Saturday 10 January 2015

CHNC challenge 211: Inspired by a Christmas carol or song

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 210 - there were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 25: Jo L, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jo. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments.

The second winner:

Number 53: Helen, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at with your full name and addrress so I can arrange for you to receive your prize package from Tando Creative.

The third winner:

Number 14: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Melissa. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis.

The fourth winner:

Number 13: JoAnn B, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, JoAnn. Please email me at with your full name and address so I send your two sets of Cupids clear stamps.

Now on to:
Challenge 211

Today's challenge is to make a Christmas creation inspired by a Christmas carol or song

Once again this week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

The first 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 second sponsor is new to CHNC: StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet:

'StitchyBear’s Digi Outlet is proud to have been in business, serving our customers since April 1st 2010. With such a great store Stitchy was no Fool!

We currently have a very talented group of 20 Creators and can offer a vast array of digital images, papers and sets in many different styles.

We really have a one stop shop for an amazing collection of creative digital products with prices to suit every budget.'

StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet are offering any images or digi papers of the winner’s choice up to a value of $10.

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.

The fourth sponsor is new to CHNC: Buckwell Craft Supplies:

'A crafty store that is run by Lozzy. Lozzy opened up Buckwell Craft Supplies online store in September 2014 and has lots of crafty goodies for sale. Stocking products from Spellbinder, Sue Wilson, Creative Expression, Pro markers, Tim Holtz, Stamps and gorgeous Flowers from WOC plus lots more.

Lozzy has also just started selling Backing Papers on CD Rom's and is offering 3 Paper Sets of the Winners choice for this weeks Challenge. Hope you pop over and take a look as you will find a try before you buy plus lots to choose from and its great way to never run out of your favourite paper pattern again.'

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

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors that I have waiting in the wings to give out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone that is so generously coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

I am delighted that Lozzy from Buckwell Craft Supplies is joining me as a guest designer with this lovely card inspired by the Christmas song 'Snowflakes are falling', using one of her snowflake papers - you can read about it on Lozzy's blog here:

I made two cards using three lovely ship silhouette digial images - Ship I, II and III by Floppy Latte Designs kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet and the lovely 'the waves' digital paper kindly supplied by one of the other sponsors, Buckwell Craft Supplies. The first card was created totally digitally; the second card used the images put together to make a topper to mat on to some 'I saw three ships ...' paper that I've had for years. Of course, the song I chose is obvious! You can read more about the cards here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week please make a Christmas creation that is inspired by a Christmas carol or song ... it could even be carol singers themselves.

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 16 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 17 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.

Last 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  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. Thank You Hazel for making such a fabulous project using our images. Love how you combined the 3 ships together for this card, very clever :)

    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Love and best wishes

    Mandy (Sponsor Co-Ordinator for Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet )

  2. This BEE is happy to bee a winner at CHNC 210 Anything Goes prize Deedee's digis. Emailed. Thank you. Congrats to the other winners.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Another great challenge cards and congrats winners x

  4. a nice challenge. My card that's placed is for two songs: Let it snow, and oh dennenboom.
    greetings from leny w

  5. Oh I do love your three ships cards Hazel!


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