Saturday, 20 August 2016

CHNC challenge 295: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


Last week's challenge wasn't the easiest ... the colour brown isn't perhaps the most popular colour to use for Christmas creations, but there were 35 wonderful entries - thanks so much, everyone.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 294. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 25: Papierkram, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Papierkram. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three individual images or one entire digital set from Beccy's Place.Designs.

The second winner:

Number 27: Suze #5, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 voucher to spend at Di's Digi Stamps.

The third winner:

Number 7: Margaret A (granmargaret), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Margaret. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth winner:

Number 2: Cartai, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Cartai. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.

As this is the 3rd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 295:

cute
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are four opportunities to win a prize as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.

The first sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge:
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is QKR Stampede:


'Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from QKR Stampede.

The third sponsor is Robyn's Fetish:


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award three digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.


The fourth sponsor is Digital Paper Craft:



'Digital Paper Craft is your source of Digital Clipart, Scrapbook Supplies, Digital Stamps, Scrapbook Kits and Graphic Design. All images, papers, etc. created by gifted artist Siobhan and can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPaperCraft?ref=si_shop.

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Digital Paper Craft.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them - you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

For my card I used the cute Christie angel kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish as one of this week's sponsors. You can read about this on My Crafty Outlook here.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week please make your creation cute ...  or anything goes as long as it's Christmas ... the choice is up to you.

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 22:00 UK time Friday 26 August 2016. 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 27 August 2016 when there will be four prizes, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. We now have 463 'likes' - another new one this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - 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 August is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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, 13 August 2016

CHNC challenge 294: Colour: brown


What a wonderful lot of entries for last week's challenge - I am always so thrilled to see so many of you making and showing your festive creations. I hope you will like this week's challenge.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 293. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 24: Pauline, who shared this lovely garland:


Congratulations, Pauline. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second winner:

Number 20: Tinz (Furrbster), who shared this lovely iris folded card:


Congratulations, Tinz. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Nikki Burnette's Etsy shop.

The third winner:

Number 17: Bunny (Bunny's cards), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Bunny. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth winner:

Number 36: Misseke, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Misseke. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your four images from Delicious Doodles.

As this is the 2nd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 294:

Colour: brown
a little or a lot

This week there are four opportunities to win a prize as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.



'My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too. I still dabble in each of those crafts (and many others) from time to time but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. Some of my images have now been made into rubber stamps by the wonderful team over at Sparkle N Sprinkle. These days you can usually find me “hanging out” over on my blog, www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.'

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose three individual images or one entire digital set from Beccy's Place.Designs.

The second sponsor
 is Di's Digi Stamps:

This is a little bit about Di who produces such gorgeous digital images:

'I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.

I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!'

The randomly-chosen winner will be able given a $10 voucher to spend - just click on the link and feast your eyes on the super images - you will not be disappointed!

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:


'Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth sponsor is SVG Attic:



'SVGattic is home to many wonderful and imaginative vinyl, scrapbook and 3D designs. These kits are fun and easy to make with your digital die cutting machine. Use them as gifts, decor around the house or just to impress your friends. You're sure to find something you love at SVGattic.com. Come be inspired.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them - you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

This is my card using some elements from Beccy Muir's gingerbread set, kindly supplied by Beccy from Beccy's Place as one of the sponsors this week, My Mind's Eye lost & found Christmas papers and some lovely grosgrain ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. You can see my card on My Crafty Outlook blog here.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week please use some brown on your festive creations ... a little or a lot.

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 22:00 UK time Friday 19 August 2016. 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 20 August 2016 when there will be four prizes, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. We now have 463 'likes' - another new one this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - 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 August is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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, 6 August 2016

CHNC challenge 293: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 292. There were six opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

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

The first winner:

Number 18: Pamela, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Pamela. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion.

The second winner:

Number 50: Lorraine A, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lorraine. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your clear stamp set of choice from the Uniko website.

The third winner:

Number 27: Jane Willis, who shared 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 receive your prize package from Tando Creative.

The fourth winner:


Number 66: crafty (Draper's creations), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Crafty. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your pack of flowers donated by Mulberry Crafts.

As this is the 1st Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 293:

vintage
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are four opportunities to win a prize as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors

The first sponsor is Dazzling Ace Designs:



'Hi Suzy B here....Dazzling Ace Designs....The Home of all things Vintage and more.....I mainly specialize in Vintage an era the never seems to date.....but I have decided to diversify into other ranges, check out my cute and fantasy range and also my Shabby Chic Range .....most of my images are printed on to a good quality glossy photo card....those that are not are printed on to a good quality smooth white card 300gsm......my images are ideal for Journal Cards/Toppers, Cardmaking Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Memory Books and more....I add new items each week, so please if you have time please pop back and have a peep, I am sure you will not be disappointed..... Hugs Suzy B'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second sponsor is Nikki Burnette:


Nikki Burnette is a fantasy artist who paints all sorts of fantastical creatures in watercolor. Fantasy art is where her heart lies. She loves being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends. Nikki sells my original paintings as well as a wide range of different products that she creates in her studio. All her artwork and drawings are original designs.

