Monday, 1 July 2013

CHNC challenge extra for July

Can you believe that today is 1 July? How fast the year is going - it does seem true that the older you get, the faster time goes.

So it's time for CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd like to see any and all of the Christmas cards you make throughout the month.

And here is my first Christmas card for July, using the 'Nativity, Mary and Joseph' image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, the sponsor of CHNC challenge extra for July. I coloured the image with promarkers (the background is so pastel that it almost looks white here) and tore around a perspex oval template, inking the torn edges with a promarker.

The papers were magazine freebies. The little crocheted flowers are some that I've had for ages.

This is also for:

Merry Monday: anything goes Christmas
The squirrel and the fox 47: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: we wish you a digital Christmas
Sentimental Sundays 161: all things digital
My heart pieces: use a digi stamp
It's all about the vintage and beautiy 46: distress and tear
Passion for promarkers 204: name that tune - inspired by a song: Little donkey
Digi haven: fun with flowers
Creative moments 20: flowers
Crafty catz 189: say it with flowers
Left of center 9: use a sentiment on the front
A random Thursday 3: anything goes
613 avenue create 26: anything goes
One stitch at a time 170: anything goes
Lacy sunshine 11: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 104: freestyle
QKR stampede 45: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Sister act 13: anything goes
Make it Monday 147
Inspire me Fridays 109
52 card pickup 2.26


  1. Nice card, Hazel! Love the non-traditional colors! Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. A pretty blue card. The Bugaboo stamp is so fitting for the Christmas season! Thanks for playing over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  3. Ahhh, this is really sweet! Love the image and your cute crocheted flowers, Very nice! Thanx for joining us at A.R.T. Joanne

  4. Gorgeous creation! Loving the colors and textures.
    Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges.

  5. Cute stamp ans fun card. Thanks for another fun card at the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  6. Aww! This is such a cute Christmas card! I love that yo used blue colors, it looks really good! The image is beautifully colored!

    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! :)

  7. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  8. Lovely card Hazel. Fab image.

    Thank you for joining the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  9. Wow...lots of great cards here, Hazel. Love those fancy folds with the "floating" element!

  10. love also the non traditional color of a christmas card..cute image love this Hazel....cute cute xmas card..

    I see your creation on MIM and if you want to see my card is number 47...hope you come see my card on my blog...hugs, Monika

  11. If it's one thing I LOve to see it's Christmas cards Hazel...I LOve your colours, image and these darling little flowers...Thank you soooo much for joining us at Digi Haven.

  12. Your cute image made me smile and fab song choice! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.

  13. Great papers and colors on this cute card! Your card caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

  14. Great Card, love this image - thank you for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Lynn DT

  15. what a sweet card Hazel ,love those crocheted flowers
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  16. Great holiday card. Thanks for joining the all things digital challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

  17. Gorgeous card and Fabulous image and colors. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  18. Such a sweet image. I love the crocheted flowers and the non-traditional colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon

  19. Beautiful! Thanks for participating at Hiding in My Craft Room!

  20. Great coloring ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  21. Great card and love the crocheted flowers. Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox hugs Denise DT xx

  22. what a sweet & adorable holiday card, i absolutely LOVE those awesome crocheted flowers! thanks for joining our digital fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  23. This is so sweet, such lovely colours!!

    Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Crafting By Designs DT

  24. Cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  25. Cute image and I love the non-traditional Christmas colours. :)

    Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week and good luck!


  26. Great image. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  27. I love the colors you've chosen. Such a Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  28. Love the blues and browns! great Christmas card, Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

  29. What a darling image, Hazel! Love the papers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  30. What a cute image and well done for using magazine papers - I've always had trouble trying to match them with my images. Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

  31. love the creation and the crochet flowers, thanks for joining us at left of centre

  32. Cute card! Adorable image! Nice crochet flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  33. Very nice card Hazel, this image is so cute. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  34. Darling card Hazel. Thanks so much for letting me know about your fun challenge :o) Danielle


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