Saturday 15 February 2014

CHNC challenge 164: Christmas love

I enjoyed seeing all your creations last week - so much lovely inspiration each week.

As this challenge follows the day after Valentine's Day, I thought we would concentrate on Christmas love this week.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 163. There were, of course, four opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. 

The first winner: 

Number 26: Mrs A (Valeryanne Designs), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Mrs A. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive $20 of stamps from Flonz craft.

The second winner:

Number 25: Jessi, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jessi. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

The third winner:

Number 6:: Di, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Di. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your choice of five digital images from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More.

The fourth winner:

Number 4: Bren, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Bren. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three packs of die cuts from Crimson Cloud.

Now on to:
Challenge 164

For today's challenge I'd like to see some Christmas love - interpret this as you wish.

The first sponsor is Crafter's Companion:

Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is Paper Creator:

'Paper Creator is an online store selling card making downloads, printable crafts & Sassy Cheryl's coloured illustrations.

We also now stock Sassy Cheryl's brand new rubber stamp range which are exclusive to us here in the UK.'

Paper Creator are offering the randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher to be spent in their online store.

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

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

For my card I've used Eureka Stamps' 'caroling bunnies' coloured with spectrum noir pens, mounted on to silver mirror card and then on to some Kanban pink paper with silver foiling (been in my Christmas stash for ages). The eyelash fibre wrapped around the inner edge gives the simple card a bit of sparkle. You can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook.

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see some Christmas love, however you wish to interpret that.

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 February. Please include a link to this blogpost 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 Saturday 22 February 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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

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 February is here. And you will find some more mid-month inspiration from some of the team here.

At the beginning of the year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

A note about linky - Inlinkz has changed it's default link up to the new way that you might not yet be familiar with. In fact I chose the code for the old widget, but it still produced the new one. If you experience any difficulty, please get in touch with me and I'll help you link up. Thanks for your patience.

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


  1. Another great challenge Hazel and many congrats to all of your winners well deserved too! enjoy your weekend x

  2. I'm so thrilled to have won, thank you so much and congrats to all the other winners as well!

  3. So pleased to have won and congratulation to the other 3 winners too. Have emailed you as requested. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Hi Hazel, as you can see I post my card for the very nice challenge!
    Hugs Ageeth

  5. awe, Hazel i love your sweet little bunnies :)


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