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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 274 -February 24/2018 – Use some gold

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Our challenge this week at CHCC is to add some gold. My card did not photograph that well because of the reflective nature of the materials but is really pretty in real life. I die cut my deer and trees from gold foil cardstock and glued it on a night sky background I created with my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 COLOR SET and Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS Set of 6. Sentiment die is from Avery Elle, and Deer/Tree die from Penny Black.

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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – January 27 – No sentiment

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For this week’s challenge, we are looking for a Christmas Card with no sentiment on the card front. You are welcome to put your sentiment on the inside of the card. For my card, I tried a painterly effect using Penny Black’s, called Scarlet Majesty. I used Momento watercolour markers and Distress ink on watercolour paper to create the effect. I would refer you to the talented Penny Black Design Team member, Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain to see her demo this technique. She is an amazing artist!


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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – January 2018 Theme – Fairies

Andreja came up with a wonderful theme for this week’s 52CCT challenge! I really had to put on my thinking cap, As I do not have any Christmas fairy stamps, I made due with my Lawn Fawn – Fairy Friends Stamp. I started with stamp the Christmas Tree from the On the Town Clear Stamp set. I stamped the fairies separately, coloured them with Copic Markers and die cut them out with the matching dies. Next, I added gems to the tree, placed the fairies, then added gems to their hands to make it appear they decorated the tree, The background coloured were created with the new Oxide Distress Inks.


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52 Christmas Card Throwdown – January 2018 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the 2018 52 Christmas Card Throwdown first challenge of the month and year! Andreja has designed a fun sketch challenge for us and it is never too early to start your Christmas cards! Besides….it is really fun!

For this challenge, I started by printing my digital stamp from A Day for Daisies - Fuzzy Bunnies. I used my Copic markers to add just a hint of colour. Next, I used an embossing folder (retired) from Stampin Up – Northern Flurries. The sentiment Joy is a Penny Black diecut. My card design is a 5 x 7, so I created the background using some cardstock I had on hand. I created a fishtailed banner in a matching blue to place behind the bunnies card and added it to the card front. For the finishing touches, I added a snowflake button and a few gems.

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We are running our challenges weekly, so you will have lots of opportunities to join us making cards for your friends and family.

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra December 2017


This challenge will last for the whole month of December 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.

I love the crow/chicken digis on Bugaboo’s Site. The great thing about digis is you can resize them, flip them, remove and add things. In this case, I made the fall digi into a Christmas one. The stamp is called, “Crow”, but I oted to make him a chicken. Once I coloured him, for drama I debossed it with a retired Stampin Up embosing folder called Northern Lights. The final step was to assemble my card and stamp a sentiment from Penny Black’s Festive Snippets and add a few gems..


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