Saturday 14 September 2013

CHNC challenge 142: cut it out

A new Christmas challenge begins this morning and this week's CHNC challenge 142 is all about cutting out. I'm asking you to include something on your card that has been cut out - by hand, die cut or punched - anything you like as long as it has been cut out in some way.

I went for the hard route and chose to cut out by hand with scissors. Now I see the finished card it doesn't look complicated at all - looks as if it would have been made in minutes ... but in reality it took me ages. Firstly I used this Embossalicious 8 x 8 folder with my eBosser and then cut out each bauble. I then painted each on with Papermania precious metals - either the copper or the patinum - this was quite a messy process. I left them to dry, but wasn't that happy with them, so I gave them another coat and impatiently waited for them to dry. I then stuck them on to a piece of  paper from the My Mind's Eye Christmas glitter book and added an Anna Griffin sentiment.

The paper is much more glittery and the baubles much more shiny in reality than they are in the photo:

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Creative creations 18: early Christmas makes
Simon says Monday: embossed
Simon says Wednesday: emboss it
Crafters companion September: embossing
Craft your passion 179: glitter and gloss
Polka doodles 37: one for the boys - think this would be OK to send to a male
Paper creators 14: make it Christmassy


  1. Greta card, Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous Hazel... xxx Sylvia

  3. trop chic et tellement riche, elle scintille magnifiquement, biz

  4. Love the metallic ornaments, Hazel - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  5. A fabulous card Hazel, a lovely design and stunning metallic embossed ornaments!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  6. This is such an elegant card, Hazel. It was worth all of that waiting for things to dry. The embossing on the ornaments is just beautiful. Great choice of background paper and simple sentiment. Thanks for joining our Glitter and Gloss challenge at Craft Your Passion. I look forward to my next visit to your blog.

  7. This card is an absolute stunner! The metallic look is so elegant and classy and the colors you chose made me feel cozy and ready for hot chocolate and caroling! I was also impressed by the different techniques you employed. Definitely a beautiful project and I'm so grateful that you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  8. Superb card Hazel ! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creator challenge ! !

  9. Your ornaments are stunning! Well worth all the time it took you :) Thank you so much for joining us at Crafter's Companion's Embossing challenge.


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