Saturday, 10 September 2016

CHNC challenge 298: Colour: yellow


I'd be very grateful if you would scroll down beneath this challenge post to here to read my proposal for 2017 ... and I would be grateful if you would leave your comments there or email me with your thoughts. Thank you so much.

Thank you for so many lovely entries for last week's challenge - I love seeing what you all make - so inspirational. It doesn't seem possible that it's getting quite near to Christmas in the sense that crafters need time if they are going to get cards done, so, if you haven't started yet, now might be a good time.

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 craftyhazelnut@gmail.com

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 297. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 6: Janis Lewis, who shared this lovely tag:


Congratulations, Janis. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com 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 34: Lilian B, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lilian. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Star Stampz.

The third winner:

Number 25: Charlotte E (Lady Joyful), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Charlotte. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth winner:

Number 7: fabiola, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Fabiola. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange to post your Vintage Chic Creations design pad from me.

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

Challenge 298:

colour: yellow
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 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 atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. 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 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 Stampede, Biblical 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 SVGattic.com. Come be inspired.'

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

The fourth sponsor is Craftsuprint:

Crafty Bob

'Welcome to the World's largest Craft Megastore and the home of Crafty Bob. Over 550,000 Craft Downloads including Card Making, Knitting, Needlework, Scrapbooking, Designer Resources, Craft Supplies, Hobbies and Handmade Finished Cards. Plus Craft Projects, Videos, Ideas, Crafting Competitions and Fun Crafty Bob Craft Games. If you are creative and love crafting then you are going to love craftsuprint.com!'

There are so many freebies on their website that you don't have to wait to see if you are a winner ... you can all take advantage of the generosity of Craftsuprint.

The randomly chosen winner will receive a Crafty Bob CD-rom kindly donated by Craftsuprint.

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 card I used a Xmas girl present image from Bugaboo Stamps, colouring digitally in Microsoft Paint and printing out and backing with the reverse side of the double sided K & Co paper used also for the background. A strip of corrugated card, the lovely felt 3D bells from Hobbycraft and a circle sentiment. You can read about the card here on My Crafty Outlook blog.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see some yellow on your Christmas creations ... 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 16 September 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 17 September 2016 when there will be four prizes, 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 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 September 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



2 comments:

Sandra H said...

Another great challenge l love your card and congrats to all the winners x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for another challenge.
Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.