Saturday, 31 January 2015

CHNC challenge 214: something beginning with B ...

No, we're not exactly playing I-spy, but for my CHNC challlenge 214 I'd like to see Christmas creations featuring something beginning with B. Please click on the link to find out more about the challenge and the super prizes that will be won by randomly chosen winners.

I prepared the blogpost for my CHNC challenge 214 a while ago, but I hadn't actually made anything to show and, with John in hospital this week, time for crafting has been very limited. So I decided to dig out some cards that I'd received and kept with the intention of recycling some of the bits - the idea was to make a quick card, but in the end I made three quick cards, all featuring things beginning with the letter B.

For the first one I mounted the cut off from an old card on to a piece of snowflake paper left over from a previous make and added the tartan bow so I have used bear, bows, box, bobble:

For the next card I used a piece of Anna Griffin card with lovely sparkling glittery snowflakes, using the lovely robin image recycled - this, as well, is very glittered - and I added the silver bow and sentiment. So this card has brown, bird, bow, berries, boughs, branches - this one is also for Catch the bug photo inspiration:

And then I used an offcut of checked paper for the background and simply mounted the lovely recycled picture, adding the ribbon and bow down the side. So this card has bicycle (not very common on Christmas cards) and bow.

These are also for:

Fab n funky 244: Christmas
ABC Christmas: B for bows, bunting or baking
The sisterhood of crafters: let it snow
Allways something creative 91: snow
Inspiration Avenue: January winter challenge
Paper sweeties 27: winter wishes
Creatalicious 71: winter
Left of center 63: one for the kids (the first card)
Crafting for all seasons 94: things with wings (second card)
Fussy & fancy 131: things with wings (second card)
Just inspirational January: bling & a bow (particularly the second card)
The speed craft challenge 11: sparkle and shine (the second card is particularly sparkly and only took a few minutes to make - about 6 minutes)
Connie can crop 30: all that sparkles (particularly the second card)
Oddball art: add some sparkle (particularly the second card)
Holly jolly Christmas: lots of sparkle (particularly the second card)
Craft-Dee BowZ January: anything goes and include a handmade bow (the third card)
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy: kids (the first card)
613 avenue create 108: anything goes
Sentimental Sunday 243: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Craft your passion 246: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 212: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 44: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 231: anything goes
The pink elephant 283: anything goes
Inspiration destination 18: 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 91: anything goes


  1. Wow Hazel, these Christmas creations are just so beautifully designed.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Lovely cards, Hazel, thank you for entering the Robin card into our F&F Wings and things Challenge and good luck xxx Annie

  3. They are all just beautiful Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LET IT SNOW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. fab cards the splash of red on the xmas one ...
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Three fabulous creations, Hazel! Thanks so much for sharing them with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  6. Some great recycled cards here, Hazel!
    I have saved a bunch too and might even die cut some of them as I have not tried that yet!

  7. Some great recycled cards here, Hazel!
    I have saved a bunch too and might even die cut some of them as I have not tried that yet!

  8. Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this week. Crafting From The Heart Good luck. We would love to see you again next week.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner xx

  9. So beautiful are all your cards Hazel so nice also to see they are recycled xx

  10. These are such great cards, Hazel, and I love the idea of recycling commercial cards into handmade cards. Great job! So happy to see you entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you again soon and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  11. I do like teddies in all shapes and sizes and that one is just begging for a cuddle - gorgeous cards all of them. Great to know they are made from recycled bits and pieces. Thank you for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab'n Funky this week.
    Alison x

  12. What a great way to recycle those cards - love them.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  13. Beautiful creations, Hazel. Love all the sparkle on the bird card. Really makes the image stand out. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Let It Snow" challenge.

  14. Great cards thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  15. All of these are amazing!!!! LOVE the teddy--he's a doll! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  16. Lovely way to recycle your cards Hazel and perfect sparkle for our Speed Craft Challenge, thank you for joining in and hope to see you on the next one.

    Mo :-)
    DT Speed Craft Challenge

  17. Gorgeous cards Hazel....Cute bear image...Thank you for joining us at Fun n Funky this week....Julieannex

  18. Sehr schön gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei allways something creative.
    LG Dreja

  19. Beautiful selection of cards.Great recycling job.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  20. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  21. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  22. Oh my goodness Hazel these are fabulous cards! Thank you for sharing them with us at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

  23. Beautiful "snowy" cards Hazel...thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Let It Snow" challenge!
    Diane TSH DT

  24. Beautiful cards. That Teddy is great for kids. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook
    We’d love you to link up your scrapbook pages over at our
    sister challenge blog, Bimini Moose!

  25. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  26. WOW gorgeous Christmas cards Hazel, I love all of the different images! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Tammy x

  27. Hazel, your cards are very pretty - great idea to recycle (or upcycle as it may be called) commercial cards. Thanks for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge.

    Linda O, DT

  28. Wonderful cards!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  29. Beautiful cards, Hazel. I love the one with the bike! Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  30. Adorable! Love that little bear. Thanks foe joining us at 4 crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- DT

  31. Wonderful cards! Love the recycling you are doing--so great! Thanks for playing along this week at Left of Center Challenges!

  32. Such awesome cards! Thanks for playing with us at Left of Center and hope to see you next week!

  33. Lovely cards!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

  34. Lots of lovely winter cards!
    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)

  35. Fabulous cards Hazel. Sorry for the late commenting, we appreciate you playing at Left of Center, thanks for joining in. Mo x

  36. Again beautiful creations dear!! Thanks again for entering my challenges!! Scrappy hugs Connie can crop


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