Saturday 28 April 2012

CHNC challenge 70: any greeting/sentiment without the word 'Christmas'

What a fabulous response for challenge 69 last week - you certainly piled on the layers on your fantastic cards. Thank you everyone for your support of this little blog - you make it what it is! And it's lovely to see that there are new people beginning to come on board to make a start with Christmas cards. It's never too early or too late!And some of you are building up quite a stash of Christmas cards - notably, Catherine, who showed us thirteen cards altogether - it's no wonder she was all layered out!

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 69. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using - not surprising really considering the number of chances that Catherine had of winning!:

who shared this lovely card, featuring (surprise, surprise!) Humphrey:

Congratulations, Catherine! Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle Shop.

Challenge 70

For today's challenge I'm asking you to include a greeting/sentiment on your Christmas card, but wihout the word 'Christmas'

And for this week's challenge Lili of the Valley are giving a £10 voucher to spend in their online store to the randomly chosen winner. I'm sure that most of you are familiar with their lovely stamps and die cuts - just click on the link to see the fabulous range that they have.

For my card I've used offcuts of My Mind's Eye Glitter paper and the sketch given for Christmas challenges with sketches 25. You can read more about my card here on my regular crafting blog My Crafty Outlook.

This is another card I've made today that doesn't mention the word 'Christmas' - you can read more about it on My Crafty Outlook here. This card really is black, white with a bit of red, but for some reason here the white looks pinkish, but IRL it is definitely WHITE.

And another card I've just shown on My Crafty Outlook here (Tuesday 1 May):

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques, as long as the end result is a Christmas card - and this week please include a greeting/sentiment, but don't use the word 'Christmas' - so you might want to use Season's Greetings, Compliments of the Season, With love ... or whatever - I'm sure you can all think of something to put on your card that doesn't include the word 'Christmas'.

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 May.  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 May.

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  1. Ha, ha - one failed guess for me, I thought it was 'wings' but a great challenge Hazel! Now, where are those Christmas sentiments of mine? Di xx

  2. Great take on the sketch Hazel, love the colours you've used.

  3. congrats catherine :)

    hazel this is a beautiful card i just love the glitter ribbon :)

    btw: saw you got a honorable mentions on 52 {christmas} card throwdown!! congrats :)

  4. Great card and congratulations to the winner:)x

  5. Cheers everyone ... Doubt I'll be making as many this week! But first one posted today!

  6. Hi Hazel, thanks for a fabulous challenge!!
    Hazel xx


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