Saturday 1 October 2011

CHNC challenge 40: for a male

How the weeks go by - who would believe that it's time for another challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog and that we are now up to week 40! Time to get serious with making those Christmas cards, so, if you haven't yet joined in, why not go over there and take a look and start to build up some Christmas cards before it gets to the silly season!

So for challenge 40 I'm asking for Christmas cards for males - men or boys, you choose. And this week, as it's the first Saturday in the month, there will be a prize for a randomly picked winner - details on the Christmas blog.

I've chosen to make a card suitable to give to a man (although I'm sure that a lady would equally like to receive it). I cut the corners from an A4 piece of silver foiled deep grey card, joining in the middle and then covering this with the stitched ribbon. The image is an Anita's stamp that I've had for ages, simply inked with memento tuxedo black - this didn't come out too black, which is just right for the deep grey background. I mounted the image on some grey mirror card.

I'm entering this into these challenges:

One stop craft 151: just for men
St Luke's October: let's hear it for the boys
Jingle belles: peace on earth (peaceful scene)
Fab's big Christmas October: something shiny and/or snowflakes - lots of shiny foiling
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 9: Christmas songs - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas (but I'm not really!)
Simply create 53: older than six months (everything used is more than six months old)
Oldie but a goodie 27: one for the boys - the stamp is well over six months old)
Little Claire 13: black and white
PaperPlay 39: white + one
Addicted to stamps: stitching
Celebrate the occasion 32: any occasion (must use ribbon)
Heart song inspirations 17: use ribbon and/or a tag
Gingerloft 25: vintage or distressed
Die cuttin' divas 34: shabby chic or vintage
Ribbon girl: jingle all the way to Christmas
Craft room: anything Christmas
Beary sweet 35: free for all - anything goes
Just Tracy's crafts: anything goes
Catch the bug: October anything goes
Southern girls 28: anything goes
Make all with love 13: anything goes
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 57: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 35: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 50: anything goes
Anything goes 50: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Digistamps4joy 28: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (this card will be among others sold at my sale next week to raise money for Tearfund)


  1. You're right Hazel, it's perfect for a man, but - a lovely card for a gal too..I like the neat image, I do like a 'home at Christmas' theme!

  2. a wonderful card.
    thanks that you have participated the Challenge by Make all with Love.

  3. Gorgeous card Hazel :-) The image is beautiful and the black/white/silver is striking :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Hi Hazel .Love this beautiful card with its stunning colours , swirls and image .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

    When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.


  5. Lovely card, Hazel. The colour scheme is very striking but works very well.

  6. This card is absolutely adorable!!! An you were able to enter it into so many challenges!! Great! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  7. Beautiful card, Hazel. I love the stitched ribbon dividing it into quarters. Spectacular work on the image. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song this week. Hope to see you again.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  8. Love the imageHazel! Great male card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. Love that peaceful holiday scene ... wonderful masculine design ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  10. Smashing card Hazel, Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge and Good luck XOXO Zoe

  11. Wonderful job, thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! TFS!

  12. Lovely Hazel. It's very classy. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  13. Very beautiful and stylish Christmascard !! Thanks for joining us at ATS. Christa.

  14. Lovely card
    thank you for joining us this fortnight at DS4J
    Love Jan

  15. Its gorgeous Hazel. Thanks for sharing at C4E this week.

  16. A beautiful, elegant Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at ATSC - stitching challenge.
    hugs, Marlies

  17. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Creatalicious challenges.

  18. Love the elegance of this card...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge...Esther

  19. This is gorgeous Hazel, and so very striking! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  20. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at CTo.

  21. great different christmas card Hazel, as you say perfect for a man, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debix

  22. A fabulous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  23. Lovely card, love black and White together.trace x

  24. Lovely Christmas scene, great addition to my Xmas blog challenge. X Fab

  25. So the scene and the BG ..beautiful !Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot !

  26. This is such an elegant card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

  27. What a super Christmas card - really strong colour - lovely. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

  28. What a lovely card...And thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck,.

    Caz...DG4J DT

  29. A very striking card Hazel. Thanks for playing along at An Oldie But A Goodie this week. Hugs, Claire x

  30. Such a stunning card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  31. what a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our anything goes challenge. :-) Amy

  32. Oh Hazel, this is really stunning!! Thanks for joining us for our Use Ribbon and/or a Tag challenge on Heart Song Inspirations. ~chris

  33. What a great Christmas card Hazel! Love it. Thanks for playing at Just Tracys. Jill

  34. Fabulous card fits the challenge perfectly (i'm not wishing for a white christmas either)thanks for joining us at SCC this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx

  35. what an amazingly ♥DRAMATIC♥ and totally beautiful holiday card! i don't think i've ever done anything that was entirely charcoal and silver... but i certainly will from now on because it's GORRRRRGEOUS!!! (wow!)

  36. Beautiful card Hazel and you are right this could be for a male or female..thank you for your continues support over at St Lukes charity card challenge.


  37. lovely card! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  38. Beautiful card Hazel, , thanks for joining us at SCCB.

    hugs Suze xxx

  39. Beautiful and stylish card,
    thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  40. Very striking card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at AOBG this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  41. Fabulous card and gorgeous background. Thanks for joining in with the Just Tracy's challenge.

  42. Super card Hazel. Thanks for joining us again at St Lukes.
    Lynne xxx

  43. Really pretty card, beautiful image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO, hope to see you again next week :)

  44. Lovely black and white card!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  45. Love the card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    xx Ellie

  46. A beautiful Christmas card, thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  47. Love this gorgeous winter scene!

    Thank you for playing Party Time Tuesdays with us. It's always fun to see new faces! :)Peggy

  48. Wow, this is beautiful. Very classic and perfect for a male. Great job! Thanks for entering our Free for Fall challenge at the Beary Scrap! Good Luck!

    Jamie :)
    Beary Scrap DT

  49. What a lovely creation with adorable details. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.

    Hugs Ute85

  50. Thanks for joining us over at Just Tracys and sharing your creation

    Karen K

  51. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….
    Hugs Michi

  52. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  53. Great card, Hazel and I love the way you've set it out.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen x

  54. Wonderful card Hazel! Love everything about it!

    Thanks for joining us at Simply Create "More than 6 moths old" challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  55. Always enjoy seeing what people create when the theme is Anything Goes as the variety is astounding. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug for this weeks challenge. Maybe you’d like to join us this week for a spooky challenge???

  56. Fabulous card,great image and colours..... Thanks for joining us at Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge,hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  57. A lovely elegant card Hazel. Thanks for joining Fashionable Stamping's vintage challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  58. Great masculine Christmas card!
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  59. Very nice! Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!


  60. This is a wonderful christmas card for a guy :)Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
    Jenny x


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