Saturday 19 April 2014

CHNC challenge 173: If you want to get ahead, get a hat! Use a hat on your creation

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. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 172. There were, of course, four opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 39: Fiona, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Fiona. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $20 voucher to spend in Flonz craft online store.

The second winner:

Number 26: Lisbeth, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 2: Louise, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Louise. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 6 digital images from Paper Pretties.

The fourth winner:

Number 52: Rocky, who shared this lovely box card:

Congratulations, Rocky. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital images from Digital Paper Craft.

Now on to:
Challenge 173

For today's challenge I'd like you to see a hat on your Christmas creation -  as the saying goes: 'If you want to get ahead, get a hat!' 

The first sponsor  is My Creative Classroom:

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. 

Our Spring 2014 Semester is under way and will offer well over 100 courses. Along with our Traditional Instructor-led Workshop Classes we have also added Self-Paced Workshops. We've recently added more classes to our Library, which offers retired classes at 40%-50% off regular price.

We have opened our brand new challenge blog, My Creative Life 2014, which will issue challenges to help us use all of our supplies this year. Along with that is the companion course with the same title, which is FREE to our newsletter subscribers. Come join in on the fun and test drive MCC.

We are excited to be sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! 

One lucky winner will receive a free seat to either "Color Inspirations: Twinkling H2O's" with Jeri Parks OR "Clean and Simple Card Workshop" with Jeri Parks. Good Luck!

The second sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy:

'Whoopsi Daisy Digi Stamps features all hand drawn images by the amazing Linnie and specialises in cute images of children. Whoopsi Daisy offers a great deal for your money. Take a look at the Whoopsi Daisy shop where you are certain to find awesome images which will fit all your creative needs.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

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 first card I used the 'cat in hat' digital image kindly supplied by Eureka Stamps (one of today's sponsors) - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:

For my second card I used the lovely Penny Black'chill day' stamp - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see a hat on your Christmas creation - it can be any hat, anywhere on your creation.

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 25 April. 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 26 April 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 April is 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.

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


  1. Many congratulations to all of the winners and another great challenge Hazel and fab card ......Happy Easter xx

  2. Fab Challenge Hazel, Love Hazel (Didos) x

  3. Thanks a lot for drawing me as one of the winners, mail coming right away :) Hugs from Lisbeth

  4. Thanks Hazel for the your lovely comments on my card and for the chance to win some goodies.

  5. Another fun challenge Hazel! Love your cards, especially the hedgie running away with the hat :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. I posted my card for this week It's just an old small hat by the snowman. But a hat is a hat??? many greetings leny w

  7. Hazel i LOVE the kitty in the hat!!!

  8. Congrats to the winners!!! Loving the two cards!! Love the sparkle on the hat with the kitty.. that image is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  9. Jammer dan, te laat, ik wilde nog een kaartje plaatsen. Volgende keer beter. Groetjes, Nelleke


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