Saturday 5 March 2016

CHNC challenge 271: vintage or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Wonderful entries once again last week - you really are rocking these Christmas designs - and just as well because time goes so quickly and here we are into March already.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 270. There were five opportunities to win a prize.

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

The first winner:  

Number 36: Lisa J, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lisa. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:

Number 16: Susan Renshaw, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Susan.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your CD-rom from Ooh la la Creations.

The third winner:

Number 41: Wies, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Wies. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Crafty Sentiments.

The fourth winner:

Number 28: Valerija, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations,Valerija . Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three sets of papers from Lozzy's wonderful selection.

The fifth winner:

Number  32: Zora, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Zora. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  three digital images from Oddball Art Co by Lizzy Love.

As this is the 1st Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 271

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 Dazzling Ace Designs:

'Hi Suzy B here....Dazzling Ace Designs....The Home of all things Vintage and more.....I mainly specialize in Vintage an era the never seems to date.....but I have decided to diversify into other ranges, check out my cute and fantasy range and also my Shabby Chic Range .....most of my images are printed on to a good quality glossy photo card....those that are not are printed on to a good quality smooth white card images are ideal for Journal Cards/Toppers, Cardmaking Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Memory Books and more....I add new items each week, so please if you have time please pop back and have a peep, I am sure you will not be disappointed..... Hugs Suzy B'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second sponsor is Star Stampz:

Sarah, the owner, says:

'This is a branched account and shop just for my digital stamps and downloads. My main shop has all my art merchandise and prints. I've discovered the world of stamping more recently but the artist in me was very attracted by the creativity. I hope to do more art available as digistamps for others to create with!'

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Star Stampz.

The third sponsor is Lunagirl Images:

'My name is Karen, owner of Lunagirl Images. In 2004, after collecting vintage ephemera  for most of my life, I started digitizing and restoring images and designing digital supplies for artists and crafters (my husband collected antique books and prints, so we had quite a house full!) We are proud to have been the first company to offer digital vintage image collections of this size and quality at prices affordable to the home crafter.

At (and in my etsy shop) I currently offer you several hundred unique digital collage sheets and dozens of themed craft CDs -- over 30,000 images so far! They are a great resource for card making, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and much more, easy to use, carefully researched and curated, all thoughtfully organized and lovingly cleaned up, ready to you to use in your projects. I love altering and embellishing these beautiful and fascinating images and seeing what my customers create with them.

In addition to digital art and design, I enjoy painting on wood, creating assemblage icons and shrines, reading history books, bellydancing, cooking, and sewing with my vintage Singer. I'm also blessed to be the mom of two teenaged boys.

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth sponsor is Die Cuts With a View:

'At DCWV, we strive to create products that are easy to use, timeless in their design and affordable to the consumer. By combining our continued research in developing trends with the feedback we receive from our consumers, we are able to keep our products and designs in line with current and future demands. Not only does the consumer purchase a stack with all of the favorite designs, they also continue to do so at a fabulous price.

With you and your customers in mind, we have created some exciting new products, some of which are made with materials unheard of in a paper stack. Chalkboard on paper, adhesive fabric and rhinestone accents are just a few of the remarkable materials you will see in our collections. At DCWV we are product to focus on quality, value, innovation and service.'

DCWV generously sent a big package of goodies to me last year and the randomly chosen winner of this challenge will receive this lovely adhesive jeweled sheet (10.5" x 8.5") - unfortunately, because of the shiny covering and the glitzy look of this product, the photo doesn't do it justice:

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.

For my first card I've used an image kindly supplied by Dazzling Ace Designs, one of the sponrors this week, using a variety of bits and pieces found in my offcuts box. You can read about this here on My Crafty Outlook:

For my second card I've used an image kindly supplied by Lunagirl Images, one of the sponsors this week, using a variety of bits and pieces found in my offcuts box. You can read about this 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 vintage 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 11 March 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 12 March 2016 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. 

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 436 'likes', 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 March 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. Super fun making my 3D pop box card for your challenge. Great challenge and inspiration!! Thanks



  2. Super cards Hazel! Have just entered my card, it's 'anything goes'.


    Di xx


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