Saturday, 29 January 2011

CHNC challenge 5: Santa

For challenge 5 on Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog I'd like you to include Santa on your Christmas card, or whatever you call Santa - Father Christmas, Papai Noel, Saint Nicholas ...

For my card I've used the sketch for this week's Jingle Belles challenge:
I'm also entering the card for Bah! humbug 4: an oldie but a goldie, Winter wonderland: my sentiments exactly, Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 8: no colouring and Christmas cards all year round for January: anything goes.

The sentiments papers were cut from Christmas gift bags and the Santa collage image (one of my favourite Christmas stamps) was stamped with versafine onyx black.

It's also for:

Fiskarettes Monday challenge: use a stamp
One stitch at a time 46: as you like it Christmas
Creative sketches: holiday challenge - Christmas
Stampin' B 95: use a song as your inspiration - Santa Claus is coming to town
Corrosive 100: reuse, reduce, recycle - the sentiments papers were cut from Christmas gift bags
Stampin' sisters for Christ 73: vintage style (the Santa stamp)
Creative Friday 36: vintage (the Santa stamp)
Craft your passion 42: use two patterned papers
Allsorts 88: saving nature - I recycled the Christmas bags
Crafty Emma 21:: bold & bright
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes


  1. Hi Hazel!!!! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch...I love your card...especially after reading that the paper is upcycled from gift bags!!! Go You! That Santa image is absolutely amazing....I'll have to dig around and see if I have anything Santa'ish so I can play along! Have a super weekend Hazel!

  2. Love those festive texty papers (and way to u-cycle) ... and that vintage Santa image is one of my favorites ... thanks for joining our Jingle Belle journey.

  3. Hi Hazel, I just love this vintage Santa stamp so am really pleased you chose him for our 'Oldie but Goldie' challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Yet another great card, Hazel! I'm so impressed that your creation qualifies for so MANY challenges! I feel good when I can combine yours with Jingle Belles. :) Glad I checked in early, I wouldn't have thought of Santa on my own.

  5. I think that Santa image is one of the best! Great card and another great challenge.

  6. Hi.
    Beautiful Card.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  7. wow fabulous use of a main sentiment, love the colours too, thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Good gracious, woman, how in the world do you need track of all those challenges?!?!? It boggles my brain.

    I like those "opposite" paper layers - built-in sentiments! :)

  9. wonderful bright colors, and I love the santa image
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at OSAAT

  10. Hi Hazel what a good way to recycle a gift bag love the card thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  11. Great card, love the image he is one of my favourite santa stamps!!

    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT, Craft Your Passion & CES Challenge this week, good Luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. oh how wonderful! this is great already just as a gorgeous holiday card; but then it's a FAB version of amy's sketch... AND a great "santa" card... AND a great "oldie goldie"! plus, the upcycled gift bags are just AWESOME on their own! wow! ♥

  13. A gorgeous card Hazel, love the image and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  14. Super cute Christmas Card! I have added you to our OSAAT Christmas Club list. Hope you can join us every month with a Christmas project. A free collab will be yours if you join in every third Sunday of the month thru November.

    Good Luck with the regular weekly challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Hugs, Marjo

  15. Great idea to recyle the bags to create such a wonderful card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  16. I sometimes recycle bits of holiday cards and even wrapping paper on occasion, but I never thought to re-cycle a gift bag! This is beautiful, Hazel. I am in awe of the number of challenges you combined this for :)

  17. good card Hazel.
    Ann xx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  18. Wow!! Hazel, a fantastic recycle job and the result is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  19. love that stamp, so delicate! Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  20. Wow! Way to recycle & re-use something and make it into something really beautiful. Love your take on Amy's sketch. That Santa is so lovely!

  21. Good way to use those gift bags! I am with you, I love that image. Good job with the Stampin B's challenge this week. Thanks for playing.

  22. Great take on the recycle theme Hazel - love that Santa image as well.
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week & good luck.
    Debs xx

  23. Gorgeous !! That is one of my fave stamps,he reminds me of the Coca-Cola Santa,lol.

  24. That image is wonderful and it works so well with this sketch.

  25. Love the Santa image and your use of it. Great card.

  26. great card that stamp!
    thanks for joining us at creative friday!

    xx janina


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