Saturday 13 January 2018

CHNC challenge 368

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! 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 367:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 55: Stamping Kitty, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Kitty. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Crafter's Companion Die'sire Misteltoe.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 27 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 'feature a creature (any animal)'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 368:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: feature a creature (any animal)

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

Crafter's Companion
Unmounted rubber stamp
Floral Festivities 

Here are the cards from our team:

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 'feature a creature (any animal)'.

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 19 January 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 20 January 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.

I apologise that inlinkz somehow was set to only do text links instead of thumbnails - it wouldn't let me change it, so I'm sorry that we will have to be without the thumbnails this week.

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


  1. OH that's wonderful, Hazel! Thank you so much! I will email you right away! Your new challenge looks like fun and I hope to play along! I love adding creatures to my cards! The cards by you and your team are adorable!

  2. Happy Dance to Karen for the win - congrats - have a blessed week and thanks to Hazel and the DT for a new challenge

  3. Hazel - thanks for the new challenge - Have a blessed week

  4. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  5. Thank you for the new challenge Hazel, lovely inspirations too x

  6. Hooray for my friend, Kitty!!! What an adorable card...huge congrats!!
    I am in awe of the lovely cards by everyone this week. I adore the graceful reindeer on several of them, but gorgeous Downy Woodpecker on Lisbeth's card just stopped me in my tracks. Love winter birds so much!!!
    Thank you for another fun challenge. I hope to get a card linked up!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. I needed this challenge to keep me on course for Christmas 2018, thank you so much

  8. Lovely creations from the design team.
    Janice x

  9. Thought I had commented on here a few days ago, but I don't see it posted yet so I will comment again.

    Congratulations to my crafty friend, Kitty, for her win with that adorable snowman card!! So sweet!
    Love seeing all the winter critters on the cards this week. I adore the magnificent and graceful reindeer beautiful. Lisbeth's Downy Woodpecker card stole my heart, too. I love wintertime birdies!!!
    Thank you for another fabulous challenge, Hazel. I appreciate all you do!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Love the DT Creations, They are lovely, Hazel xx


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