Saturday 3 November 2012

CHNC challenge 97: three different patterned papers

I can remember a time when I hardly ever used patterned paper, but in recent times I've accumulated so much of it and love it, but it sometimes makes a change to craft without it and it certainly was good to see the techniques and materials that were used for last week's challenge 96 which proved that we don't always need to rely on patterned paper - I so enjoyed seeing all your entries - and wonderful that there were so many.

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 96. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 14: Tracey Gardner
who shared this lovely card:

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

Challenge 97
For today's challenge I'm asking you to make a Christmas card
using at least three different patterned papers

Last week I was asking you not to use patterned paper; this week, I'm asking you to use at least three different patterned papers.

This challenge is being sponsored by Crimson Cloud.

'Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!'

The randomly-chosen winner will receive three packs of die cuts of their choice from the wide selection at Crimson Cloud.

Here is my first card for this challenge - you can read about it here on My Crafty Outlook and see the sketch that I followed - I've used the same stamp as I used for a couple of cards for last week's challenge, but, hey, I like it, so I thought I'd use it again.

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 using at least three different patterned papers.

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 9 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 10 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. 

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 don't forget that I have now launched Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - until 30 November there is a chance to win some Christmas blog candy - please go over there, become a follower, give it a mention on your blog and join the linky for a chance to win the candy. From 1 January 2013 there will be monthly 'anything goes' challenges (Christmas, of course) - an opportunity to share all of your Christmas cards that you make through the year, with a chance to win some Bugaboo stamps as there will be a randomly-chosen winner at the end of every month.

Weekly challenges here will, of course, continue in the new year as usual.

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  1. Awesome challenge and inspiration.



  2. Congratulations to the winner and another fab Challenge and your card is gorgeous too!

  3. Great challenge Hazel and love your card. Carol x

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  5. Thanks Hazel for the challenge.
    'Gr Elly.


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