Saturday 14 May 2016

CHNC challenge 281: colour: pink

Thank you for another week of sharing so many beautiful festive designs - lovely to see one or two new crafters joining in. I hope you will like this week's challenge. Pink might not be a colour often associated with Christmas, but I hope you will be able to do it justice, even if you just include a little bit of pink.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 280. There were four 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 is

The first winner:  

Number 23: Mijn Creatie(fje)s, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Nancy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10.00 to spend in the eBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second winner:

Number 2: Margo S, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Margo. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Star Stampz.

The third winner:

Number 9: Melissa SunshineHoneyBeewho shared this lovely scrapbook layout:

Congratulations, Melissa. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth winner:

Number 7: Victoria R, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Victoria. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your adhesive jeweled sheet kindly given by Die Cuts With a View.

As this is the 2nd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 280

Colour: pink
a little or a lot

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 Crafts 4 eternity:

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

The second sponsor is Craft Classes Online:

'Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative ArtsInstructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule.

Make sure to check out our blog, Everyday Moodlings, which offers a theme of the week and challenges us to use all of our craftsupplies during the coming year. We offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration.

We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. You can view our class list on our website We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often.

Become a subscriber to our newsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come visit us on our Facebook page, too.'

One lucky winner will receive a free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less. Good Luck!

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 SVG Attic:

'SVGattic is home to many wonderful and imaginative vinyl, scrapbook and 3D designs. These kits are fun and easy to make with your digital die cutting machine. Use them as gifts, decor around the house or just to impress your friends. You're sure to find something you love at Come be inspired.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a $15 gift certificate to spend at

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.

The background paper of my card is DCWV, with a piece ofr torn Fantastic Foils behind the glittered image oval, with over bits added from stash.  For more info about the card please look 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 use the colour pink - a little or a lot. I know that this is not a traditional colour for Christmas, but I hope you will be able to join in with however much or little pink you wish to use. As usual, we have some super sponsors' prizes, so let's hope we have a lot of entries.

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 20 May 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 21 May 2016 when there will be five 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 460 'likes' - some more added 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 May 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. This BEE is happy to bee the winenr at CHNC280 Vintage of digi collage sheet by Lunagirl Images. Emailed. Congrats to the other winners. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. So fun to see I'm one of the winners! I'll mail you !
    thanks a lot, congrats to the winners and the DT!
    have fun with the new theme!

  3. Lovely card Hazel. Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.
    Thank you for the challenge.
    My first card has only a little pink (on the angel).


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