Saturday 29 October 2016

CHNC challenge 305: anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Another amazing lot of entries for last week's challenge. Thank you so much for your support and for sharing your lovely festive creations. It's beginning to be 'all systems go' for making Christmas cards and other festive projects ... I hope you will be able to join in this week's challenge ... it couldn't be easier ... anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 304. There were three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 75: glittertastic (Sharon), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sharon. 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 20: Aartje, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 49: Jana K, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jana. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis of their choice from Crafty Sentiments.

The fourth winner:

Number 17: Donna R, who shared this lovely card:

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

The fifth winner:

Number 73: Suze #4, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Suze. 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 5th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 305:

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 Crafter's Companion:

Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is Crafty Ribbons:

'Crafty Ribbons are a friendly UK company designing and producing exclusive ribbon designs, as well as stocking a broad range of organza, grosgrain and satin ribbons. We have a huge range of lace and buttons too :-)

You can find us here: (link)'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a voucher for £10 to spend at Crafty Ribbons:

The third sponsor is Tando Creative:

'We supply our own unique range of chipboard designs that are both innovative and inspiring. We have now added masks to our range of products cut from sturdy and durable 350 micron polyfilm.

We offer a complete bespoke design and cut package for chipboard or we can cut products to your digital designs.'

Tando Creative will be sending the randomly chosen winner a prize package.

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!'

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.

This is my card for 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', using a beautiful black and gold reindeer, upcycled from a card received last Christmas. You can read more about this card on My Crafty Outlook here. Not a good photo, but couldn't get any better because of the glare from the foiling ... will try to get a better daytime picture.

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week you can make and share anything as long as it's for Christmas ... so easy peasy - hopefully it will help you to get going with those Christmas creations ... or keep on with them if you're one of those 'regulars' making them all through the year.

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 4 November 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 5 November 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 479 'likes' - but there's plenty of room for more! Perhaps we can soon get up to 500. 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 November 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. Create creations by DT - Thanks for another challenge - Happy dance to winners!

  2. Wow, here a happy winner. I have just send you an email.
    Congrats to all the other winners.
    Hugs Aartje

  3. Ooooh wow your card is so stunning.... beautiful design and super cute image l just love it! many congrats to the winners x

  4. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely card.

  5. I'm new here, that card is gorgeous!!

  6. I'm a new follower!
    Thanks for a super challenge.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  7. Just discovered your challenge blog! your card is gorgeous! I will now be joining your challenge as often as I can!

  8. Lovely DT Creation its so pretty, Hazel xx

  9. Well done to the winners. A beautiful card to inspire us hun.Hugs xx

  10. Great card Hazel - isn't foiling just the devil to try and photograph without a glare though!
    Helen x

  11. Thank you for the challenge, Hazel.

  12. Hi Hazel, now don't faint, it really is me joining in again. I've not made many Christmas cards this year but now I seriously need to knuckle down and get some done and hopefully I'll be joining in with your fun challenges more often too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  13. Great Reindeer card. Many congratulations to the winners

    Lilian B


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