Monday, 6 December 2010

The same, but different ...

I still have a few Christmas cards to make - you'd think I'd done enough by now (just as well that I love making them). Anyway, when I saw today's challenge 77 on Die cut dreams: 'seeing triple' - 3 cards that match with the same LO - I decided to use the current sketch 102 on Lord have Mercy for the three cards:

For each card I've used the Peace on Earth Personal Impressions stamp, heat embossing with silver or black detail as appropriate, inspired by the challenge today on Inspiration Avenue for 'peace'.

The first card has paper from the English Paper Company. This card is for Stamptacular 88: blue ... blue ... Christmas, Dottie: anything goes - blue, Lexi 28: blue & silver, Cute card Thursday 131: the blues, and for City crafter 33: blue Christmas.

The second card has papers from Kate Knight Christmas collection. For this card the lacy black band has a flocked velvety finish, which is good for Stamp insanity 37: luscious lace! the fabric of our lives ... This card is also for Paper playtime 28: snowflakes, Alota 48: snowflakes, Sew many challenges 34: snowflakes, and Stampavie 119: snowflakes:

The third card has papers from the Kate Knight Christmas collection, plus the piece with Merry Christmas which is DCWV:

I'm linking for these challenges:

PaperPlay 48: monochrome
Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 1: monochromatic
Dollies elements challenge: layer upon layer upon layer - at least five
Southern girls 7: it's heating up - heat embossing
Let's ink it up 7: Christmas - twist: add sparkle/bling
There she goes 84: bring on the bling
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Created by hand: Christmas countdown
2 sisters 16: sparkly Christmas
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft your days away 9: texture - the embossed wording and the glittered stars, which are raised up
Everything but the kitchen sink 28: texture
Let's craft and create 7: anything goes
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sunday stamper: wonderful Christmas time
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Kort o mania 29: Christmas card
Stamp dreams 60: Christmas card in abnormal colours
Creative cottage 28: untraditional Christmas
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
The creative type: all I want for Christmas is ... peace on earth
Cards for men 25: Christmas card - I think the first one would be suitable to give to a man
Paper cutz 70: Christmas using 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colours
Lots to do: words
Fairy prairie 41: use a star
One stitch at a time: old stash new stash - the papers for the first card are old, the papers for the other cards are new; the ribbons I used are old, the glittered stars are new
Order of the Opus Gluei 82: let's get frosted - the stars are glittered
Frosted designs: glitter
Fun at fairy knoll: all that glitters
Pattie's creations 7: recipe - ribbon and at least 3 embellishments - at least 3 glittered stars on each card
Town scrapper: bling


  1. lots of inspiration here. thanks for sharing with created byhand

  2. So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  3. So Pretty. Love all the different colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. All three absolutely gorgeous...beautiful work Hazel!!!

  5. Wow!! These are gorgeous! Wow!! All three have a different 'feel', and that is SO cool! Awesome work! :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity! :)

  6. I Love the work you put into each of your cards, very pretty colors and love the Peace on earth image! thank you for joining us at sundays with crissy this week

  7. wow.. these are all beautiful.. love them all ;) great job!!
    Thank you for joining us this week on our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion. Best of luck!

  8. Love, love, love all that sparkle! Thanks for playing with us at EBTKS!

  9. All three cards look great! Love how they are all the same sketch but look completely different. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  10. Great christmas cards, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  11. Wow, all stunning and very elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  12. These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

  13. These are all very stunning....the blue and silver one is my favorite!!
    Thank you for joining us at Stamp N Doodle this week and hope that you will show us more of your creative things for the next challenge.

    Linda - DT Stamp N Doodle

  14. They are all beautiful, Hazel! Diane

  15. Such gorgeous cards Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.


  16. Hi Hazel

    Three beautiful cards.

    It's amazin how different they all loook in the various colours, but a very elegant design.

    Thank you for joining in at Stamptacular Sunday challenge this week and good luck.

    B x

  17. gorgeous cards! thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! shelly x

  18. These are all lovely ... how do you remember all those challenges??? Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  19. Three beautiful and stunning cards. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  20. Beautiful cards and I can't pick a colour either.
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  21. Fabuous embossing.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  22. Hazel!
    These are wonderful!
    And, maybe you thought of this already, but, the blue and silver one is perfect for Hanukkah as well!

