Saturday 10 October 2015

CHNC challenge 250: vintage/shabby chic

What a lot of lovely 'wrapped up' entries there were for last week - thank you so much ... and I spotted a couple of new people - welcome - hope to see you back again this week.

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 

If you have won a prize in the last couple of weeks and I haven't answered your email (think I've managed to catch up with everyone, but don't want to leave anyone out) please email me again.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 249. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 8: Theresa,'s Studio, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Theresa. 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 19: Anet, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Anet. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your images of digi papers to the value of $10 from StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet.

The third winner:

Number 36: treebug (Tina),  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tina. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fourth winner:

Number 21: Marianne's craftroom,  who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Marianne. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Christmas & winter cardstock stack kindly given by Die Cuts With a View.

Now on to:
Challenge 250

For today's challenge I'd like you to make a Christmas design that is vintage or shabby chic ... open to a bit of interpretation

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

The first sponsor is Foil Play:

'Foil Play has an enormous selection of crafting staples from classic tried and tested brands for all occasions at great prices. Speedy despatch is always a priority, UK p&p is free on all orders over £10 and you'll get free Kanban die cut toppers if you spend over £20.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a lucky dip pack of Kanban products.

The second 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.

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 five digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth sponsor is new to CHNC: My Artistic Adventures, designs by Heather A Hudson:

The randomly chosen winner will receive a $10 certificate for digi work from My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop.

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.

I'm so sorry that I haven't made anything (yet) for this challenge - although we've been here nearly a couple of weeks now, there has been so much to do, including lots of paperwork and my craft stuff is the last to be sorted - things are just all over the place. I'll be back to normal as soon as possible.

Update: Better late than never - I'm sharing the card that I made for mid month inspiration for my CHNC challenge extra for October which you can read about here:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to make a vintage or shabby chic Christmas design ... open to a bit of interpretation

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 October 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 October 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 over 400 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome 2 more likes 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 October 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. Thanks for choosing me as one of the lucky winners, have emailed you my address x

  2. Thank you so much for choosing me as one of the lucky winners and congratulations to other winners as well. Have a great day!

  3. fabulous... and we at TSB are thrilled to be a sponsor!

  4. Thank you for choosing my card as one of your winners, it was such a nice surprise. Congratulations to all the other winners. Thank you for a wonderful challenge. Anet x


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