Saturday 10 December 2011

CHNC challenge 50: traditional Christmas

Well, another week has passed and we're one more big step nearer to Christmas Day ... only just over two weeks when my CHNC challenge 50 goes live and probably less than that when you are reading this.

For this week my challenge is traditional Christmas, whatever that means to you. You might want to concentrate on traditional colours or include 'traditional' items on your card - holly, Christmas tree, snowmen, snowflakes, festive food ... whatever you think of as traditional.

My card was made from Anna Griffin papers and 3D embellishment, plus the circle silver foiled sentiment - the red paper has flocked leaves that make it a lovely touchy-feely card.

Colours are for Cupcake inspirations 139:

This is also for:

2 sisters 69: Christmas
Allsorts 133: it takes two (red and green)
CES 65: a traditional Christmas
One stop craft 161: traditional Christmas colours
Heart song inspirations 27: Christmas and/or red, green and white
Kaboodle 96: colours of Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Create me pink 5: Christmas colours
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas (still using up old stock of Anna Griffin papers etc)
My mum's craft shop 35: traditional Christmas
The paper variety: inspired by a Christmas song - The holly and the ivy
Penny's 68: merry Christmas
Joan's gardens 13: show us your Christmas card, anything goes
Moving along with the times 127: last minute Christmas
Paper-crafting journey: Christmas challenge
Crafty Ann 55: Christmas bingo - I chose the bottom line: red, green, gold or silver
Our craft lounge 95: a clean & simple holiday
Phindy's Friday 85: clean and simple
Polka doodles 49: quick Christmas card
Unstampabelles 6: Christmas + bonus: stickers
ABC Christmas: Y is for yippeee!! anything Christmassy goes
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Raise the bar 86: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cupcake craftroom December: traditional Christmas
Jingle belles: wrapping it up
Meljen 88: use green - a little or a lot
Cute card Thursday 194: anything goes
Crazy challenge 96: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes


  1. Lovely card Hazel, truly traditional. My word, you joined a lot of challenges with that!

  2. beautiful! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

  3. Hi Hazel, Ah this is a super card, Thanks for joining in our last minute Christmas Challenge on MAWTT, Hazelxoxo

  4. Lovely poinsettia card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  5. Oh so pretty Hazel....I really like that Holly background. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

  6. A great card Hazel and super take on the inspiration.

    Thank you so much for joining my ‘It Takes Two’ theme at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

    B x

  7. Absolutely lovely Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  8. Really pretty card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. What a lovely card is this - Great design! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge. Have a great weekend, Dominique

  10. Fab background papers Hazel.

    Crafty Boots DT

  11. so stunning!!!

    Phindy's Place DT

  12. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

  13. Beautiful traditional card Hazel, just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom and MAWTT this week. Pami x

  14. wonderful Poinsettia
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Last Minute Christmas
    Good luck
    Lisa x

  15. Just lovely! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Have a great week.


  16. This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  17. Really classy card, thanks for joining us at MMCS for our Traditional Christmas challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  18. Very elegant card in beautiful colours and thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

  19. Hello Hazel,

    What a gorgeous card, very classy and so traditional. Thank you for entering this into the Allsorts Challenge. Good Luck! Jo

  20. This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  21. Lovely card, I so like those backing papers. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  22. Gorgeous card Hazel, you did a fabulous job.
    Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles
    Anne x

  23. Beautiful card. Great DT. Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


  24. Beautiful card Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place!

  25. A pretty card! Very Christmasy! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Belli Challenge! Please stop by and play with us again! Our next challenge is "Christmas Cards" on the 21st! One last card before that big day!
    Merry Christmas!
    Belli Challenge DT Coordinator & Owner

  26. Love the red foil holly designer paper. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge of Green.

  27. Another fantastic card, Hazel! Thanks for joining us again at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  28. Your getting like Oliver! thehehee MORE!!!!!!! tehhehee another fab card, hugs Samantha :0)
    ABC Christmas Challenge


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