Sunday 26 October 2014

The glory of Christmas challenge 45: St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas

This is my design card for the Glory of Christmas challenge 45 - we are asking you to include St Nicholas, Santa, Father Christmas. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in with our challenge for the next two weeks.

And this card is so right for my own CHNC challenge 200 this week, so I'm showing it there - please visit and join in with my 'if you want to get ahead get a hat' challenge.

I suppose I've cheated a bit because I chose a favourite stamp - Penny Black's 'chill day' - that doesn't actually show the man himself because he is probably resting after a busy day, but he's washed his suit and hung it up to dry and this naughty hedggie has pulled the hat off the pegs and is running away with it ... The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and I used a quickie glue pen and Art Institute glitter to make the white bits of Santa's suit sparkle.

The paper is from Cosy Christmas pad (free with Quick Cards a couple of years ago) - other items from supplies. Snowflakes were punched from snippets of gold mirror card and the little sentiment tags added with brads.

This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 148
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: get ahead for Christmas (PB stamp)
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48: week 42
Christmas card challenges 48: anything goes
Perfectly rustics 34: holidays - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas (have had tis stamp for over six months)
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
Polka doodles 42 and 43: Christmas fun
Hiding in my craft room 171: any holiday
Fab n funky 234: in stitches - let's have a laugh
Art impressions 147: humour or puns
Lacy sunshine 45: include a hat
Red rubber inspirationals 143: stay focused on stamping
The house that stamps built DCC1022: leftovers (all papers used and the fibres)
As you like it: favourite style - sometimes cute - so many lovely cute images around including this stamp which is one of my favourites 
Use your stuff 158: pet/animal
Bunny Zoe October: animals
Let's craft and create 98: animal antics
Jingle belles: not a creature was stirring - animals
Art by Miran 17: anything goes
Amusing challenge (stamped blessings): anything goes
613 avenue create 95: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 30: anything goes
Brown sugar 117: anything goes
Creative fingers 54: anything goes
Simon says Monday challenge: anything goes
Sister act 80
DL.ART October linky


  1. Great design, I love that backing paper

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Sunday

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  2. I am sure this image will pass. he is a little curie after all. hugs Mrs A.

  3. love that sweet little hedgehog, he is soooo cute! so pleased you could join our "creature feature" at JINGLE BELLES!

  4. Ooohhhh so cute Hazel is your card and image x

  5. Fabulous image...just so cute. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

    I have a blog candy with a £50 voucher to win if you are interested.

  6. Beautiful stamping! So cute! Thank you for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  7. cute!
    Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. Love the glittery sparkle ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  9. Brilliant card Hazel! How I adore this stamp you've used - in fact I wanted to give mine a first outing for your weekly CHCC Challenge, but have found something different after seeing how well you did this card :)

    Thank you for playing in the Snippets Playground with us :)


    Di xx

  10. I can see why this is your favorite stamp! It's totally adorable, especially the way you dressed it up with glitter. Wonderful composition...and a delightful card! Thanks for propping this on our front door step at 613 Avenue Create!

  11. Beautiful card. Love the red and cute image.
    Thanks for joining our Include a Hat Challenge at Lace Sunshine. Good Luck!

    LSS DT

  12. Hi Hazel, love the stamp, beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  13. Gorgeous card with lovely design, colors and detail. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lacy Sunshine challenge. Barb

  14. Lovely card, cute image and great bp, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  15. What a pretty card with such subtle colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative fingers. xx

  16. Very fun Christmas card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  17. Adorable image! Thanks for sharing another great festive creation with us at Perfectly Rustics.

  18. WOW Hazel you certainly get to crafting with these great challenges!! WOnderful cards you've made! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    Smiles SHarnee :)

  19. Great CAS design, Hazel! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  20. Another fun card for us at The House That Stamps Built! Thanks so much for joining us, Hazel.

  21. What a super cute sweet holiday image! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  22. A very cute card.. thank you for sharing it with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge #17... good luck ;)


  23. Great make. Thank you for joining in the Christmas Fun Challenge at Polkadoodles. Have fun and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  24. Really cute card. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  25. Oh that is cute!!! Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR this week!

  26. Aaah what at an absolute sweetie and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  27. Very cute little hedgehog. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  28. This card makes me smile!! Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenge this week!

  29. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge

  30. I love your cute Penny Black image. Those hedgeys are my fave!
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
    Without Words Challenge and
    As You Like It Challenge.

  31. Super cute, Hazel! Love that hedgie and all the red. Thanks so much for joining our "Include a Hat" Challenge at Lacy Sunshine. xxD


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