Saturday 24 January 2015

CHNC challenge 213: Joy to the world

The theme for my CHNC challenge 213 for this week is 'Joy to the world', which can be interpreted how you wish. Please click on the link for more information and to also see the gorgeous cards made by my guest designers from Sweet Pea Stamps.

For my design card I used the lovely Conie Fong's snowy - joy to the world digi image by Sweet Pea Stamps, one of the sponsors, lining this up into the O of the Joy to the world Clarity stamp that I inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail copper powder. This was then die cut with one of the Spellbinder's 'marvellous squares' (I do love that die set - so versatile), brushed with Victorian velvet distress ink before releasing from the die. Papers are from a Tattered Lace magazine.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Addicted to stamps 96: winter
Lacy sunshine 50: winter bliss
Simon says Monday challenge: winter stamping
The kraft journal 207: anything goes winter (main background paper is printed kraft)
Crimbo crackers 72: use kraft
Deep ocean 95: winter dreams
Great impressions January: snow friends
Stamp and create January: winter wonderland
Paradise of stamps 10: winter
Creatalicious 71: winter
Daring cardmakers: you can leave your hat on
Cut it up 63: embossing (wet)
Stamping sensations January: dies and punches
Digistamps4Joy 108: bingo - I chose the diagonal: die or punch, free and your favourite thing - making Christmas cards
Crazy challenge 189: embossing
Tuesday throwdown 228: embossing
Sparkle n sprinkle January: anything goes - used embossing powder
Red rubber inspirationals 204: focused on stamping anything goes
Left of center 62: layer it up - 3 or more layers
Scrappy hands 30: layers
The crafting cafe January: lots of layers
Fresh brewed January: favourites - making Christmas cards, stamping/embossing
613 avenue 107: anything goes
Little Claire digi stamp 1: open theme
Scribble and scrap 36: anything goes
Craft your passion 245: always anything goes
Dream valley 98: anything goes
Scrap & craft 1: anything goes
Creative moments 60: anything goes
Inky chicks 45: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative fingers 64: anything goes
Kort o mania 122: anything goes
Penny's 211: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 167: anything goes
Fitztown 67: anything goes with option: use pattern paper
Inspiration destination 17: anything goes
Kit & clowder January: anything goes
Not just cards 11: anything goes
Baffies 40: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy January: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 90: anything goes


  1. That sweet penguin is adorable! Cute, cute card. Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


  2. Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  3. Cute image, thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

  4. Sweet christmas card, with a lovely penguin.
    Thank´s for scrapping with us in KortoMania.
    Hugs Sissel

  5. Hi Hazel what a cute and beautiful christmas card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  6. It's really clever to have a whole image in the "o" =). Your winter penguin is adorable.
    Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers' head gear challenge.

  7. Love the way you put the image inside the "O". VERY pretty card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  8. Wow Hazel, your card is so fabulous with the lovely image in the big O! Thank you for playing along in our BINGO challenge at DigiStamps4Joy and hope to see you again in next month's challenge. Have great moments.

    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Blog]

  9. Gorgeous! So clever to line up the image to fit in the O! Love the copper embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments!

  10. Another gorgeous card, Hazel! LOVE the beautiful copper--and that image is darling! I LOVE penguins! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

  11. Love the shiny embossing, so pretty! Such an adorable penguin, love his placement. Fun layers and papers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Left Of Center!~kim

  12. really cute
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  13. What a fun card design...Thanks a lot for joining our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  14. Such a fun Christmas card. I love the way you put that adorable image in the big "O". Thanks for joining us at DigiStamps4Joy for this challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Margaret, DT.

  15. Adorable penguin , super card- thanks for joining in with the crafting cafe challenge this time- Janna DT

  16. Another fab creation! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Winter Bliss

  17. Back with another hat on. Love your image and the sentiment die. Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up for this challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Margaret, DT.

  18. What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

  19. Great card with a lovely layout.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  20. Oh this is ADORABLE, Hazel. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing.
    Word Art Wednesday

  21. A super card with the Clarity stamp Hazel.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  22. Hazel this is also so perfect for our ‘FAVOURITES’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Hazel this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘BINGO’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  24. This is just so adorable Hazel, I love that little penguin!
    Thanks for playing in our Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck & don't forget to join us next month too!
    Dawn xx

  25. Adorable Christmas card. Love the image inside the big "O". Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  26. What a perfectly wonderful card. A touch of elegance, a touch of fun, and lots of beauty. Really like the embossing and distressing. Thanks so much for entering your lovely piece in the Kraft Journal Challenge.

  27. What a sweet little card you've made! It brought to mind so many happy holiday memories and I love how you filled up the letter O with that adorable little penguin! The layered frames around your central image gives it such a feeling of elegance and the color palette is perfect! You've made a truly lovely card here and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  28. What a sweet card. Love that image. Thanks so much for Joining us this week on Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  29. Hi Hazel!! Love how you combined the digi with the embossed stamping! Just had to pop in and say HI from DS4J :D

  30. Such a cute little penguin and a lovely christmas card. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

  31. Another cute card!!!!! Thanks for joining in this months challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda DTM

  32. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Claires.

  33. This is just so cute and I love how the penguin fits inside the O. Love the embossed sentiment too - looks really elegant. Thank you for joining in at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge this time! Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Lacy Sunshine DT

  34. This is such a beautiful card Hazel. I just love that sweet little penguin and how you have placed him in the center of the O. And your choice of papers gives it such an elegant look. Thanks for playing in our Bingo challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

  35. Hazel, this is lovely, the embossing is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley (we have changed the rules a bit, there's now a limit of 9 other Challenges to join besides ours. But I'm not telling anyone you entered more, if you don't either lol!)

    I hope John is on the mend. It must be such a hassle trekking up to the hospital - quite apart from all the worry! Take care!

    much love, Mags B xxx

  36. Great card thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy good luck

  37. A Fab creation. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  38. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  39. such a cute card, love the funny image


  40. What a fun cute card! Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  41. Lovely card - never too early to start on crafting Christmas cards ;)

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe for January's Lots of Layers Challenge, and good luck!


  42. A lovely x-mas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Winter” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  43. Adorable card.....thank you for entering our first digi challenge at Little Claire...hope you will join us next challenge again!
    xxx Margreet


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