Saturday 27 December 2014

CHNC challenge 209: anything goes (as long as it's Christmas)

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you

A very Happy New Year

What a super lot of entries last week - hope you will be able to join in again this week - looking forward to seeing your creations, whether they are ones that you made for Christmas 2014 or looking ahead to next year.

Before I announce the winners and the new challenge, I'm sharing with you about the Bugaboo 5th Birthday Bash:

So, Bugaboo is about ready to turn 5 years old this January - Can you believe it?
Hard to believe we've been playing with all these amazing digi images for that long, isn't it?

It's a birthday and every birthday deserves gifts - especially to wonderful supporters like you!

So, get spreading the word - we'll have the cake and ice cream ready (and lots of fun challenges), we just need you and your friends to join the party!

I am so indebted to Bugaboo Stamps - they sponsor all of my CHNC extra challenges as well as regularly giving prizes for my weekly CHNC challenges.

If you love Bugaboo Stamps then please visit Catch the Bug and advertise their 5th birthday celebration on your blog too.

I'm looking forward to joining in the Celebrations - I hope you are too!

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 208 - there were three opportunities to win a prize.

But, first, there is re-draw for the winner of the £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion from CHNC challenge 205 as this has been re-gifted by the original winner:

Number 36: Debbie Johns, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Debbie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion.

Now for winner of CHNC challenge 208:

The first winner: 

Number 20: Margaret A (Granmargaret), who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 53: Jane's Journal, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jane. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 of goodies from Crafty Poodles.

The third winner:

Number 71: Melissa SunshineHoneyBeewho shared this lovely card:

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

Now on to:
Challenge 209

For today's challenge I'd like to see any Christmas creations that you made but didn't blog and show before or any that you're making to start again!

The first sponsor is 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 Sentiments:

'We are a small family fun online company that offers crafters fun and whimsical unmounted rubber stamps, digital stamps as well as cutting dies all from our very own exclusive range. Perfect for your cards and scrapbooks! Our stamps are made from deep etched grey rubber and our cutting dies are made from good quality metal from the USA and UK. We also stock essential craft products for your scrapbooking and card making needs.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will receive three digis of their choice.

The third sponsor is 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 card I've used the lovely 'snowman's laundry line' digital image kindly supplied by one of this week's sponsors, The Stamping Boutique - 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 any Christmas creations that you made but didn't blog and show before - or any that you are making to start the year off again!

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 January 2015. 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 January 2015 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 January 2015 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. How lovely to see I came out of the hat Hazel, another Christmas pressie for me! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and thanks for all your hard work, hugs xx

  2. Thank you for picking my card as one of the winners. I have sent you an email.
    Congratulations to the other winners.
    Thank you Hazel for all your challenges.

  3. we at TSB are once again delighted to be a sponsor. congrats to the winners of the previous challenge.

    we also wish each and every one of you a very blessed new year and look forward to more fun in your challenges in 2015.

  4. Beautiful card Hazel and congrats winners x

  5. Congrats winner,great card Hazel. I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year. Thanks for the fun challenge

  6. Congrats to everyone!! Thanks for another fun challenge! And Happy New Year!!

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


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