Sunday 15 March 2015

CCAYR mid-month inspiration

This is my first design card for CCAYR mid-month inspiration, where the challenge is 'cute critters'. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love to see your entries here.

I used a music embossing folder with a piece of DCWV card and gently sanded this to lighten the embossing a bit. I used a favourite Christmas Penny Black stamp, caroling penguins, colouring with spectrum noir pens and die cutting with a Nellie Snellen die, including the surrounding red mirror card.

This is also for:

Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
CRAFT 302: Christmas
Pile it on 60: use 3 of something (penguins)
Crimbo crackers 76: no printed paper
Come and get it: make your own background
The house that stamps built DCC311: diecuts and/or punches with stamping
Digistamps4Joy 110: embossing  + red
Jingle belles: mission emboss-ible
Sunday stamper 349: and your bird can sing
Corrosive 220: our animal friends
Little red wagon 280: cute, cute, cute
Whoopsi Daisy March: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 127: use a two word sentiment
Spectrum noir March (fb): use a sentiment
Red rubber 211: just a note
Craft for the craic 14: bingo - I used the diagonal: die cut, more than 2 layers, image
As you like it: favourite type of stamp and why - rubber - I love acrylic and digi as well, but there's nothing like holding, inking and using a rubber stamp on a wooden block
Hanna and friends 217: anything goes
Sweet stamps 212: anything goes
Creatalicious 73: anything goes
Creative inspirations 34: anything goes
Not just cards 14: anything goes
Inspiration destination 24: anything goes
Little tangles 54: anything goes
Country view crafts March: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu March: anything goes
Craft creations
Sister act 97: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes


  1. So beautiful and creative is your card as always your so talented x

  2. cute and a fabulous card Hazel

    Gr Karin


    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  3. I love this "die" challenge for The House That Stamps Built. Sure is showing me how many dies are out there and the great ways people are using them. Your die really sets of your Christmas card. Glad you joined us. Take care and Good Luck.

  4. Love the textured frame ... so glad you joined our Mission EMBOSS-ible at Jingle Belles.

  5. Great card! I really like the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  6. what a fun and festive holiday card, i love those super-cute penguins! thanks for joining our "mission EMBOSS-ible" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  7. Hazel what a sweet Christmas card with those penguins singing!!! Thank you for playing this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals. Hope to see you again soon. Barb DT host.

  8. Gorgeous images and card design.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  9. What a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Audsentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. How adorable! I love penguins! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Designs, be sure to join us again! Melissa DT

  11. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  12. How adorable is this?! Those penguins are so cute! Love the red too. Great job with this weeks jingle belles challenge!

  13. Thank you for entering our challenge at Whoopsi a Daisy, such a cute card, really like the embossed background and lovely colouring on the Penguins. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  14. This is a gorgeous card, lovely colours! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  15. Adorable penguins! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  16. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joinig us at Hanna and Friends.
    Hugs stine

  17. Hazel this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING+RED’ challenge. Loving the music notes in the background. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  18. Great card, love the image, embossing and colors. Thank you for joining us this month at The 12 Months of Christmas.

    Sue’s Paper Crafts – My personal Blog!

  19. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

  20. Great Christmas card. Love your background. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  21. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie Craft for the Craic DT

  22. love your card thanks for joining us this month.... at Digi stamp 4 joy

  23. Look at you getting all prepared for Christmas already! Smart of you to get a head start - especially when it comes to making these adorable penguins! Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  24. This card is so that image. And that music score embossing folder you used for the background paper is so perfect for it. Thanks for playing in our Embossing and use Red challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

  25. I love penguins and I LOVE your card!!!

  26. Blimey you are organised Hazel! Great card... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  27. The penguins are so cute and such a stunning card Hazel. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month.

    DS4J DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  28. What an adorable project, Hazel! Thanks for joining the “Anything Goes” challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.
    hugs Asha

  29. Another great card, Hazel - those penguins are so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen x

  30. Hi Hazel!!!
    I'm so glad you joined us at DS4J in our Red & Embossing challenge - thank you! Your card is great and so festive!

  31. Congratulations Hazel on winning the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy

  32. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” 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)

  33. What a delightful image. Love how you have showcased it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina


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