Saturday 24 November 2018

CHNC challenge 413

This is my design card for my CHNC challenge 413 -  please click on the link to find out what it's all about and I hope you'll be able to join in with your Christmas designs - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with the optional theme of 'make your own background'.

I didn't say anything on here last Saturday, but my dear husband died in hospital on 11 November. I'm trying to get done the things that need to be done, but not sure whether I'll be able to make enough Christmas cards to be sent this year. I've got some commissions that I need to get on with (although people aren't pressing me at all), not all of them Christmas. At the moment, I'm just getting through each day.

I made the background by randomly inking an Inkadinkado snowflakes stamp with versamark and heat embossing with detail silver powder. The centre was heat foiled with holographic silver on my todo using one of their doily letterpress/foiling stamps. This was raised up with a couple of layers of 3D foam, as was the 3D snowflake in the middle (from The Works).

This isn't a good photo because I didn't make the card till last night and either got too much glare from the flash or too little of the silver showing up. 

This is also for:

Merry little Christmas 4: anything Christmas goes
Sparkles Christmas 95: embossing (heat)
Christmas at sweet stamping: anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers 172: anything goes
Fabrika fantasy 26: Christmas or winter

613 avenue create 215: anything goes +  option: Christmas/winter

Ellielle's crafty Wednesday November: Christmas and seasonal holidays

That's crafty November: winter wonderland

Craft rocket 54: Christmas is coming
Daisy chain 25: Christmas/winter
Creative craft cottage 113: Christmas is coming

Simon says Monday: let it snow
Fab n funky 417: Christmas
The paper shelter 383: a Christmas card
Cute card Thursday 273: festive colours
Stamping sensations November: get ready for Christmas
The cat's pajamas 352: winter holidays
Hiding in my craft room 380: any holiday
Bastel-traum 71: winter/Christmas
The cutie pie 129: winter layers
Sweet stampin: whatever the weather
Creatalicious 151: anything goes + option: layer it up
Kraftin Kimmie 458: embossing
As you like it: rubber stamp or digis - I like digis (quick and can re-size), but still love the feel of a wooden stamp
Craft stamper take it/make it November: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 94: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 209: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 229: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 81: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty creations 378: anything goes
Penny's 407: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 362: anything goes
Cardz TV 74: anything goes
Colour crazy 47: anything goes
Crafting with friends 76: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 261: anything goes
Polka doodles 47: anything goes
QKR stampede 323: anything goes
A gem of a challenge 232: anything goes
Not just cards November: anything goes
The creative crafters 10: anything goes
A bit more time to craft 80: anything goes
Corrosive 11: anything goes November
Creative fingers 154: anything goes
Classic design team 11: anything goes
Crafts galore encore 57: anything goes
Love to craft 28: anything goes
Morgan's ArtWorld 11: anything goes
Your scrapbook place November: anything goes
The paper nest dolls November: anything goes
LeAnn's world 101 8: anything goes
Let's craft and create 143: anything goes
Dragonfly dreams November: anything goes
Just keep on crafting November anything goes link up
DL.ART November linky


  1. I already knew, Hazel, but here I will give you again my deepest condolences. Wishing you much strength in this difficult times.
    Hugs, Margreet

  2. A great card with lovely snowflake. And dear Hazel, I am so sorry to read that your husband has passed away. My sincere condolences and I wish you much strength for the time that comes.
    xxx Wies

  3. I am so very sorry to read such sad new Hazel, sending you love and strength for the difficult days ahead. B x

  4. I am so sorry for your sad loss Hazel. My heartfelt condolences.
    Your embossing here is lovely - and I hope that your crafting will bring you some comfort.

  5. Thanks for taking the time to join us here at Penny's challenge,this is a lovely card thanks Lyn DT x.

  6. Beautiful card! The pretty snowflake design with shades of blue look fabulous 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  7. A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  8. Really pretty card :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at As You Like It, Jayne x

  9. This is so beautiful!
    Many thanks for playing along this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge, please do come join in in December as well, starting next week!

  10. I already knew too but my deepest sympathy Hazel, I could see that you two were extremely happy. I hope you continue to live life as you did when John was around.
    Beautiful card!! Good luck and Thank you for your entry into our challenge at Not Just Cards
    DT member for

  11. Fab card. Thank you for joining us for our Week 47 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  12. Beautiful creation Hazel, love the colors! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  13. How pretty! Love the blue and silver together; so elegant! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  14. Stuning festive card,love it...thank you for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  15. My deepest condolences. This is a beautiful holiday card non-the less. Love the blue and silver/gold combo. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

  16. So sorry for your loss Hazel. Your card is beautiful and thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #232 at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  17. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional layer it up” 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)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  18. Beautiful card Hazel.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lou DT xo

    JemLou Productions


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