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