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