Sunday, 11 August 2013

O little town of Bethlehem

It's time for a new challenge for the Christmas Card Club girls and this time Asha has asked us to make a card based on our favourite festive tune.

I love the carol 'O little town of Bethlehem' although I have to admit that I have lots of other favourites too.

For the background of my card I embossed some creamycoloured shiny card using my eBosser with the 'star of wonder' embossalicious embossing folder by Crafter's Companion, brushing it with some broken china distress ink. This was then mounted on to blue mirror card and then on to a navy blue card blank.

The digital image was from Crafting with Jack. I imported the image into Paint and 'coloured' the background and stars, printed it and then used a couple of Spectrum Noir to colour the trees. Holographic and padded tars and ribbon from stash. Some of the stars look gold here because of the flash reflection, but they are all silver.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Deep ocean 57: Christmas in July
Craftin' boutique: Christmas
Hobby house 3: Christmas
Flourishes timeless 232: backgrounds
Get inky 10: ribbons
The lollipop ladies 74: start your day with some sparkle and stars
Top tip Tuesday 107: embossing
Penny's 139: dry embossing
Pattie's 73: embossing
One stitch at a time 176: use a digi
The paper girls 37: glitter, glitter, glitter
Word art Wednesday 92: anything goes
Crafty ribbons 56: anything goes with ribbon
Inky linky 26
Stempelsonne 95: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 19: anything goes
Make it Monday 152
Inspire me Fridays 115
52 card pickup 2.32


  1. Wow Hazel - this looks excellent, so pretty. Thanks for entering in the Lollipop Ladies challenge.

  2. Hazel,
    Rhapsody in blue and silver. Beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful art with us this week.
    Psalm 23 Blessings, Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.
    Carole Robb Bisson, Word Art Wednesday

  3. A splendid creation! You've showcased the most important star ever seen! Thanks for sharing with us at {The Lollipop Ladies}
    Tracey F., DT {The Lollipop Ladies}

  4. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining the challenge at Lollipop Ladies.

  5. This is fabulous Hazel. This is one of my favourite carols too - but I had no image to fit! I love how you have used Paint on your image. This is something I have tried a couple of times - not very successfully I must add - so I will try again because it very clever. Have a good day. Christine xx

  6. Like a magpie I'm drawn to all thing shiny! Love that carol and the simple scene is perfect against the shimmery background. Thank you so much for sharing this card and have a blessed Sunday!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Hi Hazel
    Stunning card.... Great take on the Challenge...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. Hi Hazel - I love this carol too but couldn't find an image to fit. Your colours are brilliant and I really like the design with the image in the corner. Great idea.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  9. Hello Hazel, what a lovely card and reflects the Christmas carol perfectly, gorgeous image and design, Kate x

  10. Fab card for the challenge Hazel!!! huggles Sue xx

  11. Thanks for playing in our "Embossing" Challenge #73!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  12. The Star of Christmas is shining brightly over 'The little Town of Bethlehem' in this lovely Christmas card Hazel. Good Luck with your entry to our challenge. Ingrid OSAAT Team Member

  13. Beautiful creation, thank you for taking part in this weeks Crafty Ribbons challenge, Why not visit my blog and enter my blog candy ! Kate x

  14. How beautiful! Love those sparkly stars! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  15. The embossing compliments the Christmas card scene. Like th4e sparkle you've added with the stars. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch176 Use A Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Lovely card Hazel, fabulous embossed paper you have used, so perfect for this card :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  17. Very sparkly card. Looks great.Thanks for joining us at Lollipop ladies.

  18. Very shiny! Great Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lollipop Ladies.

  19. Wonderful card. Thank you for playing along with us at The Lollipop Ladies.

  20. Lovely card Hazel...that is a beautiful image that showcases the true meaning of Christmas!
    I know what you mean about the holographic photgraphing different sheens! lol

  21. Lovely card Hazel...that is a beautiful image that showcases the true meaning of Christmas!
    I know what you mean about the holographic photgraphing different sheens! lol

  22. Lovely card Hazel...that is a beautiful image that showcases the true meaning of Christmas!
    I know what you mean about the holographic photgraphing different sheens! lol

  23. Dejligt julekort.
    1000 TAK for at du er med på udfordringen hos os på Card and scrap.
    DT Sanne

  24. lovely card hazel that needed no title it was obvious that that song would spring to mind the background hugs Margaret

  25. This is such a beautiful Christmas card, Hazel. Perfect reminder at this time of year what Christmas is all about. Thanks for sharing this amazing card in our challenge this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  26. Beautiful! I really like that embossing folder. Nice combination of colors & now I have a wonderful Christmas song in my head! =)

    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

  27. What a lovely card Hazel!!
    Love the image you chose.. And all those stars are such a great detail..
    Thanks for playing with us at Deep Ocean Challenges!!
    Hugs, Tina

  28. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOLLIPOP LADIES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  29. Very pretty scene...Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge this week... HUGS...SK :)

  30. Beautiful card, love the scene
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  31. I LOVE that embossed background! And your super sparkly stars are just perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing with the Lollipop Ladies.

  32. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  33. Super card Hazel! Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday Challenge last week! I hope you play along with again this week!

  34. Love all that sparkles and shimmer. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  35. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  36. Such a lovely card as always, Hazel. Love the embossing & blingy stars. I just love your holiday cards, they prepare me for Christmas all year! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

  37. Love your "Little Town Of Bethlehem". Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  38. This is lovely Hazel. Carol x

  39. thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

  40. Thanks for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge.


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