Saturday, 24 May 2014

CHNC challenge 178: Christmas in your country

This is my card for CHNC challenge 178: Christmas in your country - I'd like to see something on your card that makes you think of Christmas in your country - it might be something seasonal or a particular national celebration or tradition ... I'm sure you will have ideas. For instance, I have used a picture with a typically British pillar box, as well as a snowy scene that is traditionally thought of at Christmas. Also, lace is quite widely used in the UK.

For my card I've used 'snowy postbox' a digital image by Delicious Doodles (one of today's sponsors), colouring just the pillar box with a red spectrum noir. The background paper is from the Authentique peaceful collection (I do love these papers and am sorry that I'm gradually using them up). Lace and Craftime flowers from stash.

I based the card on the sketch given for Crazy challenge 171 (too late to actually join the challenge though, but still wanted to acknowledge it):

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life 48 week 20
Paper crafting 10: my favourites (making Christmas cards)
One stitch at a time 214: anything goes
We do doobadoo 6: lace
Pan pastel UK 14: florals
Stampin with the dragon: flowers
Time4scrap 40: anything goes
Sister Act 58: anything goes


  1. This is lovely, Hazel, so elegant! I love the 'pop' of red from the pillar box!

    love Mags B x

  2. Lovely card, thanks for playing at The Crazy Challenge. Regards, Helen

  3. This is beautiful, Thank you for joining in with us at We Do Doobadoo this time, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. Love the black and white with a splash of red and yes, this is a very British scene. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  5. MORE goodness form Hazel!!!!!! YAY, love the Polkas and ribbon together, and the post box, ADORE it!!!!

    Thanks for supporting this challenge so much, I THANK YOU!!! Hugz!

  6. What a wonderful black and white card Hazel - the splash of the red pillar box really makes it stand out. Lovely!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us over on the OSAAT challenge this week. Lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  7. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love that scene! Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel Uk this time
    Claire xx

  8. Thanks foe joining us at OSAAT this week with this great Christmas card. I love the image and the post box really makes it pop and is a great idea. Good luck. Christine xx DT

  9. Hi Hazel! Gorgeous card, that DP is just perfect for it. Reminds me of snowflakes... I have a sheet of this DP that I'm hoarding LOL. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG


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