Saturday, 2 April 2011

CHNC sponsored challenge 14: Christmas foliage and/or flowers

Before I get to this week's challenge I want to thank all those who entered last week's challenge - it was lovely to see lots of 'regulars' cracking on with building up their supplies of Christmas cards and also to welcome new folk along. If you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, just be aware that a quarter of the year has already gone (I know, it goes so quickly, doesn't it?) - and what better time to take part than today's challenge which is being sponsored.

Today's challenge 14 is to make a Christmas card that includes some Christmas foliage and/or flowers - this can be holly, ivy, mistletoe, pine cones, poinsettias ... and I'm sure you can think of others. (I had to smile when I saw last week's challenge on Jingle Belles that was asking for the same thing!)

I am so excited about this new challenge because, not only is it being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps, but one of their girls, Georgia, is joining me as a Guest Designer - more about that later.

An introduction to Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More will award either 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack of the winner's choice.

The winner will be randomly drawn using random.org

As I said earlier, I am delighted that Georgia is joining me as Guest Designer. Georgia has used Christmas Wreath on her beautiful card:

You can see more of Georgia's beautiful crafting on her blog: PaperPossibilities ... Toadily Handmade! Please hop over to Georgia's blog and leave her a kind comment.

I also used Robyn's Christmas Wreath and also her Corner Holly. I arranged the images and my own sentiment in Publisher and printed on to Basic Gray Winter Mint paper and coloured with copics, adding some glossy accents to the centre berries of the holly corners. So here is my card - you can read more about it on my regular crafting blog here.

As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques, as long as the end result is a Christmas card - and this week please remember to include some Christmas foliage and/or flowers - apart from that, anything goes.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 8 April. Please mention my blog and create a link within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish (a good way to build up your stock of Christmas cards) and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please. And don't forget that a randomly chosen winner will be able to choose 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack. As you can see from our cards, there are some delightful Christma s images to choose from, as well as a host of others.

A new challenge will be set on 9 April.

Please add your link to inlinkz. If by any chance it disappears, please leave a comment with the link to your blog post and I will make sure it is added.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this new challenge blog - thank you.

I look forward to seeing your creations.



6 comments:

susan said...

Your card is beautiful, Hazel! We are so happy to be sponsoring your great challenge!

Carol said...

Another great challenge....my Christmas box is filling up nicely! Great DT cards too as always. Carol x

Rose said...

Hazel can i just reuse my card from last week's JB challenge??LOL

welcome Georgia :) fantastic cards by you both!!!

Janet said...

Two lovely cards this week! Off doing serious craft shopping for next two weeks so won't be around. See you when I get back!

Janet xx

Sue said...

A lovely challenge Hazel, gave me a reason to use my new favourite stamp x

Elizabeth said...

Now Hazel, don't drop from shock but I've just uploaded my card for this week. I was determined not to miss this week - lovely challenge and nice cards, BTW - after being a tad too late last week. Now what have you got up your sleeve for next week :) Elizabeth xx