Saturday 23 December 2017

CHNC challenge 365

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! As Christmas Day will have happened before this challenge ends, there will no more time to make Christmas designs for this year, but perhaps you've made some cards and not blogged them yet ... please feel free to add as many entries as you wish. Or you might want to keep out your Christmas stash or use some crafting presents you've received to make some new Christmas cards.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 364:
Please note that my email to send to is

Number 59:  Megan, with a lovely trio of Christmas cards - this is one of them:

Congratulations, Megan. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Floral Delight stamps and 3D toppers.

Please note that the winner needs to claim the prize by 6 January (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 to use the word 'Christmas'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 365:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use the word 'Christmas'

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 embossing folder & stamp set 
+ Floral Delight 3D toppers You're the best

For my card I used an offcut piece of embossed mirri card, which had been embossed using an Embossalicious star of wonder folder. The image is a digital one called snow family, a retired image from Beccy's Place. 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 use the word '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 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 30 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. Merry Christmas Hazel - I hope you and John are able to relax and enjoy it.

  2. Happy Dance to the winner - thanks Hazel for the new challenge - hope hubby is feeling better today - blessings

  3. Thanks for another challenge Hazel and for keeping us creating Christmas cards all year through too. I hope you and your hubby have a a very Happy Christmas and New Year and that your health improves too Karen x

  4. Thanks for all your great challenges Hazel. Have a very Happy Christmas.

    Jo x


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