Category Archives: Design Team

DT: CHNC: plaid/checked paper


This week Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge design team challenge was to use plaid/ checked paper.

I found some scraps of this cute green and pink coloured patterned paper and made this little tree card.

All the elements came from the patterned paper stash. All I added was the green cardstock and the stamped sentiment using the Peace and Joy stamps (I am obsessed with this set!). I also added a little yellow star on the tree!

Cute and quick!

Happy crafting!


DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Hello! First of the month means time for another Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge design team contribution. Once again I dug into the Making Cards magazine kits and found some cat papers and images

I kept the cards black and white with just the pop of colour using the card candi.

Because the card blank is black I also added insert panels for the inside.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: something beginning with S

Stockings begin with an S don’t they? In which case that’s my contribution for this week’s CHNC.

I chose to make this bright and traditionally coloured but slightly Nordic in design card using some old Papermania Paper, an embossed panel, some stamped images from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and sentiment from Peace and Joy stampin up set (this is by far my favourite one from the mini catalogue … even beating the Merry Moose set at the moment …. all because of those lovely panel sentiments!).

Hope you like it!

Happy crafting!


DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper

It’s always strange when the 1st of the month is on a Saturday as I have 2 design team contributions to share.

So for this month’s Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge I chose to use an old cute Making Cards magazine set and make some cute hello cards.

Just adorable!

Love these images and papers. So cute.

Entering this into the summer colours challenge at Crafty friends and the cuddly animals challenge at Di’s Digi Designs

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: a reindeer

Hello! Today it was time to add a reindeer to our cards for the CHNC blog and I chose to make a watercolour background and add some Woodware stamped images to create the scene.

I decided to emboss the card blank using the woodland embossing folder. And then kept it modern with some black card candi.

A simple but pretty card.

Entering this into the water colour challenge at Vintage Journey

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: use ribbon or twine

This week I used some ribbon as per Hazel’s challenge for the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

I also used new stamps and dies from the catalogue that is released on 1st August…

As soon as I saw the large script dies and stamps in the Peace and Joy stamp set I needed to get them.

I teamed them here with some old Making Cards magazine papers.

Also entering this in the challenge at Christmas 24 use ribbon.

Happy crafting!