Tuesday, 13 December 2011

I've been busy ...

... making lots more Christmas cards and still no time to blog them. I've managed to make forty in the last couple of days.

I thought it was about time I stopped and showed some of what I've been doing, so here goes.

Because I've needed to get a lot of cards done in a short time I decided to use a favourite Tin can mail stamp several times. To save time colouring in I stamped with memento cocoa bean on to various Basic Grey papers to give a bit of variation of colour. So I'm submitting these for Basic grey 59: anything goes.

The first three cards have the image stamped on to BG porcelain, with backgrounds of porcelain and also strips of My Mind's Eye paper:

For the next card the image is stamped on to a piece of BG pyrus and the background is pyrus and a strip of MME paper:

The next two cards feature BG cappella papers and Tim Holtz tissue tape (the second one has some MME paper too):

The image is stamped on to BG Indian summer for the next card and the background paper is DCWV:

For the next card the image was stamped on to a piece of BG lily kate; the background is a piece of card that was given to me and the ribbon with gems was from Hobbycraft. This card is for Paper pretties Monday challenge: use ribbon, Inky impressions 36: use ribbon, Timbro scrap mania 38: bow, Pretty little ribbon shop 5: Christmas with a bow:

BG urban priarie was used for the background of the stamp on the next card - background a mixture of the same star card as above and some more MME paper, with the addition of some Anna Griffin stitched ribbon:

These are also for the following challenges:

Crop stop 49: music is all around us - inspired by 'Hark, the herald angels sing ...'
2 sisters 69: Christmas
Creative card crew: tis the season
Creative Belli 132: winter and Christmas
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
Our craft lounge 95: a clean & simple holiday
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
Cute card Thursday 194: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Crafty boots: Christmas
Dream valley 22: Christmas
Sunday stamper 184: Christmas
Kaboodle 97: let's get together for the holidays
Flourishes timeless 148: opposites attract
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green (most of these cards)
Celebrate the occasion 43: Christmas - no red (most of these cards)
The stamping boutique 21: no traditional Christmas colours (most of these cards)
Lollipop crafts 61: happy holidays
Victorine 23: Christmas
My time to craft 168: vintage Christmas
Little red wagon 110: vintage Christmas
Paper and such: quick Christmas card - CAS and get it done in a hurry
The pixie cottage 99: last minute gifts and cards
Aud sentiments 43: more winter holiday sentiments
Crafty creations 147: card with a sentiment
Cutie pie 7: use a sentiment
Hanna and friends 123: winter card
One crazy stamper December: Christmas/holiday theme
Let's ink it up December 18: Christmas projects
Stamps R us: angels
Sweet stampin: things with wings
Jules always with a heart: Crafty snippet challenge 49 - all the MME paper pieces were snippets and some of the pieces of BG that were stamped on
Hiding in my craft room 24: super scraps Saturday


  1. Just gorgeous Hazel! Thanks so much for joining our "No Business Like SNOW Business" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  2. Fab cards Hazel... now, when you have done yours you can pop over and do mine if you fancy lol... so far I have made... ahem... 3!!!

    Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and The Artistic Stamper challenges x

  3. These are beautiful Hazel! You sure put out a lot of cards!!! Saw you on MIM and had to come see close ups!

  4. Wow, what a host of beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

  5. Hazel...These cards are all so gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck and Have a very "Merry Christmas"!


  6. Love how you used the same stamp but on many different cards......very nice!!! Thanks for playing along at SSCB!!! ;)

  7. a beautiful collection of cards and such a nice variety! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany

  8. Beautiful cards Hazel, great design. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU. Hugs Suzanne

  9. Your cards are stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

  10. hvor er den bare smuk

    100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring


  11. Gosh Hazel .. .. 40!!!!!! In a couple of days!!!

    You must be a working whirlwind!!

    Well done on getting so many done .. .. I love the image that you have used. This just goes to show how different cards can be even though they feature the same stamp.

