Saturday, 23 April 2016

CHNC challenge 278: use a sentiment


Thank you for all the lovely entries for last week's challenge - so many and such a variety. I am so grateful to all of you festive crafters for supporting this challenge - lovely to see 'regulars' still contributing and to welcome some new people. I hope you will find time this week to make one or two Christmas cards ... you'll be thankful when we get nearer to the end of the year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 277. 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 13: Margo S, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Margo. 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 26: fabiola, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Fabiola. 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 8: Margaret (Granmargaret)who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Margaret. 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 7: Marie Bingaman, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Marie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com 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:

Challenge 278

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 Ooh la la Creations:


A randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a CD-rom of their choice - and there are so many wonderful ones to choose from.

 The third sponsor is Crafty Sentiments:

'We are a small family fun online company that offers crafters fun and whimsical unmounted rubber stamps, digital stamps as well as cutting dies all from our very own exclusive range. Perfect for your cards and scrapbooks! Our stamps are made from deep etched grey rubber and our cutting dies are made from good quality metal from the USA and UK. We also stock essential craft products for your scrapbooking and card making needs.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digis of their choice from Crafty Sentiments:.

The fourth sponsor is Lozzy:


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 randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of three sets of papers from Lozzy's wonderful selection.

The fifth sponsor is Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love:


"Lizzy has always loved the stranger, quirkier side of life and that is exactly what she loves to create. Her art described as a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! As a lover of all things whimsical, kawaii and creepy cute, she throws in some Pastel Goth with a touch of glam, punk & rockabilly pinup!
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 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 this week's sponsors is one of  my lovely crafting friends, Lozzy, and I'm delighted for her to join me as my guest designer with this lovely card, using some of her lovely papers that you can see among all the other gorgeous papers at Lozzy's paper pick. You can read about Lozzy's card on her blog here.


For my card I used one of Lozzy's snowflakes paper in green, matted on to the card blank with strips of washi tape down the side and across the bottom. The glittered picture is upcycled from an old card. Various flowers from stash with brads in the centres. 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 the challenge is to use a sentiment.

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 29 April 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 30 April 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 454 '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

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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 April 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, 16 April 2016

CHNC challenge 277: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 276. 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 23: 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 $10 voucher to spend at Di's Digi Stamps.

The second winner:

Number 6: Margaret (Granmargaret), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations,  Margaret. 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 25: Tracey Bwho shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Tracey. 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 8: Dee's cards, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Dee. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your set of stamps from me.

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

Challenge 277

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 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

The fourth sponsor is Digital Paper Craft:


'Digital Paper Craft is your source of Digital Clipart, Scrapbook Supplies, Digital Stamps, Scrapbook Kits and Graphic Design. All images, papers, etc. created by gifted artist Siobhan and can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPaperCraft?ref=si_shop.

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Digital Paper Craft.

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 candy cane and the gingerbread boy, kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish, one of this week's sponsors. You can read more about my card 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 the colour green  ... a little or a lot, the choice is yours.

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 22 April 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 23 April 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 453 'likes' - more 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 April 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