Saturday, 8 July 2017

CHNC challenge 341

This is my card for my CHNC challenge 341 - please click on the link to see what it's all about and I hope you will join in with the challenge - it makes sense to get on with Christmas creations while there is plenty of time to enjoy doing so without any panic ... and we are now getting well into July ... definitely nearer to Christmas 2017 than 2016.

The optional theme for CHNC challenge 341 is 'snowflakes'... but anything  goes as long as it's Christmas.

For my card I stamped the background randomly using a favourite inkadinkadoo stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder. The centre 'snowflake' is actually a foiled doily with a couple of the points cut off, using a todo letterpress and hot foil plate. I really wanted to put a sentiment circle in the middle, but hadn't got anything suitable and time was short to make something new, so I found an embossed circle that fitted perfectly and used that.

This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 31
Inky chicks 85: Christmas
PDE linky 180: Christmas in July
My time to craft 349: Christmas  in July
Fabrika fantasy 11: Christmas in July
Happy little stampers Christmas challenge
Whoopsi Daisy July: Christmas in July
Unicorn 23: Christmas in July
Creative craft cottage 91: Christmas in July
Scribbles 54: holiday hoopla
Merry Monday Christmas in July link up: catching up with challenge 251: monochromatic blue
Jingle belles:: snowflakes hanging on an open fireplace - I went with blue and snowflakes
ABC Christmas: O for old - all supplies are old
Crimbo crackers 136: anything goes
Connie can crop 60: use your stash (everything at least 6 months old)
Christmas at sweet stampin June: anything Christmas goes
Sparkles 93: embossing
Sasayaki glitter July: your favourite colour - I love blue for Christmas cards
Art impressions 212: bling, glitter or glossy
Ching-Chou Kuik July: monochrome
613 avenue create 199: anything goes + option: monochrome
Making memories 6: anything goes/anything but square
4 crafty chicks 358: stamping - no digis
One crazy stamper July: anything goes
Craft stamper take it make it July: anything goes
Classic design team 16: anything goes
A snowflakes promise 41: anything goes
QKR stampede 251: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 61: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 166: anything goes
Pammiue's inky pinkies 1727: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs July anything goes
Crafty creations 345: anything goes
Crafty gals corner 130: anything goes
Brown sugar 258: anything goes
Crafting with friends 47: anything goes
Creative fingers 134: anything goes
Jo's scrap shake funday 196: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 13: anything goes
Polka doodles week 27: anything goes
That's crafty: anything goes
A perfect time to craft July: anything goes
Crafts galore encore July: anything goes
Crafty girls creations 38: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 28: anything goes
Papercreators 59: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams July: anything goes
The paper nest dolls 6: anything goes
Craft rocket 39: anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 29: anything goes
Emerald city crafts 1: anything goes
Crafty calendar July: anything goes
Scrappers delights 68: anything goes
Kort o mania 179: anything goes
Inspiration destination 131: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 290: anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie wonderful Wednesdays
DL.ART July linky


  1. Lots of lovely Christmas sparkle here Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty and joining in with the *Anything Goes* Blog Challenge..
    Tracey x

  2. Very pretty Christmas card! I am working on them this month too. Have a great day!

  3. Love the shape of your card and the beautifully embossed snowflakes. Ingenuity points to you for making a doily into a snowflake and for finding such clever centerpiece. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack! Blessings,
    DT Member

  4. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  5. This is really pretty Hazel lots of sparkle! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

  6. Fab card Hazel, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxx

  7. Lovely card, great shape and such a beautiful colour, the embossed stamping looks gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  8. Beautiful Christmas card! It makes me feel a bit cooler as I swelter in the heat. LOL Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa DT

  9. Amazing Christmas card. Love the form of your card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#39 – Anything goes}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#7 – Cool wet – A small cooling / refreshment due?}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  10. Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  11. Nice, lov youe ramdom stamp background :) Thanks for playing with Kort O Mania! DT-Gina

  12. This is gorgeous, Hazel, and I love the cool aqua color! Fabulous snowflake. Thanks so much for playing along with us at QKR Stampede this week and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  13. What a gorgeous card, Hazel - I love blue and silver for Christmas, it looks so fresh and clean! I love the festive sparkle, too! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    I hope John is feeling better and will soon be accompanying you to Church.

    Take care!

    love Mags B x

  14. Beautiful card, wonderful embossing. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  15. What a gorgeous card, Hazel. You are such a talented card maker, and I SO enjoy your art. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's always a treat to have you play along, and I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello.

  16. Hi this is a stunning Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 23 “Christmas in July.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  17. A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  18. This is simply stunning. This inspires me to get out my Christmas stamps and get crackin' on those Christmas cards. Thanks for the nudge.

  19. Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's Artworld Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT Morgan's Artworld Challenge

  20. Lovely Card!! Thank you for join us for Fun-day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Annie - DT Member

  21. Great shaped card and beautiful embossed stamping----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  22. Nice work.
    Thank you for joining us at A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge.
    DT - Tina

  23. THis is so pretty!! I saw it on a blog and had to come by for a closer look :D

  24. What a wonderful card this is! I love the rich blue color and all of those great snowflakes!!

  25. Beautiful snowflake card! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  26. Love this Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  27. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  28. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. This month it's Use Your Stash. Good Luck!

  29. Beautiful. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  30. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop for her monthly challenge!

  31. what a stylish winter in july card, thank you for joining us at LPOCF and good luck, hugs, Marion

  32. Nice Winter card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  33. Fabulous and love that blue. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  34. This is really beautiful! Very much a "Let it Go" card! Gorgeous! So glad you linked up with us at Connie Can crop!
    Marji DT

  35. A pretty card. I love the white embossing against the blue card makes it feel icy. Thanks for sharing at Scribbles Designs. Pippa DT

  36. So sweet and lovely. Thank you for linking up at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges! Karen

  37. Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  38. Love silver embossing with blue ... so very glad you got inspired with us at Jingle Belles.

  39. Thanks for sharing your card with us… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our “Holiday Hoopla” challenge theme… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  40. Wonderful card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket challenge this month.
    Anila DT

  41. What an elegant Christmas card, I love the color combination. So chilly and wintery! Thanks for joining HLS July Christmas Challenge!

  42. Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  43. Lovely shaped card. Great embossing. Thank-you for joining us at the Ching-Chou Kuik Monthly Blog Challenge and don't forget we also have a monthly challenge over on our Facebook Group

    Nicola, CCK DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  44. Lovely card and colour. Super embossing. Thank you for joining us this month at Making Memories Crafting

    Nicola DT ♥

  45. what a lovely holiday card! thanks for joining our fun this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES

  46. Wonderful card!! Love the color, shape & everything else.. Good Luck with your entry. Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting!
    DT - Making Memories Crafting
    Creative Paper Boutique

  47. Lovely card Hazel - love the blue and white combo. Thank you for joining in the christmas card challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

  48. Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  49. Great card! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again next time!

  50. Hazel, what a lovely blue-and-white snowflake card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Monochrome”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  51. Lovely and unusual!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Emerald City Crafts Challenge". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

    Mary DT member for Emerald City Crafts...

  52. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  53. Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  54. Great card. Love the design and dimension. Tfs and for participating in Connie Can Crop challenge "use your stash". Good luck.

  55. Beautiful design Hazel. I love the monochromatic colors and the great use of sparkle. Really a striking card. Thanks for joining us at 12 Months of Christmas Linkup. Hope to see a new creation next month.

  56. Wonderful card. Love that large snowflake.
    Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  57. Hello again ..... gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

  58. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds.


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