Monday, 21 October 2013

The holly bears a berry as white as the milk

'The holly bears a berry ...'  (Sans Day Carol) is a beautiful Christmas carol that isn't sung very often. For this card I've used offcuts of the stitched paper with stars (originally wrapping paper), some Papermania red and white paper and a small piece of card rescued from a cracker two or three years ago (not much of this left now). The holy was upcycled from a card received. Spotty grosgrain ribbon from stash.

This is for:

Always playing with paper 80: use music or create a carol inspired card
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/happy holiday
CRAFT 229: Christmas
Polka doodles 42: Christmas is coming
Unstampabelles 28: stitching
Crafty ribbons  66: anything goes with ribbon
Bunny Zoe October: ribbon
Squigglefly 4213: leave me be - incorporate leaves
Creative belli 180: leaves
MilkCoffee: spots and dots
Artistic inspirations 64: anything goes
613 avenue create 42: anything goes
One stitch at a time 186: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 163
Inspire me Fridays 125


  1. Hi Hazel. Way to up-cycle ... lovely elements combined to create a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

  2. I would love to hear that song, Hazel. I'll have to see if I can find it. I'll bet is as pretty as this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Beautiful card. Well done. Thank you for joining is at OSAAT. Good luck.

  4. What a beautiful card, I always love holly at Christmas time. That stitched paper is so pretty thanks for sharing this with us for our Stitching challenge at Unstampabelles this month.

  5. Beautiful card, Hazel. Love the rich colours. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!!!

  6. Wonderful card Hazel, great design!

    Good to see you join us for the OSAAT Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska

  7. this is lovely Hazel -- fabulous color and sparkle. and i love that carol too! xo

  8. A very striking and beautiful Christmas card Hazel. I do enjoy your 'up cycling' projects and find myself at looking at the (al)most inconsequential itemsm) and considering uses for them .... thanks to your inspiration. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Tea

  9. This is so lovely Hazel. I spotted you over on MIM and had to come for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  10. Gorgeous christmas card hazel. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  11. Great way to incorporate stitching into your card. Thanks for taking part in this months challenge at Unstampabelles.

  12. Great way to incorporate stitching into your card. Thanks for taking part in this months challenge at Unstampabelles.

  13. Very petty! Great way to recycle too! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge.

  14. Beautiful Christmas card Hazel! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  15. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  16. Super Christmas card, just perfect for our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

  17. Very pretty card, Hazel! Love your papers and the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  18. Oh Hazel! Such a shimmery and beautiful card! Love your take on the caroling theme - I've never heard that carol; I'm going to have to look that one up! TFS!

  19. Love your description of where all the components for your lovely card came from! Way to up-cycle! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  20. A beautiful card Hazel
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  21. Beautiful card hun, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time.
    Shell xx

  22. Your re-cycled paper is stunning! Love how the holly looks against that bold red!

  23. Lovely upcycled card Hazel. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles for our current challenge - use stitching!

  24. Gorgeous! I love the paper too bad its almost gone.

  25. Another fabulous card. Love how you recycled bits and pieces to create this lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and hope you'll come back soon. Maggie - DT.

  26. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

  27. Lovely Christmas card Hazel, thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  28. Nice combination of papers, Hazel! Love your frosted leaves! Very nicely done! Thanks for leaving this wonderful project on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  29. Great use of upcycled items and scraps. You've made a very nice card with them.

  30. Great upcycled card - what a great idea! :)

    Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week.


  31. Great upcycling! Love this beautiful card!

  32. Wonderful 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


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