Saturday, 21 April 2012

CHNC challenge 69: lots of layers

Saturday seems to have come round quicker than ever this week - it's been a busy week here with ups and downs and not as much crafting time as usual, but at least I managed to make my card for my CHNC challenge 69 that starts today. I'm asking for a Christmas card with lots of layers - well, at least three. Please click on the link and go to my Christmas blog to learn more about the challenge and, hopefully, join in. And if you haven't yet discovered my CHNC facebook page, please go there and press the 'like' button to be up to date with what's happening.

For my card I've used papers and card from my Christmas offcuts box, so this is for Pixie's crafty snippets 16 (I haven't been in the playground as much this week - will have to make up for it soon!). The background paper is Papermania, the circle frame was what was left after cutting some circles on my cricut recently. The poinsettias are made up of My mind's eye Christmas glitter papers and pieces of recycled Christmas crackers from a couple of years ago (and, yes, I've still got some of these). The recycling is for Jingle belles: peace on earth (day), also Do more with less: recycling with Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, Tuesday throwdown 94: recycling, Stamp, scrap & doodle: recycle, Our daily bread 105: go green (recycling) and The sisterhood of crafters: recycle, reuse, renew.

I had to make an A5 card because I wanted to easily include two of the poinsettias. it's a bad hard to see here, but the little banners in the corners say Merry Christmas and the one across the middle is Season's Greetings.

I'm linking this for these challenges:

Moving along with the times 144: merry Christmas
Delicious doodles 17: loads of layers
House of Gilli 31: flowers
Joan's gardens 15: one or more flowers that you have created with either punches or dies
Lily pad: flower challenge
Card and scrap 30: use flowers
Truly, madly, crafty April: handmade flowers
Unique crafters April: paper flowers
Prairie fairy 77: anything with flowers
Just some lines: give a gift of flowers
Hiding in my craftroom 43: handmade flowers
Craft your passion 106: die cuts and punches
Fussy & fancy 61: punches and dies
Whimsy 35: punches or die cuts
Lexi 63: use your punches and dies
The poodles parlour: going round in circles
Crafty catz 129: stripes or checks you choose
St Luke's April: bling
Victorine 32: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 85
Inspire me Fridays 55
52 card pickup 16


  1. Fabulous card Hazel! I do like all the red - really Christmassy and the poinsettias are beautiful.

    I thought the playground was a bit quiet this week - hope all is well with you.


  2. A lovely card, Hazel. The poinsettias are gorgeous.

  3. This is AWESOME Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW’ challenge and the 'ANYTHING GOES' challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs' and Shelly's Images DT

  4. i LOVE those luscious layers... so many gorgeous rich reds in every texture and paper finish! i love that some of the flowers are recycled crackers... what a BRILLIANT thing to save & reuse! :)

  5. Hazel, I love following your blog. You come up with some amazing cards!

    I also saw your link on MIM, I'm number 162 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  6. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  7. Love your poinsettias. They are gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Gorgeous! Love all the texture, stunning colors and layers.

  9. Beautiful Christmas card .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  10. Lovely card Hazel - poinsettia's are a favourite of mine, Jx

  11. Love the tartan paper and the layered glittery Poinsettias.Elegant card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Beautiful recycling ... so glad you celebrated Earth Day with us at jingle belles.

  13. very pretty, thanks for sharing at just some lines


  14. This is Fab i love those papers.
    Thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTY CATZ.
    Trish (-:

  15. Oh wow! Love your festive card! Great use of those offcuts Hazel!

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Sonia's challenge! :)

  16. Cute! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  17. Beautiful job, Hazel! I love that color combination - beautiful reusing! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Recycle Challenge!

  18. Your creation is an eye opener to prove what a beauty can be created with recycling! Thank You Hazel for joining the Do more with Less Recycling challenge


  19. fab card hazel ,love the colours and that you have recycled the crackers....
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  20. This is just lovely. I love how you did the flowers on your card. Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters.

  21. Lovely card Hazel...thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  22. lovely card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  23. Beautiful card Hazel. Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  24. Great card, lovely details, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  25. Beautiful, Hazel! Sorry to be so late with my comments. Thanks for entering our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown last week and I hope we'll see your work again this week.
    NanaConnie DT

  26. Fabulous card Hazel - the tartan paper is wonderful and the red shimmer sets it all off perfectly.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  27. A beautiful card Hazel. I love the way it shimmers and all the layers are lovely.
    Thanks for playing MAWTT this week. Good Luck with all your challenges.
    Hugs Mau xx

  28. Beautiful card Hazel, the papers are lovely and those beautiful poinsettias gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  29. Your color palette is fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.
    Jen Leeflang
    Shelly's Image DT

  30. Great card Hazel! Thanks you so much for joining us at SSDS this week with your recycled project. We really appreciate your participation.

    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  31. What a lovely Christmas card. I think the tartan paper really sets it off well. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations for our Die Cuts and Punches challenge hugs Susan x

  32. Great the festive plaid bkgd :0)
    Thanks for joining us at St Luke's for our Birthday month.
    Jenny x

  33. another lovely sparkly card Hazel
    Thanks again
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  34. Pretty! I love the combo of all the different papers and textures. Thanks for joining the fun at Unique Crafter's this month!


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