Saturday, 1 October 2016

CHNC challenge 301: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


What a wonderful lot of entries for last week's challenge - thank you so much. We had a Macmillan coffee morning here at our retirement flats this morning (Friday) and I was selling cards (lots of Christmas cards as well as others) which meant I was extra busy during the week - if I haven't yet commented on your entry I hope to do so very soon.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 300. There were six opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 18: Marlene, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations,Marlene . Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:

Number 23: Marcia Kamano, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Marcia. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

The third winner:

Number 37: farmerblog (Nelleke), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, farmerblog (Nelleke). Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three sets of papers from Lozzy's wonderful selection.

The fourth winner:

Number 33: Donna Rinckel, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Donna. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fifth winner:

Number 9: My creative chaos (Cara), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Cara. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

The sixth winner:

Number 2: fabiola, who shared this lovely card:


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

As this is the 1st Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 301:

vintage
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are three 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 Dazzling Ace Designs:



'Hi Suzy B here....Dazzling Ace Designs....The Home of all things Vintage and more.....I mainly specialize in Vintage an era the never seems to date.....but I have decided to diversify into other ranges, check out my cute and fantasy range and also my Shabby Chic Range .....most of my images are printed on to a good quality glossy photo card....those that are not are printed on to a good quality smooth white card 300gsm......my images are ideal for Journal Cards/Toppers, Cardmaking Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Memory Books and more....I add new items each week, so please if you have time please pop back and have a peep, I am sure you will not be disappointed..... Hugs Suzy B'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second sponsor is Nikki Burnette:


Nikki Burnette is a fantasy artist who paints all sorts of fantastical creatures in watercolor. Fantasy art is where her heart lies. She loves being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends. Nikki sells my original paintings as well as a wide range of different products that she creates in her studio. All her artwork and drawings are original designs.

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Nikki Burnette's Etsy shop.

The third sponsor is Lunagirl Images:


'My name is Karen, owner of Lunagirl Images. In 2004, after collecting vintage ephemera  for most of my life, I started digitizing and restoring images and designing digital supplies for artists and crafters (my husband collected antique books and prints, so we had quite a house full!) We are proud to have been the first company to offer digital vintage image collections of this size and quality at prices affordable to the home crafter.

At Lunagirl.com (and in my etsy shop) I currently offer you several hundred unique digital collage sheets and dozens of themed craft CDs -- over 30,000 images so far! They are a great resource for card making, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and much more, easy to use, carefully researched and curated, all thoughtfully organized and lovingly cleaned up, ready to you to use in your projects. I love altering and embellishing these beautiful and fascinating images and seeing what my customers create with them.

In addition to digital art and design, I enjoy painting on wood, creating assemblage icons and shrines, reading history books, bellydancing, cooking, and sewing with my vintage Singer. I'm also blessed to be the mom of two teenaged boys.

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

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 first card I've used a Dazzling Ace Designs image, kindly supplied by them as one of this week's sponsors. Papers are digital from Lozzy, one of our frequent sponsors here. I added the snowflakes digitally. You can see this card here on My Crafty Outlook.


For my second card I used a lovely Merry Christmas image from Lunagirl's lovely Victorian Christmas collage sheet (Lunagirl are also sponsoring this challenge). You can read about this card here on My Crafty Outlook.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like your Christmas creation to be vintage ... 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 7 October 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 8 October 2016 when there will be four prizes 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 462 'likes', 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 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 October 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, 24 September 2016

CHNC challenge 300: use a sentiment


I can't believe this is challenge 300!! I'm just so thankful for all you lovely crafters who take the time to share you lovely festive designs here. Please continue to do so because I love to see them. Once again there were so many entries for last week's challenge - thank you.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 299. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 2: Lou Sims, who shared four lovely cards, but this is my favourite:


Congratulations, Lou. 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 25: Suze, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Suze. 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 22: Marcia Kamano, who shared this lovely card:


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

The fourth winner:

Number 20: Debbie, who shared this lovely card:


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

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

Challenge 300:

use a sentiment

This week there are six 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


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:





The randomly chosen winner will receive a $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

The sixth 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.

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.


One of our lovely sponsors, Lozzy, is my Guest for this challenge and she has made this beautiful card using her snowflakes papers - you can visit Lozzy's blog here and read more about her card:


For my card I've used a lovely digital paper from Lozzy (one of this week's sponsors), matted on to a piece of Kanban card. The picture is one that I got in a set some years ago and ribbon and flowers from stash. You can read about this card on My Crafty Outlook here.



Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see 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 30 September 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 1 October 2016 when there will be four prizes 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 462 'likes', 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 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 September 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, 17 September 2016

CHNC challenge 299: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


Thank you so much for all the helpful and encouraging comments left on my post here concering my proposal for 2017. If you didn't see it last week, please click the link to read the info.

So many lovely entries once again for last week's challenge. Because cards need to be done and ready to post, there's now less than three months to get them done, so I'm hoping that this challenge will motivate you to make a start if you haven't done so already ... I know that many of you have because you have been entering my challenges throughout the year, but perhaps there are some who haven't been joining in yet ... I'd love to see your designs.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 298. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 24: Zajawka, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Zajawka. 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 second winner:

Number 22: Sandy J, who shared this lovely card:


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

The third winner:

Number 19: treebug (Michelle), who shared this lovely card:


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

The fourth winner:

Number 26: Jackie Cornfield, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jackie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address  so I post your Crafty Bob CD-rom kindly donated by Craftsuprint.

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

Challenge 299:

cute
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are four 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 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 used the lovely Robyn's Fetish Paul Penguin sleighing kindly supplied by them as one of this week's sponsors. I apologise for the poor colouring ... I am trying out a new prescription of contact lenses ... I'm going back to the opticians in the morning and am hoping to revert to what I was wearing before because with these ones I couldn't see the lines clear enough to keep within them! I will adjust the colouring in once I can see better! You can read about the card here on My Crafty Outlook.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see something cute on your creations ... 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 23 September 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 24 September 2016 when there will be six prizes ... yes, six prizes ... 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 462 'likes', 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 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 September 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