Saturday 31 December 2016

CHNC challenge 314: anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Thanks for all the entries for last week's challenge - lovely to see what you'd been up to in the immediate days leading up to Christmas and beyond. I hope you all had a lovely time.

I hope others will join me in making a resolution to get some Christmas creations made throughout the year, which is the reason why I started this challenge blog six years ago. There will be some changes in the new year, but with the main emphasis still on getting Christmas designs done throughout the year.

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 313. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 1: Kath, who shared these lovely cards:

Congratulations, Kath. 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 53: Birgit, who shared four lovely cards - this is one of them:

Congratulations, Birgit. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your CD-rom from Ooh la la Creations.

The third winner:

Number 17: Margaret A (granmargaret), who shared this lovely card:

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

The fourth winner:

Number 72: Billie A, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Billie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three papers from Lozzy's paper picks here.

The fifth winner:

Number 75: 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.

Happy New Year

As this is the 5th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 314:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas

This week there are three 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 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.

Last week I showed some quick cards that I made recently using some lovely Elisabeth Bell toppers - here are some more that were made before Christmas with Kaisercraft background papers - you can read about them on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week it's 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 6 January 2017. 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 7 January, 2017 - please come back then to hear about the changes being made from then onwards.

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 498 'likes' thanks to some more friends who have joined in this week - but there's plenty of room for more! We are so near the 500 now - we just need 2 more to get there. 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 December 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. Thank you for choosing my cards as the winner of the Foil Play prize. I have emailed you with my details.

    Have a Happy New Year.
    Kath x

  2. Happy new year Hazel. Thank you for picking my card as winner No 3 for the previous challenge.
    Thank you for a new challenge - lovely cards.

  3. Happy New Year Hazel. Super cards and another fabulous challenge xx

  4. Entered a Christmas Thank You card. Please let me know if acceptable.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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