Saturday, 29 October 2011

CHNC challenge 44: for someone special

It was lovely to see all the various scenes on your cards for last week's challenge. Thank you so much for all the entries and the support for this little part of the crafting challenge world.

Challenge 44

Today has always been special for me - it was my dad's birthday. Sadly, he died nearly eight years ago (actually on mum's birthday on 29 November) - so 29 October is still a special day for me, one to reflect on memories of the past and to think particularly of my mum who still misses dad.

I think a lot of us crafters tend to leave the 'special' people to last when it comes to making cards, so my challenge to you this week is to make a Christmas card for someone special, so that it doesn't get left till the last minute. You might want to try and make more than one (I'm going to try, but not sure whether I'll succeed this week).

The card that I'm showing now is, of course, for my mum. I've made a double twisted easel card (the first time I've made one). I've kept the design simple, letting the paper do most of the work - more information on my regular crafting blog 'My crafty outlook' 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 make the card for someone special - 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 4 November. 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.

A new challenge will be set on 5 November - as it will be the first Saturday in the month there will be a prize for the randomly drawn winner.

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  1. Ooops.. I didn't realize that my entry had to be a Christmas card.. And there's no option to remove it. Sorry.

  2. Fabulous DT projects!! Fabulous challenge - always love playing along!!
    By the way, I have a weekly candy on my store's blog if any of the team wants to enter!!

  3. No problem for the deleted. I don't understand that your blog is only for Christmas
    At soon
    Claudia from Carta & co blog

  4. Hi Hazel, back to my usual, just call me :) I really enjoyed this challenge and had a great time planning and making this card - I hope it shows. Elizabeth x


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