Saturday, 28 May 2016

CHNC challenge 283: use a sentiment


Thank you so much for last week's entries. Sorry I've been quiet, but we are away for the week celebrating our silver wedding anniversary (go home tomorrow, Sunday).

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 282. There were five opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

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

The first winner:  

Number 24: musical elf, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Furrbster. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

The second winner:


Number 11: BGPayne Crafts, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, BGPayne. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from QKR Stampede.

The third winner:

Number 21: Riawho shared this lovely scrapbook layout:


Congratulations, Ria. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Robyn's Fetish.

The fourth winner:

Number 41: Suze, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your two images from The stamping boutique.

The fifth winner:

Number 9: Melissa SunshiineHoneyBee, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Melissa. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your one bundle from etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles.

As this is the 4th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 283:

use a sentiment


This week there are five opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.

The first sponsor is Foil Play:


'Foil Play has an enormous selection of crafting staples from classic tried and tested brands for all occasions at great prices. Speedy despatch is always a priority, UK p&p is free on all orders over £10 and you'll get free Kanban die cut toppers if you spend over £20.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a lucky dip pack of Kanban products.

The second sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs:


The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

 The third sponsor is Lozzy  of A bit more time to craft:


Lozzy is the leader of A bit more time to craft challenge blog and also More mixed media challenge blog and will generously give the randomly chosen winner their choice of three sets of papers from her wonderful selection. 

If you click the link for A bit more time to craft challenge blog you'll find a link showing all the beautiful sets of papers Lozzy has to offer.

 The fourth sponsor is Lacy Sunshine:


Heather Valentin is creative , award winning, modern-day fantasy and whimsical artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.

She began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and brush stroke. Her subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.

Heather's artist portfolio has expanded to include such clients as Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils and can now be found at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across
the globe.

Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be three digis of choice from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fifth sponsor is Sami Stamps:


Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

I used one of Lozzy's Christmas papers (kindly provided by Lozzy as one of our sponsors)  for the background of my card, wrapping some beautiful organza sparkly ribbon around some deep blue mirror card and adding a pyramage picture from Kanban bought years ago. The sentiment was computer generated and printed. For more info about the card please look here on My Crafty Outlook.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week the challenge is to use a sentiment on your Christmas creation.

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 22:00 UK time Friday 3 June 2016. 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 June 2016 when there will be four chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. We now have 461 'likes' - another added this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

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Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - 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 May is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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, 21 May 2016

CHNC challenge 282: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


There was certainly the pink 'wow factor' with last week's entries, whether a little or a lot - thanks so much for your support and for sharing your lovely crafting with us all. This week, of course, being the third week of the month, the theme is 'cute' or anything goes as long as it's Christmas - so it would be nice to see some cute creations, but any Christmas creations will be welcomed gladly.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 281. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

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

The first winner: 

Number 20: Suze #2, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital stamps (winner's choice) from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The second winner:

Number 19: Jose, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jose. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less at Craft Classes Online.

The third winner:

Number 6: Donna Rinckelwho shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Donna. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth winner:

Number 11: Di, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Di. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.

As this is the 3rd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 282:

cute
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This week there are five opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.

The first sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge:
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is QKR Stampede:


'Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from QKR Stampede.

The third sponsor is Robyn's Fetish:


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award three digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

The fourth sponsor is The stamping boutique:


'Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge.'

Thanks so much!   Tracey Malnofski

The winner will receive 2 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE that if the winner used a Stamping Boutique image they will receive 3 images of their choice.

The fifth sponsor is Melonheadz:


'Melonheadz Illustrations are designed and illustrated by talented artist Nikki Casassa. Nikki's artwork is fresh and fun and can be used for a wide variety of projects. Check out her Etsy Shop
at etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles to see the vast selection of digital images she has for sale.'


The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose one bundle from etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

For my card I printed the hot cocoa snowman image kindly provided by one of the sponsors, Robyn's Fetish, colouring with spectrum noir pens. For more info about the card please look here on My Crafty Outlook.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week the challenge is to make your festive creation cute .... or anything goes as long as it's 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 22:00 UK time Friday 27 May 2016. 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 28 May 2016 when there will be five chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. We now have 461 'likes' - another added this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Please feel free to copy to your sidebar

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - 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 May is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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