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Nikki Burnette's Etsy shop.

The third sponsor is Lunagirl Images:


'My name is Karen, owner of Lunagirl Images. In 2004, after collecting vintage ephemera  for most of my life, I started digitizing and restoring images and designing digital supplies for artists and crafters (my husband collected antique books and prints, so we had quite a house full!) We are proud to have been the first company to offer digital vintage image collections of this size and quality at prices affordable to the home crafter.

At Lunagirl.com (and in my etsy shop) I currently offer you several hundred unique digital collage sheets and dozens of themed craft CDs -- over 30,000 images so far! They are a great resource for card making, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and much more, easy to use, carefully researched and curated, all thoughtfully organized and lovingly cleaned up, ready to you to use in your projects. I love altering and embellishing these beautiful and fascinating images and seeing what my customers create with them.

In addition to digital art and design, I enjoy painting on wood, creating assemblage icons and shrines, reading history books, bellydancing, cooking, and sewing with my vintage Singer. I'm also blessed to be the mom of two teenaged boys.

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth sponsor is Delicious Doodles:



Delicious Doodles is a young company with myself,

Teri, as the Sole Trader/Designer.

I have doodled and sketched all of my life.

I started making greetings cards when my last child was born, and used my doodles on them as I couldn’t find what I wanted in the usual craft places.

I only started selling my images in the Autumn of 2009.

I design and hand/mouse-draw all of the images that are sold in the Delicious Doodles Etsy Shop. Some are cutsie animals, some are sketched flowers, there are a few men's images, fairies and also some 'darker' images featuring vampires, skulls and Gothic stuff, something for everyone!

http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/

Why not pop over and take a look.

The randomly chosen winner will receive four images from Delicious Doodles.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them - you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

This is my first card, using a lovely image kindly provided by Dazzling Ace Designs, one of this week's sponsors.  For more info about the card please look here on My Crafty Outlook:


For my second card, I used a piece of the same paper from Bo Bunny silver and gold collection, making the card very similar to the previous one, this time using a lovely image kindly provided by Lunagirl images, another of this week's sponsors. You can read about this card here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week it's 'vintage' or anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

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 22:00 UK time Friday 12 August 2016. 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 13 August 2016 when there will be four prizes, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. We now have 463 'likes' - another new one this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - 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 August is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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, 30 July 2016

CHNC challenge 292: anything goes as long as it's Christmas


What an amazing number of entries for last week's challenge - thanks for your support and encouragement. I hope that there will be many entries this week, as it's 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas'

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 291. There were six opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

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

The first winner:

Number 23: Jane Willis, who shared this lovely stepper card:


Congratulations, Jane. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:

Number 15: NanaConnie, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, NanaConnie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

The third winner:

Number 66: Suze #4, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three sets of papers from Lozzy's wonderful selection.

The fourth winner:

Number 25: Cards by Beckie, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Beckie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fifth winner:

Number 12: Helen, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

The sixth winner:

Number 52: Mijn Creatie(fje)s (Nancy), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Nancy. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital stamps from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

As this is the 5th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 292:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are four opportunities to win a prize as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors

The first sponsor is Crafter's Companion:
Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is Uniko:

'My name is Beverley Brown and I am the owner and designer of Uniko Ltd, a small family run business. Tthough it is mainly myself that designs, blogs and does all the day to day running of things, whilst being a full time mum to 17 month old twin boys! Uniko Ltd specialises in clear stamps and paper crafting products.

Being an avid paper crafter and stamp addict for many years, plus completing a BA (Hons) in Textiles & Surface Design I decided back in February 2012 to combine my passions and launch my own range of stamps, designer dies & digital paper collections.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a clear stamp set of choice from the Uniko website.

The third sponsor is Tando Creative:


'We supply our own unique range of chipboard designs that are both innovative and inspiring. We have now added masks to our range of products cut from sturdy and durable 350 micron polyfilm.

We offer a complete bespoke design and cut package for chipboard or we can cut products to your digital designs.'

Tando Creative will be sending the randomly chosen winner a prize package.

The fourth prize is a pack of flowers donated by Mulberry Crafts who, unfortunately, are not trading any more - I will post them to the randomly chosen winner.


Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them - you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

This is my card, using the lovely coloured image from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Christmas bird 001'. For more info about the card please look here on My Crafty Outlook.

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

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 22:00 UK time Friday 5 August 2016. 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 6 August 2016 when there will be four prizes, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. We now have 463 'likes' - another new one this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - 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 August is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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