Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bringing home the holly

This is my second card for the mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round challenge for October 'getting ready for Christmas'. Please click on the link and see the lovely festive crafting of the rest of the team and, hopefully, join in the challenge - you still have plenty of time.

And don't forget:

'This can be anything associated with the preparations for Christmas - presents, baking, Christmas lights, trimming the tree etc.

For something a little different this month we will have two challenges running at the same time.
The first challenge will be a single card challenge and we will be drawing a random prize winner and our top three from here.

The second challenge will be for those who make a set of five cards.

You may make five cards the same or five different ones, you just need to upload a photo clearly showing five.
Now you can enter both challenges but you cannot enter one of your five cards in the single entry challenge. '

For my card I've used a shaped card blank which I distressed with fired brick distress ink, adding another of those glittery oval images (I have a lot of these - can't remember where I got them from), with the addition of a Craftwork cards sentiment circle and layered Docrafts flowers.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 41: shades of red
There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas
Cards galore October: flowers
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Anything goes 101: out with the girls
A little bit crafty October: a little bit shabby
Bearly mine 108: anything goes
Creative craft challenges 21: anything goes
Delightful: distressed
Scrap-cards 52: flowers 4 you
Joanna Sheen: so sweet (cute girl)
One stitch at a time 185: winter wonderland
613 avenue create 41: anything goes (option: pile it on)
Challenges 4 everybody 31: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 3: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 63: anything goes
Ladybug: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
2 sisters 165: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goess
Sister act 28
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 124


  1. Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with this week's There She Goes Challenge!

  2. What a darling vintage Christmas card, Hazel! Pretty shading, and wonderful colors! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  3. Vintage at its best! This card really takes me back to them good ol' days!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. Beautiful card hun and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
    hugs and xxx

  5. Beautiful Christmas Card Hazel. Gorgeous image and shape.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  6. A very pretty Christmas card Hazel. There's a very nostalgic feel about it and I love the splash of colour in those flowers. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  7. A very pretty Christmas card Hazel. There's a very nostalgic feel about it and I love the splash of colour in those flowers. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  8. I love the real vintage feel you've given your card with the image and embellishments, Hazel. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie x

  9. Love the vintage image. It is so sweet! And that die shape is great for that card as well. Can't remember whose it is or what it is called, but I like it a lot. Thanks for playing along with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week.

    Come and follow me@

  10. Oh, so pretty!! I love the shaped card. Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations here.


  11. Haqllo Hazel,
    Een lieve nostalgische kaart, dank je wel voor het mee doen met de Scr@p- Cards challenge.
    Groetjes DT lid Gerie

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  13. A very pretty vintage style Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x
    Sorry I missed the 'T' out of Christmas in my comment above and couldn't leave it.

  14. love the beautiful sparkly vintage image and beautiful flowers-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  15. Hazel, what a darling card. Love the distressing. Thanks for joining our Distressed Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  16. That's lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week.

    -Angeline DT

  17. adorable Hazel, cette carte vintage est tellement joli, biz

  18. Stunning!! Love the vintage look. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

  19. What a fab card the vintage image
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  20. Such a sweet image. Love the inking! Thanks for playing along @ OSAAT.
    Lisa DT

  21. This is so pretty Hazel! The image is very precious and I love your embellishments too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  22. Gorgeous card .-))
    Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" at BearlyMineChallenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

  23. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  24. Lovely card! Love the vintage image. Thanks for playing along with us in our Blogaversary Challenge at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  25. Hazel, this is just gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the design and the vintage feel that the image brings to the project! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  26. Beautiful vintage card, Hazel! Love the image and those beautiful flowers!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck!

  27. This is gorgeous,love the design and fab colours.Thanks for sharing with us at Scribble and

  28. Gorgeous vintage card!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  29. Hello there Hazel - I just wanted to pop by and say how much I like your card! I think these toppers are some of the nicest I have seen, probably because of the vintagey style! Great idea to shade the card with the DI ink. Also love the layers of your flowers.

    Glad to see you have entered into the Challenge here at OSAAT.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  30. Lovely Christmas card!Thank-you for joining us at the Cards Galore Flowers Challenge, Denyse x

  31. Great card, love the image and design. Thanks for joining us at LCI this challenge xx

  32. Lovely image & card, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x


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