Saturday, 15 June 2019

CHNC challenge 442


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, 40 lovely entries..

We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 441:

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



Number 16: my aspirations (Kathy A), with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Kathy. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Leonie Pujol Bubble Explosion Embossing Folder.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 29 June (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 'non traditional Christmas colours'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 442:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: non traditional Christmas colours

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this week:


Little Red Boots illustration by Kathryn Coyle
Clear stamps assortment pack
plus co-ordinating pack of Embossing dies

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs - I am pleased to say that everyone on the team has agreed to continue from July - December 2019:

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 non traditional Christmas colours''.

We 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 June 2019. 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 June 2019 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 8 June 2019

CHNC challenge 441


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, 50 lovely entries..

We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 440:

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



Number 23: Rina, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Rina. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Fairyopolis clear stamps Spring collection and Summer collection.

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

Challenge 441:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: winter fun

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this week:


Leonie Pujol
Bubble Explosion
Embossing Folder 5" x 7"

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

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 'winter fun'.

We 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 June 2019. 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 June 2019 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 1 June 2019

CHNC challenge 440


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, once again lots of lovely entries..

We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 439:

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



Number 21: Sandy J, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Sandy. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Crafter's Companion Paintbox Poppets unmounted rubber stamp Winter collection 'Yuletide logs'.

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

Challenge 440:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: include a bear

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this week, kindly donated by Myrna, a member of my DT:


Fairyopolis Clear Stamps
Spring collection and Summer collection

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

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 'include a bear'.

We 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 June 2019. 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 June 2019 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 25 May 2019

CHNC challenge 439


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, once again lots of lovely entries..

We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 438:

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



Number 8: ionabunny (Gail), with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Gail. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Hobbycraft Snow Cool 6 x 6 paper pack.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 8 June (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 silver'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 439:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some silver

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this week:


Crafter's Companion Paintbox Poppets
by Christine Haworth
Unmounted rubber stamp Winter Collection
'Yuletide Logs'

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

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 'use some silver'.

We 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 May 2019. 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 June 2019 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries