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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

For this Colour Challenge, we are asking you to try to make a card using yellow, gold, and kraft. I used a simple design made up with two fishtail banners, a tree die cut and a star punch. To add interest, I used a wood grain kraft card stock as the base, a patterned kraft card stock for the thin banner, and two tone kraft/yellow card stock for the wide banner. In the wide banner, I cut out a negative tree shape and backed it with gold card stock and decorated it three yellow stars. I also decorated the inside of the card with the tree shape and topped it with a star. The sentiment is from SSS.

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 416 – 18th of May – Christmas

DTbadgeWe are half way through May and all the gardens are running late. While we had a mild winter it was really long! So creating a Christmas card now seems very appropriate! For this week’s challenge, I selected an adorable puppy stamp by Pink Gem Designs called, “Christmas Charlie.” I coloured the puppy using Spectrum Noir markers. I added a little clear Wink of Stella to his hat and scarf, glossy accents to his eyes and nose, and Stickles to his hat’s pom-pom. For the background, I used Tim Holtz’s Sweater embossing folder by Sizzix because the “knit” patterns of the scarf/hat matched.

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Mid-May 2017

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This challenge will last for the whole month of May 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!

Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge – they are offering 4 digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

For my image, I used a fun digi by Dilly Beans Stamps called Framed Snowman 2. I coloured him with Copic markers, added him to a snowflake cardstock from my stash, and added a sticker sentiment by Kaisercraft.

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Please support our sponsor. Bugaboo stamps add new images weekly. They also have great sales and weekly freebies so you can try them out!

Note: Hazel also runs two other challenges - 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

 

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Any Shape/Multiple Layers

Our design team challenge you to make a Shaped Christmas Card with multiple layers. If you have a Cricut or Silhouette there are thousands of SVG files for different shaped cards. The die cut companies also make a variety of shaped card designs. For my card I used a die by Sizzix called, Winter Wishes Collection – Christmas – Thinlits Die – Card, Christmas Tree Fold-a-Long. I chose to use two different card stocks – one patterned, one solid. I also used gold foiled and green glitter cardstock for sentiment, star, and ornaments. Everything is included with the die cut set but paper, glue and die cutting machine. While the design looks very complex, it was very easy to make, and the results are very pretty.

Note: If you don’t have a die cut machine or electronic cutting machines you can design your own shaped cards. If you do a google search you will discover many site with free card shape templates and you only need paper and scissors. As any shape goes, you can also use a square or A2 card as well. I hope you will join us. I look forward to seeing your creations.

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Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – May 2017

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This challenge will last for the whole month of May 2017 – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas – it doesn’t have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it’s Christmas!

Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge – they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

For my card, I used Bugaboo’s SnowGlobe digis, called “Winter Bird”, Check out their website for other snowglobe designs! I coloured him with Coic markers, cut a pasted him on Christmas themed paper from my stock,  added a sentiment sticker from Kaisercraft, and some snowflake stickers.

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 Please support our sponsor. Bugaboo stamps add new images weekly. They also have great sales and weekly freebies so you can try them out!

Note: Hazel also runs two other challenges - 

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge