If you didn't receive a comment from me for your lovely entry for last week's challenge 295, please forgive me. I was going to catch up last evening or the one before, but, unfortunately John had to go to hospital overnight Thursday/Friday because he had injured his leg in a fall and couldn't weight bear. He is OK-ish now, using a walking frame to help. This meant that I completely lost a night's sleep and have been struggling this evening (Friday) to get everything ready for publishing the new 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 tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 295. There were four opportunities to win a prize.
The first winner:
Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at email@example.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 worth of digital images from Bugaboo Stamps.
The second winner:
Congratulations, Rainey. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from QKR Stampede.
The third winner:
Congratulations, Julie. Please email me at email@example.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital stamps from Robyn's Fetish.
The fourth winner:
Congratulations, Jane. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Digital Paper Craft.
As this is the 4th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:
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.
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 - you can see Lozzy's papers here in her Etsy shop.
She has certainly never been a mainstream type of girl and definitely won't fit into your stereotypical cookie cutter artists role; but rather she finds beauty in the truly unique, big eyed creepy little cuties with a bittersweet sadness. She is never truly happier then when she is in her art studio painting or sewing, creating a whimsical dream world easily recognizable as her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, Lizzy’s creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness.
Growing up a child of the 80's, pop rocks princess, with an extreme fondness for anything candy coated, Kawaii Kitten & Ziggy Stardust, all of which had a major influence in the work that she is creating today. Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, anything from mixed media painting to sewing with many different textiles, the end result always being the same; A whimsical dream world filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes."
The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love.
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 Christmas digital papers printed out,l kindly supplied by Lozzy as one of this week's sponsors. You can read about this on My Crafty Outlook here.
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 2 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 3 September 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 463 'likes' - another new one 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 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 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 - 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.