Saturday 23 April 2011

CHNC challenge 17: a touch of Easter for Christmas

Happy Easter to everyone. Can you believe that we are already approaching the end of April and it's time for challenge 17 already over on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. If you don't know what I'm talking about then please click here to take you to the challenge - it would be lovely if you could join in.

So for challenge 17 I'd like you to bring a touch of Easter into your Christmas crafting. Yellow is a colour we associate with Easter and, of course, it's a time of year when eggs feature (oh yum, I know that I'm getting a Hotel Chocolat dark choc egg) and, of course, eggs are oval in shape. So I'd like you to use either the colour yellow - little or a lot (you can use other colours as well, as long as yellow is visible) and/or an oval shape on your card.

I'm really not too sure about my card - too much yellow, I think - not a colour we normally associate with Christmas, but, hey ho, why not?!

The paper is My Mind's Eye from the signature Christmas glitter book, distressed with mustard seed DI and stamped in the corners with an unknown stamp with memento rich cocoa. The oval pyramage has been in my Christmas box for two or three years. I edged each piece with the mustard seed DI and the outer piece with brushed corduroy, than gently edged the other pieces with the memento rich cocoa.

I'm also linking this for these challenges:

Sparkle creations week 20: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for yellow
Nightshift stamping: oval on oval
Cupcake 138: lots of layers
Karen's doodles: lots of layers
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate (this time Christmas)
Kort o mania 38: vintage
Truly scrumptious 55: vintage
Nadia's challenge 4: vintage
Delicious doodles 22: anything goes
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Stamping vacation No! No! challenge: no black ink (only used memento rich cocoa and mustard seed and brushed corduroy DIs)
Stamping vacation monochromatic challenge: yellow
Do more with less: get dimensional with Donna Mundinger


  1. Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  2. Beautiful card, Hazel! I love the dimension and your untraditional choice of yellow:-)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  3. Wow, so cool Hazel, love the stacked look - have tried to do this before but it never looks good - your's is AMAZING!! Thanks so much for playing this time at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

  4. What a great card, thanks for joining Nadia's Challenge
    hugs linda

  5. Gorgeous, clever card! Love the colours and the fact that it's both Easter and Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Whoopis Daisy this week and good luck! Hugs, Teresa x

  6. Boy there was a lot of work to this. Great card. Thanks for playing at Stamping Vacation. Pat

  7. Love it, this colour is so great. Thanks for sharing with us at Nadia`s challenge blog:)

  8. I love the yellows and browns of this card, and the layering is awesome!
    Ruth C

  9. Love it Hazel, really pretty
    A gorgeous creation, well done on lots of layers
    Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
    Anne x

  10. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week x

  11. What a lovely card, thanks for join us at Nadeia's challenge

    Hugs Nadia

  12. What a pretty christmas creation hun!
    Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  13. Oh my! Hazel, this is brilliant! Love the dimensional layers and the distressing!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Donna's challenge! :)

  14. Brilliant, Hazel! The yellow is quite unexpected but really beautiful and the pyramage is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my challenge! xxD

  15. lovely card and thanks for joining Nadia's challenge
    greetings cristel

  16. Fabulous card Hazel, great choice of colours, papers and I love the dimension the beautiful pyramage
    gives - very elegant!!

    So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
    Heather xx

  17. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Alphabet

  18. Great layers! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

  19. so pretty Hazel! love the layering ...beautiful scene!

  20. Hazel, you've created a really elegant christmas card! Thanks for joining us at NSS this week!

  21. Nydelig:) Takk for at du deltar hos Kort O Mania!

  22. fantastic card Hazel.loved the 3D on it :D
    thanks for playing along with us over at kort o mania!
    hugs linda s l

  23. Gorgeous 3D card! Thanks for sharing at Stamping Vacation!


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