regular visitors to my blog will  know that I quite often try to use up offcuts - I have a few boxes of them - plain card, patterned papers, Christmas papers, mirror card etc - I can't imagine where they all come from! Anyway, for this card I felt like cutting into new papers and I used four, yes four, papers from an Echo Park very merry Christmas pad - and, of course, I now have some scraps that have been cut off that will have to go into the appropriate box.

For the image I used the 'prissy poinsettia' image kindly supplied by Robyn's fetish, one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 141. I digitally coloured it in Microsoft Paint and then printed it out four times, cutting my own decoupage pieces. I edged the pieces with a spectrum noir pen and layered them. I tore round the edge of a perspex oval and edged with a Le Plume alcohol pen.

Colours for Fab 'n' funky 183: opposites attract - I choose red and green:

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Country view 7: layers
Woodware UK: layers
Christmas stampin all year long 32: layers
Oldie but a goodie: spots and stripes - the image was given to me long ago for a previous challenge
One stitch at a time 179: make one for Christmas
Graph it markers 10: reds and greens for Christmas colours
Christmas card challenges week 40: something new (the papers)
Squigglefly 3513: add a flower
Hiding in my craftroom 113: freeystle
Creative fingers: anything goes with Delicious Doodles
Scrap-cards 51: anything goes
Get creative Sept card challenge: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 1: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
De creatieve zebra 1: anything goes
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: anything
Catch the bug: anything goes
Totally gorjuss 200: anything goes
Bearly mine 102: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 63: anything goes
Red carpet studio 52: anything goes
Parade your crafts 3: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 48: anything goes
Sister act 23: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday September linky
Inspire me Fridays 119
52 card pickup 2.36


  1. Such a pretty Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

  2. Beautiful Christmas card. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

  3. What a great design and layout. Wonderful use of patterned paper and layering. Thanks so much for joining us for CSAYL Challenge 32.

  4. So beautiful! I really like the torn edges of the ovals. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  5. thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week

  6. Beautiful card Hazel and definitely worth cutting into your gorgeous DPs!

  7. Very pretty! That image is beautiful and I love all the dimension you added to it. Beautiful papers, too. I don't like to throw away any scraps, either and try to use them when you can, but sometimes you just "have" to use those beautiful new papers. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  8. gorgeous! Thank you for joining in our Squigglefly challenge!

  9. Beautiful job on the central point pointsettia Hazel!!!

  10. Gorgeous Christmas card Hazel, beautiful colours and what a great design..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenges this week and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  11. elle est super jolie Hazel, comme toujours, merci de jouer avec nous a CSAYL, biz

  12. ...and your 4 papers worked great! Thanks for playing at FS xo

  13. Beautiful poinsettia! Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, CCC-DT

  14. Such a cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  15. Hallo Hazel,
    Een hele leuke kerstkaart en een mooie kerstster er op!! Dank je wel voor je inzending bij de challenge van Scr@p-Cards en groetjes van DT lid Gerie

  16. Such a beautiful card and colors, Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz Challenges this fortnight. Abbie xx

  17. Thank you so much for entering your fabulous creation into the very first 4 Krafty girlz challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  18. Great take on the sketch and choice of papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique

  19. Beautiful work!!!Thank you for joining us at Get Creative!

  20. Beautiful red & green card Hazel. Love the patterns and the lovely poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

  21. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  22. Very festive thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. ..Anita DT x

  23. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy Hazel with your tremendous Christmas really is very special. Great to see you too. Hugs D x

  24. Back in a different costume.
    Wonderful christmas card. Beautiful papers and lo.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Huggsss, Angelique

  25. Leuke kerstkaart heb je gemaakt Hazel en gezellig dat je mee doet met de challenge bij De Creatieve Zebra


  26. Een hele mooie kaart Hazel, bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge bij het Scrap Cards Challenge blog.

    Lieve groetjes Suze

  27. Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio!!

  28. gorgeous. I love how you did the edges of your poinsettia!
    Thank you for joining us for our Totally Gorjuss Challenge!
    Marie XX

  29. Lovely! Not only are the mats layered, but so is the flower. Perfect for the CSAYL layer challenge. Thanks for joining us!

  30. What a Fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Indian Summer challenge beginning today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  31. Beautiful card Hazel - love the mix of papers!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  32. Wat een mooie kaart Hazel. Bedankt voor het meedoen met de Scrap-Cards Challenge.

    Liefs, Marjan

  33. Wat een mooie kerstkaart!! bedankt voor het meespelen met Get creative. channa

  34. LOve the papers and layers on this fabulous card Hazel. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts September Challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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