Saturday 9 May 2015

CHNC challenge 228: vintage or shabby chic

This is my first design card for my CHNC challenge 228: vintage or shabby chic. I have to admit that I sometimes find 'vintage/shabby chic' rather daunting, but when you think of Christmas, perhaps you can feature an old fashioned snow scene, or a family gathered around the fire, a vintage looking Father Christmas ... I'm sure you will have lots of ideas. And I think it might be a good opportunity to use some of those cards from last year that you couldn't bear to part with ... a bit of upcycling may be.

I've used a beautiful vintage sheet kindly given to me by Heather at  My Artistic Adventures - Christmas angels peace on earth. I scanned this into my Scan n Cut and used it to cut all the pieces - so much quicker than fussy cutting by hand. I then overlapped and matted these on to a piece of fancy pants design winterland paper. All edges were distressed using victorian velvet distress ink. Everything was then mounted on to a sparkling pink card blank.

This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up
Jingle belles: happy hybrid holidays
Quirky crafts 10: angels among us
Crafty boots: things with wings
Polka doodles 19: things with wings
Whoopsi Daisy May: things with wings
Craft for the craic May: wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings
Allsorts 310: die cuts, more than 2 (all cut on Scan n Cut)
Crimbo crackers 80: die cuts
The stamping boutique: die cut or punch
Little red wagon 288: distress it
Creative corner: pink galore
Perfectly rustics 47: use three of something (3 angels)
Doodle pantry ants in my pantry 5: anything goes
Clear it out: anything goes (the paper and card blank are old)
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 182: anything goes
Sisters of craft May: anything goes
Sugar & Betty's May: anything goes
Mema's crafts May: anything goes
Creative fingers 79: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 87: anything goes
Crafts galore May: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 3: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Scrappers delights 44: anything goes
Digi choosday 18: anything goes
Stampartpapel retarte 46: anything goes
613 avenue create 122: anything goes
Craft your passion 260: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 58: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 32: anything goes
Sister act 105: anything goes
DL.ART May linky


  1. How pretty and serene your card is, just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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

  3. Beautiful card Hazel thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x
    ID DT

  4. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week x

  5. Bonito trabajo Hazel. Gracias por seguir participando con nosotras en el Retarte de Stampartpapel. Buena suerte!!!!

  6. What a lovely card! The Angels are beautiful and your sentiment goes perfectly with them.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. Thanks for visiting and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck in the challenge and come again real soon.

  8. Hazel,
    Jealous you have gotten a head start on Christmas cards!! It is a beautiful card and sentiment.

    I totally agree with you, I try to avoid fussy cutting!! I use a Cameo, but same idea :)

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy Crafting,

  9. Great make. Thanks for joining in with our challenge of 'Anything Goes' at Digi Choosday Challenge Yvonne (DT)

  10. Wonderful Christmas card Hazel. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. such a lovely group of vintage images! thanks for joining our "hybrid holiday" fun (again!) at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  12. What a beautiful card. I love the subtle colors you used as well. Thanks for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

  13. Nice card ! Thanks so much for playing in Retarte Challenge over at Stampartpapel!

  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with our Distress It challenge at Little Red Wagon.

  15. Beautiful vintage card. Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges. Monica.-DT

  16. What a lovely creation, Hazel! Thanks for playing along with Polkadoodles Things With Wings challenge .
    hugs, Asha (DT)

  17. Gorgeous layout. Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations. Good Luck.

  18. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'More Than 2 Dies' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  19. Love the musical background ... so very glad you joined our hybrid holiday celebration at Jingle Belles.

  20. Very serene and sweet with the music touch. Sweet for the holidays. Thank you for joining our "Pink Galore" at Creative Corner :) //Cat - Creative Corner Admin

  21. Beautiful images and beautiful card. I love the soft colors and vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

  22. Beautiful images and beautiful card. I love the soft colors and vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

  23. I love how all the elements of your card come together, fantastic job. Thanks for joining us for the Perfectly Rustics use three of something challenge. Cathie DT

  24. This is beautiful and perfect for our challenge of Things with Wings over at Polkadoodles this time.
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  25. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Things With Wings" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  26. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  27. such a lovely make. thanks for joining us in the sisters of craft challenge. Gill DT

  28. Super card Hazel, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this month, best of luck xxx

  29. Beautiful! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again next time!

  30. love the vintage images--thank you for joining our blog hop at Creative Ladybirds
    Carol GDT x

  31. Fabulous project! Thank you for joining CFTC challenge:)xx Sylwia

  32. Hello dear friend Hazel, it's been such along time I've visited you, but I'm glad I did! This project is adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Sugar and Betty challenge. Hope you join us again tomorrow for another anything goes challenge.
    Tammy Louise

  33. Another gorgeous card, Hazel - a really beautiful vintage design.

    Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

    Helen x

  34. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights! Maria


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