Friday, 1 August 2014

CHNC challenge extra for August 2014

I find it hard to believe that today is 1 August - here we are already in the eighth month of the year and Christmas is getting closer. Even those crafters who think there is plenty of time before the 'panic' season are beginning to think that it might be a good idea to make a start on their Christmas cards. So why not come and join in with CHNC challenge extra for August. I know that many visitors to my blog have been joining in since earlier in the year, but perhaps some haven't - I'd love to see your entries during August. Please click the challenge link to see the lovely designs by the rest of my team.

So this is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for August. I used Bugaboo Stamps AKV Santa - chimney and frosty digi paper - Bugaboo Stamps are always the kind sponsors of my monthly Christmas challenges. I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft Paint and tore round a perspex oval template, using a bigger one to tear round an offcut piece of paper with a small panel down the right of the card. The main background paper is one of Bugaboo's frosty digis. The fancy border against the brown paper was free with a magazine.I wish that the Ho Ho Hos would show us like they do in real life because they are bright shiny red.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Left of center: Christmas in August
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday 183: Christmas in July
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Crafter's cafe 74: use a digi
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Penny's 188: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes


  1. Hi,Hazel this is a fab card and such a fun image, brilliant colours and design, hugs Kate x

  2. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  3. Very sweet card Hazel! Love that pretty border you used!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. Simply ADORABLE!! I love this!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. This is super cute! Love the image! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)


  6. Sweet card, Hazel! Love that Santa! Thanks for playing with our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week. Good luck! Cathy xx

  7. This santa made me smile and your card is adorable!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Crafting By Designs!

  8. Your card is so cute, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  9. Awesome Christmas card! I just love the Santa. It is a very cheery Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

    Tamie 4CC DT

  10. Awesome Christmas card! I just love the Santa. It is a very cheery Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

    Tamie 4CC DT

  11. such a fun card, I love the Santa image! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  12. A beautiful creation. Lovely colours and layout - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty - Michelle x

  13. Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  14. A fabulous card Hazel and such a good idea to start on the Christmas cards now!Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

  15. Very cute! Great color combo and I LOVE that border die.

  16. Fabulous Hazel, thanks for joining us at LOC !Mo x

  17. How lovely! Perfect coloring! Thanks for playing at Crafting at the weekend! We hope to see you next time and good luck!


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