Saturday 16 December 2017

CHNC challenge 364

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. There's little over a week till Christmas Day, so we need to get on with those last-minute Christmas designs. Perhaps you've made some cards and not blogged them yet ... please feel free to add as many entries as you wish.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 363:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 86: Andrea Bastelmaus, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Andrea. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your two sets of Crisalis Classics unmounted stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 30 December (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 'glitter'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 364:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: glitter

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 stamp set Thinking of you
+ Floral Delight 3D toppers You're the best

For my card I used an unknown piece of paper for the background with an upcycled glittered picture from an old card, mounted on to a piece of matt silver card, the addition of the silver padded star and the sentiment. 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 'glitter'.

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 22 December 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 23 December 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 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 - 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. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for another challenge.

  2. Thank you for the new challenge - Happy Dance to the Winner - Merry CHRISTmas! Enjoy the year - we have lots of SNOW in Michigan

  3. Hi Hazel, many thanks for another year of fun Christmas challenges, lovely inspiration from you and your design teams over at your other Challenges, wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Happy, safe, healthy and Crafty 2018.... Megan


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