Saturday, 17 December 2011

CHNC challenge 51: Anything goes

Would you believe that we're only just over a week away from Christmas Day?! And it's time for challenge 51 on my CHNC blog. This week's challenge can only be 'anything goes', to give you the opportunity to show any of those last-minute cards that you are still making. Or perhaps you've made some recently, but not had time to blog and show them - now's the time to do so.

I've actually made a lot of cards in the last couple of weeks - I took photos of most of them, but haven't had time to blog them. I made two black and gold cards a few days ago and managed to get photos taken outside, but had to take them at strange angles because of the reflection on the gold mirror card.

The black and gold card on the first one is Kanban and the holographic gold trees on black on the second one was recycled from a card I received last year. The little black and gold trees were part of a QVC kit a couple of years ago and the glittered ribbon was from Hobbycraft.

And I made these yesterday, using more of the Kanban black and gold card, strips of black gems from Poundland and larger versions of the trees, this time adorned with Anna Griffin bows.

I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Mark's finest papers Speedy the cat's challenge 86: make a Christmas card
One stop craft 162: Christmas sparkle
Pile it on 49: bling it up
Cupcake 172: don't look at the light
Hooked on craft 14: Christmas - anything punched or diecut
Craft room: die cuts and punches
Paper pretties Monday challenge: use ribbon
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: ribbon
Really reasonable ribbon 38: anything goes & ribbon
Pretty little ribbon 5: Christmas with a bow
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green
Crop stop 50: unique and non traditional
Scrapbook sisters card challenge 64: two colours
4 crafty chicks 68: Christmas
Joan's gardens 14: quick Christmas card
Crafts and me 65: Christmas
Friendship's garden 6: anything goes Christmas
Little darlings 13: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Allways something creative 20: merry Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas
Penny's 68: merry Christmas
Paper-crafting journey: Christmas challenge
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
Jingle belles: wrapping it up
The paper shelter: it's a celebration - Christmas
Crafty boots: Christmas
Lollipop crafts 61: happy holidays
Victorine 23: Christmas
The pixie cottage 100: anything goes Christmas style
Crafting for all seasons 16: Christmas
Divas by design 17: merry Christmas
Little red wagon 111: another Christmas challenge
The sisterhood of crafters: Christmas (celebrate the holidays)
The paper variety: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Prairie fairy Fridays 68: holly jolly Christmas (no red or green
Meljen 89: no rectangle cards


  1. Lovely cards, Hazel! Thank you so much for joining us again at Friendship's Garden! Becky

  2. How lovely. I like those Hazel.

  3. They all look great Hazel. You certainly have been busy making last-minute Christmas cards!

  4. Oh gorgeous card love your image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  5. What a wonderful christmas work.
    Wish you a great time and hope we will see you again next year.

    xoxo Clarissa

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

  7. This is a LOVELY Christmas card. That gold and black is stunning! Kanban is a nice product! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mark's Speedy the Cat;s Challenge!

  8. Such a lovely elegant shiney card :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts this week and good luck x

  9. How pretty Hazel!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene ;D

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  11. Gorgeous cards hun, love the black n gold!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. WOWZA! These are gorgeous Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  13. Beautiful set of cards Hazel, thank you for sharing them with us at Craft-room challenge. Good luck. Nikki DT

  14. What a lovely Holiday decor project. Love your color choices&design! Great take on the challenge!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

  15. Gorgeous cards! Love the black and gold together.

  16. Gorgeous cards! Love the black and gold together so stunning, definitely catches the eye.
    thanks for playing with us at the Belli challenge. Hope to see you next challenge

  17. Fabulous cards! Love that metallic paper! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'Holly Jolly' challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

  18. This is really pretty! Love the Christmas Sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  19. A gorgeous creation, I love all the sparkles. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  20. very pretty thanks for joining in at PCJ
    Jacki xx

  21. Gorgeous cards, Hazel, very elegant! Your black and gold combo is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  22. Such beautifully elegant Christmas cards Hazel! I love the black and gold. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  23. What a gorgeous card, Hazel! I love the richness of it. The tree is gorgeous as are the chandeliers! You did a lovely job, and thanks for playing along at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  24. Always a gorgeous card from you Hazel. You have wowed me again

    Wishing you a merry and safe Christmas from all of us at Frosted Designs


  25. Those are beautiful!!! I love the gold!! Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday!!

  26. Gorgeous set of Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  27. wow hazel, more wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at TPS

  28. Very pretty card, Hazel!

    Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs!  Hope to see you again soon!

    ~ Di, Meljen's Senior DT Member

  29. I don't know what Kanban is but your card is very pretty. Love the gold and black. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  30. Another lovely card Hazel, Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  31. So very lovely and elegant, wonderful cards Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week!

  32. all of your cards are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing them with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  33. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks again, Hazel! These cards are gorgeous!

  34. Hi Hazel,
    Thank you for checking me out from MIM, and for your invite to post on your Christmas blog. I did post most of my recent Christmas cards. I still have a few I did not blog. I am joining your challenge site an I hope I get a chance to participate as 2012 rolls in.
    Your Christmas cards are very elegant and beautiful. I love your style!

  35. Love the variety and progression of the cards you made, and especially the color scheme you chose! Glitter ribbon and satin bows are beautiful! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

  36. Great idea - glad you stuck with the color theme. Very pretty! Thank you for joining in the fun at!

  37. Just beautiful! Thank you for playing with us this week at The Paper Variety!

  38. This is gorgeous! Love the black and gold! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our anything goes challenge! :-) Amy

  39. Holy smokes!!!These are just to die for. Such elegance! Thanks for playing with us at Crafts and Me`s Christmas challenge. Merry Christmas to you! Hugs...Mona

  40. Just beautiful Hazel!
    Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs for our Christmas challenge,
    Hugs, Kelly

  41. What beautiful designing. thank you for playing in Speedy's challenge and may your holidays be filled with joy.

  42. fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us on the CropStop Challenge! :)

  43. love the black and gold

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons and have a fab Christmas x

    Jen x

  44. That black and gold is very striking..very elegant cards..Thanks so much for joining our Craft room challenge and wishing you a Happy Christmas..Esther xx

  45. Lovely cards, Hazel! What a beautiful combination of colors =) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

  46. Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining our “No RECTANGLE Cards”challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  47. Omgosh these are all sooo Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons anything goes challenge with ribbon!!!

  48. Another FABULOUS card!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO! Happy Holidays!

  49. Another FABULOUS card! Thanks again for joining us at PIO!
    Happy Holidays!

  50. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  51. Very Pretty! Thanks for playing along in the RRR challenge! :-)


  52. I love this sophisticated look.


  53. Very elegant! My fave set so far!

    Thanks for joining our challenge over at FGCB!

    Dena Jones


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