Saturday 9 September 2017

CHNC challenge 350

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As it's now September, this is the time to get serious about getting those Christmas designs done and added to the pile.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 349.

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 47: red obsession cards (Teresa), with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Teresa. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your vintage Christmas design pad and set of vintage Christmas clear acrylic stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 23 September (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 'add some flowers or foliage'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 350:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: add some flowers or foliage

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

Crafter's Companion Signature collection by Sara Davies
Floral delight 6" x 6" paper pad
48 beautiful patterned papers

For my card I used some sparkly, shiny Papermania Christmas background paper (purchased a few years ago). The lovely Robyn's Fetish image, penguin Paul sleighing, was coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to an upcycled piece of foiled card. The strip of embossed card beneath it was from my offcuts box. Glittered poinsettias were from Hobbycraft (need to get some more ... if they still sell them). You can see it 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 'add some flowers or foliage'.

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 15 September 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 16 September 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 (good to see quite a lot of new 'likes' during the past week).

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 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 - 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


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