Saturday 26 April 2014

CHNC challenge 174: festive food and/or drink

So  many different hats on display during this past week - although Santa was seen in quite a few creations - thank you for all your lovely entries. This week I'm inviting you to think about food and/or drink for Christmas.

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 173. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 4: Sarah J W, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sarah. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your free seat for one of the stated classes of My Creative Classroom.

The second winner:

Number 14: Amy A, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Amy.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your choice of two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

The third winner:

Number 32: Rose, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Rose. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 5 digital images from Eureka Stamps.

Now on to:
Challenge 174

For today's challenge I'd like you to see some food and/or drink on your Christmas creation - or something related to food or drink

The first sponsor  is a very familiar and generous one, Ooh la la Creations:

A randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a CD-rom of their choice - and there are so many wonderful ones to choose from.

The second sponsor is Crafty Poodles, who will be giving £10 worth of goodies to the randomly chosen winner.

'For all your crafting needs. Items include, lace, flowers, ribbons, pins, fold-over elastic, fabric, buttons, charms and more!'

The third sponsor is new to CHNC: The stamping boutique:

'Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http:// Good luck in the challenge.'

Thanks so much!   Tracey Malnofski

The winner will receive 3 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE that if the winner used a Stamping Boutique image they will receive 4 images of their choice.

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

For my first card I used digital papers and decoupage elements from Poinsettia Teapot from the Yuletide Wishes CD-rom - a free sample from Ooh la la Creations (one of today's sponsors). If you're stuck for something to use for the challenge you could always download the freebies from Ooh la la Creations that I used - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:

For my second card I used the 'for Santa' digi kindly supplied by The Stamping Boutique (one of today's sponsors).  The stamping boutique challenge 14 for this week is all about food, so you could also enter your creation there - and, don't forget, if you use one of their images you stand a chance to win another digi from them as a sponsor - 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 some festive food and/or drink on your creation - or something associated with Christmas food - perhaps something for display on the Christmas table.  Don't forget:  If you're stuck for something to use for the challenge you could always download the freebies from Ooh la la Creations that I used.

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 2 May. 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 3 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. 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 - and, of course, the May challenge will go live at midnight UK time on 1 May.

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. Yay!! Highly delighted to be one of your winners Hazel!! Thanks ever so!! xx

  2. Many congratulations all and another fab challenge Hazel just loving your cards too! x

  3. Many congratulations all and another fab challenge Hazel just loving your cards too! x

  4. YAY!! thanks for the win Hazel :)

    i love the tea pot and what an adorable card with the sleeping mouse :)

  5. what fun creations! i must apologize tho, the stamping boutique is NO LONGER a part of the ning network.

    on that note, we are definitely delighted to be a sponsor!!!

  6. Sorry about that, but that was the info I was given - I've deleted that reference now. x

  7. Hi Hazel, as you see my card is added to your challenge. Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful price, Hus Ageeth xx


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