Wednesday 30 April 2014

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge

It's already time for a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge blog - please click here to enter my May challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your creation with patterned paper (not plain cardstock/paper) - you can leave a bit of a border if you wish.

So this is my first card for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge. Some years ago now, I was given a Far East stack of printed textureed paper by DCWV (I had put this on my Christmas list because I loved the look of it) and I used a fair bit of it, but there's quite a lot left and it's been in a box for some time now, so I thought it was about time I got it out and used some.

I found a sketch that I wanted to play along with this week - originally I'd thought it would be a good one for using up scraps, but as I decided to use up some of my Far East stack I actually cut into new sheets for each part of the card.

So this is the sketch I used: Sketch Saturday 307:

The sentiment is a DCWV chipboard piece that I purchased long ago to use with the Far East stack (I still have lots of these chipboard pieces). I decided to stamp some Eastern symbols on to the ends of the strips because it looked too plain without them. In order starting from the left they mean Patience, Dream, Awesome, True and Beautiful (I only know that because the words are on the wooden part of the stamps) - I inked these with memento rich cocoa.

I thought I would show the card on top of the Far East stack:

This is also for:

Allsorts 256: oriental
Sentimental Sundays 204: clean and simple
613 avenue create 69: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Scribble and scrap 17: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 16: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday challenge: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 130: anything goes
Sister Act 54: anything goes
Crafting by designs May anything goes
Inky linky 52


  1. hi Hazel! very nice card, so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. Very pretty patterned paper Hazel.

    Hugs diane

  3. This is just lovely for our Oriental theme Hazel, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Beautiful! Love the CAS layout.Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  5. Great for our challenge at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  6. really stunning
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  7. Lovely card Hazel, the papers are just perfect for the challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Oriental' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  8. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the subtle stamping. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

  9. Gorgeous card, Hazel! Love the papers you used! Thanks for joining us for Sketch Saturday this week!

  10. This is so neat...Love how the patterned papers made this creation a beauty. Thanks for joining our Challenge last week in my neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! Please join us again for another wonderful Challenge beginning today. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  11. Oh I love this! So simple yet so appealing! Thank you for participating with us at "Through the Craft Room Door", Hope to see you again soon. Melanie (DT)

  12. Such a fun card Hazel, I love the Asian motif. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

  13. Love your Asian papers! I've been on an Asian kick lately - your card is beautiful!


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