Saturday, 4 February 2012

CHNC challenge 58: use a die cut

It's very unusual for me, but until I prepared the Christmas card for today's CHNC challenge last night I hadn't done any crafting since last Sunday and have only blogged once during the week with my WOYWW post. If you saw that you will know that I've been spending time sorting out my computer, which had been neglected for far too long, resulting in documents, photos etc saved in all different places. I thought I was going to get this sorted in less than a day .... ha ha, not likely! I'm still trying to get on top of it. However, we have had a few hospital appointments for John this week, so life has been fairly busy apart from sorting out my computer.

So I was glad to make a card last night for my CHNC challenge 58 - this week the challenge is to use a die cut - either a shop-bought one or one that you have cut - so why not pop over there and join in - you'll be pleased that you started your Christmas cards early when it gets nearer to December - it amazes me that we are already into February.

For my card I've used some die cut glittered stars mounted on to a piece of English Paper company paper that was in my offcuts box. The organza ribbon with glittered trees was bought some time ago at a local market. I've kept the card clean and simple, so as not to overcrowd it.

I based this card on the sketch given for Fetch a sketch 16:

Colours are for:

For your inspiration 23, where this photo was given:

also for:
Christmas crafting 8: blue, silver and white
Winter wonderland: blue and white
Take time for you: blue/white
Crafting for all seasons: blue and white

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Crimbo crackers 8: no people or animals
Christmas inspirations 40: anything goes
Stamp, scrap & doodle: die cut or punches
Paper and such: card with non-traditional colours
Gingersnap GC134 spicy supply challenge: ribbon
Paper pretties 191: use ribbon or twine
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: ribbon and/or twine
All kinds of cards 46: stars
PanPastel UK 3: glitter and glitz
Robyn's fetish 92: sparkle and shine
The pixie cottage 106: clean and simple
Challenge up your life 64: monochrome
Allsorts 140: free and easy pt 1
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge: anything goes
Die cuttin' divas 50: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 65: anything goes
My craft spot 43: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 53: anything goes
Divas by design 20: anything goes
Craft us crazy 20: anything goes
Do you stack up 57: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
52 card pick up week 5
Inspire me Fridays 44
Make it Monday 74


  1. Great card Hazel, I love the script paper and your shiny stars.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  2. So pretty and sparkly! Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week--Pat N.

  3. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Oh Hazel, how clever! Gorgeous silver effect!

    Thanks for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J xxx

  5. Lovely card, I really like the shiny stars.

  6. Gorgeous CAS card Hazel, good idea to get ahead with those Christmas cards!
    Thanks for joining our Free and Easy challenge for February this week at Allsorts and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  7. Great card,love all the sparkle.
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  8. Great card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  9. Great card hun, love the layout!
    I hope life slows down for you soon & you get more time to craft!

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

  10. What a lovely sparkeling card - I love it! Thanks for stoping by and joining us at Kartenallerlei.
    Hugs Andrea

  11. Such a festive card - great work - thanks for playing at FYI!

  12. Great card! The stars and trees look lovely together. Good for you being so on the ball for Christmas already!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Challenge up your life ….
    Hugs Michaela

  14. Fab card Hazel - the stars are super shiny.
    Thanks for playing 'Free & Easy' with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. That´s a realy wonderful star card!
    Thanks for joining us at Kartenallerlei
    hugs Line

  16. This is gorgeous Hazel, so shiny and bright! Thanks for joining us at DYSU THIS WEEK!

  17. gorgeous shades of blue and a perfect creation for our challenge this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  18. What a lovely card! Fantastic stars!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Kartenallerlei!
    Hugs, Andrea

  19. fab card hazel all the shimmer and shine
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  20. Love this sparkly card...well done and thanks for sharing with us at Poodles Parlour

    Sylvia x

  21. Lovely card Hazel! So glad you joined us at FYI again! :)

  22. Beautiful sparkling card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Poodles Parlour.
    Good Luck Cheers Sue N x

  23. What a great card Hazel - so simple but so effective, really love the design, Jx

  24. Great embossing and ribbon. Never too early to start on those Xmas cards. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  25. WOW! You really are getting a head start for the holidays.:) Pretty card. Thanks for entering your card in this weeks challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


  26. Fabulous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun at SCC for our *Anything Goes + Blog Hop * challenge

    Hope you will join again soon
    Good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  27. A beautiful card! It's nice to see you playing with us at Christmas inspirations challenges.

  28. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope you will play with us along the year.

  29. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

  30. Great card! Thanks for joining us on SSDS - hope to see you again soon!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  31. Beautiful card...wonderful embossing work! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs! :)

  32. Very pretty card with all the lovely embossed shimmer! Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage.

  33. You made a great job - your card is beautiful!
    Thanx for joining the Kartenallerlei Challenge!
    XO, Laura

  34. Brilliant take on the sketch - love the stars
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  35. Beautiful Card! Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage!!

    Many Blessings,

  36. Love all those stars! And that very subtle ribbon! I hope you join us again at Frosted Designs!

  37. Great card and colours,thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  38. Hi Hazel, what a gorgeous card. I love the sparkly stars and ribbon. Thanks for joining us at winter wonderland. Hugs, Denise x
    I apologise for my late comment x

  39. Wow, Hazel, this is gorgeous! I love your sparkly stars and the ribbon, and the script background on the card. In fact, I love it all. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  40. Such a great use of the sketch and I do like all the sparkle! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  41. Me again! Fab sparkle! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  42. Such a stunning sparkly card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch - I hope you can join us in our new challenge too!

  43. Great card for the Christmas Crafting Challenge this month I love the finished effect

  44. Wow! Lots of silvery sparkle on your card! It's amazing with the stars - what a great element to use on a Christmas card! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  45. Hi Hazel,
    What a Gorgeous Sparkley Christmas creation!!!! Love the stars, the colour scheme is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge on our Birthday Blog Hop and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  46. These stars really do twinkle!

  47. Beautiful card...Love the stars. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
    Debbie x


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