Saturday 28 February 2015

CHNC challenge 218: cut it up

What a wonderful selection of creatures were featured in all your entries for last week's challenge. Thank you, crafting friends, for sharing your creativity here. I love seeing what you have to show from week to week - and it's good to welcome new people as well as see entries from crafters who regularly contribute.

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 217- there were five opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 37: Kelly's cards, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Kelly. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion.

The second winner:

Number 21: Helen, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £15 worth of stamps from The Artistic Stamper.

The third winner:

Number 10: Megan, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Megan. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three paper sets from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

The fourth winner:

Number 23: peaceful kitty (Tina), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tina. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Paper Creator.

The fifth winner:

Number 18: KandA (Andrea), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Andrea. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from The ribbon girl.

Now on to:
Challenge 218

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'cut it up' - cut something when you make your Christmas creation - this could be using scissors, guillotine/paper trimmer, die cutting ... most crafting involves cutting of some kind, so I think this gives plenty of scope!

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

The first sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge:
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

The second 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.

The third sponsor is Craftsuprint:

Crafty Bob

Welcome to the World's largest Craft Megastore and the home of Crafty Bob. Over 550,000 Craft Downloads including Card Making, Knitting, Needlework, Scrapbooking, Designer Resources, Craft Supplies, Hobbies and Handmade Finished Cards. Plus Craft Projects, Videos, Ideas, Crafting Competitions and Fun Crafty Bob Craft Games. If you are creative and love crafting then you are going to love!'

There are so many freebies on their website that you don't have to wait to see if you are a winner ... you can all take advantage of the generosity of  Craftsuprint.

Craftsuprint generously sent me some Crafty Bob CD-roms and this is the one that the randomly chosen winner will receive:

The fourth sponsor is Letraset:

'Originally founded in London in 1959, Letraset has been manufacturing and supplying innovative media to the design industry for over 50 years.

When our Dry Transfer Lettering system was first launched in 1961, designers called the process ‘a revolution in the studio’ and Letraset went on to become a household name in the field of commercial design.

Dry Transfers (or ‘Rubdowns’) enabled commercial artists to produce high quality headlines quickly and easily by transferring pre-printed lettersdirectly onto artwork.

This simple to use and efficient system lives on today, and still remains the best way to apply professional lettering by hand.

When computerisation made its huge impact on the design world in the mid 1980s, Letraset continued to adapt, investing in new technology and converting our extensive typeface range into digital format.

Letraset to this day is still actively involved in new typeface development. We invite the submission of designs from any source.

We also went on to develop our range of professional markers for designers, which soon became adopted as an essential studio tool for quick visualisation and concept work.

With an ongoing commitment to innovation and quality of choice, Letraset has continued to evolve, increasingly recognising the common ground between commercial and amateur design. As a result, we’ve been able to develop our product range in many new and exciting directions, bringing professional standards of quality and performance to the wider creative community.
Today Letraset supplies a broad range of creative media for commercial designers, students, Manga artists, illustrators and crafters.

Our motto is Creative Opportunities and that simply means, whatever your design interest or skill level, we aim to provide all the tools you need to maximise productivity and enhance your creative expression.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive this set of Flexmarkers kindly supplied by Letraset.

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.

For my card I printed a lovely design sheet by Carol Clarke which is available on Craftuprint volume 3, which will be given as one of the prizes this week,  cutting out the pieces to decoupage the picture.I deliberately took the picture to try and show the decoupage, but when viewed face on, no shadows are seen. You can read more 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 please use cutting of some form when making your Christmas creation - I'd like you to 'cut it up' - cut something when you make your Christmas creation - this could be using scissors, guillotine/paper trimmer, die cutting ... most crafting involves cutting of some kind, so I think this gives plenty of scope!
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 6 March 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 7 March 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 March 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. Another fab challenge Hazel. Thank you,

    So happy to see I'm a winner too, just emailed you.. Xxx

  2. I'm so excited to see I'm one of the lucky winners - will email you now.
    Fabulous card with the decoupage image and another super challenge xx

  3. Congrats winners and gorgeous is your card x

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

  5. Gorgeous Christmas card Hazel, thank you for another challenge sweetie.

    Warm congratulations to the winners!


  6. Thanks for another fab challenge and great DT inspirations Karen x

  7. Thank you, Hazel! I always enjoy seeing your smiling face! hugs, de

  8. Fun challenge again Hazel!


    Di xx


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