Saturday, 16 December 2017

CHNC challenge 364


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. There's little over a week till Christmas Day, so we need to get on with those last-minute Christmas designs. Perhaps you've made some cards and not blogged them yet ... please feel free to add as many entries as you wish.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 363:


Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 86: Andrea Bastelmaus, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Andrea. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your two sets of Crisalis Classics unmounted stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 30 December (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'glitter'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 364:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: glitter

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Crafter's Companion Signature collection by Sara Davies
Floral Delight stamp set Thinking of you
+ Floral Delight 3D toppers You're the best

For my card I used an unknown piece of paper for the background with an upcycled glittered picture from an old card, mounted on to a piece of matt silver card, the addition of the silver padded star and the sentiment. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'glitter'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 22 December 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 23 December 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for December is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 9 December 2017

CHNC challenge 363


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now getting well into December and only a couple of weeks till Christmas, some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but I'm sure that, like me, you still need to make some more ... but make sure you do so very soon, as the next couple of weeks will be gone in a flash.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 362:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 77: Diny, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Diny. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Pure Frozen design pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 23 December (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'a touch of sparkle'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 363:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: a touch of sparkle

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Crisalis Classics by Christine Haworth
A Spring Walk unmounted rubber stamps
+ A Summer afternoon unmounted rubber stamps

For my card I used part of a kit that I bought ages ago with some sparkly 3D snowflakes from The Works - more sparkle on the tree that doesn't show up here. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'a touch of sparkle'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 15 December 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 16 December 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for December is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 2 December 2017

CHNC challenge 362


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now into December and only about three weeks till Christmas, some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really never too late tto add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!) ... but make sure you do so very soon, as the next three weeks will be gone in a flash.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 361:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 96: Birgit, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Birgit. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Docrafts buttons and Teresa Collins buttons.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 16 December (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'quick and easy'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 362:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: quick and easy

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Pure Frozen design pad
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs
200 gsm

For my card I used a piece of background card that I've had for ages and everything else is from a Christmas past collection by Craftwork cards, bought especially so that I can make some more quick and easy cards.. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'quick and easy'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 8 December 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 9 December 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for December is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries


Saturday, 25 November 2017

CHNC challenge 361


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now well into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 360:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com


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Number 126: Lizzie's crafting retreat, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lizzie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your English country garden paper pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 9 December (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'use a doily'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 361:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use a doily

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Docrafts mini Christmas buttons
+ Teresa Collins buttons

For my cards I used a couple of offcut pieces as backgrounds on the white card blanks, adding paper and sentiment circles from a very recently purchased Craftwork cards Christmas past collection, as well as Dovecraft Glad Tidings doilies. You can see these here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'use some buttons'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 1 December 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 2 December 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for November is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 18 November 2017

CHNC challenge 360


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to start or to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 359:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 39: Deonna B, with these lovely tags:


Congratulations, Deonna. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Floral Delight papers and 3D toppers.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 2 December (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'use some blue'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.
Challenge 360:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some blue

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:

Crafter's Companion Signature collection by Sara Davies
English country garden 6" x 6" paper pad
48 beautiful patterned papers

For my card I used a background from a Snowman kit purchased a couple of years ago, with the large sentiment piece from an old Kanban kit, with a couple of 3D snowflakes from The Works. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'use some blue'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 24 November 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 25 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for November is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 11 November 2017

CHNC challenge 359


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - an overwhelming number of entries. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now getting well into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to start or to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 358:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com


Number 79: kbrandy4 (Hazel), with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Hazel. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Todo cherry blossom embossing folder.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 25 November (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'reindeer'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 359:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: reindeer

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:



Crafter's Companion Signature collection by Sara Davies
Floral Delight 6" x 6" paper pad
48 beautiful patterned papers
+ Floral Delight 3D toppers

For my card I usedan unknown piece of backing paper, adding a glittered decoupaged picture and matching sentiment oval from a Kanban kit bought long ago. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'reindeer'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 17 November 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 18 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for November is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 4 November 2017

CHNC challenge 358


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again - well over 100 - please be patient with me while I catch up with commenting. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to start or to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 357:


Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com

Number 56: Jane Willis, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jane. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Santoro clear stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 18 November (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'food and/or drink'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 358:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: food and/or drink

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:



Todo Cherry Blossom embossing folder
(can be used with most die cutting/embossing systems)

For my card I used a ready patterned card blank from The Works, adding a couple of pieces from my Christmas offcuts box wrapped with some lovely textured ribbon. The image is from a Lili of the valley pad, fussy cut, with the addition of the sparkly glittered sentiment stocking which was upcycled from a card received long ago. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'food and/or drink'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 10 November 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 11 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for November is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 28 October 2017

CHNC challenge 357


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - Wow! such a lot of entries  - over 100! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now at the end of October and approaching November we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 356:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 42: Mel C, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Mel. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Molly Blooms stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 11 November (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'something with wings'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 357:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: something with wings

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Santoro clear stamps
Mirabelle

For my card I used two parts of a recycled card - can't take any credit for doing any crafting with this one, but it was too good to put in the recycling paper bin. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook, but I won't be entering any challenges with it because I did nothing other than stick the pieces together on the card blank.


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'something with wings'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 3 November 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 4 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same - lots of new 'likes' during the past week - thank you.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for October is here and the link for November will be added at the beginning of the month.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 21 October 2017

CHNC challenge 356


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now well into October we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 355:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 1: Nicolette's kaarten, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Nicolette. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your two sets of clear stamps and cutting dies.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 4 November (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'traditional Christmas colours'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 356:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: traditional Christmas colours

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:



Molly Blooms
Mounted stamps
designed by Clare

This is my card using traditional colours. You can read about it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'traditional Christmas colours'.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time Friday 27 October 2017. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 28 October 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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.

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Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for October is here.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries