Saturday, 28 February 2015

CHNC challenge 218: cut it up


What a wonderful selection of creatures were featured in all your entries for last week's challenge. Thank you, crafting friends, for sharing your creativity here. I love seeing what you have to show from week to week - and it's good to welcome new people as well as see entries from crafters who regularly contribute.

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.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 217- there were five opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 37: Kelly's cards, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Kelly. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion.

The second winner:

Number 21: Helen, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £15 worth of stamps from The Artistic Stamper.

The third winner:

Number 10: Megan, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Megan. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three paper sets from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

The fourth winner:

Number 23: peaceful kitty (Tina), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Tina. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Paper Creator.

The fifth winner:

Number 18: KandA (Andrea), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Andrea. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from The ribbon girl.

Now on to:
Challenge 218

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'cut it up' - cut something when you make your Christmas creation - this could be using scissors, guillotine/paper trimmer, die cutting ... most crafting involves cutting of some kind, so I think this gives plenty of scope!


Once again this week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

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 Craftsuprint:

Crafty Bob

Welcome to the World's largest Craft Megastore and the home of Crafty Bob. Over 550,000 Craft Downloads including Card Making, Knitting, Needlework, Scrapbooking, Designer Resources, Craft Supplies, Hobbies and Handmade Finished Cards. Plus Craft Projects, Videos, Ideas, Crafting Competitions and Fun Crafty Bob Craft Games. If you are creative and love crafting then you are going to love craftsuprint.com!'

There are so many freebies on their website that you don't have to wait to see if you are a winner ... you can all take advantage of the generosity of  Craftsuprint.

Craftsuprint generously sent me some Crafty Bob CD-roms and this is the one that the randomly chosen winner will receive:

The fourth sponsor is Letraset:


'Originally founded in London in 1959, Letraset has been manufacturing and supplying innovative media to the design industry for over 50 years.

When our Dry Transfer Lettering system was first launched in 1961, designers called the process ‘a revolution in the studio’ and Letraset went on to become a household name in the field of commercial design.

Dry Transfers (or ‘Rubdowns’) enabled commercial artists to produce high quality headlines quickly and easily by transferring pre-printed lettersdirectly onto artwork.

This simple to use and efficient system lives on today, and still remains the best way to apply professional lettering by hand.

When computerisation made its huge impact on the design world in the mid 1980s, Letraset continued to adapt, investing in new technology and converting our extensive typeface range into digital format.

Letraset to this day is still actively involved in new typeface development. We invite the submission of designs from any source.

We also went on to develop our range of professional markers for designers, which soon became adopted as an essential studio tool for quick visualisation and concept work.

With an ongoing commitment to innovation and quality of choice, Letraset has continued to evolve, increasingly recognising the common ground between commercial and amateur design. As a result, we’ve been able to develop our product range in many new and exciting directions, bringing professional standards of quality and performance to the wider creative community.
Today Letraset supplies a broad range of creative media for commercial designers, students, Manga artists, illustrators and crafters.

Our motto is Creative Opportunities and that simply means, whatever your design interest or skill level, we aim to provide all the tools you need to maximise productivity and enhance your creative expression.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive this set of Flaxmarkers kindly supplied by Letraset.


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 that I have waiting in the wings to give out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone that is so generously 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 a lovely design sheet by Carol Clarke which is available on Craftuprint volume 3, which will be given as one of the prizes this week,  cutting out the pieces to decoupage the picture.I deliberately took the picture to try and show the decoupage, but when viewed face on, no shadows are seen. You can read more 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 please use cutting of some form when making your Christmas creation - I'd like you to 'cut it up' - cut something when you make your Christmas creation - this could be using scissors, guillotine/paper trimmer, die cutting ... most crafting involves cutting of some kind, so I think this gives plenty of scope!
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 card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 6 March 2015. 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 7 March 2015 when there will be three 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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

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 over 300 'likes' , but there's plenty of room for more! I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card 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.

Last year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, 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.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 21 February 2015

CHNC challenge 217: feature a creature


Lots of love, hearts and red for last week's challenge - I so enjoyed seeing the festive designs that you came up with. Thank you so much - I hope you will be able to join in this new challenge this week - I look forward to seeing your creativity.

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.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 216 - there were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 13: Kathy D, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Kathy. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:

Number 4: Lisa Lynn, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lisa Lynn. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three images from The stamping boutique.

The third winner:

Number 22: Megan, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Megan. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your 5 digital images from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth winner:

Number 3: Diny's Scrap cards, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Diny. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three images or one digital set from Beccy’s Place Digital Designs by Beccy Muir

Now on to:
Challenge 217

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'feature a creature' on your Christmas creation - any creature, large or small, feathered or furred, with wings or without, with two legs or four ... you get the idea!

For this challenge there are five sponsors, so five opportunities to win a prize- as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

The first sponsor is Crafter's Companion:



Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor  is The Artistic Stamper who will be giving £15.00 worth of stamps (the winner's choice) to the randomly selected winner.

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The third sponsor is Buckwell Craft Supplies:


'A crafty store that is run by Lozzy. Lozzy opened up Buckwell Craft Supplies online store in September 2014 and has lots of crafty goodies for sale. Stocking products from Spellbinder, Sue Wilson, Creative Expression, Pro markers, Tim Holtz, Stamps and gorgeous Flowers from WOC plus lots more.

Lozzy has also just started selling Backing Papers on CD Rom's and is offering 3 Paper Sets of the Winners choice for this weeks Challenge. Hope you pop over and take a look as you will find a try before you buy plus lots to choose from and its great way to never run out of your favourite paper pattern again.'


