Saturday, 20 August 2011

Christmas waves a magic wand

I wasn't going to do any crafting today, but couldn't resist making a quick card. As it's my birthday we've had pizza delivered, with garlic bread and potato wedges and we had some wine ... and now I'm full! Just having a bit of a break before settling down to watch Casualty. We were going to go out, but things have been topsy turvy here this week because we're having our bath replaced with a shower unit and there were some unexpected hitches with the work- hoping they will finish it by Monday or Tuesday.

Anyway, back to the card. I chose a quote topper that was part of a QVC kit a couple of years ago - this is for ABC Christmas: Q for quote plus an image (hope the squares count).

The background paper and square motifs in the corners were from a magazine from a Nancy Watts collection.

This is another card for my CHNC challenge 34.

I used the sketch for Corrosive 129:

Colours are for Jay Gee's nook challenge 10: photo inspiration:

This is also for:

Christmas inspirations 31: clean and simple
Totally papercrafts 80: Christmas in August
Meljen 72: sparkles, shine and glitter
Tanda teaser 178: monochrome
Sukkersott 133: monochromatic
Paper and such: sentiment as main focal point
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Poodles parlour: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes


  1. Oh wow, what a beautiful Christmas card.
    Have a very Happy Birthday Hazel ... I'm liking the sound of pizza and wine!

  2. Gorgeous card, thank you for participating in my Xmas challenge. X Fab

  3. Great Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

  4. Wow what a lovely christmas card♥. Love it.

    Hugs Marita♫♫

  5. I love purple and silver together and to combine them in a Christmas card - sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Paper and Such!

  6. Happy Birthday Hazel! This is such a pretty Christmas card, love the quote. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

  7. Hi Hazel - lovely Christmas card - love the colours. I hope your bathroom gets fixed for you soon. I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

  8. Love these colors for a Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper and Such!

  9. Beautiful color combo for Christmas! So glad you joined us at Paper and Such!

  10. Happy Birthday... hope you had a lovely day, and what a stunning christmas card!

    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.

  11. a belated happy birthday hazel,hope you had a wonderful day
    fab card ,love the sentiment and purples,thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
    tracey x

  12. hi again ,thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour too
    tracey x

  13. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the purple and the shine :D
    Thanks very much for playing along with our sketch challenge at Corrosive, hope to see you again doon :D

  14. Just GORGEOUS! Love the textures and colors! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

  15. This is gorgeous. I love the purple and silver together. The sentiment is nice. THanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

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

  17. Gorgeous card Hazel such beautiful details.

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

  19. Beautiful card Hazel! nice colors. TFS with us at paper Playtime.
    Zulma DT

  20. Another beautiful creation! I love the blue and silver. :) Janis Paper Playtime DTM

  21. This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.

  22. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at The Poodles Parlour. Good luck.

    Elke XX

  23. Such a beautiful christmas card Hazel!! Lovely textures:-))

    Thanks for joining us at Sukkers√łtt.
    Good luck!!

    A belated happy birthday to you also!! Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Hugs, Astrid:-))

  24. I just love the colors on this with the silver! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You GOT" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  25. Beautiful card Hazel!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Chalenge!
    Helen x

  26. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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

  28. Great Christmas card! thanks for playing along with us again ... Ange

  29. Hi Hazel!...and belated happy birthday for last week!...I'm 2 weeks behind on Casulty now...just got back from hols...the wifi was awful so..I'm really behind on postings etc...etc...Hope you had a lovely day with John!

    Your card is really classy....thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser!

  30. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey!


  31. Fantastic card! Great take on the Quote Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one for you tomorrow! We hope you will play along again.
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


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