Saturday 15 December 2012

CHNC challenge 103: Christmas birthday or anything goes for Christmas

What a wonderful selection of cards for last week's CHNC challenge 102 - such a variety of reindeer.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 102. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 15: Michelle B
who shared this wonderful Christmas project:

Congratulations, Michelle! Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your $21 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps.

Challenge 103

For today's challenge I'm asking you to make
a Christmas birthday card or 'anything goes' as long as it's Christmas

Ooh la la Creations are generously sponsoring this challenge - a randomly-chosen winner will be able to choose a CD-rom of their choice (up to the value of £14.99) - and there are so many wonderful ones to choose from, just click on the link to have a look.

Even though I've been making cards throughout the year, I still needed to make quite a few yesterday and the day before (need 35 for John to send to the members of his bowls club), so I resorted to making batches using Anna Griffin supplies.

Here are some of them - more details here on My Crafty Outlook:

and here- although the cards are actually white they don't look it here (but needed to take photos in poor light before writing and sending the cards):

Just adding some more cards that you can read about here:

And some different ones here:

And more here:

and here:

And I've just added one more card here (more views of the card there as well as description):

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 or a Christmas birthday card. It's so near to Christmas now that this is an opportunity to make that last minute card!

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 21 December.  Please mention my blog and create a link 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 22 December.

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. Congrats Michelle, although it is picked out by a generator I still think it is such a beautiful project!

  2. Your cards are looking wonderful, Hazel. Also love Michelle's winning creation.

  3. congrats Michelle!!!
    Hazel these are beautiful cards :)

  4. Huge congrats Michelle!

    Wow these cards are so lovely..

    Krafty Karen.xx

  5. Congratulations to Michelle and beautiful cards too x

  6. Congrats to Michelle! Beautiful cards Hazel!
    Tammy x

  7. Thanks for the Challenge and the wonderful inspiration.

    Nice greeting from Andrea

  8. Finally had a chance to play another challenge Hazel! Thanks so much - I really enjoyed myself.

    Love Michelle's project - congratulations!!

    Hazel, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the navy blue and silver angel ones - so elegant - wow!!

    {{hugs}} and wishing you a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2013. Thanks for running this challenge. Looking forward to having some more time to play in the coming year.

    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

  9. Thanks for this wonderful challenges and lovely inspiration, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year !!

    Hugs Epie

  10. What a great cards!!

  11. what great and beautiful cards.

    greetings karin


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