The fourth sponsor is Paper Creator:


'Paper Creator is an online store selling card making downloads, printable crafts & Sassy Cheryl's coloured illustrations.

We also now stock Sassy Cheryl's brand new rubber stamp range which are exclusive to us here in the UK.'

Paper Creator are offering the randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher to be spent in their online store.

The fifth sponsor is The ribbon girl:


'We are Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea, and have always crafted (card making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, sewing, embroidery, soft toy making etc) but it became more and more difficult to buy very small quantities of good quality ribbon, lace, and embellishments. In 2010 we decided to open our own online store The Ribbon Girl so we could make very small (or large) quantities of top quality products available to all crafters at reasonable prices - so you can mix and match and make your craft budget go further.

We only sell what we would use ourselves - Mary owns and runs the store while Andrea looks after the social side including the Ribbon Girl challenges and our mega talented Design Team. Based in the UK, we ship world wide and try to send all orders the same day whenever possible.

So whether you like crafting in classic, vintage, rustic, shabby chic or modern style you'll be spoiled for choice! Ribbon Girl stocks an impressive selection of gorgeous ribbons and trims from silk to hessian, a 100 different designs of vintage style, cotton, guipure and flat lace (all ribbon and lace is sold by the metre in continuous lengths whenever possible) hundreds of charms and pendants, all available as single units.

Our Flower Shop is full pretty flowers and beaded berries and we are stockists of Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt and many others, in mulberry, cotton paper, satin, organza; we have gorgeous diamante and pearl embellishments; a vast array of buttons, twine, hemp, vintage style brooches, special occasion, bridal and seasonal embellishments. Our Christmas Shop is open all year round and we also offer craft essentials such as top-stitch thread, sticky tape, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls and Stickles, brooch backs, hair slides, hat pins etc

Small orders are always welcome at The Ribbon Girl and we hope you enjoy looking around the store - please contact us if you need advice or a sample - especially if you are planning a wedding and want to use lace or ribbons on your invitations, wedding stationery, favours or celebration cakes.'

The ribbon girl will be giving a randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store. Please note that their prize does not include post/handling - theyhave standard flat rate fees depending on location - see their website for details.

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 that I have waiting in the wings to give out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone that is so generously 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'm delighted that once again this month the lovely Lozzy from Buckwell Craft Supplies (one of today's sponsors) is joining me as my guest designer, with this lovely card ​Using Buckwell Crafts Snowflake Backing Papers. You can read more about this on Lozzy's blog here.


My card also features some of Buckwell's digital papers from the Christmas CD and also Its stripes. and Checkout. I've used an image from 'Christmas wonderland trees' by Diane Noble at Diane's Daydream Designs (sadly, Diane is no longer selling her digital images, but kindly supplied these ahead of that decision). I created the card totally digitally. You can read more about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:


I'm also showing the design card that I've made for today's Completely Christmas 51: anything goes with a twist ... no red or green - as this also features a creature! I love penguins on Christmas cards. If your creation happens to have colours other than red or green, then why not add it to the Completely Christmas challenge too. Of course, for my CHNC challenge 217 you can use any colours you like as long as you 'feature a creature'. You can read more 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 please 'feature a creature' on your Christmas design - any creature, large or small, feathered or furred, with wings or without, with two legs or four ... you get the idea!

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 card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 27 February 2015. 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 February 2015 when there will be three 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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

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 over 300 'likes' , but there's plenty of room for more! I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card 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 February is here.

Last year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, 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.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 14 February 2015

CHNC challenge 216: love and/or hearts and/or red


Not quite so many entries for last week's challenge - perhaps the theme wasn't very popular - however, as usual, there was so much creativity. I hope you will love this week's theme and join in with the challenge.

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.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 215 - there were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 8: Di, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Di. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments.

The second winner:

Number 15: Misseke, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Misseke. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your images or digi papers from StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet up to a value of $10.

The third winner:

Number 7: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, who shared this lovely card:


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

The fourth winner:

Number 6: ScrapLouise, who shared this lovely card:


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

Now on to:
Challenge 216

As it's Valentine's day, today's challenge is to use the word 'love' and/or hearts and/or the colour red on your Christmas creations

Once again this week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

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 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 3 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE that if the winner used a Stamping Boutique image they will receive 4 images of their choice.

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:


Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth sponsor is new to CHNC: Beccy’s Place Digital Designs by Beccy Muir


'My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too. I still dabble in each of those crafts (and many others) from time to time but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. Some of my images have now been made into rubber stamps by the wonderful team over at Sparkle N Sprinkle. These days you can usually find me “hanging out” over on my blog, www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.'


Beccy will be giving three images or one digital set of choice for the randomly chosen winner.

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 that I have waiting in the wings to give out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone that is so generously 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 included love, hearts and the colour red, featuring the lovely snowman family image that is part of Beccy Muir's snowman set (Beccy is one of this week's sponsors). You can read more about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:


My second card features the lovely image 'Christmas mouse' kindly supplied by the Stamping Boutique as one of my sponsors this week. I coloured with the chameleon pens that arrived yesterday, adding glossy accents on the bauble and Art Institute fine glitter on the hat and here and there in the background. Once again I've incorporate love, hearts and red. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't really show the dome of glossy accents that has been put over the bauble. You can read more 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 please include the word 'love' and/or hearts and/or the colour red on your Christmas design - you only need one of these, although two of them would be great and all three would be even better!

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 card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 20 February 2015. 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 21 February 2015 when there will be three 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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

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 over 300 'likes' , but there's plenty of room for more! I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card 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 February is here.

Last year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, 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.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries