Saturday 5 September 2015

CHNC challenge 245: 'twas the night before Christmas

Wonderful entries with silver for last week's challenge, such a variety of creativity. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us here - hope you will be able to find a way of depicting the night before Christmas to enter this week's challenge - I look forward to seeing your crafting.

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.

Please note that my email to send to now is - this is because we hope to be moving soon and when we do I will no longer be able to use my previous email addy because there is no Virgin cable there and so the email addy will not be able to be used. For the time being it doesn't matter, but I'm trying to get people used to the new email ready for the move.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 244. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 5: Donna @ Room in a cupboardwho shared this lovely hanging piece:

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

The second winner:

Number 20: Kate, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Kate. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

The third winner:

Number 28: Misseke,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations,.Misseke. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your one bundle from

The fourth winner:

Number 25: Sandy J,  who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Sandy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 gift certificate from  Dies R Us

Now on to:
Challenge 245

For today's challenge I'd like you to depict 'twas the night before Christmas on your creation, however you wish to interpret this

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

The first sponsor  is Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments:

'Hi my name is Bren, I have been crafting since the year dot. I like to have a few different things on the go at once, knitting, sewing, paper crafting etc, just so I can swap and change around a bit.
I made a few cards with my machine embroidery on, and was asked if I made embroidery to sell, that is how Craftybrens was born. Hope you like what you see.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive £10 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments - please note that if the winner lives outside the UK he/she will be expected to pay for the P & P.

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 Cute as a button:

Cute As A Button Stamps is a Christian owned stamp company that offers faith based digis as well as cute and whimsical digis for your crafting needs.

The prize for the random chosen winner will be 2 single images of the winner's choice.

The fourth sponsor is Beccy’s Place Digital Designs by Beccy Muir

'My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too. I still dabble in each of those crafts (and many others) from time to time but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. Some of my images have now been made into rubber stamps by the wonderful team over at Sparkle N Sprinkle. These days you can usually find me “hanging out” over on my blog,'

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose three images or one digital set from Beccy's Place.

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 giving out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone 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.

This is my card, depicting the night before Christmas - more about this on My Crafty Outlook here:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to depict 'twas the night before Christmas on your creation, however you wish to interpret this.

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 11 September 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 12 September 2015 when there will be four 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 almost 400 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome another two yet again this week, 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 September is here.

Last year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation, 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. Oooooooo how exciting my first treat in ages, thank you so much
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.
    Thank you for another challenge.
    Lovely card Hazel.

  3. Thank you for the fabulous challenge and lovely DT work for added inspiration! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Another fun theme Hazel - and I do love your card!


    Di xx


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