Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Second card for CCAYR April

This is my second design card for CCAYR April challenge, which is to make a card featuring poinsettias, with the option of also using a doily. Please click on the challenge link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge with us. Tracey Orchard (one of the design team) is supplying a prize from Platypus Creek Stamps.

My card is based on the sketch for Sketch Saturday 303  which was to choose any sketch between 215 and 302 - I chose sketch 250:

I used an 8 x 8 card blank, brushing the edges with fired brick distress ink. The background card is an offcut of a piece of Kanban card left over from a card long ago. The down strip was from my offcuts and the strip of poinsettias across the bottom was from a Kanban kit a long while ago. The scalloped shape behind the doily is the front of a card blank (seems a waste to use it just as a card blank because I now have another one the same to use on another card). The poinsettia in the middle is a stamped image coloured with spectrum noir pens and cut out, adding some little red gems. The stamp I used is a very old Anita's one - it also has a couple of swirls, but I cut those off. The sentiment is from Anna Griffin.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 12
Crimbo crackers 61: anything goes Christmas
Pile it on 13: floral fantasy
Cute card Thursday: floral delights
Fan-tastic Tuesday 29: use a patterned paper
Christmas card challenges 18: favourite colouring medium (alcohol pens, particularly spectrum noir)
Spectrum noir April: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty girls 14: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Simon says Monday: the one with lots of rules - anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Craftin desert divas 28: anything goes
Sister Act 50: anything goes
Treasured times: mix it up
Just keep on creating April


  1. Love all of the payers, Hazel. Thanks for linking up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week. Cathy xx DT

  2. Oooh I love your card and the sketch as well. I enjoy sketches too! Thank you for participating over at "Through the Craft Room Door" hope to see you back again soon! Melanie (DT)

  3. Fabulous Design and lovely Papers, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you for joining us this week we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck,
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  4. Stunning card! Love background! The doiley is so sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  5. Wonderful card Hazel! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

  6. You really did a wonderful job with the sketch! Love the doily and flower as the focal point. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!!
    sharla~dt :)

  7. This is a lovely card . You did a wonderful job with the sketch and the image !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas and at Pile it On Challenges !! Hope you join us again !

    Mayra DTM

  8. Hazel, you always make such elegant cards! Beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing with us a Craftin Desert Divas!
    Make sure you check out our April Stamp release. The FUN starts April 22nd, hope to see you there!
    Shelly DTM

  9. Nice card. I really like the designer papers and the doily is a bread addition! Thanks for playing along with TTCRD.

  10. This is lovely, Hazel. Great traditional colours and pretty poinsettia.

  11. Love the colours you used and how your poinsettia pops out against the doily. Thanks for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Sketch Saturday DT

  12. Lovely card, Hazel!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  13. You have created such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining our 'Floral Fantasy' challenge at Pile It On, we will be glad seeing you again!
    Anna xxx

  14. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  15. Thanks for sharing your sweet card at Craftin Desert Divas.
    Crafty hugs,
    Craftin Desert Divas Guest Designer

  16. Another lovely Christmas card, the main image is gorgeous as well as the papers.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, hope you will continue to play along.


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