Sunday, 28 July 2013

OSAAT #174 - Anything Goes

Anything Goes this week! Hurray - everyone's favourite theme. Come and join us over at One Stitch at Time. It was time for Josephine to pick an image for the two of us to use and she chose Claire's Christmas Rooftop. You can get this at the Hope Jacare section of the Stitchybear Digi Outlet.

I coloured the image with Promarkers, using Distress Ink on the sky. The stars were glittered with Sakura's diamond gelly roll pen. The pen adds just the right amount of glimmer to the stars. The snow on the roof and the window sill is done with Floracraft's diamond dust and a touch of glue.The card blank is by Craft UK and the beige card is by Papermill. I printed a sheet of gold/silver stars from a free download site and matted it on to the beige card. I cut the image with a Spellbinders die and matted that on to the beige card too. I placed it to the top left on the design and added a silver Christmas tree, cut with a Memory Box die, to the panel on the right.

A small neat card which won't cost too much for postage.

The winner of this week's challenge will win all the images that the design team used on challenge 172 - lots of beautiful images so you must check out the OSAAT challenge blog to see how you can win.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Christmas in July with a catch
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Trees
Digi Darla Challenge - Christmas  in July
Lexi's Creations Challenge - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas Challenge - O Christmas Tree
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Christmas in July
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Christmas in July
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes

I've not had a good week, crying for two days didn't help an eye problem I've got, so I'm hoping for a better week ahead. I'm sorry that I'm still not back to visiting you all but I do appreciate everyone who comes to see my small offering each week.


  1. Gorgeous Christmas card, great colouring and love those little birds. xx Flora

  2. Like the glistening snow & the Christmas tree die.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Ahhhhh hugs Hazel, hope the coming week is better (((((hugs)))))). Love the gold, silver and white colour scheme of this card, so classy. Oh and how I agree with you re postage. I try to make all my cards flat enough to fit simply in an envelope too :) Hugs Jane xxxxx

  4. Hazel, love your glittery snow and the swirl tree. Hope you have a wonderful week.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  5. Lovely Christmas card, great colour choice!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. So sorry you have had such a sad week Hazel, the lead up to significant anniversaries is very difficult. I'm thinking about you and send you lots of love. Hope your eye gets better soon too. Mind you, in the face of a difficult week you have succeeded in making such a lovely Christmas card. It is so elegant and very effective so I hope you have got someone special to send it to this Christmas - it's bound to be on prominent display.Hope your crafting talent helps you over this next period of time. Love xxx

  7. Hi sweetheart - have passed the message on for you. Hope today is a better day and you find a bit of sunshine within. Hugs Jane xxxx

  8. Gorgeous little Christmas creation. Love the silver flourish tree.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. Such a pretty and sweet Christmas card! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along in this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  11. This is a darling image and card! I am so glad you could play along with us this week for our Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes!! :)

  12. Smashing card Hazel. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  13. Stunning creation and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge Christmas Tree good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  14. Awesome card Hazel, love the sparkling snow.....and overall design!
    One of your team mates!¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
    ¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska

  15. The papers and colors are so untraditional, I love it! The silver tree is such a nice touch. So glad you joined us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  16. Gorgeous card. I love the subtle colour scheme.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘O Christmas Tree’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  17. This is so pretty Hazel, love the contemporary feel of it. Great image, beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Lexi's Creations