Sunday, 16 March 2014

Glory of Christmas challenge 29: cocoa, hot drink

When I knew what challenge 29 was going to be for the Glory of Christmas, I remembered that ages ago I had made a tag using Meljen's 'Christmas cocoa' image. I hunted through all of my Christmas stash ... and I couldn't find it, but I had the image saved on computer, so I printed it, cut round it, mounted on to an offcut of spotty Hunkydory card and then matted on to another piece of Hunkydory card with the lamp post image, adding lots of silver snowflakes and the sentiment.

Please click here to see the crafting of the rest of the team and to join in our challenge - we'd love to see you there.

While I was looking for the Hunkydory card with the lamp post, something suddenly felt out from between two other pieces of card (I had looked right through that box earlier) and it was, of course, the tag that I had made ages ago, so I decided I would make a second design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 29. This time the background card  is an old Kanban offcut. I used a couple of scraps of Hunkydory and papermania papers to form the border near the bottom. The background of the tag had been stamped randomly with snowflakes using stazon cactus green and the torn edges of the image had been brushed with chalk. The clumps of berries are from a Kaisercraft turtle dove pack of various elements.

These are also for (mainly the second card):

Meljen 201: use green
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Inspiration avenue: green
Crafty sentiments: lots of green
Inky impression 150: go green
Delightful: wearing of the green
Digi haven: at least 3 different shades of green
Pattie's 87: green
Jingle belles: the holly and the ivy
One stitch at a time 204: use a digi
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes


  1. Excellent, Hazel!
    Good luck!

  2. fab card, love the papers
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  3. great use of papers Hazel - fab card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck! Rachel xx

  4. Fab card love the papers you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our 'Lots of Green' challenge xx

  5. Fabulous card. Love your papers and the cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  6. Both lovely cards and good use of the image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  7. Thanks for playing in our "GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!" Challenge #87!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  8. I love that border on your second card! Such lovely Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Delightful Challenges, "wearing of the green"! :)

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  10. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  11. Great cards Hazel. Love that Meljen's Designs image too.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  12. Wonderful card, love the touches of green. Thanks so much for joining us over at Meljen’s Design Team & Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  13. What a fun little holiday mug ... so glad you celebrated festive foliage with us at jingle belles.

  14. wow they are both awesome! And now of course you have 2 great cards!

    Thanks for joining us at Meljen’s challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

  15. What an adorable card! Great design. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges! Denise

  16. lovely cards! so pleased you could join our festive foliage fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  17. Nice cards! Thank you so much for joining OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again! ~Anne Lise ~

  18. Lovely cards, Hazel and perfect to put away for Christmas, thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x


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