Saturday 9 July 2016

CHNC challenge 289: Colour: purple

Once again there were so many lovely entries for last week's challenge - thank you so much. I hope you like this week's theme ... use the colour purple ... a little or a lot. It's actually my favourite crafting colour ... I wonder if it's yours?

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 288. 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 7: Charlotte E, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Charlotte. 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 24: Suze #1, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 6: Michelle, who shared this lovely card:

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

The fourth winner:

Number 48: KandA, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Andrea. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Belle & Boo 8 x 8 decoupage kit including 8 decoupage sheets and 8 patterned papers

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

Challenge 289:

Colour: purple
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 new to CHNC: Doodle Pantry:

'Doodle Pantry takes pride in creating a diverse selection of doodling styles, like realistic or whimsical, and all of which are family and kid friendly illustrations. We hope you enjoy our wide variety of styles for every family occasion!'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a coupon to be used at the Doodle Pantry online shop. If the winner lives in the EU, the prize is three products (3.50 or less) of their choice. If the winner lives in the US, S America, Australia, East Asia, Canada, Mexico, Africa or other NON-European Union country, the prize is a $10 coupon to use at the Doodle Pantry shop.

The second 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 third 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

The fourth sponsor is Crafty Individuals:
Crafty Individuals is a UK based company, who sent me some goodies - the randomly chosen winner will receive this Tags A4 glossy paper sheet and the Domino A4 glossy paper sheet (sorry, photo not very good - much nicer irl):

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.

This is my card, using some beautiful Magi digital papers and coloured images kindly supplied by Doodle Pantry, one of this week's sponsors. 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 some purple ... a little or a lot, it's up to you.

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 15 July 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 16 July 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 462 '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 July 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. Oh I'm so chuffed to see I'm one of your lucky winners this week, I'll email you straight away.
    Congrats to the others and your purple card is fabulous xx

  2. Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.
    Thank you for another challenge Hazel. My favourite colour is purple.
    Lovely card.

  3. Thank You for picking my card as one of your winner's. Was a total surprise. Congratulations to all the other winner. It was a great challenge


  4. Thanks for the challenge! I love using purple on Christmas cards.

  5. Great color challenge, love using this Doodle Pantry image!

  6. Made it! Love your Three Kings card Hazel.


    Di xx


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