Friday, 15 September 2017

CCAYR September challenge: use leaves

This is my design card for Christmas cards all year round September challenge: use leaves. I'm in the Christmas Belles group so we are posting here today - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the Belles group. The Gingerbread gals posted at the beginning of September here - please have a look at their lovely designs and join in our challenge there.

For my card I used The Holly and the Ivy sheet music, stamping randomly around the edges using an old Tanda Stamps holly stamp and a couple of Anita's ivy stamps (love the long one - very useful for this kind of card), colouring with spectrum noir pends. This is an A5 size card.

This is one of those clean and simple cards that wasn't that simple to make ... a few tries at getting the sheet music the right size and in the centre and two or three goes at getting the right balance with the random stamping, including off the edge on to scrap paper. I was quite satisfied with the final version.

This is also for:

CRAFT 433: Christmas
The merry Christmas 34: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 152: Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin' September: anything goes
One crazy stamper September: seasons of celebrations - Christmas
Heartful stamping (stamped blessings): anything goes + stamp
Penny Black and more at Allsorts September: get ready for Christmas
Creatalicious 123: anything goes + option: leaves
The artistic stamper September: take a little colour
Everybody art 408: clean and simple
Simon says Wednesday: clean and simple
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 161: clean and simple
Corrosive 9: anything goes


  1. Fabulous card Hazel, lovely design, the stamped border is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge.

  2. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  3. Love the leaves around the music. Thanks for joining CRAFT Christmas challenge. Elaine

  4. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at c rafting from the Heart!

  5. The Ivy frames the music script beautifully Hazel and linking the soft colours. Many thank for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. Awesome! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  7. Beautiful, Hazel! Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    Janis, Owner/DT

  8. Lovely card! It's so nice to see sheet music for Christmas :) Thanks for Linking up at Imagine That's CREATIVE PLAYGROUND this month! Be sure to stop by Oct. 14 to see if you're our "Cherry on Top" winner for September!

    *** If you link up using any “Imagine That Digistamp” from my shop, you will receive that month’s Featured set FREE!! for September it’s “Manatee Artist”

    ♥Kris, owner/illustrator
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  9. Clever card; great job of highlighting the sheet music and adding the colourful holly and ivy. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge this week.


  10. Beautiful card Hazel, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Imagine That! Digistamp Link Up! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Imagine That! Digistamp
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. This is lovely 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 Owner/Admin for

  13. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More September challenge and good luck x Susan x

  14. Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week. Please also have a look at our DT call and consider applying for the position of DT member, we are a friendly bunch.

  15. Beautiful card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp CAS challenge. Gayatri xx

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!

  17. A gorgeous card! You nailed the leaves challenge perfectly! Thank you for sharing it in our challenge at One Crazy Stamper

  18. Great card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Creatalicious, we hope to see you back again.


  19. Gorgeous christmas card love the holly and ivy

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

    Hesters DT for

  20. A lovely creation!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional leaves” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


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