Saturday 2 July 2011

CHNC challenge 27: pink and/or purple

I haven't blogged for a week - very unusual for me - we've been away. We spent a week at Dovercourt, where I was born and lived until I was nearly 21. It was lovely to be able to visit relatives and to explore the area and see changes ... and some things were just as they used to be 40 odd years ago.

I took my new iPad with me and managed to comment on the entries to last week's CHNC challenge, but I didn't do any crafting at all, neither did I visit any other blogs.

I'm late making my card for my CHNC challenge 27 'pink and/or purple', but have managed to get it done this evening, using papers from a Making Cards magazine.

I used the sketch for Christmas challenges with sketches 3, which is being sponsored by Stempelstudio:

I added a few glittered stars - some are silver and some are lilac.

If you haven't discovered my Christmas challenge blog yet, please hop over there and have a look at challenge 27 and perhaps join in - there's a prize to be won this week.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

I did it: mid year Christmas
Shabby tea room 68: my favourite things - making Christmas cards and the colour purple
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in June
Ladybug: Christmas in June
Creative craft world: Christmas in June
For fun: Christmas
Creative Friday 47: Christmas in July
Jingle Belles: stars (or stripes)
Our creative corner: seasonal celebration - Christmas in July
Christmas inspirations 28: monochromatic Christmas card
ABC Christmas: M for monochrome
Little darlings 2: favourite colour combo - shades of purple
The paper shelter 20: anything goes
Creative sketches 39: anything goes
Just for fun: anything goes
Allsorts 110: free and easy July
Catch the bug for July: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes

Update: I apologise to Christmas challenges with sketches - I originally included a copy of their sketch - I've now deleted it as it's been pointed out to me that I shouldn't have placed it on my blog.


  1. great the colours

    thank you so much for your supportive comments on the creative craft challenges blog. We are working on another blog and will keep you informed with updated details..thanks again

    Sylvia and the DT..x

  2. Nice card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations.

  3. Love this Hazel! I love purple and Christmas! Thanks for sharing at For Fun Challenges!

  4. What a really pretty card and cute image.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  5. Great card Hazel ;o)
    Love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at CCWS.
    Please do not place our sketch on your blog, you can read it in the rules.

  6. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. Hi Hazel,

    Well, all of the times that I've visited your blog and never realized where you lived. I bet you really enjoyed your trip.

    I love the purple and pink for Christmas. Different but fun. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week.

  8. Fabby Christmas card Hazel, love the bright colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men for our Stars challenge, good luck x

  9. HI there what a lovely fun christmas card - I lvoe the purple! Thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy this week & good luck

  10. Really lovely Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSC this week.


  11. Super card Hazel
    Cute images.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  12. Great card. I love non traditional Christmas cards. Nice work. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip ... sometimes it's nice to step away from all of the electronic media for a bit ... love those silver stars with the cute snowmen ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  14. Fabulous card love the image and your colouring.Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyx

  15. This is a beautiful card I love all the sparkle
    Thanks for joining in at SFCC this month

    Jackie x

  16. Wow, very pretty Hazel. Love the color purple ;) Thank you for joining our challenge at CCWS!
    Hugs, Renata.

  17. I love non-traditional xmas colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy ;-)

  18. Hazel, what a lovely card! I love those little snowmen and the sparkly stars. are going to be quite prepared come Christmas! Thanks so much for playing along at DYSU this week!

  19. Great snowmen and great colors; adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!

    Hugs, Michele

  20. How adorable Hazel! Thanks for sharing with us at fOr Fun.

  21. great fun card Hazel! Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

  22. Hi Hazel,
    Thanks for playing along at Paper Crafting Journey!
    Love, Laura PCJ DT

  23. Hi Hazel, this is great love the colours, thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge at Bling It On.
    Shell xx

  24. Your snowmen are super adorable, Hazel! Sweet card :)

  25. Oh my gosh Hazel, two of my favorite things..purple and snowmen! I absolutely love your card. Thanks for entering the Catch the Bug Challenge this week. Good luck in the prize drawing and I hope you'll join us again.

  26. Lovely card, tanks for joining us at TPS ths week.
    Hugs Debs

  27. lovely card! those colors are ♥FABULOUS♥ i adore the snowmen and those spangly sparkly silver stars are AWESOME!!! :)

  28. Those snowmen are so cute. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.

  29. Great card you are going to be very organised come christmas...

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  30. Such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  31. This is just gorgeous Hazel.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles

  32. Love the colour combo Hazel, gorgeous card. thanks for joining us at CCWS. Carol x

  33. What a wonderful surprise of color! Great accomplishment to use all those challenges - bravo!

  34. I love seeing holiday cards in non-traditional colors. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining our challenge this week at For Fun Challenges!

  35. Cute !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Christmas in June challenge...
    Sorry i am late with my comment
    Choccy x

  36. Oh so cute, thanks for playing at the Bug this week.

  37. Oh this is SO sweet. I love the combination of papers and colors these are just PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge for our July Anything Goes Challenge!!, Good Luck! I hope you'll join us again.

  38. Such a cute image and I love all the purple!!! So pretty! So glad you joined us in this weeks challenge at Catch The Bug.

    :) Becky G

  39. A great creation in lovely colours! Thanks for playing along at Little Darlings this time, hope to see you again at our next challenge!
    Hugs, Lena K

  40. Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug for our Anything Goes challenge. Hope to see you join in with our Clean and Simple Challenge this week as I'd love to see what you create for it.

  41. I love that you made your christmas card with un-tradtional colors. It's so fun! Great job on your challenges and thanks for joining us at the OCC this week!

  42. Cabaret! "The Adorables" is what comes to mind ;-) Love your card.

  43. what a cute card hazel!
    thanks for joining us at creative friday!

    xx janina


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