Saturday 28 November 2015

CHNC challenge 257: use die cuts or punches

Beautiful entries for 'things with wings' - thank you, everyone for your continued support and sharing your delightful festive crafting.

Big apology - when I started commenting on the present challenge I was referring to challenge 256 instead of 257 - please forgive the big senior moments - am now on track to refer to challenge 257 in my comments!

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

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 256. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 18: Lisa J, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lisa. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion.

The second winner:

Number 36: AJ, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, AJ. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your assortment of embellishments from Dawn till Dusk.

The third winner:

Number 53: Marlene,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Marlene. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The fourth winner:

Number 24: Lisa Lynn, who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Lisa. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your four digital images from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Now on to:
Challenge 257

For today's challenge I'd like you to use die cuts or punches when making your Christmas creations - the die cuts can even be ready made ones that you have purchased

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 Crafts 4 eternity:
who is offering three digital stamps (winner's choice) from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The third 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 fourth sponsor is new to CHNC: Dies R Us:

Dies R Us specializes in cutting dies. We carry dies from all major manufacturers at amazing prices. Sign up to our newsletter to ensure you get all the specials and promotions we run every month. We ship worldwide and have extremely good prices and low minimums to receive free shipping for both domestic and international shipments. Come visit us and experience the difference.

This will be the prize for the randomly chosen winner:

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, using Lacy Sunshine's Christmas boo image (I'm cheating a bit today because this card has been made for my DT card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 108: anything goes with a twist ... use a die cut)   - 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 use die cuts or punches when making your Christmas creations - the die cuts can even be ready made ones that you have purchased.

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 4 December 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 5 December 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 anothe 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 December 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. LOVE your card Hazel, gorgeous image and details.xx
     { aNNie}

  2. Thank you for the win. Congrats to the other winners. Another fun challenge and great sponsors. Love your card.

  3. Coo, it's standing room only already in here Hazel! A fun challenge and I love your card of course.

    Hop over to the playground when you can!!! :)



  4. Congrats to the winners.

    Your card is lovely Hazel.

    Thanks for a fun challenge.

  5. Ah your card is super, Love Hazelx

  6. Hi Hazel! I hope this finds you quite well. I tend to often forget to link up my own projects in challenges because I'm always so busy inviting others to play along at Word Art Wednesday. Then, I wonder why I never win anything...LOL So, I hope you don't fall into my rut and forget to enter. I always LOVE having you play along with us. Please don't ever hesitate to remind me to play along as well as I really do forget. Have a blessed week, my friend.
    Karen Letchworth

  7. Hi Hazel sorry my Ho Ho ho card as accidentally been uploaded twice #63 and #64 please delete one thanks. Louise

  8. What a fabulous array of fun projects by your Design Team. Thank you for your fun challenges. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

  9. Fabulous inspirations ladies and thanks for another fun challenge Karen x

  10. Beautiful DT projects!

  11. Love the happy red festiveness in your sweet Lacy Sunshine image, Hazel! Thank you for the fun challenge! hugs, de


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