Saturday, 19 March 2011

CHNC challenge 12: seasonal silver

It's Saturday and that means there's a new challenge on my Christmas challenge blog - CHNC challenge 12 is 'seasonal silver' - - use silver in some way on your card - it can be a lot or a little - foiling, heat embossing, silver pen - whatever you like, as long as there is silver somewhere on your Christmas card. If you haven't yet discovered my Christmas blog, now's the time to start building up a collection of Christmas cards to ease the pressure that inevitably tends to mount up later in the year.

For my card I've gone overboard with the silver - base card with silver mirri, overlayed with vellum, various bits and pieces added on the right, including the stamped and embossed snowflake greeting, a stamp from The Crafty Pad, stamped on to silver mirri with Brilliance starlight silver and heat embossed with detail silver. I was able to stick the embossed foiled vellum down under these pieces and then secure it on the left with the three silver charms held with brads, with the addition of a couple of silver glittered snowflakes.

I used the sketch from this week's Jingle Belles:

Although there is more glare on the next picture because of the flash photo, it gives a better idea of the silver:
If I can get a better picture in daylight then I'll replace it.

I am entering the card into some other Christmas challenge blogs:

Christmas stamping all year long: I can see right through that! - using vellum
Bah! humbug 11: metallics
Winter wonderland: embossing (heat embossing on the circular stamp)
Christmas cards all year round March: 3 patterned papers and 3 brads, eyelets or gems

It's also for:

Stampin' sisters in Christ 80: use something you treasure - I've been keeping these snowflake charms for a long time because I didn't want to use them and give them away!
Let's ink it up 10: show us your embossing
PaperPlay 11: embossing
Sarah Hurley 34: embossing
Iris' spot 15: glitter (the glittered snowflakes)
Stamping vacation embellish it challenge: glitter
Creative Belli 113: the letter C - C embellishments - charms
Crazy challenge 58: eyelets or brads (securing the snowflake charms in place)
Rubber cafe 9: monochromatic colour
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: monochromatic
Inky impressions: monochromatic challenge
Simply create 39: monochromatic
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Aly's: anything goes
Paper cutz 83: your choice

Please don't forget to check out my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - and join in if you can - I'd love to see you there.


  1. Hi Hazel,
    I love your silver and white colour scheme - such gorgeous Christmas colours! Love the vellum overlay as well. Thanks for playing along with CSAYL this week

  2. Very pretty and always a pleasure to see you joining us at Creative Belli

  3. Wow, this is so shiny, love it. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

  4. Hi Hazel love your silver embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  5. Wow, love the silver, Hazel! The embossing looks great on this, too! Thank you for getting glittery with us at Iris' Spot.

  6. Love love love all of that shiny silver wonderland ... fantastic sketch design ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  7. Beautiful! Very shiny and sparkly!

    Love the idea, Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the metallic look! Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

  9. hi hazel, gorgeous card, have entered my card into your challenge as well, lots of love Steph

  10. You certainly did go for it with the silver - looks fab!

  11. all the silver mixed here...a real stunning creation Hazel!

  12. Such a cool card!
    Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

  13. there's NO SUCH THING as too much silver...or too much *SPARKLE* on an xmas card, imo! loooooove how shiny and festive and textural this is...& i bet it's even BETTER in real life! :)

  14. Hi Hazel. What a pretty, pretty card! Thanks for playing along this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge!

  15. the silver makes it so elegant. great card and so many challenges at once! i can only ever think about one challenge at a time :-)

  16. I just love your card Hazel. Silver is beautiful. Hugs Rita xxxx

  17. Oooh, shiny! It's not easy to have so much sparkle on one card! Nice!

  18. Beautiful card Hazel! I love all the silver and textures on your elegant card!

  19. WOW Hazel ... what a luxurious look! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  20. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our "embossing" challenge on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

    Hugs Jane x

  21. What a sparkling treasure you have created.

  22. Oh my goodness!! This is so gorgeous with your shine and sparkle everywhere!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Inky Impressions challenge!!!HUGS

  23. Wow this is so pretty! Love all the shimmer and texture you pulled together! Thanks for playing with our CSAYL challenge!

  24. HiyaHazel

    fabulous card, very striking, thanks for joining us at inky impressions

    Joey x

  25. Stunning card!
    Adore your papers!
    Thanks for joining in SaraH Hurley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xxx

  26. amazing card, love those shiny papers
    thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week
    céline Paperplay DT

  27. What a great card! Love what you did. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL;)

  28. The colors are perfect- and the added touch of vellum is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge!

  29. Wow! Lovin' all that sparkle and the colous combo is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round!

  30. oooh lovely! thanks for playing at sarah hurley :)

  31. Hazel, this is so gorgeous and elegant! Love all the silver! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! Hope you'll join us again this week! :)Becky

  32. Ooooh, how beautiful...the silver looks sooo elegant and I love how you used the vellum!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

  33. Wow what a beautiful shimmery and glittery card. Wonderful design. Thanks so much for joining Iris' Spot for this challenge.

  34. Gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us on Inky Impressions and good luck!!

  35. Wow Hazel! That silver looks amazing!!

    Thanks for playing along in the Inky Impressions monochromatic challenge!

  36. Lovely Card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week!

    Sarah x


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