Saturday 12 November 2011

CHNC challenge 46: whatever lights your candle

It's Saturday morning (well, it's actually Friday evening when I'm scheduling this, but you get my drift), so it's time for a new challenge on my CHNC blog. I want to say a big THANK YOU (and, yes, I am shouting - lol!) for the number of crafters who entered last week's challenge - good to see so many getting into the festive spirit!

For this week my challenge is whatever lights your candle. Now, you can either take this literally and include a candle on your card or perhaps another form of light - a star, a lantern, a lamp post ... or you can take the phrase to mean 'whatever you like', which should give you plenty of freedom! The main thing is to get on and make those Christmas cards.

I've made a set of five cards which is good for Clare's challenge for the Christmas card gang (you can see the list on my sidebar). Clare has asked us to create a set of Christmas cards with a minimum of 4 (I apologise that I'm early with my cards, but perhaps it's better to be early than late). I've made 5 because I sell packs of 5 for charity and have one more craft fair coming up soon.

I've used a Papermania candles stamp for my five cards, stamping with versamark and heat embossing with black detail powder, colouring with copics, mounting on to gold 7 x 5 card blanks and adding a gold greeting.

I'm also entering these into the following challenges:

Crazy amigo: swirls
Corrosive 136: with a flourish
Wags n whiskers 67: Christmas themed
Papertake: first Christmas
Top tip Tuesday 59: anything Christmas
I did it 80: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Sunday stamper 179: the first Noel - Christmas
There she goes 129: holiday projects
Mami doodles 37: Christmas
St Luke's November: Christmas is coming
Stamping scrapping challenge central: Christmas - happy holidays
Christmas stampin all year long: never seen ink (I bought this stamp while I was on holiday and this is the first time I've used it)
Do you stack up 45: inspired by a song - 'Christmas candles' sung by Bing Crosby
2 sisters 65: anything goes
Stampavie and more 155: anything goes
Freshly brewed 71: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 32