Saturday 28 July 2012

CHNC challenge 83: tie a ribbon

What a lovely lot of monochromatic cards were entered into last week's challenge. I enjoyed seeing them all and am glad that many of you are now building up quite a big collection of Christmas cards. By the time the present challenge has ended we will already be into August, so, if you haven't yet started on those festive cards, why not start with today's challenge?

I've so enjoyed 'seeing stars' all week - thank you for all your lovely entries. I think some of you are building up quite a nice supply of Christmas cards by now. If there's anyone who hasn't started yet, why not make this the week that you make your first Christmas card of this year - I guarantee that once you've got the Christmas stash out you'll want to make more!

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 82. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 1: Kate T
who shared this lovely card

Congratulations, Kate! Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle Shop.

Challenge 83

For today's challenge I'm asking you to use some ribbon - whether you choose to actually tie it into a bow, a knot or whatever is up to you, as long as there is some ribbon on your Christmas card

Challenge 83 is being sponsored by Creative Treasures. Tracy says:

I’m Tracy and the owner of Creative Treasures, we are a family run business with a love of all things craft related. We stock a great range of mulberry flowers, pretty ribbons, seam binding, lace, pearls, buttons, charms and lots of pretty embellishments. We are always adding new stock. Our aim is to provide fantastic customer service and great value for money.

Tracy is generously giving this gift of ribbons and flowers to the randomly-chosen winner:

Catherine (Catiecuddles) has been my Guest Designer for the month of July - sadly, this is her last contribution for the time being, although I know that she will still be playing along with the challenges because she is as keen on making Christmas cards as I am! Thank you, Catherine, for joining me this month. Catherine made this lovely card using a tied ribbon - you can read about Catherine's card here.

And another one from Catherine - you can read about it here:

This is my first card (hope to be back later with more) - you can read more about it on My Crafty Outlook here:

I've added another card here on My Crafty Outlook, using a ribbon:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques, as long as the end result is a Christmas card - and this week please use some ribbon.

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 3 August.  Please mention my blog and create a link within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish (a good way to build up your stock of Christmas cards) 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 4 August - and I will have a new Guest Designer joining me.

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 remember also to have a look at my CHNC page on facebook - if you do go there please join in by clicking 'like' so that I know that you've been there. During the week you'll find updates and hints of the next challenge - please feel free to chat there - I know that some of you do already - thank you.

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  1. Thanks for the lovely comments Hazel and you are right this won't be the last you see of me!
    Blogged my card now and there will be more to come during the week so watch this space.

  2. Many congratulations to the winner and wow what a fabulous challenge again and your cards are so lovely , xx

  3. Thanks for the challenge! You can't start early enough with christmascards!
    Marianne (mail)

  4. Wow ... Loving all the entries this week! Keep em coming!
    Catherine xxx

  5. Another lovely challenge Hazel & I love your cards, Jx

  6. Hi Hazel, thank you for letting me know about the challenge, i have uploaded my Teddy Bea Hanger!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  7. The best collection of so nice cards. Congrats to the winner. I appreciate all the designs. Can i copy some designs for Plastic Cards Printing?


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