Saturday 29 July 2017

CHNC challenge 344

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 343.

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 15: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, with this lovely Christmas bag:

Congratulations, Melissa. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Daisy Chain decorative 8 x 8 embossing folder.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 12 August (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'gingerbread'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 344:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: gingerbread

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:

Papers from Cosy Christmas collection
Gingerbread grosgrain ribbon
Belle & Boo stitched labels
Pack of 4 felt gingerbread embellishments
as used on my card

I used papers and other pieces like those being given in the prize this week. You can see my card here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'gingerbread'.

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 20:00 UK time Friday 4 August 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 5 August 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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. 

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - 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 and August is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please 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. Happy dance Melissa - thanks for the new challenge Hazel - have a blessed week - fabulous card and prize as well

  2. This Bee is happy to bee the winner at CHNC Ch343. Emailed. TY. Wonderful Gingerbread theme & prize.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Hello there, my first time taking part in your challenge but I have seen a few of my lovely followers play along so I thought I'd take the plunge - no gingerbread though, sorry x

  4. Thanks for another fab challenge Hazel and gorgeous inspirations too Karen x

  5. Gorgeous festive makes.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  6. I'm just playing for fun, Hazel! Hope to get back more often as it is that time of year!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Well done to the winners.Another fantastic challenge Hazel. Hugs xx

  8. Congrats to winners and love the gingerbread card Hazel well done


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