Saturday 12 July 2014

CHNC challenge 185: 'glam it up'

Lovely to see you 'making your mark' for last week's challenge in many different ways. I confess that I didn't get around to producing a zentangle version of that lovely dove that I featured last week (I've been poorly), but I have made one for a challenge that will be seen on my blog soon and then I will add a link here. Well, I didn't make it back in time for CHNC challenge 184, but I did use the image to zentangle for CCAYR mid-month inspiration - more details here:

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 184:

The first winner: 

Number 34: Marg B, who shared this lovely creation:

Congratulations, Marg. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £20 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments

The second winner:

Number 15, House of Borowski, (Cathie) who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Cathie Borowski. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital stamps from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More - please note that DIGITAL PAPERS are not included in the prize.

The third winner:

Number 36: fabiola,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Fabiola. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  five digital images from QKR Stampede.

Now on to:
Challenge 185

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'glam it up' - add some sparkle, glitter, bling, shine etc to your Christmas creation

Today there are four generous sponsors, so you have lots of chances to win a prize - you've got to be in it to win it - and you can enter as many times as you wish.

The first sponsor  is Flonz craft:

Flonz craft is 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 second sponsor is Cupids clear stamps:
'Cupids Clear Stamps are an internet based craft stamp company, Part of Furbanks Ltd.

We are a family run business and have been providing first-rate Pre-press services to the printing industry for over 40 years. Throughout this time our aims have remained the same – to provide a fast, friendly service at a competitive price helping you to meet your deadlines and budget.

We have been making rubber stamps all this time. Only now we have started to design for the craft market.

All our stamps are manufactured and designed in the U.K. from hard wearing high grade photo polymer or red natural rubber producing excellent stamping results time after time.

Peelable Clear Stamps. They are supplied on a clear plastic sheet, simply peel the stamp from the carrier and place on a clear acrylic block with no adhesive required.

Rubber Stamps. They are supplied on red natural rubber in sheet form just cut and mount with your preffered method.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive two sets of Cupids clear stamps:

The third sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge:

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

Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

The fourth sponsor is Digital Paper Craft:

'Digital Paper Craft is your source of Digital Clipart, Scrapbook Supplies, Digital Stamps, Scrapbook Kits and Graphic Design. All images, papers, etc. created by gifted artist Siobhan and can be found at '(please note that the shop is closed for holidays).
The randomly chosen winner will receive 3 digital images.

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

For my card I've used lovely My Mind's Eye 'lost and found' papers with plenty of glitter and sparkle and some sparkly Express Yourself DIY 3D stickers - I wish you could see the way the card is 'glammed up' in real life - more details about the card 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 you to 'glam it up' - add some sparkle, glitter, bling, shine etc to your Christmas 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 18 July. 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 19 July 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 July 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. thanks so much Hazel, so glad to win at your lovely challenge, i send you a mail, biz

  2. Beautiful card Hazel and congrats winners x

  3. Thank you so much Hazel. Im so proud to have won, & congratulations to the runner ups. Email has been sent ;) xx
    Marg x

  4. Congrats to the winners!
    Thanks for sharing the stunning DT inspirations and for another super challenge Karen x

  5. Congrats to the winners! Love your sparkly reindeer, Hazel. So nice to be doing some Christmas again. xxD

  6. Lovely card Hazel - and I did have fun making my entry for this week :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Hazel I tried to delete my entry No 38 but it wouldn't delete. It doesn't have any bling on it.
    It was supposed to go into the monthly challenge. I have now added it there.
    No 40 is the correct card for this challenge.
    Thank you for another challenge

  8. Good morning Hazel, I just add my card to the challenge.
    Have a nice day, Ageeth

  9. Hi Hazel

    Just linked my card to both your challenges as you suggested! Hope those Anti B's kick in soon, and as I said, on FB - don't fret over Eastbourne. It's much better to recover in your own home and then have a break there later on!

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. WOW, the creations by the DT are stunning! So much talent by all the entries as well! Glad to be able to play along!

  11. Hi Hazel, it's been a while but I've finally been able to join in with your challenges again. Hope you are feeling a bit better now. Hugs, Elizabeth xx


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