Saturday 2 August 2014

CHNC challenge 188: reach for the stars

What a wonderful selection of cute Christmas cards for last week's challenge. Once again, thank you for your inspiration and creativity.

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 187, when, once again, there were three opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 57: Jacky (Paddington fan) , who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jacky. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital stamps from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The second winner:

Number 29:  Cathy (Krafty Kool Kat), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Cathy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher to spend in Paper Creator's online store.

The third winner:

Number 16: Marianne's craftroom,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Marianne. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 voucher to spend at Di's Digi Downloads.

Now on to:
Challenge 188

For today's challenge I'd like you to see at least one star on your Christmas creation

The first sponsor  is Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments:

'Hi my name is Bren, I have been crafting since the year dot. I like to have a few different things on the go at once, knitting, sewing, paper crafting etc, just so I can swap and change around a bit.
I made a few cards with my machine embroidery on, and was asked if I made embroidery to sell, that is how Craftybrens was born. Hope you like what you see.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive £20 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments - please note that if the winner lives outside the UK he/she will be expected to pay for the P & P.

The second sponsor is Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More:

'Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.'

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the randomly chosen winner the choice of 3 digital stamps. These will be stamps that the winner chooses. Please note that DIGITAL PAPERS are not included in the prize.

The third sponsor is QKR Stampede:

'Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from QKR Stampede.

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

I'm pleased that Crafty Bren, one of our sponsors, is joining me as a guest designer today with her lovely card - you can read more about it here on Brenda's blog.

For my card I've used card and elements from Hunkydory's 'A child is born' which is part of their 'The road to Bethlehem' card collection that I bought recently. I love the whole kit because it is what Christmas is really about. The photo isn't good - I didn't make the card till evening, so I had to rely on flash. 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 'reach for the stars' - include at least one star on 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 8 August. 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 9 August 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 August 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. Oooh lovely thanks will email you now and congrats to the other winners x

  2. Many congrats all and another fab challenge with inspiring makes xx

  3. Thank you Hazel so excited to have been one of the winner's. Off to email you sweetie. Congrats to the other winner's. Both your card and the sponsor's card are awesome.


  4. Both of these cards are beautiful. Everyone here is so creative.


  5. Thrilled to see my card as one of your lucky winners - congrats to the other winners - off to send you an email,
    Many thanks
    Love Jacky x

  6. Hi Hazel, I just entered my card.
    Have a nice day, Ageeth

  7. Congrats for the winners, I just entered my second card,
    regards Ans

  8. Lovely cards Hazel - I managed to bring a star with a difference :)


    Di xx

  9. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards.
    Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.


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