    So many gorgeous backing papers and ribbons too!

    Your snippet mountain must surely be mega reduced now!!

    Thank you for sharing in the snippet playground again.

    Love Jules xx

  12. You're right, you have been busy! The traditional ones all look great but I really love the muted colours and simple stamping of this batch - great stuff!

  13. Wonderful vintage creations! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

  14. What a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at OCS.

  15. oh my you have been creatively busy .
    All beautiful .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  16. Beautiful sentiment card thanks for joining us at Cutie pie, good luck cheers sue n x

  17. Gorgeous cards love your images and fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

  18. Beautiful cards!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

  19. What a wonderful way to highlight the same image! Thank you for sharing your creativity and joining our challenge at cropstop.com

  20. Gorgeous cards!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  21. Lots of beautiful cards. Nice to see your image used so many different ways.
    Merry Christmas!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.


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  23. Woweee Hazel, you've certainly put me to shame !!!
    Your image is so beautiful and I love the gorgeous papers you have used.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey
    Heather xx

  24. Beautiful cards Hazel. thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs. Merry Christmas.
    Hugs Jackie

  25. wow thats alot of cards, great job, Thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  26. Beautiful cards. All the gold is fabulous! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  27. Those are all amazing!! I love the stamping onto the patterned paper. I'll have to try that out, so thanks for the great idea. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday!!

  28. Beautiful christmast cards:-))
    Thanks for joining us at Sukkersött.
    Good Luck!!

    Hugs Astrid:-)

  29. Wow!! All Christmas cards are so beautiful! I love how you changed the colors and papers for each card with using one image! Thank you so much for playing at the FTTC!

  30. wow yes you have been busy fab cards thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  31. sorry ment to say thanks for joining us at dream valley !!!
    hugs sara x

  32. Great job on our quickie challenge over at Paper and Such. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

  33. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT

  34. Wow! You have been busy! Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  35. great image for the CropStop Musical Challenge!

    Thanks for playing along! :)

  36. Gosh you have been busy! A lovely selection of cards.

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

  37. Beautiful cards Hazel, so different in many ways yet each with the same gorgeous stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  38. So many beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

  39. Great cards!! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  40. Wonderful cards Hazel! And every one looks so different despite using the same image - a terrific way to turn out a ton of cards, and use up snippets too! Still amazed at how many you made though! Di xx

  41. all are gorgeous Hazel, very pretty
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    TSB DT

  42. Love the idea of stamping onto the BP to create the coloured image. A good way to make batch cards without getting bored of the design
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
    Margaret :o)

  43. Wow Hazel ... you've been busy! These are all gorgeous and I love your image. Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley - have a great Christmas!

  44. what a lovely image and wonderful variety of cards you made! Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

  45. So nice! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  46. Each card looks GREAT! Thanks so much in participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  47. Lovely cards
    thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

  48. WOW!!! a lot of lovely card!!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.
    Hugs, Giò

  49. great cards, thanks for joining us at TPS

  50. Thanks for playing along with Aud Sentiments this challenge!!

  51. Beautiful job on all these cards! You've been a busy lady!
    Your recipients will love them!
    Thanks for joining us again at CTO!

  52. Very simple yet elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

  53. Very pretty!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  54. Beautiful set of cards! Sorry for my lateness in commenting and we so appreciate you joining us @ CTO for the Christmas challenge :)

  55. Nice set of card. Wonderful creation thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew challenge.

  56. Lovely variations on a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  57. oh my! so pretty!
    Thanks for entering our challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  58. Whew! You wore me out as soon as you said 40 cards! These are lovely!
    Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas Season challenge for Squirrel and Fox! Good luck!
    ♥ Lisabee
    Come visit my Crafting Blog!

  59. What a beautiful set of cards. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.


  60. Gorgeous Card! Thank you for playing at Cutie Pie Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Woo x

  61. All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots Challenge.



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