Thursday, 13 January 2011

Freebie waterfalls

Having started my own Christmas card challenge blog - Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - I still like to support as many of the other Christmas challenge blogs out there as I can.

A new one that started up at the same time as mine is Jingle Belles and this week the theme is: have yourself a merry LITTLE Christmas - cards that feature inchies or twinchies. Update: oh dear, I've just discovered that the linking for this challenge has already closed (thought it was later today - must remember that in future) - will still add a comment with my cards.

I have to confess that I've had the components for these waterfall cards in my Christmas box for far longer than I care to remember - I should think for at least three years - just right for ECP 29: use only old stash. Originally they were free with a magazine, so they fit my own challenge 2 to use a freebie or something recycled. If you haven't joined in my challenge yet I'd love you to do so - closing time is 22:00 UK time Friday 14 January.

The pieces for the first two cards were totally free with a magazine - they are 4" x 4" cards.

The next two cards are a regular size square, the first card has a freebie background from Quick Cards - Kate Knight Christmas collection paper stack.

These cards all have movement, so they are good for C.R.A.F.T. 85: moving components.

They are also for:

Meljen's 41: square or round shaped card (no rectangles allowed)
Aly's 33: things with wings (the first card)
Stampin' sisters in Christ 71: card which includes wings (the first card)
Bah! humbug 1: holly (the first card)
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas goes
Crazy challenge 49: animals (the first two cards)
CES 18: all creatures great and small (the first two cards)
PaperPlay 2: cutie patootie (the second card)
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes
411 colour inspiration 148: (the first card)


  1. Hi Hazel - oh my goodness you have made a good start on your Christmas cards. this is a fab selection.
    Thanks for joining us again at Bah! Humbug!
    Hope we'll see you again soon.
    Ann xx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  2. Hi Hazel;
    These are just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  3. ooooooooooooh! i ♥LOVE♥ that fabulous cascading "waterfall" design--totally gorgeous and dramatic! and i adore your "challenge 2" theme of **COMPLETELY** cool to get everyone thinking to re-use bits...which...when you have "freebies" as cute as these are, WHO'D buy "new" stuff! :) :) :)

  4. Hi Hazel! Lovely & fun cards! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

  5. Lovely cards. Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  6. I so love waterfall cards...I think it is so different!! thanks for joining in over at CES XX

  7. I love the waterfall cards they are all gorgeous
    Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  8. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining CRAFT this week.

    Nikki x
    GDT for CRAFT for January.

  9. WOW I think it's been several years since I've made a waterfall card! Thanks for reminding me of this fun technique!! Love your cards, thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week:)

  10. Fabby selection of cards Hazel your such a prolific crafter! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  11. Hazel, you've been a very busy lady! Beautiful waterfall cards!

    Thanks again for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

    ~ Dianna
    Meljen's Designs DT

  12. whhat fab cards, you have been creative, thanks for sharing your creations with us at C.R.A.F.T. x carol

  13. fab cards Hazel, thanks for joining in our challenge at CRAFT this week! Gemma :)

  14. All lovely cards. A waterfall card is something I have never tried before I think I will have to give it a go! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
    Carol Ann xx

  15. Lovely cards
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay
    Best wishes, Sharon

  16. Great waterfall cards! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our 'Moving components' challenge, love Jacky x

  17. Great Moving Components project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  18. Just wanted you to know that you really inspired me to try a waterfall card! Here's a post where I mention your blog:

    Thanks! cg


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