Sunday, 10 June 2012

Christmas shades of blue

'Shades of blue' is today's facebook Sunday's with Santa theme and for my card I've used the lovely Shelly's image 'all wrapped up snowman', coloured with copics and a blue glitter pen for the lights, which are for Christmas cards all year round for June: twinkle twinkle Christmas lights, also for Crimbo crackers 17: decorations. Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday challenge this week is 'blingage', so this is also for that.

The mixture of blues is also for this Winter wonderland photo inspiration:

I've used the sketch for Techno stamper's Monday lunchtime 224:

The papers are from my offcuts box and the silver mirror card are also offcuts, so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 24 and also for Hiding in my craftroom 49: super scraps Saturday.

They say the camera never lies, so why is it that the silver mirror surround of the sentiment looks wrong on the bottom corner on here whereas IRL it's OK?

This is also for:

Sparkles forum Christmas June 17: monochromatic
Crop stop 75: monochromatic is in
Truly madly crafty June: monochrome
Hooked on craft June 21: all that glitters
Party time Tuesday 71: royal challenge - sparkle, bling, shine
Top tip Tuesday 78: sparkles galore
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 21: clean and simple
ABC Christmas: K for keep it simple
Deep ocean 27: sewing
Frosted fabulous Friday: stitching
Sweet stampin: all stitched up
Christmas stampin all year long 14: anything goes
Digital Tuesday 163: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
52 card pick up 23
Inspire me Fridays 62


  1. Look at you with this beautiful Christmas card, love the stitching. Great card, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

  2. Great interpretation of the photo this week, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. What a cute snowman and I love the stitching. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  4. Hahahaha...this cracked me up! Most times that is me trying to decorate. That would be such a hoot to actually decorate the snowman like that...thanks for the great idea!!!! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  5. very cute card!
    thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!

  6. wow are organised already!! this is lovely and I do love snowmen.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  7. This is beautiful, Hazel! LOVE the stitching, and your snowman is a doll! :)

  8. pretty card - and that snowman is a cutie! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  9. Fantastic Hazel! Thanks so much for joining our "ALL ABOUT THE BLINGAGE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  10. fantastic card Hazel
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  11. Fab card Hazel - love the blue!
    Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. What a fun snowman and I love the design with those star papers. Looks like me trying to decorate the christmas tree... LOL.. Really cracks me up. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  13. Cute snowman. I'm sure the distortion is just a trick of the light. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Adorable monochromatic card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge.

  15. nice the stitching. unique. thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  16. Great card Hazel - and it's got to be the light playing tricks.

    Good to see you back in the swing of card making again after your hols!

    Di xx

  17. Thank You so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge with this absolutely perfect creation, I do hope that you will try and join us again next week

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0x
    Winter Wonderland DT

  18. Beautiful card. Gorgeous stitching and lovely snowman... Gorgeous silver touch.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “All Stitched Up” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  19. What a great snowman card & stitching. Thank you for joining us at CropStop this week!

  20. Love the blue and the snowman
    Thank you for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

  21. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Monochromatic * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Shaz x

  22. I love your snowman!! He is so cute!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

  23. Thanks for joining us a second time at CSAYL!!! You are going to be done with all your Christmas projects before you know it!!!
    Great shine - lots of cheer :>)

  24. Thanks for joining us a second time at CSAYL!!! You are going to be done with all your Christmas projects before you know it!!!
    Great shine - lots of cheer :>)

  25. Beautiful card Hazel. I know what you mean about photographing Mirri card, I usually end up taking about 15 photos at different angles with the lamp pointing different ways....aarrrrhhhh! That said, your card is as fab as always :)

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Sparkles Galore' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  26. A great Chrissy card. I love the snowman and sparkles. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  27. Such a cute card and a great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR. "Hugs" Carol

  28. What a great card Hazel. I imagine my snowman to be like this if/when I get to make one

  29. Lovely card there Hazel. Brrr! Not long now as it is cold now!

  30. Great image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  31. Great card Hazel. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.


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