Saturday 11 May 2013

CHNC challenge 124: seeing stars

You all certainly managed to get sentimental last week - thanks for all the entries. I look forward to seeing stars this week.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 123. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 21: Helen Howardwho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 5 digital stamps from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More.

The second winner:

Number 34: Monica-LaPaperaGiallawho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Monica. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your prize from My Creative Classroom.

The third winner:

Number 12: Crafty Kitten (Dawn)who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Dawn. Please email me at with your full name and address so that I can arrange for you to receive your CD from Katy Sue Designs.

Now on to:
Challenge 124

For today's challenge I'd like to see stars on your Christmas cards - at least one, but more would be nice

Our first sponsor today is a familiar one here at CHNC:

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug

The second sponsor is Flonz craft, a New Zealand based company who are offering a $20 voucher to spend in their online store - and they will generously send to anywhere in the world with free p & p.They have an amazing range of stamps - the winner certainly will have fun choosing, including some lovely Christmas ones that you could then use for a future challenge.

The third sponsor is new to CHNC: The Stamping Shack:

'The Stamping Shack is a small family run UK business founded in 2011 and based in South Devon. Our aim is to supply crafters with premium hand picked online digi stamps for all your crafting projects!

All of our images are chosen by experienced card makers, meaning that at the Stamping Shack you will find digi stamps that are simply adorable, cute and in some cases quirky!'

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose five digital images from the eshop.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

I've made three cards using the 'raggedly angel - lay on star' image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - I digitally coloured it in Paint and printed out in three different sizes for the three different cards.

This is the first card that you can read about here on My Crafty Outlook:

And this is the second card - info about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

And the third card using the Bugaboo Stamps 'raggedly angel - lay on star' image that you can read about here on My Crafty Outlook:

I made another card (yes, I've gone a bit mad with stars!) using a stamp kindly supplied by one of our sponsors, Flonz craft, - you can read about this one 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. - this week please use at least one star on your 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 17 May. 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 Saturday 18 May when there will once again be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for May is here.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

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  1. Beautiful samples! I will have to try and get a card with a star completed this week!

  2. Many congratulations to the winners and Hazel another great challenge and gorgeous cards x

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  4. Super challenge Hazel, and I love your cards!

    My stamps from Flonz arrived the other day - thank you again.

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. congrats to the winners :)
    Hazel your cards are beautiful!!! :)


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