Saturday 20 February 2016

CHNC challenge 269: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Lovely to see all your Christmas creations with a touch of blue - thanks for another week of wonderful support with so much creativity and inspiration.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 268. There were six opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I usually 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

The first winner:  

Number 29: Susan Eden Land Designswho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Susan. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three individual images or one entire digital set from Beccy's Place.Designs.

The second winner:

Number 5: Plonywho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Plony. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your images or digi papers of the winner’s choice up to a value of $10 from StitchyBear's Digi Outlet.

The third winner:

Number 20: Mijn Creatie(fje)s, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Mijn. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three red rubber Christmas stamps from Rubber Dance.

The fourth winner:

Number 27: Jessi, who shared this lovely card:

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

The fifth winner:

Number 15: Tracey B, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tracey. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $15 gift certificate to spend at

The sixth winner:

Number 6: treebug (Tina), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tina. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 voucher to spend at Di's Digi Stamps.

As this is the 3rd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 269

or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.

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 Robyn's Fetish:

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

The fourth sponsor is Digital Paper Craft:

'Digital Paper Craft is your source of Digital Clipart, Scrapbook Supplies, Digital Stamps, Scrapbook Kits and Graphic Design. All images, papers, etc. created by gifted artist Siobhan and can be found at

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Digital Paper Craft.

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** - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone 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.

** As this is still early new year, I still need to adjust the side bar to accommodate new sponsors - this is a 'work in progress', so please watch this space!

For my card I've used the cute Robyn's Fetish chip the penguin image kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish as one of the challenge sponsors. I coloured digitally using Microsoft Paint and cut out the image on my Scan n Cut, also cutting the sentiment panel. The grosgrain Merry Christmas ribbon was from Hobbycraft. The background paper is an unknown piece which I think came as part of a magazine freebie. You can see 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 the challenge is to make something cute ... or anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

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 creation can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 26 February 2016. 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 27 February 2016 when there will be five or six 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. 

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 428 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome another three again this week, but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

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Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas creation 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.

I also run a challenge blog 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 as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries


  1. I am among the lucky winners - thank you so much and congratulations to the other winners!

    Your card is so lovely, Hazel and the ribbon is perfect.

  2. Ooooo! Thanks for the win, made my day! Thanks, too, for another fun challenge!

  3. Happy dance for the winners! QKR - I am going for that one! Thanks again for the challenge Hazel and your team is totally cool on all creations! Have a blessed week!

  4. Thank you for picking mine. Well done everyone xx

  5. so great to see I am one of the winners!
    thank you so much!

  6. Fun makes from the Design Team. Great challenge and inspiration!!



  7. Yay, so happy to see I was one of the lucky winners! Congrats to everyone!


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