  23. Hazel - it's good to have you back at our challenge this week!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  24. Hello again Hazel, I love your cards! Thanks for joining us again this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

    hugs ♥

  25. these are so pretty..
    thanks for playing along at Pattie's Creations.. hope to see you again next week.

  26. Your cards are lovely thanks for playing at StampinSanity
    Luv Jane xxx

  27. really love these cards!

    thanks for playing along with us at the CT :)


  28. Fabulous cards Hazel!

    Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.


  29. Wow gorgeous cards, great colours, thanks for joining us at DCD and paperplay,hugs Liz xx

  30. wow very stylish Hazel!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

  31. I think all of these colors are so pretty for the holidays! Great work!
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday's With Crissy!
    Jodi =)

  32. What a stunning Christmas creation thank you for sharing with us this week at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

  33. 3 Fantastic cards, Thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

  34. Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  35. gorgeous trio of cards, I love the embossing and fantastic choice of papers and colors, great job
    thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

  36. lovely cards! I love the way you have played with the colours. Lavendar looks great :)
    Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week. Hope you will join us next week .. hugs :)

  37. Lovely! Thanks for entering at SMC

  38. Hazel... your cards are all so pretty! I love that you were able to take the same design but make them look so different by changing the color and the ribbons! Thanks for sharing them with us at Frosted Designs!
    barb :)

  39. Hi Hazel

    Love your variation on the theme with colour. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x

  40. That's alot of blingy stars that's for sure and wowzers way to go with the challenges! Perfect little creations. Perfect for mailing! Thanks so much for including a star on your project and joining in with the fairies this week at FFF!! Don't forget to include the NEW Challenge link & get in on the Fairy Queens candy at this link ending Dec 24th! Happy Holidays!

  41. Love those card! So alike yet so different! Love 'em!

    Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!


  42. I LOVE all of your creations!! LOVE all the different lace!! Thanks SO much for playing along with us at StampInsanity!!


  43. They are all darling! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

  44. Fab cards Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll and good luck
    Claire xx

  45. Ooops and Let's ink it up too
    claire xx

  46. Stunning cards! I love all the elegance to these cards! Thanks again for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!
    Kim xxx

  47. All the 3 cards are stunning.
    Thanks for join us at SMC, hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, ~darling Ho~

  48. Wow - lovely creations! Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Designs Challenge. JenLee (Lead Designer - DT2)

  49. Love these elegant.
    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week and we look forward to seeing your lovely creations very soon!


  50. Peace on earth now wouldn't that be something. Lovely cards thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

  51. Wow these look amazing in all 3 colours!! But i especially like the blue one ;) Thanks for joining in on our blue christmas at Stamptacular
    hugs Leonie

  52. Fab use of stash they all look so different - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Deb x

  53. I can always expect this from you when I visit your blog ....
    BEAUTIFUL, FANTASTIC and always has that WOW factor!
    Thanks for sharing!

  54. Too cute! Love the glitter! Thanks for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  55. All three are beautiful, but I'm partial to the blue & silver! :D Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  56. Pretty Cards. Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge Blog

  57. Very creative cards. Love the designs.

  58. Well, the very crafty Hazel has been quite busy and the results are marvelous. Love the different color combos you used and how each has a different feel as a result.

    Love that you participate with us at Opus Gluei, please always continue to come back and try out challenges out!

  59. Wow! Such elegant Christmas cards! I love the images you've used and the colours are lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x

  60. three lovely christmas cards, specially liked the blue one (i just love blue in christmas cards :D )
    thanks for playing at kort o mania!
    hugs linda s l

  61. Superb Christmas creations and I love the sparkle! Thank you for joining us at the LIIU and good luck!

  62. Hazel, these cards are stunning!!

  63. Ooohh, what a gorgeous trio! They are all lovely, but I am partial to the first one - that blue and silver are fabulous together. That's a wonderful Peace on Earth stamp you used too! So happy you could join in the star challenge with Fairy Fun Friday this week.


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