Saturday, 20 August 2011

CHNC challenge 34: Christmas birthday or 'anything goes'

It's time for another challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. Today is my birthday, so challenge 34 is a bit different to the norm. I usually ask you to make a Christmas card, but today you have a choice of making a card for a Christmas birthday or an 'anything goes' Christmas card.

We have a lot of family birthdays around the festive season, which means making a lot of birthday cards around Christmas time. So at least I've got one done early - perhaps I'll make one every week so that I don't have to do them all at the busiest time of the year.

For my easel card I've used BG wisteria papers, various flowers, buttons, ribbon and scalloped border. The image is one of my favourite Greetings Farm ones - wild sprouts 'sassy Suzi', coloured with copics.

I'm entering this into these challenges:

Bunny Zoe 15: easel cards
Fussy & fancy 1000 follower celebration challenge using the F & F blog colour scheme
Pixie cottage 83: big on birthdays
Anything goes 47: happy birthday
Spoon full of sugar 162: happy birthday
Tuesday throwdown 62: non-stamped sentiment
The crafty pad 134: cute n girly
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers
Stamptacular 124: fancy folds
Karen's doodles: fancy folds
I did it: a different shaped card
Mami doodles 32: shaped card
Farm fresh Friday: button it up
Papertake: eyes down, look in - I chose 'buttons, ribbon and FREE
Digi design house 12: recipe week 2 - 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers and 1 ribbon
Digi doodle shops best 72: a recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 backing papers and 3 buttons
Lexi 46: recipe - 1 image, 2 flowers, 3 papers
Ribbon girl: project that features ribbon
Crafty Ann 47: scallops and/or fancy borders
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Basic Grey 51: anything goes
Poodles parlour: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Stamp insanity 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes


  1. This is fabulous Hazel - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

  2. very cute lovely easel card! Very colorful!
    thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  3. Hi Hazel,
    An Absolutely Gorgeous card!!!! Love the adorable image, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so very beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  4. Such a sweet card Hazel, Chloe will love it! Thanks for playing along at THE CRAFTY PAD in our cute n girly challenge.

    Hugs, Ali x

  5. Hi
    Thak you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week, it's a very pretty card, unfortunately the recipe states just 2 backing papers and there appear to have been 3 used here, however if I am wrong please don't hesitate to let me know at,
    Ruth x

  6. Super cute card! I really love the colors!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  7. Happy Birthday Hazel!
    Love the papers you used! So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle!!

  8. Happy B'day Hazel! Thanks for sharing another cute card with us at Tuesday Throwdown. I love your coloring and the beautiful flowers you used.

  9. A lovely sweet card full of lovely sweet things! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. Hugs, Lesley

  10. Very cute easel card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie DT

  11. Super job! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

    DIANA L.

  12. Very cute card. So nice to have you with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  13. H hazel,
    This is such a great card. I love the pretty image and the beautiful colors. Thanks for joining CTO.

  14. Cute and colorful, thanks for joining CTO!

  15. Wonderful easel card, and such a cute image and clouring.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  16. What a great card...awesome. Thanks for playing along at CTO! ~Shen-DTM

  17. Fabulous creation - thank you for joining us at IDIC this week

  18. Beautiful card.

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


    Jo x

  19. very cute card. love it

    thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week, hope you join next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  20. What an adorable image with your pretty DP's, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  21. gorgeous card again Hazel, very lovely and your DP is gorgeous too
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

  22. Love your card:)thanks for playing with us and celebrate our 1000 followers at Fussy and Fancy

  23. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Nadias challenge this week

  24. cute as a button Hazel, thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
    Anne x

  25. Too stinkin' adorable! You did a great job with the easel card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

    Tracey - CTO DT member

  26. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

  27. A stunning card! Thanks for sharing at try it on tuesday

  28. Sweet card!
    Love the paper choices and your cute flower buttons!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  29. Hazel... Another beautiful card! I love that little girl! Your flower is wonderful! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  30. Fantastic creation. Thank you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week. xx

  31. She is bright, she is beautiful, and cheerful. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

  32. Very cute card! The colors are so pretty, and I love all the flowers you used. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

  33. Cute card! Oh, and Happy Happy Birthday, Hazel! Thanks so much for joining in our "Show Us What You Got/Anything Goes" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  34. Great card and wonderful colours. Thanks for playing with us at the Papercrafting Journey, good luck, blessings Hilde

  35. wonderful card!!! thanks for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

  36. Such cute colors and image for this birthday easel card. Thanks for joining us at CTO. -Yvette

  37. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Nadias challenge this week

  38. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl this month, we hope to see you again soon

  39. nice card and thanks for joining nadia's challenge
    greetings cristel

  40. This is so beautiful. Gorgeous design. I have worked for the plastic business cards ans this card inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.


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