Monday, 1 February 2010

Unconventional Christmas papers

This card is for challenge 38 sketch on Fun with shapes - the 'buttons' are die cut shapes as detailed below:

It's also for:

Another for the Christmas 25th club on BF for February
Cuttlebug spot: 'silver and black' - the 'buttons' were cut using my cuttlebug with Ellison thin cut buttons
Sparkle creations 2010 Christmas card challenge week 6: 'dry embossing' - on the die cut buttons
My Grafico 34: 'metal' - the 'buttons' were cut from metal sheet
Jacksonbelle Tuesday: 'create an everyday card using unconventional designer paper' - the background is American crafts truly inspired, the glitter embossed diamond paper is unknown (think it might be DCWV), neither of which are conventional Christmas designs
Another for Lucy's cards 4: 'glitter' - on the diamond paper and the polar bear stamped image
Another for Cooking it up with Katie 9: 'recipe: use a 'non human image', add some texture, use a product you've never used before (the 'silver' metal sheet to die cut th 'buttons')
More embossing for Frosted designs
Another for Raise the bar 3: 'the older the better' - use old papers - both papers have been in my offcuts box for a long, long time (hence I can't remember what the diamond one is)
Stamp, scrap & doodle 25: 'open'
Another for Susie & Vikki's Christmas club 3: non traditional Christmas (the papers)
Crafty angels 20: 'buttons'
Another for Cupcake 76: 'four legged & furry'
365 cards day 312: 'metal mania'

I had to resort to a scan because the flash was bouncing off the metal and glitter, but this means that the glitter on the polar bear isn't showing too well (might replace with a photo tomorrow if the light is good enough):

The ribbons at the bottom of the card are DCWV (the only 'conventional' Christmas crafting goodie used on the card, well, apart from the lovely stamped polar bear).


  1. Hazel,
    Another super card and tons of great challenges.
    And a super sweet image to boot!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Kaite again :)

  2. Thanks so much for another entry on our challenge! This is unique and adorable!! Great job! Thanks again for joining us at Raise The Bar!!

  3. just beautiful, great card.
    Thanks for joining us this week over at MyGrafico

  4. Cute bear! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

  5. Darling...Thanks for joining us at My Grafico!

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  7. What a cute card! Lovely image and the buttons are great!

    Thanks for joining us at fun with shapes and more!


  8. Oh how clever you are, unconventional and festive! Lovely image!

  9. What a great unusual colour combo. Love that image too!

  10. I love your color combo and the metal buttons is AWESOME! Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.
    Rachel B

  11. Another gorgeous card Hazel, love the papers and accents they are fab. Thankyou for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas club challenge this week and good luck.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  12. Hi Hazel, what a perfect card for our challenge! The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  13. Super sweet little card and beautifully embellished! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  14. What a cutie! I can help you out a bit...that background DP (mainly black with the swirly stuff) is Me and My Big Ideas I think? I have the same papers!! lol! Love that you are able to use up some of that stash, what a sweet sketch to pair with this image and all the wonderful elements too. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  15. Lovely Hazel Thanks for joining in this weeks Susie & Vikki's Christmas club challenge we hope you will join us again Tomorrow
    Love Susie xx

  16. Gorgeous work and a great design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x


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