Saturday 10 September 2011

CHNC challenge 37: swirls

The weeks are going by at an alarming pace - it's time for another challenge on my CHNC blog. For challenge 37 I'm asking you to use swirls on your cards. Please click on the link for the challenge to read what this is all about - and it would be lovely if you made a card and entered it for us all to see. There are lots of you who have been making Christmas cards for weeks (even months), but I suspect there are some of you reading this who have yet to start them - why not begin with this challenge?

For my card I stamped randomly with a Dawn Bibby Personal Impressions stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with red metallic powder. I then added some rhinstone gems on to the end of the swirls.

The central nestie shape was cut from a piece of glittered card rescued from a Christmas cracker a couple of years ago, topped with the stamped image 'jolly Santa' by Hero Arts with just his face and hat coloured with copics.

(Sorry about the quality of the photo - I really should get my card made in daylight - will replace if I can get a better shot.)

I'm entering this for the following challenges:

ABC Christmas: R is for recycling and rhinestones (or ribbons)
Winter wonderland: Santa Claus is coming to town
Scrapbook sisters 51: ho ho ho
Christmas crafting 3: Christmas sparkle
Scrap-card 11: Christmas
Samuel Taylors September Christmas card using any rubber stamp (prize of four Prima paper pads)
Christmas cards all year round September: everything is more than a year old
Crafty ribbons 1: festive cheer in September
Crafty creations 135: anything but a square
Created by hand: hurricane/swirls - no hurricane (only outside!), just swirls
PaperPlay 36: use two or more stamped images
Do you stack up 36: texture (the glittered recycled card from the Christmas cracker)
The paper shelter 30: embossing of any kind
The stamp man 31: monochrome - white and one other colour you love to use
Pile it on 36: B for ... bling
Whoopsi Daisy: let's bling it
Delightful: bling it!
Little red wagon 97: use a die cut
Crop stop 36: spellbinders die cuts
Stamptacular 127: the sky's the limit
Stamp something: something to say goodbye 'anything goes' (sadly, their last challenge)
Stamp dreams 97: anything goes
Creative card crew: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes + option: shaped card


  1. He's a lot of fun Hazel..I thought he was in a box frame of some sort until I adjusted my eyes!

  2. Great card - love the swirl pattern
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  3. gorgeous card!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline SSC DT

  4. A beautiful card, love the image and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us this time at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

  5. Great card Hazel! Love all those swirls and sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  6. Sparkly, fun holiday card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge!

  7. super card, thanks for joining in with our first challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

  8. Stunning card hun. Unfortunately, you can only enter our Christmas Crafting challenge three times so this one isn't valid for the draw, but thanks for your earlier three entries. Gorgeous card Santa, he is fab!xx

  9. Beautiful card Hazel, love the swirls. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  10. Your card is WONDERFUL!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  11. Oooh, so pretty Hazel, love the frame around the image, just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at WHOOPSI DAISY and STAMP-N-DOODLE this week:)

  12. Beautiful card, thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week

  13. Hazel, this is a lovely shaped card x
    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  14. Gorgeous card - love the sparkle!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

    PS - I have candy on my blog if you're interested :0)

  15. Wonderful card. Love the shape and the swirls.Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)

  16. such a pretty creation and love the colors, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland,
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested:)

  17. Fab card Hazel, great stamping detail, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  18. Great take on the theme
    Thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

  19. A great lovely christmas card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter. Please do join us next week too.
    Love n hugs

  20. Lovely sparkling card with some wonderful colours. Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
    Hope to see you for our S challenge.
    Hugs Dorte

  21. Stunning card! Luv the bling! Thanks for playing at CCAYR!

  22. Great to see you Hazel, lovely card, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  23. Fab christmas card! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  24. Fab Xmas card and thanks playing along with TioT

  25. I love your shaped Christmas card, which reminds me I need to get busy, LOL! Thank you for joining in our CropStop challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  26. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  27. Adorable card :D Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge. Tenny.

  28. What a fabulous monochrome card.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  29. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Paper Play Challenges! Sure hope you join us again soon!

  30. This is beautiful... I love your Santa! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Texture Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  31. I love it Hazel. Such a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR and we sure hope to see you back soon (only 2 to go) with another wonderful creation. "Hugs" Carol

  32. Another FAB festive card!!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!

  33. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the SFCC xx

  34. Another fab card Hazel.

    Crafty Boots Team

  35. Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. Great swirly card! x

  36. i thought it is just a design but when i concentrate there was a Santa at the center.
    Plastic card
    Plastic Card printing


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