Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sending Christmas cheer

I don't usually make batches of cards that are virtually the same (except when I make packs to sell for Tearfund), but time was running out and I needed to make another five cards, so I used the lovely Papermania bauble decoration stamp inking it up with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver on to navy blue card which was then mounted on to silver mirri card and mounted on to a lighter blue base card. You'll notice that one of the cards has a different greeting stuck over where the others are stamped with 'Christmas cheer' - this is because the stamping was a bit feint so I decided to cover it up.

These are for:

Colour create 86: blue and silver with the option of embossing (I used heat embossing)
Papercraft star 75: a bell or an ornament
CCEE 1150: Christmas ornament
Glitter geeks 28: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 4: embossing
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
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
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
Little red wagon 111: another Christmas challenge
Stamptacular 142: Christmas glitz
Sunday stamper 184: Christmas
Inkspirations 100: Christmas
The stamping boutique 21: no traditional Christmas colours
Aud sentiments 43: more winter holiday sentiments
Cutie pie 7: use a sentiment
Prairie fairy Fridays 68: holly jolly Chrisstmas (no red or green)
Stampin' with the dagon: Christmas bling
Drunken stampers 80: glittery holiday
One crazy stamper December: Christmas/holiday theme
The artistic stamper creative team December: Christmas
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Simply create too 2: embossing
Hiding in my craft room 25: embossing technique
Crazy amigo: embossing


  1. Such a lovely Christmas Card! Very stunning! Thanks for sharing with Mark's Speedy the Cat's Challenge!

  2. Beautiful card Hazel, I usually make batches the same... saves time lol Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge ... Merry Christmas!!

  3. WOW! That metallic certainly does pop, doesn't it?! This is stunningly gorgeous! LOVE it! Beautiful work!!!

  4. Stunning cards! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Non-traditional colors challenge.

  5. Thanks for joining us once again, Hazel, at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog for our Merry Christmas Challenge. Your card is lovely, as always, and we're so pleased to have you. We appreciate loyal entrants like you, and your work is always a delight. Please continue to join us and show us your bneautiful cards.
    Karen - Design Team Member

  6. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous embossed cards with us at Simply Create Too.

    xoxo Marjo

  7. This is so elegant! The embossing looks great. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!


  8. Hazel, you are so bussy! Wow! Another beautiful card, its clean and simple and soo elegant.

    xoxo Clarissa

  9. oh this is beautiful! thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

  10. WOW...These are sutnning cards!!! Your heat embossing is so perfect! Thank you for joining us at Colour Create Challenge. :)

  11. Very striking cards, thanks for the inspiration on Creative Belli!!

  12. these are just so elegant. looks like you are still busy with those xmas card. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

  13. Gorgeous cards:) Thanks for joining us this week over at Cupcake crafts,and good luck x

  14. I love your cards. Very stunning!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.


  15. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing your card with us at Cutie Pie, good luck, cheers sue n x

  16. Great cards again Hazel,I love that stamp. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks x

  17. Very stylish cards. Love the bauble image.

    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.

    Edna x

  18. Love the silver embossing on really pops! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

  19. Oh Hazel I love these cards! Simply elegant! I'm always happy to see what you bring us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  20. Super card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On :)

  21. another stunning set of card. I love the colours that you used are very elegant.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week, I hope to see you on the next challenge.

  22. I think this is the most stunning set of cards you've made this year. Love them!

  23. This is a gorgeous design and the white on black is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at OSCC, hope to see your work again.

    Jo xxx

  24. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing with Speedy the Cats Friends.

  25. you busy bee you must have a spare room FULL of all these lovely cards,

    Thanks for joining us again at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,hugs Samantha

  26. Ohlala, this is stunning!! Simply LOVE it all :)

    Thanks for joining our "Christmas Glitz" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday last week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  27. Hello Hazel!
    Beautiful card!. Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts, Good Luck!

  28. Hazel, your silver embossed baubles look stunning on these beautiful cards. Nice fix on the faint stamp too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Christmas" challenge. ~ Rose

  29. So beautiful! Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Y is for Yipee Challenge!

  30. Elegant. Very nice. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew!

  31. Fabulous and quite elegant! Thanks for playing along with the Belli challenge- we hope to see you again!

  32. Beautifully elegant design.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

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

  34. I love how simple this is, yet elegant! Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage this Week!

    Merry Christmas,

  35. Very lovely classy cards. Thanks for joining our celebration over at the Paper Shelter. Merry X-mas!
    Love n hugs

  36. Very elegant card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys Merry Christmas challenge and good luck. Julie x

  37. Gorgeous elegant cards. Thanks for sharing them with us at Lexis creations. Sharon x

  38. stunning cards
    thanks for playing along @ The Paper Shelter

  39. Just beautiful - very elegant!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly Images' "Show us what you got" challenge this week!
    luv n huggz for a most Blessed Christmas!
    Jen Leeflang

  40. oh that stamp is just *GORGEOUS* what a fabulously elegant set of cards!!!

  41. Gorgeous set of cards Hazel, love the stamp. Thanks for joining us at CFAS and Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  42. Love the embossing!! Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday!!

  43. gorgeous elegance. my embossing never turns out so neat like yours. :)
    thank you for playing in Speedy's challenge and may your holidays be filled with joy.

  44. Great colour combo and I just LOVE the image embossed in white on the brown! Thanks for joining us in our last Inkspirations challenge :)

  45. Very striking! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  46. Very stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at the Little Darlings Challenge blog. Happy Holidays, hugs, Angela

  47. what a gorgeous image! Thanks for sharing your creation with us on the CropStop challenge! :)

  48. Wonderful cards - I don't think my stamping would ever be that good! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  49. Stunning cards Hazel! Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

  50. Hi Hazel: I wanted to stop by and say hello, and let you know about a fun challenge blog. It's called Word Art Wednesday, and has a new challenge starting each Wednesday. Anything goes at this challenge blog. You're encouraged to use scripture or inspirational words in your projects. You are a wonderfully talented artist, and I know you love to join in the fun so I really hope you stop by and join us!

  51. Another gorgeous card! Such a pretty Card! Ideal for the Cutie Pie Challenge! Thank you for Playing again! Woo x

  52. Beautiful set of cards! Thanks for joining in on the OCS December challenge.
    ~ rubber hugs ~


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