Saturday, 22 April 2017

CHNC challenge 330


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.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 329.

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


Number 5: Rainey's craftroom (Lorraine), with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lorraine. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Crafter's Companion Words of Wonder set 2 - A5 unmounted rubber stamp set.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 6 May (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 'for a child'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 330:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: for a child

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


Crafter's Companion s.w.a.l.k. rubber stamp collection 3
A little kiss

For my card I used an Elisabeth Bell topper (this is very similar to my card shown for my mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for April)You can read about this 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 'for a child'.

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 28 April 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 29 April, 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 April 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, 15 April 2017

CHNC challenge 329


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.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 328. 


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


Number 20: Angelique, with these lovely cards:


Congratulations, Angelique. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Crafter's companion compendium interactive PC CD-rom and red and white ribbons.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 29 April (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 'include a house or other building'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 329:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: include a house or other building

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


Crafter's Companion Words of Wonder set 2 - A5 unmounted rubber stamp set

For my card I used Hunkydory supplies. You can read about this 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 'include a house or other building'.

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 21 April 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 22 April, 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 April 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, 8 April 2017

CHNC challenge 328


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.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 327. 


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


Number 28: De kaarten van ons Mam (Ans Gilbert) with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Ans. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Docrafts Papermania Pocket Full of Posies 4 x 4 clear stamp.


Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 22 April (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 'snowman'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 328:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: snowman

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

Crafter's companion compendium interactive PC CD-rom
and Red  and white ribbons 6 x 1 m

(Apology: if you looked earlier and saw a different photo it was because I got muddled and put last week's prize with the ribbons instead of the CD)

For my card I used an Elisabeth Bell topper. You can read about this 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 'snowman'.

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 14 April 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 15 April, 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 April 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, 1 April 2017

CHNC challenge 327


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 326. 


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


Number 23: Petra L, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Petra. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Design House Dear Santa rubber stamp theme plate ready mounted on EZ mount.


Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 15 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 'something funny'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 327:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: something funny

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


Docrafts Papermania Pocket Full of Posies 4 x 4 clear stamp

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps Crabby Cathy Christmas - be naughty (retired), coloured digitally using Microsoft paint. The papers are from my offcuts box, candy canes, holly and poinsettia from stash. You can read about this 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 funny'. I chose this theme because this challenge starts on 1 April, which in the UK is April fool's day when folks play jokes on one another, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a bit of fun.

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 7 April 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 8 April, 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 April is here. (I have shown this week's challenge card on there too).


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 March 2017

CHNC challenge 326


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 325. 


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


Number 32 Mijn creatie(fje)s (nancy), with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Nancy. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Vintage Christmas paper design pad.


Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 8 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 'inspired by a Christmas song or carol'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 326:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: inspired by a song or carol

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


Design House Dear Santa rubber stamp theme plate
ready mounted on EZ mount

This is my card following the optional theme: inspired by a song or carol. I used mainly Hunkydory products and based the card on the carol 'We three kings' - 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 'inspired by a Christmas song or carol'.

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 31 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 1 April, 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, 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