Saturday 17 March 2018

CHNC challenge 377

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. I apologise if you didn't receive a comment from me. John (husband) has been in hospital for the last ten days and my mum was admitted to hospital last Sunday and died in the early hours of Tuesday.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 376:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 15: Billie A, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Billie. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Crafter's Companion unmounted rubber stamp winter collection Yuletide logs.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 31 March (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 'no patterned paper'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 377:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: no patterned paper

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

Sheena Douglass unmounted stamps
A little Bit Sketchy
Only words - through the rain

Here are the cards from myself and the rest of my 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 'no patterned paper'.

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 March 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 March 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


  1. It sounds like you are having bit of a rough time at the moment! Please do make sure you take some time out for yourself - allow yourself to grieve.

    Such lovely work from the DT also.

    Hugz Tinz

  2. So very sorry about the loss of you mom Hazel - and also having the hubby in the hospital as well -- all of that can certainly take a tole on you. Praying for better days for you and John to be feeling much, much better - blessings, Gail

  3. Oh no, Hazel, I am so sorry to read about your mother's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Also so sorry to read about your husband being in hospital so long - I hope he will be okay. You've been going through some tough times and I hope you're doing okay yourself. Everyone will understand if you take a break from the challenge and your blog to take care of family matters and grieve the loss of your Mum. Of course everyone grieves in their own way. Please know that I'm thinking of you and sending lots of hugs and heartfelt condolences.

  4. Hazel, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mum! Hoping John's hospital visit was quick and uneventful.

  5. Oh, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother and the health problems of your husband. I can only imagine how rough it's been lately for you. I do hope that your husband recovers completely, and soon. Take care of yourself as well as your family and don't worry about the blog comments. Hugs to you.

  6. Oh Hazel you poor thing, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. Take care of yourself, take time to grieve and heal.

  7. Thank you for the fun challenge! Wonderful DT inspiration. Best, CG


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