Sunday, 11 January 2015

Non traditional Christmas colours

'Non traditional Christmas colours' is the theme for the Glory of Christmas challenge 50 that starts today until the end of Friday 23 January. This is my design card, using one of my all time favourite colour combinations - I just love the hot pink and black together. Please click on the challenge link to see the various of designs by the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

As most of my visitors know, I love making Christmas cards, which is why I run two Christmas challenge blogs and am on the DTs for three others. I love to support all of the Christmas challenge blogs when I can and a new one started last week. I intended to enter their first challenge, but life and time defeated me and I didn't make it. So I was determined to enter CASE-ing Christmas 2, so my card was based on this lovely one by Pat that we were asked to CASE:

The papers I've used are all snippets of DCWV that I've had for yonks, but still love and will be very disappointed when all the bits have been used (still got some in my box atm).

I cut the smaller banner using one of the Die-namics fishtail flags - I decided it wasn't wide enough for what I wanted, so I cut round the pink one without a die. I stamped the Anita poinsettia on patterned paper and coloured with copics.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas
Pixie's snippets week 159
Hiding in my craft room 182: super scraps Saturday
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas
Try it on Tuesday: my favourite things - hot pink/black/white colour combo, Christmas cards, stamping/colouring
Fresh brewed January: favourites - one of my favourite colour combinations
AnMaCreatief 40: favourite colour combination
Dragonfly dreams January: what is your favourite colour - this is one of my favourite combinations
Stamping sensations January: dies and punches
Craft stamper take it, make it January: take a stamp
Card and scrap 88: use stamp
Stamplorations January: stamps & inks
Scrappy land 9: anything goes - using a Die-namics die
My time to craft 274: stripes
Fitztown 67: anything goes with option: use pattern paper
Not just cards 10: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 145: anything goes
Art by Miran 23: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 133: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 29: anything goes
Try stampin on Tuesday 200: anything goes
Creative craft cottage 31: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy January: anything goes
Seema crafts January: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Sister act 88: anything goes
DL.ART January linky


  1. Lovely card Hazel. thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

  2. Great card in lovely colours that really zing! Christine xx

  3. Gorgeous card Hazel....Great colours together...Joolsx

  4. Wow Hazel this is a gorgeous card and I might just pinit and save to CASE later on xx

  5. Beautiful card, wonderful colours Hazel, hugs Kate x

  6. Gorgeous card Hazel :-) Lovely colours and I love the banner design and poinsettia, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  8. Lovely card, fab colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month in the TIMI challenge, good luck. xx

  9. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  10. Lovely card Hazel I love the colours and the design.
    And thank you for joining in with us at whoopsidaisy challenge.
    And good luck in the draw.

    Debs DT Member xx

  11. Can't say I've heard the term "yonks' but I assume it means a long time. LOL. I was just telling someone else that I love using up some of my older stash. Makes me feel like I am accomplishing something great, well, okay, not great, perhaps good. Thanks for entering your card at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Take care.

  12. This is fabulous, Hazel! As you say, that colour scheme certainly stands out, and the design is great. Thanks for sharing it with us for our dies and punches challenge at stamping Sensations.


  13. I love the purple card... its one of my fav Christmas combos..
    Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.
    LAura DT

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

  15. Beautiful mix of different designs for a fantastic card!
    Thanks Hazel, for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
    Rosi x

  16. LOVE this Hazel!!


    Di xx

  17. LOVE this fun card, Hazel! I have these papers, too, and I am amazed with how you used it!!! LOVE that poinsettia image, too! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! Hope to see you again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  18. Very beautiful! I love the bold colour combination! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'My Favourite Things' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  19. Great colors! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  20. Beautiful combination of DP that you used for this card. Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

  21. Lovely card in bold colors!
    Takk for at du deltar hos Card and scrap!

    Siri - DT

  22. Fabulous colour combo .... thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... Good luck! Linda xx

  23. Great card Hazel. Great mix of pattern papers. Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
    Lorry :o) xxx

  24. Wow that is a hot Christmas card, thanks for joining in the Take It Make It challenge, Elizabeth x

  25. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

  26. Love this card and the colours you have used they look fabulous together Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

  27. Great case of my card! Love the hot pink and black for a holiday card.Thanks you for joining in with CASE-ing for Christmas! Pat (DT) x

  28. Great card, love the hot colours- lovely alternative to the normal Christmas colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril the

  29. Great Christmas card and love the colors you chose. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy land Challenge.

  30. Hazel, what a pretty Christmas cards! Very colorful and cheerful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the CASE-ing Christmas Challenge! Hope to see you again!

  31. Pretty. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  32. Adorable color combo! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!!

  33. Love those crazy Candy Canes! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #9!

  34. This is a GORGEOUS card!!! I have that paper stack too and I'll also be so sad when it's gone! Such unique prints, don't see stuff like that nowadays!

  35. Wow. You inspire me to attack my hoard of PP! Lovely projects. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  36. Very pretty Christmas card, Hazel! Love the black and pink together, and how your pink poinsettia pops! Thanks for playing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

  37. Hazel this is 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}

  38. Gorgeous Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you'll join us throughout the year!
    Helen x

  39. Very pretty! Love the non-traditional colors. Thanks for joining us as the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  40. A fab creation. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Good luck.
    Happy crafting Tracy x

  41. Great card the colors...thank you for entering at AnMaCreatief!
    xxx Margreet

  42. Loving your take on non traditional colours, fab Hazel happy you joined in at Craft Stampers Take it, Make it challenge xoxo

  43. Gorgeous design! Love the bold colors. Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !

  44. Fabulous Christmas card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you join us again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams


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