Saturday, 18 October 2014

CHNC challenge 199: Use something forgotten or never used


This is my card for this week's CHNC challenge 199: use something forgotten or never used - if you click the link you can get more info, see the prizes that can be won ... and I hope you will join in the challenge.

I used a Stampotique stamp by Maryse called 'Christmas tree tile' inked with memento cottage ivy. I don't know why, but, despite having had this stamp for some time, I had never actually inked and used it. Somehow it got behind others and just didn't get to see the light of day! I coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a page out of a story book called The Drgaon in the Christmas Tree written by Patrick W Ledray. I added the stars punched out of gold mirror card, with gold gems added to the centres and to the small stars in the image.

I based my card on the sketch given for Seems a little sketchy 75:


This is a poor photo because of trying to avoid flash light bouncing off the mirror card - a common problem, unfortunately.


This picture taken this morning without flash is a bit better:


This is also for:

Stampotique 169: book text
Allways something creative: text
Daring cardmakers: for the love of a good book
Southern girls: getting wordy on it
Aloha Friday 34: dies and/or punches
House of cards October: punches & dies
Addicted to stamps and more 117: make your mark

20 comments:

  1. Hi Hazel, another good challenge and one that should be a dawdle for a lot of crafters. Who of us hasn't got something forgotten or not used in our stash :) Great card ... like the use of a book page for the background layer. I find mirror card is incredibly difficult to photograph too. Elizabeth xx

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  2. How wonderful that you discovered this NBUS stamp (as wonderful Darnell calls our "never before used stuff"); its debut is nothing short of lovely! Such a pretty card; the trees and swirls are so eye-catching and placing it on a printed background adds to the impact. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
    ~c

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  3. It is fun to find a "lost treasure" and make it feel love by covering it with ink! Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards!

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  4. This is so pretty, Hazel! The text b/ground and glittery stars look great and the stamp is lovely. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

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  5. Sometimes, the photography is the toughest challenge, Hazel, but I think you did a great job here. Your card is great, and you have brilliantly used the book text! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

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  6. Cards that use mirror card on them are gorgeous and it really is unfortunate they don't take too good but you have captured it beautifully here xx

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  7. What a pretty card! LOVE all the shine and that fun image, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  8. I'm glad you decided to use that stamp for our challenge--very cute! Thanks for joining us at HOC this round--hope to see you again soon!

    Toni
    HOC DT

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  9. Great christmas card!

    Thanks for playing with The Southern Girls Challenge this fortnight.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam

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  10. Great card :)
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

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  11. What a sweet card, love the shimmering stars :) thank you for sharing with ATSM !

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  12. That's a nice card, Hazel. I love it that there's a Christmas story on your book page.

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  13. Love this card Hazel. All the sparkle makes it so Christmassy (is that a word?). Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards challenge blog.

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  14. Beautiful card :) Thanks to join us in House Of Cards!

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  15. Beautiful card :) Thanks to join us in House Of Cards!

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  16. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Kittybees with our die and punch challenge hugs Tania (Dt) xx

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  17. Lovely card and I love how you used a book page for your background paper. Thank you for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this month.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

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  18. Great card Hazel. Love the little Christmas trees and the stars twinkle beautifully. Thank you for playing along with us at the Stampotique Designer's challenge. Gez

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  19. Beautiful card Hazel.
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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