Saturday 10 May 2014

CHNC challenge 176: let it shine

Time for another challenge on my CHNC blog and for CHNC challenge 176 I'm wanting you to 'let it shine' on your Christmas creations - interpret as you will ... might be shiny paper/card, gems etc or perhaps stars or a candle ... I'm sure you will have plenty of ideas.

I've gone with the idea of letting a candle shine and have used one of the stamps from a set kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Flonz craft. The image was stamped with brushed corduroy distress ink and water brushed to create a sepia, vintage look  I then matted the image on to gold pearlescent card and then on to a piece of Anna Griffin flocked paper that I had brushed with the brushed corduroy ink. The background is an offcut of Hunkydory card left over from a previous Christmas creation. The two embossed baubles were cut from an embossing created with a lovely Embossalicious embossing folder, which were then brushed with the distress ink.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 17
Natalie and Amy 20: rubber stamping
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Rhedd and rosies 32: it's all about texture
Deep ocean 77: distressing
V's sweet 23: distress
Bunny Zoe: distress
Loves rubber stamps 102: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 22: anything goes
It's all about the vintage and beauty 68: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 41: anything goes
Stamping sensations May: anything goes
Just keep on crafting May: anything goes
Sister Act 56: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes


  1. It is super nice wawww ♥

    Thanks for joining us at It’s all about the vintage and beauty♥

  2. Lovely rich look to this Hazel, fab Christmas card!

  3. Love the effect you have achieved Hazel, gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  4. Beautiful card, love the texture and opulence, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  5. So classy and elegant! Thanks for joining at Scrapper's Delights: Anything Goes

  6. Hazel, Your card is gorgeous. Love the gold and the vintage touch. Just wonderful for Christmas.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for Anything Goes Challenge.
    Deborah CS GDT

  7. Beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x

  8. Awesome embossing and colors! Thank You so much for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week! We hope to see you again real soon.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  9. Great card! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s hallenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  10. fab card hazel and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments this week

  11. Love the intricate gold work. Thank you for participating with us over at Through The Craft Room Door" Melanie, DT

  12. This is so cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  13. wow christmas already! lol great card. thanks for playing on Rhedd and Rosies challenge

  14. Such a pretty card, Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight, Gill DT :-)

  15. This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Scrapper's Delights Ghallenge. Good luck. Stefi DT x

  16. I love the vintage effect you've created by doing the whole card in gold.

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

    Emma x

  17. Waw! It's so beautiful! Like the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)


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