Saturday 5 November 2011

CHNC challenge 45: bright colours and/or sparkle - with a prize

Wow! you really did a great job of making some very special cards for last week's challenge - I love looking at all your creations and admiring the depth of talent of all the contributors to this challenge blog. Thank you so much for your participation.

Well, we're getting into November now and Christmas isn't seeming so far away now, so it's time to be a bit more serious about the festive crafting if you haven't done much so far. I know that some of you have been making Christmas cards throughout the year, but, if you haven't, it's just the right time now to start.

Apologies that linky went astray for a while last evening (because I forgot about the hour change when I did the settings last Saturday). I hope I've got it right for this week, but please bear with me if there is a hiccup.

Challenge 45

Today in the UK is 'bonfire night' when we celebrate the failure of Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. There will be lots of fireworks this evening (don't forget to keep pets in safe and snug). Thinking of fireworks made me think of bright colours and sparkle, so I'd love to see either or both of your Christmas cards this week.

This is my card - you can read more about it and see the challenges I've entered on my regular crafting blog My Crafty Outlook here.

Here is another card added mid-week that is for a Guest Design slot I was privileged to join in - you can read more about it here:

And here's another one - this one isn't bright colours, but it's very sparkly (more info here on my regular blog):

As it's the first Saturday in the month there will be a prize for a randomly drawn winner (using - 2 packs of Eno Craft toppers:

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 a card with bright colours and/or sparkle - 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 11 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 12 November.

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 challenge blog - thank you.

I look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Your card is definitely bright, and cheerful. Enjoy the fireworks tonight!

  2. Lovely cheery this! Will be back later with me card...haaa!

  3. Beautiful creations by the design team! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karen

  4. Gorgeous works by DT!
    Hugs Gisela

  5. Hi Hazel
    Fantastic card!! Thank you very much for this challenge
    Michaela xx

  6. Hi Hazel,

    Thanks for a fun challenge - I LOVE bright colours and LOTS of sparkle!!

    I love your cards - they are so bright and gorgeous.

    Just linked my card up to #51 - TIA for peeking :-)


  7. Fab cards Hazel - love that jolly Santa!
    Thanks for your comments already on my card - my post is scheduled for while I'm at I don't get to link it til I get home...and beat me to it today! lol
    Helen x

  8. Hi Hazel thank you for the link to this lovely challenge blog.. I didn't know about it :) xx

  9. I also like your third card. It's a nice balance between subdued colours and a sparkling star/snowflake. I think I managed both the bright colours and lots of sparkle with my entry, lol.

  10. Thanks for the heads-up on the challenge so very pleased to have found you - I need loads more christmas cards so all inspiration is very much welcomed !
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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