Saturday 18 March 2017

CHNC challenge 325

This is my card for my CHNC challenge 325 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic. The challenge is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the option of 'no patterned paper'.

I followed the optional theme: no patterned paper. I used a Die'sire edge'ables Christmas only words die from Crafter's Companion at the top of the card blank, lining the card with some lovely deep aqua coloured mirror card so this shows through. I randomly stamped a few times using an Inkadinkadoo snowflakes stamp inked with Brilliance pearlescent jade.

The decoupaged picture raised up with foam tape (part of a kit bought some years ago) is mounted on to mirror card to match the inside of the card - unfortunately, the bright shiny effect doesn't show here, neither does the pearlescent jade Brilliance ink that was used to stamp.

This shows the pearlescent ink a bit better (although still better irl):

This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 27: anything goes
Seasons greetings Christmas challenge 3: anything goes
ABC Christmas: E for edge
CAS-ual Friday 169: off the edge
International art & soul 3: fancy borders
Christmas at sweet stampin March: anything Christmas goes
CRAFT 407: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 128: die cuts
Scrapy land 62: favourite holiday - Christmas
Jingle belles: bling
Dies r us 69: borders and/or edges
Happy little stampers: anything goes with dies
Making memories crafting 3: add some layers
613 avenue create 195: anything goes + option: stamping
Classic design team open challenge 12: anything goes
One crazy stamper March: anything goes
Craft stamper take it/make it March: anything goes
Penny Black and more at Allsorts March: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 38: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 174: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 150: anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies 1711: anything goes
Ike's world 84: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 37: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 337: anything goes
Crafting with friends 39: anything goes
Creative fingers 126: anything goes
Crafty catz 162: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 180: anything goes
Polka doodles week 11: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 44: anything goes
A perfect time to craft 3: anything goes
Crafts galore encore March: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 34: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 24: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 3: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 25: anything goes
Imagine that creative playground March: anything goes
Scrappers delights 64: anything goes
Cards and more 10: anything goes with sentiments
Corrosive 3: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 274: anything goes


  1. A fabulous idea I love that I'm not the only one playing with Christmas themes at the moment. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  2. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas cards link up, Creative Fingers and Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. WOW what a cool border ... awesome creation Hazel! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Borders and/or Edges’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. What a fun way to use layers on the main image of your Christmas card; thanks for sharing it with us at Making Memories Crafting Challenge

  5. Bravo!
    Thank you for coming to play

  6. Lovely creation!
    Thanks for participating in our challenge at Ike's World Challenge.
    Julia - DT

  7. Love those beautiful blues ... so glad you joined us as we *bling* on the holidays at jingle belles.

  8. Great card, loving your cool colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
    Jean xx

  9. Lovely card thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  10. A gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


  11. Gorgeous, love the pearlescent ink
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  12. What a unique card and love that you are thinking ahead on the Christmas card front. Thanks for joining in on the PIP challenge this week.

  13. Wonderful card, love the pearlescent ink used make a lovely effect to the card. It's great to have you join us at Season's Greetings, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  14. Oh, this is so pretty with the fancy top of the card you made! I love all the blues and shimmery look to it all!

  15. what a fun holiday card, that pearlescent background is amazingly fab! so pleased you could help us "bling on the holidays" this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES!

  16. This is so pretty, Hazel! I am sure the photos just don't do it justice! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  17. Gorgeous card and I love the little reindeer picture :-) Thank you for playing along at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

    IKE x

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  18. Such wonderful detail. Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)

  19. Love the layout, the cool colors, and the lovely die cuts on this card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers :)
    Susan DT

  20. Great die cut up at the top - fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  21. What a beautiful Christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Bianca.

  22. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

  23. This is gorgeous - so many elements to gaze over. Such a beautiful card Hazel. Thanks for sharing with us at Season's Greetings.

  24. Great colour scheme and super card. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge weeks 10/11. Helen DT

  25. Fabulous entry into our challenge at crafty catz this week hope to see you for our new challenge starting friday and good luck.

  26. J'aime beaucoup les papiers que tu as utilisé. Merci pour ta participation à Scrapper's Delight

  27. Beautiful Holiday Card. Love the image and overall design. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

  28. So frosty and beautiful Hazel! Love the top part of the card for that added wow. Thanks for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges once again! Hugs

  29. Simply fabulous Hazel. Love the layout and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Season's Greetings.

  30. So cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting
    Maria Pilar DT

  31. Gorgeous card, love the way you have layered your image, thanks for playing at scrappers delights challenge blog, Lynsey DT

  32. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Season's Greetings. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Season's Greetings DT

  33. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  34. Beautiful creation Hazel! Love that border! Thank you for playing along with us at Dies R Us! Hope to see you in the next challenge! Have a wonderful day!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  35. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely Christmas card… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]

  36. Hazel your card is just elegant. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Creative Playground at Imagine That Digistamp. Lisa Lynn DT.

  37. fab card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  38. That pearl ink is fantastic, Hazel and I'm so glad to see you entering our challenge at Crafts Galore Encore again. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  39. Beautiful Card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  40. What a beautiful winter scene. Thank you for playing along with HLS Anything Goes With Dies March Challenge. Hope to see you again in April!

  41. This is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  42. Wonderful card. Love how you incorporated the sentiment into the edge.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)


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