Saturday 27 October 2012

CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper

Link for a chance to win Christmas candy

Thank you for all the wonderful entries for last week's challenge - so lovely to see so much variety and creativity. By the time today's challenge ends we will be into November and getting scarily closer to Christmas - in fact there will only be seven weeks left to make those cards! I know that some of you have been building up quite a stack of Christmas cards throughout the year, but some of you might have only just started, so it's a good idea to take advantage of the motivation of the challenge and get some more made.

Please remember 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. Let's see if we can get at least 100 'likes' by the end of the year.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 95. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 4: Monica Z
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Monica! Please email me at with your name and full address so I can arrange for you to receive your prize from That Craft Place.

Challenge 96
For today's challenge I'm asking you to make a Christmas card
with no patterned paper

For today's challenge I'm very pleased to introduce a new sponsor:

Lou of Creative Craft World writes:

'Creative Craft World, is an online shop run by myself. It started off life as an ebay shop 6 years ago and has just grown over the years. I love scrapbooking and it has encouraged me to do things I never had before and I love being able to provide you all with craft products at reasonable prices.'

The prize will be one of their October mini-kits:

For my card I've used dry and wet embossing with silver glitter borders - you can read more about it on My Crafty Outlook here (sorry that the heat embossing has warped the card a bit so it needs to be flattened, but I didn't have time to do that when preparing this).

And here's another one that you can read more about on My Crafty Outlook here:

And another one, using the same Three Kings stamp - details here:

And yet another one from me - there seems to be a pattern emerging of CAS cards, no patterned paper and wise men!! - more about it here:

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 make make any Christmas card you like, but don't use any patterned paper.

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 2 November.  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 3 November.

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. As our clocks go back an hour in the UK Sunday morning, please bear with me if I've got the linky code wrong - I will adjust accordingly if I need to.

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.

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  1. This is really beautiful Hazel, I love the style of your card :) xx

  2. Morning Hazel this is beautiful x

  3. I'm very happy!!! Thanks girls for choosing my card ^__^

  4. WOW love your card its stunning, Love Hazelxo

  5. Congratulations Monica, lovely black and white cards everyone.

  6. Gorgeous card there Hazel! Di xx

  7. beautiful DT cards ladies.

    greetings karin

  8. Hi Hazel
    Would you please delete entry number 45 as I linked it up incorrectly.
    Debbie J


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