Thursday, 30 June 2016

CHNC challenge extra for July

It doesn't seem possible that we are now nearer to Christmas 2016 than 2015. I started my Christmas challenge blogs a few years ago to help to spread the task of making Christmas cards throughout the year - I'm so glad I did and am grateful to all those who enter the challenges sharing their lovely festive crafting. If you haven't started Christmas designs yet, perhaps now is the right time to do so and join in the fun at CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see you there.

For my card I used an unknown piece of paper for the base on this side opening A5 card, wrapping the sentiment ribbon around. The image is Christmas mouse - cocoa, kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, the sponsor of the challenge - a randomly chosen winner will receive $21 worth of digital stamps.

I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to an offcut of pink patterned paper. The doiley shape was rescued and upcycled from an old Christmas card received and some Hobbycraft flowers added.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 19 + option: Christmas blooms
Beat the Christmas rush
Crimbo crackers 110: anything goes
Simply create too 112: Christmas in July
QKR stampede 198: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 69: Christmas in summer
Fab n funky 311: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas 75: add a ribbon
Open-minded 6: seasons/holidays
Morgan's ArtWorld 13: use patterned paper
Polka doodles 26: add ribbon or twine
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 236 - 237: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Scrappers delights 57: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes


  1. Your card is adorable! Thabk You Hazel!

  2. That mouse is so cute! Thanks for entering the QKR Christmas in July challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT

  3. Darling image & great design! Love the non-traditional colors too. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  4. I do love that Bugaboo image - makes me want a hot cup of cocoa right now and it's getting warm here in Sacramento area. LOL

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the doily and use of red! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Super work!

  6. Fab Christmas card with such a cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

  7. A beautiful image and a sweet card too.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x

  8. Fabulous card Hazel thank you for joining us over on
    Morgans Art World Challenge
    Dianne xx
    MAW CT

  9. lovely card, thanks for joining us at card and scrap. DT Graciela

  10. lovely card, thanks for joining us at
    dt debo

  11. This is just the sweetest card thank you for joining into our challenge at polkadoodles
    Michelle xx

  12. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination Good luck!!
    (DT member)

  13. Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.

  14. Awesome Card Hazel, love bugaboo, and you did this one great.
    Thanks for playing our challenge.

    Leanne DT/4CC
    4 Crafty Chicks

  15. What a sweet card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap!
    DT Ellenor Monica.

  16. Such a cute Christmas card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  17. What a cute and fun card Hazel. Love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

  18. Here you have made another beautiful card to our challenge! Thank you so much for participating in the challenge at Cardandscrap!
    DT Anita Lise

  19. Stunning creation thanks for joining the add ribbon or twine fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck. Anita (DT)

  20. Stunning creation thanks for joining the add ribbon or twine fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck. Anita (DT)

  21. Such a sweet Christmas card! That mouse is so cute and I love the doily and flowers! Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

    Hanne, DT

  22. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  23. Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Add Ribbon or Twine' Challenge' at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  24. Hazel, this is adorable!! I love the pink color scheme you used and those flowers are gorgeous!! (I'm sooooo sorry I'm late in commenting . . .)

  25. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.


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