Saturday, 29 July 2017

CHNC challenge 344


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries! 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 343.


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


Number 15: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, with this lovely Christmas bag:


Congratulations, Melissa. 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 Embossalicious Daisy Chain decorative 8 x 8 embossing folder.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 12 August (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 'gingerbread'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 344:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: gingerbread

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


Papers from Cosy Christmas collection
Gingerbread grosgrain ribbon
Belle & Boo stitched labels
Pack of 4 felt gingerbread embellishments
as used on my card

I used papers and other pieces like those being given in the prize this week. You can see my card 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 'gingerbread'.

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 4 August 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 5 August 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 July is here and 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 - 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, 22 July 2017

CHNC challenge 343


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. I've had a very busy week and apologise if I didn't get round to commenting on your entries ... I will try my hardest to get these done today.

Update: I've spent ages this morning catching up with commenting ... I so wish that Blogger would believe that I'm not a robot - lol! - I hope I've commented on everyone from last week - it certainly was a bumper lot of entries ... hope to see lots for this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 342.
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 104: Donna R, with this lovely Christmas bag:


Congratulations, Donna. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Todo 9 die template set basic rectangles.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 5 August (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 an embossing folder'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 343:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use an embossing folder

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


Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Daisy Chain
decorative 8 x 8 embossing folder

For my card I used a Delicious Doodles image called snowy postbox, colouring just the post box with a red spectrum noir pen, using a blender to make it look a bit old in places. I used a piece of holographic red mirror card with small stars all over it and ran it through an embossing folder by Embossalicious called 'let it snow'. You can see my card 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 an embossing folder'.

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 2017

CHNC challenge 342


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 341.


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



Number 29: Vilinke Rocno delo (Fairy handwork), with these lovely cards:


Congratulations, Vilinke. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Couture creations stencil Merry stars assortment.


Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 29 July (2 weeks)

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

Challenge 342:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use a die cut

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



Todo 9 die template set
Basic rectangles
Sizes up to about 7.5 inches x 5 inches
Can be used in most die cutting machines

I'm sharing the card that I made for my CHNC challenge extra for July 2017 mid-month inspiration. This includes a die cut.  You can see my card 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 a die cut'.

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 2017

CHNC challenge 341


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 340.


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



Number 32: stamp, fold, and repeat (Jeanie), with this lovely card:


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


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

Challenge 341:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: snowflakes

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



Couture creations stencil
Merry stars assortment

For my card I stamped the background randomly using a favourite inkadinkadoo stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder. The centre 'snowflake' is actually a foiled doily with a couple of the points cut off, using a todo letterpress and hot foil plate. I really wanted to put a sentiment circle in the middle, but hadn't got anything suitable and time was short to make something new, so I found an embossed circle that fitted perfectly and used that. You can see my card 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 'snowflakes'.

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 2017

CHNC challenge 340


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 339.


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



Number 18: Karen P, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Karen. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Entwined love 5 x 7 embossing folderLeonie Pujol.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 15 July (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 washi tape'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 340:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some washi tape

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

SANTORO The Messenger clear stamps

I'm showing the card that I've made for my CHNC challenge extra for July which has, of course, started earlier this morning. You can read about this on 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 washi tape'.

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 July 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 July 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 July 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