Saturday 1 October 2011

CHNC challenge 40: for a male

How the weeks go by - who would believe that it's time for another challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog and that we are now up to week 40! Time to get serious with making those Christmas cards, so, if you haven't yet joined in, why not go over there and take a look and start to build up some Christmas cards before it gets to the silly season!

So for challenge 40 I'm asking for Christmas cards for males - men or boys, you choose. And this week, as it's the first Saturday in the month, there will be a prize for a randomly picked winner - details on the Christmas blog.

I've chosen to make a card suitable to give to a man (although I'm sure that a lady would equally like to receive it). I cut the corners from an A4 piece of silver foiled deep grey card, joining in the middle and then covering this with the stitched ribbon. The image is an Anita's stamp that I've had for ages, simply inked with memento tuxedo black - this didn't come out too black, which is just right for the deep grey background. I mounted the image on some grey mirror card.

I'm entering this into these challenges:

One stop craft 151: just for men
St Luke's October: let's hear it for the boys
Jingle belles: peace on earth (peaceful scene)
Fab's big Christmas October: something shiny and/or snowflakes - lots of shiny foiling
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 9: Christmas songs - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas (but I'm not really!)
Simply create 53: older than six months (everything used is more than six months old)
Oldie but a goodie 27: one for the boys - the stamp is well over six months old)
Little Claire 13: black and white
PaperPlay 39: white + one
Addicted to stamps: stitching
Celebrate the occasion 32: any occasion (must use ribbon)
Heart song inspirations 17: use ribbon and/or a tag
Gingerloft 25: vintage or distressed
Die cuttin' divas 34: shabby chic or vintage
Ribbon girl: jingle all the way to Christmas
Craft room: anything Christmas
Beary sweet 35: free for all - anything goes
Just Tracy's crafts: anything goes
Catch the bug: October anything goes
Southern girls 28: anything goes
Make all with love 13: anything goes
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 57: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 35: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 50: anything goes
Anything goes 50: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Digistamps4joy 28: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (this card will be among others sold at my sale next week to raise money for Tearfund)