Saturday 21 February 2015

CHNC challenge 217: feature a creature

Lots of love, hearts and red for last week's challenge - I so enjoyed seeing the festive designs that you came up with. Thank you so much - I hope you will be able to join in this new challenge this week - I look forward to seeing your 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 216 - there were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 13: Kathy D, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Kathy. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:

Number 4: Lisa Lynn, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lisa Lynn. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three images from The stamping boutique.

The third winner:

Number 22: Megan, who shared this lovely card:

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

The fourth winner:

Number 3: Diny's Scrap cards, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Diny. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three images or one digital set from Beccy’s Place Digital Designs by Beccy Muir

Now on to:
Challenge 217

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'feature a creature' on your Christmas creation - any creature, large or small, feathered or furred, with wings or without, with two legs or four ... you get the idea!

For this challenge there are five sponsors, so five opportunities to win a prize- as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

The first sponsor is Crafter's Companion:

Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor  is The Artistic Stamper who will be giving £15.00 worth of stamps (the winner's choice) to the randomly selected winner.


The third sponsor is 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.'

The fourth sponsor is Paper Creator:

'Paper Creator is an online store selling card making downloads, printable crafts & Sassy Cheryl's coloured illustrations.

We also now stock Sassy Cheryl's brand new rubber stamp range which are exclusive to us here in the UK.'

Paper Creator are offering the randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher to be spent in their online store.

The fifth sponsor is The ribbon girl:

'We are Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea, and have always crafted (card making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, sewing, embroidery, soft toy making etc) but it became more and more difficult to buy very small quantities of good quality ribbon, lace, and embellishments. In 2010 we decided to open our own online store The Ribbon Girl so we could make very small (or large) quantities of top quality products available to all crafters at reasonable prices - so you can mix and match and make your craft budget go further.

We only sell what we would use ourselves - Mary owns and runs the store while Andrea looks after the social side including the Ribbon Girl challenges and our mega talented Design Team. Based in the UK, we ship world wide and try to send all orders the same day whenever possible.

So whether you like crafting in classic, vintage, rustic, shabby chic or modern style you'll be spoiled for choice! Ribbon Girl stocks an impressive selection of gorgeous ribbons and trims from silk to hessian, a 100 different designs of vintage style, cotton, guipure and flat lace (all ribbon and lace is sold by the metre in continuous lengths whenever possible) hundreds of charms and pendants, all available as single units.

Our Flower Shop is full pretty flowers and beaded berries and we are stockists of Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt and many others, in mulberry, cotton paper, satin, organza; we have gorgeous diamante and pearl embellishments; a vast array of buttons, twine, hemp, vintage style brooches, special occasion, bridal and seasonal embellishments. Our Christmas Shop is open all year round and we also offer craft essentials such as top-stitch thread, sticky tape, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls and Stickles, brooch backs, hair slides, hat pins etc

Small orders are always welcome at The Ribbon Girl and we hope you enjoy looking around the store - please contact us if you need advice or a sample - especially if you are planning a wedding and want to use lace or ribbons on your invitations, wedding stationery, favours or celebration cakes.'

The ribbon girl will be giving a randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store. Please note that their prize does not include post/handling - they have standard flat rate fees depending on location - see their website for details.

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'm delighted that once again this month the lovely Lozzy from Buckwell Craft Supplies (one of today's sponsors) is joining me as my guest designer, with this lovely card ​Using Buckwell Crafts Snowflake Backing Papers. You can read more about this on Lozzy's blog here.

My card also features some of Buckwell's digital papers from the Christmas CD and also Its stripes. and Checkout. I've used an image from 'Christmas wonderland trees' by Diane Noble at Diane's Daydream Designs (sadly, Diane is no longer selling her digital images, but kindly supplied these ahead of that decision). I created the card totally digitally. You can read more about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:

I'm also showing the design card that I've made for today's Completely Christmas 51: anything goes with a twist ... no red or green - as this also features a creature! I love penguins on Christmas cards. If your creation happens to have colours other than red or green, then why not add it to the Completely Christmas challenge too. Of course, for my CHNC challenge 217 you can use any colours you like as long as you 'feature a creature'. You can read more about this card here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week please 'feature a creature' on your Christmas design - any creature, large or small, feathered or furred, with wings or without, with two legs or four ... you get the idea!

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 27 February 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 28 February 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 February 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. Congrats all and gorgeous cards Hazel x

  2. Super cards Hazel - I got here in time too, woof :)


    Di xx

  3. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards Lozzy and Hazel


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