Saturday, 12 November 2011

CHNC challenge 46: whatever lights your candle

It's Saturday morning (well, it's actually Friday evening when I'm scheduling this, but you get my drift), so it's time for a new challenge on my CHNC blog. I want to say a big THANK YOU (and, yes, I am shouting - lol!) for the number of crafters who entered last week's challenge - good to see so many getting into the festive spirit!

For this week my challenge is whatever lights your candle. Now, you can either take this literally and include a candle on your card or perhaps another form of light - a star, a lantern, a lamp post ... or you can take the phrase to mean 'whatever you like', which should give you plenty of freedom! The main thing is to get on and make those Christmas cards.

I've made a set of five cards which is good for Clare's challenge for the Christmas card gang (you can see the list on my sidebar). Clare has asked us to create a set of Christmas cards with a minimum of 4 (I apologise that I'm early with my cards, but perhaps it's better to be early than late). I've made 5 because I sell packs of 5 for charity and have one more craft fair coming up soon.

I've used a Papermania candles stamp for my five cards, stamping with versamark and heat embossing with black detail powder, colouring with copics, mounting on to gold 7 x 5 card blanks and adding a gold greeting.

I'm also entering these into the following challenges:

Crazy amigo: swirls
Corrosive 136: with a flourish
Wags n whiskers 67: Christmas themed
Papertake: first Christmas
Top tip Tuesday 59: anything Christmas
I did it 80: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Sunday stamper 179: the first Noel - Christmas
There she goes 129: holiday projects
Mami doodles 37: Christmas
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Stamping scrapping challenge central: Christmas - happy holidays
Christmas stampin all year long: never seen ink (I bought this stamp while I was on holiday and this is the first time I've used it)
Do you stack up 45: inspired by a song - 'Christmas candles' sung by Bing Crosby
2 sisters 65: anything goes
Stampavie and more 155: anything goes
Freshly brewed 71: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 32


  1. What pretty cards Hazel, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  3. Lovely set, love the gold bases!

  4. Very pretty Hazel! You make me feel so lazy! LOL!
    Thanks for linking up again at MIM!
    Rene :D

  5. Lovely cards, Hazel . You won't have any trouble selling these!

  6. Gorgeous set Hazel!

    Thats two of you already done, well done you!

    Keryn x

  7. what an early bird you are Hazel...and a lovely set of cards for Clares challenge.....well done hugs Margaret

  8. How do you do it woman, these are just amazing. Love the gold background card. had that stamp set in my hand today to buy then changed my mind...drat!! They look gorgeous. Hugs

  9. Oh WOW....gorgeous creations...remind me of traditional, old-fashioned Christmas cards...absolutely beautiful!

  10. These are beautiful Hazel. You can never get started too soon on Christmas cards.
    They are over the top gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

  11. Oh How Beautiful! these are so rich and elegant! the embossing adds so much!
    So glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

  12. HI Hazel

    Wonderful cards - just love the image and the colour combination.


    Take care.

    Hazel x

  13. Lovely Christmas've inspired me to get started on mine! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  14. I don't know where you get all the time to make your cards Hazel. These ones are gorgeous. Love the gold. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and 2 Sisters this week. Annette xx

  15. Wow you have been busy, love the luxurious look to these cards with all that gold, thanks for taking part over on Mami Doodles, good luck x

  16. More beautiful cards, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at PTW!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. Hazel, I really like the gold on these cards! The black embossing really adds depth, and it's my favorite! I'm going to check out your challenge blog - and I hope you'll create with us agian at Frosted Designs!

  18. Beautiful cards Hazel! Love that gold. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  19. Your subject of creating card is totally unique. I never found a single card in this topic in my blog tour. In short, You did a great job on this card. For me it is inspirational.
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  20. Gorgeous cards Hazel and I love your colouring.

  21. Great cards, loving to see gold and trad colours! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  22. Hi Hazel! What beautiful cards! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  23. Lovely cards, Hazel!
    I'm so glad you joined us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  24. Great set of cards, beautiful image. thanks so much for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde

  25. Love that image

    kitten - DYSU team

  26. Great set of cards Hazel
    Thanks again
    Tara x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  27. Beautiful cards! I LOVE that gorgeous image and all of the gold! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

  28. Super cute project!! I love how you used embossing on it.

    Thanks for playing with us over at Frosted Designs!

    Erin R

  29. Great cards !!! Hope you have got your stuff back in your room now !!!

  30. Well done Hazel, a super set of cards. Good luck for the candy draw tomorrow. Big hugs Clare xxx

  31. Hi Hazel! You have created a very elegant set of holiday cards! I love them!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long, "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl


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