Saturday, 24 October 2020

CHNC challenge 513

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful festive designs shared last week - wow - 94 entries!

We look forward to seeing all your lovely festive crafting this week.. Now that we will soon be into November we need to be getting serious with getting our Christmas designs done.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 512:


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


Number 41: craftyhairlady (Pam): with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Pam. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I post your Paper addicts Magic Moments paper pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 7 November (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'make your own background'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 513:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: make your own background

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this week:

Love to craft
Let's celebrate
6 x 6 paper pack
8 designs * 24 sheets

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'make your own background'.

We 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 20:00 UK time Friday 30 October 2020. 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 31 October 2020 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to linky tools. 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.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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, please 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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 17 October 2020

CHNC challenge 512

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful festive designs shared last week - 87 lovely designs.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely festive crafting this week.. Now that we are getting towards the end of October we should be getting ahead with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 511:


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


Number 63: Diny: with this lovely card:
Congratulations, Diny. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I post your Woodland cottage scenic stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 31 October (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'add a flower or two or more'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 512:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: add a flower or two or more

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this week:

Paper Addicts
Magic Moments
6 x 6 paper pad
30 sheets * 15 designs

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:


Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'add a flower or two or more'.

We 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 20:00 UK time Friday 23 October 2020. 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 October 2020 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to linky tools. 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.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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, please 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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 10 October 2020

CHNC challenge 511

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful festive designs shared last week.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely festive crafting this week.. Now that we are well into October we should be getting ahead with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 510:


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


Number 22: Karen Finkle: with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Karen. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I post your Technique Tuesday clear stamps Daffodils and dogwood.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 24 October (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'include a stocking'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 511:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: include a stocking

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this week:

Woodland Cottage
Scenic stamps
15 clear stamps

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'include a stocking'.

We 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 20:00 UK time Friday 16 October 2020. 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 17 October 2020 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to linky tools. 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.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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, please 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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 3 October 2020

CHNC challenge 510

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful festive designs shared last week.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely festive crafting this week.. Now that we are into October we should be getting ahead with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 509:


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

Number 2: Liz Cavill: with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Liz. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I post your Floral romance design pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 17 October (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'sentiment as the focal point'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 510:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: sentiment as the focal point

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this week, kindly donated by Myrna, one of my DT:

Technique Tuesday clear stamps
Daffodils and dogwood

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'sentiment as the focal point'.

We 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 20:00 UK time Friday 9 October 2020. 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 10 October 2020 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to linky tools. 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.


I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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, please 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
We look forward to seeing your entries