Saturday, 8 December 2018

CHNC challenge 415


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - wow! 269 wonderful entries - fantastic response. Now we're in December, we need to get cards finished, decorations done .... time is going and only two and a bit weeks to Christmas Day.  I daren't think about the last posting dates, although I have managed to send to Australia and New Zealand and hope they will get there in time. I'm really working  against the clock now, but recent circumstances have put crafting on the back burner, but I'm now getting on with some. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words of condolence .... much appreciated.

We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 414:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 181: Janis in ID, with this lovely card





Congratulations, Janis.. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Love to Craft Christmas moments paper pad, sentiment toppers and snowglobe stickers.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 22 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 'use some gems or pearls'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 415:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some gems or pearls

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


Love to craft Let it Snow
Paper pad 6 x 6 
8 designs 24 sheets

91 adhesive pearls

12 printed tags

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:


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 'use some gems or pearls'.

We 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 14 December 2018. 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 15 December 2018 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries



Saturday, 1 December 2018

CHNC challenge 414


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - 210 wonderful entries - fantastic response. We crafters are at the stage in the year when we need to rapidly get on with making our Christmas cards. We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Big  apology: I've just realised (on Sunday 2 December) that I'd set the linky wrongly for challenge 413 last week, making the closing date 30 December instead of 30 November - sorry for the confusion.

Thank you for all the support and concern for me expressed by so many. My husband's funeral will be on Tuesday 4 December.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 413:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 25: Rainey's craft room, with three lovely box cards - this is one of them:



Congratulations, Lorraine.. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Newton's nook stamps and My Favourite Things

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 15 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 'use a sticker or two or more'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 414:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use a sticker or two or more

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

Sorry I'm late with this information and it's an awful photo because I didn't have a chance to take it in daylight, so the flash is causing glare:


Love to Craft Christmas moments
6 x 6 paper pad
8 designs - 24 sheets
Sentiment toppers 7 pieces
Snowglobe stickers 6 pieces

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:



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 'use a sticker or two or more'.

We 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 7 December 2018. 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 8 December 2018 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 24 November 2018

CHNC challenge 413


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - 181 wonderful entriesl - fantastic response. We crafters are at the stage in the year when we need to get down to seriously getting Christmas cards done. We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

I didn't say anything on here last Saturday, but my dear husband died in hospital on 11 November. I'm trying to get done the things that need to be done, but not sure whether I'll be able to make enough Christmas cards to be sent this year. I've got some commissions that I need to get on with (although people aren't pressing me at all), not all of them Christmas. At the moment, I'm just getting through each day.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 412:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com




Number 7: Mari, with this lovely card:



Congratulations, .Mari. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your Leonie Pujol ebossing folders.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 8 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 'make your own background'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 413:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: make your own background

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize Myrna has kindly donated for this challenge:


Newton's nook designs
photopolymer stamps 

and

My Favourite Things
Straight to the point
Just delightful clear stamps

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

Cass

Claudia
I used Distressed oxide for the background and several stamps


Randomly stamped an Inkadinkadoo inked with versamark
and heat embossed with detail silver




Suze
The background has been created using Distress Oxides

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 'make your own background'.

We 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 30 November 2018. 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 1 December 2018 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries


Saturday, 17 November 2018

CHNC challenge 412


Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - 148 wonderful entriesl - fantastic response. More and more crafters are adding their designs as it's getting towards that time of year when Christmas crafting is becoming more and more urgent,  We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 411:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 74: Jackie T, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jackie.. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can post your American Crafts Lucky charm papers.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by  1 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 'something beginning with the letter H'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 412:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: something beginning with the letter H

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this challenge:


Leonie Pujol Dotty Heart 5 x 7 embossing folder

and


Leonie Pujol Love Lines 5 x 7 embossing folder

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

Cass

Claudia

Fiona


Hazel
holly

Helen
(holiday and ho ho ho)

Lisbeth



Suze
holly

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 'something beginning with the letter H'.

We 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 23 November 2018. 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 24 November 2018 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.


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
We look forward to seeing your entries