Saturday 20 December 2014

CHNC challenge 208: whatever is still urgently needed for Christmas

You shared so many lovely entries for last week's challenge - I love seeing them all. Thank you so much for your support. Wishing you all

A very Happy 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 207 - there were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 45: Helen, who shared these lovely cards:

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

The second winner:

Number 25: Cinderella Mad, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jacqui. 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 46: Gunn-Eirill, who shared this lovely creation:

Congratulations, Gunn-Eirill. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three free downloads from (Stamping all day).
Now on to:
Challenge 208

For today's challenge I'd like to see whatever is still urgently needed for Christmas (this can include anything you made recently but hadn't blogged yet)

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 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 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!

This is a quick card that I made using a picture that was rescued from an advertising leaflet, mounted on to a tent opening A5 card - 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 whatever is still urgently needed for Christmas - you might still need to make some last minute cards or perhaps you're making place settings, decorations, boxes, bags ... whatever is still urgent, (this can include anything you made recently but hadn't blogged yet). I'd love you to like your entries.

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 26 December. 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 27 December when there will 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. We now have over 300 'likes' , but there's plenty of room for more! 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 December 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. Congrats to your winners Hazel and l just love your image on your gorgeous card as always your so creative with recycling .....Wishing Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

  2. Happy Dance to all of the winners - thanks for another challenge for Christmas cards! Have a blessed week!

  3. Congratulations to the winners and thanks for another great challenge ladies! I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year Karen x

  4. Thank you for another challenge. Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.
    Hazel I hope you have a very happy Christmas and a blessed new year

  5. Hope you have a wonderful christmas xx


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