Saturday, 5 July 2014

CHNC challenge 184: make your mark

It's hard to believe that it's the first Saturday in July already and we've now gone past the longest day in the UK. I hope there's more summer to come - although the sunshine has definitely disappeared today, replaced by rain. Anyway, it's Saturday, so that means it's time for CHNC challenge 184: make your mark. I'm asking you to 'make your mark' - in other words use some markers, felt tips, pencils, paints, distress inks ... whatever you choose to 'make your mark' (you might even want to do some zentangle). Please click on the challenge link and join in the Christmas fun.

For my card I've used the lovely the gilded Christmas dove image kindly provided by one of the sponsors, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and more, colouring with a mixture of blue and lilac spectrum noir pens. The background paper is from an old DCWV winter pack - the snowflakes are glittery and shiny (don't really show up in the photo). The torn piece and the reverse of the paper under the stitched ribbon are snippets from Echo park 'winter wishes'. The sentiment  is a stray Hunkydory one - it says: Wishing you Peace, Love & Joy this Christmas'.

This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 131
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 31: anything goes
My perfect life festive 48 week 25
Christmas stampin all year long 18: fav colour combo - anything with lilac/purple!
Jingle belles: shopping our Jingle Belles stash - the DCWV paper is more than a year old!
Shopping our stash: Bonus challenge with the Jingle Belles!!
The squirrel and the fox 73: Christmas in July
Fab n funky 222: Christmas
Red rubber inspirationals 127: Christmas in July
Simply create too 65: Christmas in July
My time to craft 252: Christmas in June
Corrosive 202: colour me happy - favourite colouring medium - alcohol pens
Craft for the craig 6: your favourite colours - anything with lilac/purple!
The house that stamps build DCC72: fur or winged things
Crafty creations 266: things with wings
Pink gem 123: animals (birds included)
Just us girls 248: bird
Order of the opus gluei 186: all tied up - ribbon
Craft your passion 220: ribbons
Crafty ribbons 96: anything goes with ribbon
The east wind 10: ribbon
Cards galore July: use a stamp or digi
Bearly mine July: let's go digital
Graph it week 27: anything goes with a marker
Creative moments 46: anything goes/celebration
Brown sugar 101: anything goes
Aud sentiments 110: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 139: anything goes
Ladybug: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 202: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Just for fun July: anything goes challenge 1
613 avenue 68: anything goes
Lacy sunshine 36: anything goes
Creative fingers 42: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 25: anything goes
Papercreators 26: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 3: anything goes
Crafty girls 21: anything goes
Paper crafting 13: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sisters of craft July: anything goes
The pink elephant 257: anything goes
Fitztown 42: anything goes
Sister act 64
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July: anything goes


  1. Beautiful bird and I like the strips of torn paper behind the ribbon. Very effective plus Iv'e just potted a Christmas challenge I didn't know about. Yay!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Oh this is lovely Hazel! Got to get my thinking cap on for this week's challenge!

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. I too like the torn paper. I used to use that technique a lot on my scrapbook pages...will have to give it a go again on my cards.

    It is a fab way to make sand!

    Your bird is so pretty on this lovely card.

  4. Really lovely card and a great image, love the snowy background.
    Thanks for joining in our Anything goes challenge at Ladybug Crafts & Ink.


  5. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  6. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

  7. Pretty Christmas Card,thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar thiss week

  8. I always look forward to seeing what you create, Hazel. This card is lovely, the dove is really special Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

  9. Pretty and perfect. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Squirrel and the Fox.

  10. Great card thanks for joining in at crafting at the weekend and good luck x

  11. Fun bird, love how you colored it! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  12. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Fitztown this week.

  13. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  14. A lovely card with a great image.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  15. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart. Good luck!

  16. Hazel: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your Christmas card--love the dove. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our next challenge too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  17. Anyone who can think about Christmas at the start of July - deserves extra praise
    Lovely Card for the Sisters of Craft challenge and good luck with your entries
    Pixie DT member

  18. what a beautiful use of blue! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us at JINGLE BELLES this week! ♥

  19. Very cute! Love the papers you used; and I agree, purple is really a great color for Christmas cards. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  20. Your card is very nice!!! Rhanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design!!! hugs, ANDREA

  21. So beautiful card, thanks for playing along in our challenge at Creative Fingers

  22. très élégante et si poétique carte Hazel, merci de nous rejoindre et nous montrer tes couleurs favorites chez CSAYL, biz

  23. Lovely card with a beautiful image, thanks for sharing at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  24. I really like the blue for a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us for our Shopping Our Stash + Jingle Belles Bonus challenge!

  25. This is a delightful card. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

  26. What a nice card. I like the torn paper with the ribbon on top. Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi Stamp". Hope to see you again! Good luck!


  27. Nice card, Hazel. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs this month!
    Sanja DT

  28. Love your beautiful blues ... so glad you shopped your stash with us at jingle belles.

  29. Very pretty, love all the blue!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  30. Lovely card and colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Bearly Mine Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  31. Hazel, white and blue what a great colour combination for christmas.
    Hope to see you again at the next simply create too challenge Elisabeth

  32. Lovely colour choice Hazel. Great layout and lovely card design. Love the dove image. Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We hope you'll join us for the next challenge too and good luck. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  33. Very pretty Christmas card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

  34. Pretty Christmas card Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

  35. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  36. What Aa cool folk art bird! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  37. Very nice! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  38. Great card, love the snazzy bird. Thanks for joining in with us over at JFF. Karen DT member xx

  39. This is a fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.

  40. You certainly know how to make your mark! I love the stylized bird and the selection of colors you used for this, they work well together!

    Thank you for getting all tied up with us at Opus Gluei this week!

  41. Such a lvely design Hazel. Love the embossing and details with all the blue and ribbon, Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

  42. This monochramtic blue color scheme looks wonderful with this image.

  43. Love that fab big bird. A wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight

  44. So lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!

  45. Such an elegant Christmas card, I love the dove and the other little details are great.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Just keep on Creating July Anything goes link-up

  46. Hi Hazel a lovely serene card in cool colours. Jacqui DT Bearly Mine

  47. Blue is one of my favourite coments as well. I love your card. Is beautiful. Thank you for joining us on Craft for the Craig. Henryka DT.

  48. A beautiful blue Christmas card, it's scary to think that we are starting to see these already. I'm partial to blue as this is also my favourite colour. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo


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