Saturday 29 December 2012

CHNC challenge 105: anything goes

What a wonderful lot of entries for last week's challenge 104 - to be honest, I wasn't sure whether anyone would have the time or inclination to join in, so it was truly encouraging to see so many participating - thank you.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 104. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 77: Bettina
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Bettina. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your 3 single digi images from The Crafty Pad.

Challenge 105
For today's challenge I'm asking you to show any Christmas card that we haven't seen before or make a start on your cards for next Christmas!

I'm very pleased that today's challenge is being sponsored by:

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.'

I need to confirm the actual contents of the prize - I will add this when I can.

For my card I used some of the offcut left over from the card I showed last week, together with some ribbon,  a sentiment strip etc and a Kanban topper from long ago (some of these should be used up) - you can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

Just adding another card I made today (Wednesday) - details here on My Crafty Outlook:

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 show any Christmas card that we haven't seen before or make a start on cards for next Christmas - I know that some of you have already started to do this. If you didn't do this last year and were in a panic towards Christmas, why not make a New Year's resolution to make Christmas cards throughout the year?

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 4 January.  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 5 January.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone
a very Happy New Year.

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.

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges start on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog on Tuesday1 January - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month and at the end of the month there will be a prize for the randomly chosen winner! I will be joined by a guest designer.

Of course, weekly challenges will continue here - and anything you enter here can also be entered on the new monthly blog as well - so you will always have two chances of winning a prize.

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  1. Hi Hazel. Confused here - do our clocks change on Sunday? Or perhaps, like me, this was a copy and paste from a previous posting?

    Love your card, I've got that set somewhere am sure :) And you didn't link into the Playground as yet - if I get a chance I'll do it for you unless you beat me to it!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Fabulous challenge! I too was a little confused though (now live in Canada) but was wondering if things have changed that much in the UK they need another clock change LOL! Just a copy paste error I believe:-) Have a great weekend and heres to a great 2013.

  3. I don't understand what happened - I'm assuming that linky didn't show up at 9:00, but it was set exactly the same as last week's - I've just checked again. Perhaps it's been wrong every week and I hadn't realised?!! I'm doubly confused now!! x

  4. Lol! The mystery is solved (thanks to Di x) - yes, a copy and paste error!! What a bloomer - taken it out now, so anyone who comes along after this won't know what we're talking about!! x

  5. I'm still wondering what you're talking about lol. Love the idea of this challenge going to try and enter every month. Love your card

  6. Fab card Hazel, thanks for another great challenge.

    Jo x

  7. beautiful card Hazel :)
    congrats Bettina!!!!!

    Happy New Year Hazel :)

  8. Lovely card, Hazel.
    Happy New Year to you, too!

  9. Many congratulations to your winner and another great challenge Hazel your card is gorgeous as always and all the very best for 2013 xx

  10. Hi Hazel,

    Happy New Year 2013! Looking forward to playing more of your challenges in the coming year so I will be better prepared for Christmas and not doing the "last minute mad rush" like I usually do.

    LOVE your card - it's gorgeous!

    Just linked my card up to #33 - TIA for peeking :-)

    Jocelyn X

  11. My New Years Resolution is to try to retain myself from doing dumb things and my card is not a Christmas card so I'm not off to a good start. Could you remove my entry please? I'll repost tomorrow.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

  12. Hi Hazel, don't be too stunned that I've managed to post and link a card before 30 minutes to the deadline :)) It just so happened that I have a couple of cards made before Christmas but not blogged about yet so here's one for you today. Your cards are great - love the red one in particular, such a sweet image and I love the addition of pearls to some of the snowflakes. At the risk of repeating myself I wish you Happy New Year to you too. Elizabeth xx


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