Tuesday 15 July 2014

CCAYR mid-month inspiration

As we're almost halfway through the month of July it's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team at CCAYR for the July challenge: non-traditional Christmas colours. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of other members of the team and click here to join in with your own creations.

For my card I've used the same image as I used for my CHNC challenge 184, where I said that I hoped to add one with some zentangle. Well, I didn't manage to show it that week, but here it is now ... my faltering attempt to do some zentangle. The original image is Robyn's Fetish gilded Christmas dove  (click the link to see what it looked like before I did some zentangle). I coloured with spectrum noir pens.

All papers are from the double sided Echo Park winter wishes, all apart from the main background are from scraps and a piece of torn washi tape added. The tag is one left over from last Christmas - much more silvery in real life.

Colours for Colour 250 (using the black and white with the turquoise):

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Robyn's fetish 220: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 33: Christmas in July
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Crafty sentiments: Christmas in July
Sparkles 58: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Going grey with Scrap Creations: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: shopping our stash - everything used is more than a year old
Shopping our stash: bonus challenge with Jingle Belles
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
613 avenue create 80: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 93: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes


  1. Another wonderful card, beautiful image and colours, love it, Kate x

  2. A pretty Christmas card your zentangle looks great. Too time consuming for me! Jacqui DT Sister Act

  3. Another fab Christmas card Hazel, lovely colour scheme. The zentangle looks amazing.

    Thank you for joining in with all of the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Lovely Christmas card Hazel. I really like your design. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  5. Hi Hazel, Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Sparkles Christmas monthly challenges. I love the choice of colour and well done with your first offering of Zentangles. Caz

  6. Wow, Hazel, this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  7. love the beautiful blue and gold color palette of this! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us at JINGLE BELLES!

  8. Love the colours and gorgeous bird, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  9. Love the pretty tag Hazel - the bird is so vibrant against the paper - looks wonderful in turquoise and black! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  10. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Cheers, Aurora

  11. Oh my gosh, Hazel this is beautiful! I love the colors you used to color in the Gilded Christmas Dove, just beautiful withe those colors. I also like the tag you created with the wreath, so bright and shiny. :D Perfect Christmas card using non-traditional colors. :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July.
    Deborah GDT xxx

  12. Hazel this is fantastic,I love your colours that you have chosen to use. The Dove is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge. Maybe you could join us again.

    Anne-Marie x x

  13. Hazel this is fantastic,I love your colours that you have chosen to use. The Dove is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge. Maybe you could join us again.

    Anne-Marie x x

  14. Lovely Christmas card Hazel. Love these bird and your zentangle. Thanks for playing along with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Christmas in July Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  15. Beautiful card Hazel, love the colours and well done on your first zentangle. It's nice to be able to come and visit you for a change, lol! Thanks for joining in with us at Sparkles this month, hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT

  16. Hi beautiful card, love the colour scheme!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles!

    Love From Rebecca xx


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