Sunday 31 May 2015

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2015 Challenge

A challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers

Please note that there is a Design Team call here

I don't know about you, but I have enough patterned papers
to keep me going for a very long time -
so let's make sure we use plenty of them

A rule change came into effect last month - please read:

From now on you may enter any creation on which patterned paper has been used - you are no longer required to completely cover the creation with patterned paper, as long as you use some on your creation, obviously the more, the better.

You may enter as many times as you wish during the month and link with as many other challenges as allow you to do so.

As I have an abundance of patterned paper - 12 x 12, 8 x 8, 6 x 6, A4 - I'm giving a prize each month to the randomly chosen winner. I'm willing to post anywhere in the world, so that means that anyone can enter regardless of where you live.

This is the prize for this month's challenge

K & company Roam 6" x 6" paper pad
36 sheets - 3 sheets each of 12 designs

Please scroll down or click here to see the winner of Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge.
It's worth checking because it might be you!

I hope you will join in again for this new challenge and that the news will spread even further so that others come and join us too.

June 2015 challenge

If your cards happen to fit the theme for the week on my CHNC challenge blog, please feel free to add there as well and also for my CHNC challenge extra blog, which is always 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

Remember that for this Patterned Paper challenge
designs can be for any occasion

I had two of the K & Co Roam paper pads, so I made two cards using the same two stamps in different ways on two different pieces of paper from the pad.

The first card was created with one of these pieces of paper:

on to which I stamped the Stampington Company 'Leonardo' stamp inked with memento rich cocoa and also the Tim Holtz script stamp. I coloured with copic pens including some pale yelllow over the script - this looks much better irl than it does here.

For the second card I used this piece of paper from the K & Co Roam pad:

this time using the same two stamps, but inking with Brilliance pearlescent purple and sprinkling with pearl plum embossing powder and heating. I then swiped across with versamark and lightly brushed some  cosmic shimmer sunrise pink iridescent mica pigment over it, which I then buffed up with a tissue. In the process of rubbing the area I accidentally creased the paper in a few places. I ran it through my Xyron adhesive hoping that the creases would press out, but they didn't. In the end I thought it added to the vintage look of the card, so I decided to keep the creases! (instead of starting all over again, having spent quite a long time anyway).

More details on My Crafty Outlook here and here.

Please become a follower of this blog if you haven't done so already and also advertise it on your own blog so that others see it and join in - you may use the logo from the sidebar if you wish. Thank you to all of you who have already become followers and have spread the news of this blog - please keep doing so.

June's challenge will end at 20:00 UK time 30 June. The randomly chosen winner will be announced at 23:00 UK time on 30 June and a new challenge will start at midnight on 1 July 2015.

Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation. Please add your link to inlinkz. If by any chance it disappears, please leave a comment with the link to your blog post and I will make sure it is added.

Please continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

I look forward to seeing your entries.


  1. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  2. Thanks for another challenge - lovely prize Hazel - have a blessed week!

  3. Thank you for another challenge with a lovely prize.

  4. Beautiful papers! Nice cards!!!

  5. Hazel, your samples are beautiful - a lovely technique for using patterned paper. Elizabeth xx

  6. Hi Hazel - gorgeous vintage papers! I tried to link up my card repeatedly, but Mr Linky is not cooperating...not sure is my link - perhaps you could help me out here....Thanks, Cornelia

    1. Thanks, Hazel!! I tried again to even look at the list, but I can't .....perhaps its my work computer.....

  7. Your card is beautiful, Hazel! I'm playing just for fun; the last thing I need is more paper, even beautiful paper like your offer! I'm glad I remembered about your challenge and I'm happy to be playing and spreading the word!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Wonderful challenge and such lovely inspiration! :-)



  9. Thanks for another fun challenge and gorgeous inspiration! Best, CG

  10. Beautiful, irridescent embossing work on the pretty patterned paper. The creass definitely helped to accomplish the vintage theme.

  11. Thank you for the lovely challenge! Beautiful card, Hazel! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  12. Beautiful dt cards and a very nice challenge blog!
    I like to enter with a birthday card, i made the flowers also with design paper.
    Greetings Maia

  13. Two very beautiful cards! Smiles.