Saturday, 18 March 2017

CHNC challenge 325


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them.

Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 324. 


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


Number 18: 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 set of Christmas acrylic stamps and Docrafts Santa acrylic stamp.


Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 1 April (2 weeks)

From now on, 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 'no patterned paper'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 325:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: no patterned paper

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


Vintage Christmas paper design pad 
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs

This is my card following the optional theme: no patterned paper. I used a Die'sire edge'ables Christmas only words die from Crafter's Companion and an Inkadinkadoo snowflakes stamp - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here.

The decoupaged picture is mounted on to mirror card to match the inside of the card - unfortunately, the bright shiny effect doesn't show here, neither does the pearlescent jade Brilliance ink that was used to stamp.



This shows a bit how the stamping looks (although still better irl):


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 'no patterned paper'.

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 March 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 March, 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 March 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 March 2017

CHNC challenge 324


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them.

Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 323. 


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


Number 1: fabiola, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Fabiola. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Softly falling embossing folder by Leonie Pujol and a mini clear stamp by Docrafts.

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

From now on, 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 'Santa Claus/Father Christmas'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 324:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: Santa Claus/Father Christmas

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


Set of Christmas acrylic stamps and Docrafts Santa acrylic stamp 

This is my card following the optional theme: Santa Claus/Father Christmas. Supplies are from Hunkydory and The Works - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:


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 'Santa Claus/Father 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 20:00 UK time Friday 17 March 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 March, 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 March 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, 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 March 2017

CHNC challenge 323


Wow! Another fabulous week of entries for challenge 322. I am so pleased to see so many inspirational designs by so many crafters. I hope you will join in again this week and, if you haven't yet thought about making a start on Christmas designs, I hope you will do so and share them here.

Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 322. 


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


Number 38: Leslie Turner, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Leslie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Urban Style design pad.

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

From now on, 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 'vintage'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 323:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: vintage

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


Softly falling embossing folder by Leonie Pujol and a mini clear stamp by Docrafts

This is my card following the optional theme: vintage. Supplies are from Hunkydory and the bottom of the card has been embossed using a 'softly falling' embossing folder by Leonie Pujol (like the one in this week's prize) - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:

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 'vintage'.

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 March 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 March, 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 March 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, 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 February 2017

CHNC challenge 322



Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 321. 


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


Number 8: 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 receive your Contemporary Christmas design pad.

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

From now on, every CHNC challenge will be '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 'recycle/upcycle'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 322:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: recycle/upcycle

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


Urban Style design pad
14.8 x 21 cm
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs

This is my card following the optional theme: recycle/upcycle. The panel in the middle was taken from a Christmas card received - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:


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 'recycle/upcycle'.

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 March 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 March, 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 March 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, 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 February 2017

CHNC challenge 321


Once again there were so many inspirational entries for last week's challenge. Thank you to everyone who supports my little bit of the 'net with your lovely designs. It's great to see that there are crafters getting on with Christmas designs while they can be done without panic. I hope you will join in this week's challenge whether or not you opt to show something green - you can if you wish, but you don't have to - anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 320. 


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


Number 35: Sheryl Hare, with this lovely card:


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

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

From now on, every CHNC challenge will be '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 green'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 321:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: something green

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


Contemporary Christmas design pad
14.8 x 21 cm
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs

This is my card following the optional theme: something green.  I used Hunkydory background card with a strip added near the top and the sentiment generated on computer. The pieces of holly, glittered snowflakes and lovely felt and glittered snowmen were all from The Works. This is another card that was made for a commission before Christmas, but I didn't have time to blog it then. - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:


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 green'.

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 February 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 February, 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 February 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, 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 February 2017

CHNC challenge 320


What a lot of lovely entries yet again last week. It's been another fairly difficult week here, with today being particularly so. We had to have all the laminate taken up from our lounge, carpet from the hall and vinyl from the bathroom because a leak from the bathroom had gradually caused a lot of water damage. Needless to say I didn't have time today for much else (had to clear lots of crockery, glassware etc so that furniture could be moved). If I didn't manage to comment on your entry from last week, I apologise and will try to catch up as soon as I can.

Update Sunday: I've now managed to leave comments on all entries for last week - once again, apologies for being late.

Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 319. 


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


Number 22: Tracy M, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Tracy. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Cuddly Buddly clear stamps Merry Little Christmas.

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

From now on, every CHNC challenge will be '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 'cute'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 320:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: cute

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


(Sorry, not a good photo!)
Pure Frozen design pad
14.8 x 21 cm
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs

This is my card following the optional theme: cute.  I used another of the lovely Elisabeth Bell toppers I purchased some time ago from Hobby House - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:


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 'cute'.

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 February 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 February, 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 February 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, 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 February 2017

CHNC challenge 319


Yet another week of lovely entries - thank you so much for your support and encouragement. It's great to see people starting to make Christmas designs while there is no rush or panic ... it makes sense. I hope you will be able to join in this week and share your festive creations.

Please see here for changes made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 318. 
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com


Number 35: Margreet with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Margreet. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas unmounted rubber stamp Christmas tree.

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

From now on, every CHNC challenge will be '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 'add some ribbon'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 319:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: add some ribbon

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:
Cuddly Buddly clear stamps
Merry Little Christmas


This is my card following the optional theme: use some ribbon (sorry that I couldn't get a better picture - should have taken it in daytime - the card looks 'bowed', but it isn't - and they say the camera never lies! - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:


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 ribbon'.

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 February 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 February, 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 February 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, 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 January 2017

CHNC challenge 318


Thank you for another week of lovely entries. It's great to see people starting to make Christmas designs while there is no rush or panic ... it makes sense. I hope you will be able to join in this week and share your festive creations.

Please see here for changes to these weekly CHNC challenges from now on.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 317. 

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


Number 34: I luv scrapping too (Sue Reynolds) with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Sue. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Viva Decor My Paper World stamps.

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

From now on, every CHNC challenge will be '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 'no sentiment'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 318:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: no sentiment

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

Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas
Unmounted rubber stamp Christmas Tree


This is my card following the optional theme: no sentiment - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:


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 'no sentiment'.

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 February 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 February, 2017.

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 February 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, 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