Friday 4 November 2011

November Chrysanthemums

Having left last week's Daring cardmakers challenge till the last evening, I decided I would do today's challenge on the first day rather than leave it.

So this is for DCM Chrysanthemum challenge - it is the flower of the month for November and also is in celebration of DCM's birthday as they move into their 6th year - way to go!

I used the sketch for Clean & Simple 165:

Colours are for Some odd girl nouveau challenge - they shared this beautiful inspiration photo:

The yellow papers - four or five different patterns - are unknown (I think I received them in a swap ages ago). I distressed all edges with spiced marmalade DI. The flowers are made from three different sets and sizes of nesties mixed up with American crafts pearl brads, glittered ribbon and gold foiled sentiment (sorry about the flash glare) from stash.

This is also for:

Crafty Ann 53: floral frenzy
Sketchy colors 91: yellow and black
Sentimental Sundays 79: birth flowers (for a November birthday)
Create me pink 3: flower challenge
Craft your passion 82: bingo - I chose flowers, free and bling
Gingerloft 28: bingo - I chose ribbon, glitter and flowers
Crafty ribbons 5: bingo - I chose dies, flowers and ribbon
Bows n berries 13: clean and simple
Crafty Ann 52: clean and simple
Cardmakin mamas 32: cut it out - die cuts
Divas by design 14: use metal (brads)
Meljen 83: use brads
PanPastel UK 6: distress it
Pink elephant 123: distressing
Creatalicious 27: distress your edges
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: monochromatic (can add a pop of colour) + ribbon
Paper players 70: anything goes fall theme
Crafty catz 107: anything goes
Freshly brewed 71: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes (plus a bit of bling)
Ribbon carousel 27: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 55: anything goes
Paper playtime 59: anything goes
Pollycraft 117: anything goes


  1. this clean and simple card is absolutely striking!

    love this style so much!

    GREAT take on the sketch!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the layered flowers. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

  3. Hi Hazel, you have entered two cards in to the PanPastel challenge blog this week (both lovely) unfortunately the challenge rules now state that you may only have one entry I therefore must ask you to please remove one of them from the challenge. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog both cards are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  4. Nice card Hazel. I like the colour too.

  5. Pretty C & S card! Great Job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  6. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SOG. :)

  7. A gorgeous card

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon

  8. This is a lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining the Pollycraft challenge this week.

  9. Lovely card Hazel...your flowers are fabulous, so effective.

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday' this week.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. This is lovely and so unusual Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  11. This is lovely and so unusual Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  12. Pretty. Love the flowers and that bg paper. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

  13. What a gorgeous card, those flowers are lovely. Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox, I wish you the best of luck and I hope to see you there again soon.

  14. this is fabulous, thank you for playing with The Pink Elephant's Distressing Challenge! JOY DT

  15. Lovely card! Lovethe layers. Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!!

  16. very pretty love the color!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel

  17. Wow, this is very elegant and beautiful!!
    Thank You for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
    Hugs, Marianne:)

  18. Stunning card!!! Love the dimensions of your flowers. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


  19. A beautiful card, thanks for joining in at PanPastel uk xxx

  20. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

  21. Very elegant card.
    Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!

    :) Gale
    (come by my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories' scrapbook software!

  22. This is so pretty Hazel! The graduating circles remind me a little of the sun. Very happy and bright for a birthday card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.

  23. This is brilliantly designed and I love the colors too! Perfect for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week, hope you join us again today for our new Wedding Challenge and good luck!
    Tammy Louise
    PW if you collect candy, visit here

  24. This is so elegant!
    Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  25. Gorgeous card Hazel :-) I love the interpretation of the photo and sketch ,,, lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  26. Lovely card Hazel, thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  27. Hi Hazel, such an elegant card. Lovely colour and layout. Thank you for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

  28. Such a lovely card and thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. xxx

  29. Beautiful card! I like the color & your flowers. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays - "Birth flower Challenge".

  30. Wow! This card is gorgeous and it's a perfect compliment to the inspirational photo! What a great job, Hazel!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
    Warm Hugs,

  31. Wowza, this is one stunning card!! Thanks for joining for the "Anything Goes" monthly challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog.


  32. What a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  33. Great card with those "flowers" - love them! Thanks for participating in our challenge

    La Vikinga, Crafty Ribbons

  34. Your flowers are very pretty Hazel. I love the colour and using different layers. Thanks for playing with us at DCM this week.

    Zuz. x x

  35. Love how these flowers POP! They look so snazy! love em!

    Thanks for joining us in our FLOWER challenge :)

    If you are not following us already, please do!


  36. Hazel a gorgeous card you have made. It’s perfect for our challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

  37. Beautiful card Hazel...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  38. Love how you've created your flowers, such a pretty card. Gorgeous colour love the glitter ribbon too. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

  39. Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  40. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing 'Bingo' with us at GingerLoft Challenges!

    (Come to my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories suite 2' by Polaroid.

  41. Very nice, thanks for playing along with CMM!

  42. I love your clean and simple style! Such a wonderful card.
    Thank you for playing along with us at allways something creative!

  43. very sparkly, vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.

  44. Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries CAS challenge!

  45. Super card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x


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