Friday, 18 January 2013

CHNC Challenge - Week 107 - Rudolph is Resting

Hello Everyone ...

... from a freezing but snow free corner of Scotland. I don't know how this has happened but while the rest of the UK has a white-out, we, disappointingly, have seen not so much as one flake!!!

Seriously, I hope those of you who do have snow are enjoying it and looking forward to a weekend of frolicking in it, sledging, making snowmen and throwing snowballs.

I have a very quick share for you this evening  - a card for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 107. The challenge is entitled Rudolph is Resting, which means Hazel is looking for a card without a reindeer on it, anywhere! Happy to oblige, Hazel :)

This card is made almost entirely of snippets of paper and bits and bobs from stash. The scraps of papers and the ribbon were enclosed in packages by the lovely UKPC girls, makers of the patchwork pieces for the wall-hanging I showed in my WOYWW post on Wednesday.

Front and back are decorated with the trimmings, as usual.

white card base 
scraps of Kraft cardstock for topper base
Cardmakers Delight Christmas topper
snippets of patterned paper
scrap of lace trim and cream/gold patterned ribbon
Snowflake embellishments (from The Works two years ago) 
Red and gold glitter
My sewing machine 

Yes, I actually got out my sewing machine for this one and much to my surprise managed to sew a satisfactory row of zigzag stitches ... something of a victory for me :)

So many snippets means another trip to the playground and Pixie's Crafty Snippets #55 - I wonder if anyone has made a snowman yet :)

Edited note: At Hazel's suggestion, the card is also being entered into her Challenge Extra for January - thanks Hazel :)

Right, I'm off - I need to see the second part of Silent Witness or I'll never know who dunnit :)

Happy crafting,


  1. Beautiful card - I'm very impressed with the machine stitching and love the way you've decorated the inside as well - - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 107 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. And btw we have quite a bit of snow here - you're welcome to have it! x

  2. Gorgeous card Elizabeth.
    If you would like to snap something that has made you smile then it would be lovely if you joined in the fun over on my blog....after all we can't have too many smiles can we?
    A x

  3. Gorgeous card Elizabeth, from cold and snowy South Wales! I really must join in with Hazels challenges but working full time takes soo much of your day up!
    Been busy making a Snow ..... Will share tomorrow in the Playground.

  4. Thanks for also linking for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. Absolutely fabulous Elizabeth - I thought I recognised the topper as soon as I saw it, Tracey does have some great ones. And so impressed with the stitching - there'll be no stopping you now!! It all goes together perfectly - a super card indeed.

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. A beautiful card Elizabeth. If you want some snow I will gladly send ours to you :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Gorgeous rich colours, lovely Xmas card. We've had a light dusting here but seems to be melting now.xx

  8. Love this festive snippet card.

    Come on down South for some snow fun.

    Sarn xxx

  9. lol......great program too! lovely card Elizabeth love those snowflakes and main centre piece ribbon and lace the whole card is gorgeous x

  10. ooh this is a gorgeous card! You have a way with snippits! I just scooted down to your Wednesdays post cause I missed it, Your wedding photo is gorgeous! We had snow here in Bournemouth yesterday but its mostly gone now where we are. Stay warm! xx

  11. Sorry for my super-late comment Elizabeth, what a gorgeous card! I love it, especially the snowflakes. x


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