Sunday, 2 December 2012

Ten quick Christmas cards

As I was getting cards ready this evening to take to mum for her to write, I had a count up ... and found that altogether I still need to make 60 more!  You'd never believe that I've been making cards all year - in fact, I've lost count of how many ... lots were sold for money to go to charity.

I was so thankful that when we were in Maidstone last week I visited Hobbycraft and they had packs of Christmas aperture cards that I thought might come in handy. I actually thought that I would pretty them up with glitter etc, but, as I need some quick cards, I decided to just stamp 'Merry Christmas' with a HOTP stamp and line the insides to show through the acetate using a mix of memorybox yuletide, authentique peaceful collection and teresacollins Christmas home papers.

Phew! That's another ten made. Think I now need to dig out a Hunkydory kit I bought for ... just in case!

These are for:

DL.ART thankful Thursday: December holidays
Allsorts 183: advent
Cards galore December: Christmas
Lexi 79: Christmas
The paper shelter 92: Christmas is coming
Pixie dust studio: winter holiday
Willow sketchie: merry Christmas
Broken box stock 15: happy holidays
Crafts 4 eternity R100: Christmas chaos
Fussy & fancy 77: I love Christmas
Wags n whiskers 93: Christmas
My sheri 99: 'tis the season
Tanda teaser 203: anything Christmas
Creatalicious 40: winter
Bunny Zoe: winter
Sunshine creations 3: snowflakes
SJ crafts 11: Christmas
DCC & friends 5: Christmas time
Dream valley 46: non-traditional Christmas
Sentimental Sundays 131: non-traditional Christmas colours
Elke Kaart een Feestje 143: Christmas non-traditional colours
Love to create 43: non-traditional holiday colours
Guylou's inimitability: twisted Christmas challenge - non-traditional colours
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 136: Christmas card no red or green
Hooked on craft 27: Christmas - no red/green
The squirrel and the fox 32: summer or winter
Cards for men 24: merry Christmas - suitable to send to men
One stop craft 207: Christmas for the boys
Crimbo crackers 29: anything goes
Jingle belles: December to remember
Challenge up your life 83: first snow
Emma's crafty challenge 11: let it snow
Brown sugar 18: clean and simple
Chocolate, coffee & cards 27: CAS
Catch the bug December: anything goes
AnMaCreatief 15: anything goes
Corrosive 163: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 8: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 17: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 42: anything  goes
Simon says: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 28: anything goes
Lady Anne: anything goes
One stitch at a time 142: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 87
52 card pickup week 48


  1. What a brilliant idea, these look so chic!

    love Mags B x

  2. A lovely batch of cards. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  3. What a great idea for some quick cards! Love the different papers you used in the background of that sweet scene! :^) Thank you for sharing this one, too, with us at Lady Anne's! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. What a gorgeous set of holiday cards! Love all the different backgrounds! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  5. Hazel these cards are so pretty...what a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week~Wendy, DT

  6. What a wonderful idea! These turned out so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri crafts! :)

  7. These are fantastic! A brilliant idea for making quick, beautiful cards. The papers are lovely and can really change the whole look of the card. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Creatalicious Challenge and best of luck.

    Hugs, Dawn

  8. WOW great quick makes, thanks for joining in at WIllow Sketchie this week.

    Kell x

  9. Yes - look chic!
    Good luck!

  10. Great quick makes, Hazel...another thanks for joining Wags 'n Whiskers and Willow Sketchie!
    xxx Margreet

  11. These are lovely Hazel, so stylish.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. Wow!, wow!... Beautiful creations.
    Great JOB!
    Thanks for joining us at WSC.
    Good Luck!
    -Sony WSC-DT

  13. wow you have been busy. lovely designs. thank you for joining us at fussy and fancy

  14. That's a great stack of cards Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. NancyD

  15. Beautiful clean&simpel Christmascards. Thanks you for joining us at EKEF.
    Groetjes, Marijke

  16. These are gorgeous. Love the designs and so pleased you shared them with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  17. wow love these . Thanks for joining us at OSAAT . hugs trisha.

  18. Wow wat à Nice Cards!
    Thans for joining us at EKEF!
    GREETZ Jolanda

  19. Wow! These are stunning!!!! I made mine all year too...I am not sure if I am going to run out yet....yikes!!! 60 more for you!!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

  20. These are amazing Hazel, just the ticket for those last minute cards, I am sure I too am going to run out off cards to send this year, thanks for the tip, xxxx Thank you so much for joining us at Emma's Crafty Challenge this month, good luck hun xxx

  21. Lovely As Always, Hazel! Thank you so much for having played with us last week at Love to Create for our Non-Traditional Holiday Challenge!! We really appreciate your support!! See you again soon!

    Many Blessings,

  22. So effective! love that each one looks slightly different but all in the same style...

    Thanks for joining us again for Advent at Allsorts this week!

    Emma xxx

  23. I'm so jealous! Love your cards and so will the recipients. Thanks for sharing at Guylou's!

  24. Love this little scene! Pretty cards even if they are quick.

    Thanks for joining in
    elke Kaart een Feestje!

    Warmest greetings, Renata

  25. Wow! Great idea! Wonderful cards. Thanks for playing along at The Squirrel and the Fox

  26. Lovely selection Sweetie, thank you for joining us at Emmas crafty challenge x

  27. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous cards with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  28. Love the simplicity of these, Hazel

  29. great idea for quick cards and very effective xx

  30. Simple but effective!Thank-you for entering the DCC & Friends Christmas Challenge, Denyse x

  31. Wow these are simply fabulous! Love them. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the SImon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  32. Simple and elegant! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Guylou's!

  33. Beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  34. Great set of cards. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  35. That die is absolutly gourges and the card looking beatifull!

    Thanks for joining us at AnMaCreatief again!


  36. Beautiful card set, Hazel! Thanks for sharing your project for the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!

  37. wow Hazel youve been busy!! love them all!!
    Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  38. really elegant! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  39. Beautiful set of cards - good luck with the rest! That sure is a lot to do! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  40. Fab set of them all! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  41. Wow, what gorgeous cards!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  42. Beautiful cards and very elegant. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC.
    Debbie x

  43. great cards, thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and friends

  44. These came out really cuteThanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

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


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