Saturday, 3 December 2011

CHNC challenge 49: mainly monochromatic - with a sponsored prize

Now it's December, we really are getting near to Christmas and it's time to crack on with the remainder of the cards that we need to send. I still need to make lots (a penalty for selling so many for charity ... I now need to make more for us to send!). I loved visiting the blogs last week and seeing all the gorgeous vintage and distressed creations that were linked up. And now it's time for another challenge:

Challenge 49

As this is the first Saturday in a new month, there will be a prize for the randomly drawn winner: StretchNBubbles are sponsoring me for this week's challenge 49. The winner will be able to choose 5 digital images from the fantastic range at StretchNBubbles - just click on the link and feast your eyes on the super images - you will not be disappointed! I am so grateful to Stretch N Bubbles for offering to sponsor my blog.

A little bit about Alison:

I really started “Scrapbooking/Card making” in 1996 when my dear friend Lisa Bearnson introduced to her new magazine Creating Keepsakes.. after that I was HOOKED!.. I do both scrapbooking and card making.. I have been published in many magazines, worked for Creating Keepsakes as a designer for products sold on QVC, and won many contests. I am the owner of Do You Stack Up?! Challenge blog, Free Digital Stamps blog, & Stretch N' Bubbles Digital Stamps blog/store. I quickly fell in love with the idea of digital stamps. Not having to find a spot to keep them,being able to get your product instantly, and buying one size fit's all.. I was on board! I have never taken an art class.. I just started doodling and putting them online. My free digital stamps within 2-3 days were getting 500 downloads, so I thought if there were that many people who liked my designs. I should start a little store.. and Stretch N' Bubbles was born.. Now you might ask yourself, how did you get the name Stretch N' Bubbles? Well my dad "poppie" gives all the grandchildren "magic names" and my son's magic name is Stretch, and yep you guessed daughters magic name is "Bubbles".. so I put them together and came up with that name.. Thanks so much to all of you for helping support my dream..HUGS


stop by and check out my blogs..

Personal Blog HERE

Store HERE

Design Team HERE

For challenge 49 I'm asking you to think 'monochrome' - this doesn't mean your cards have to be black and white - although they can be if you wish - but one prominent colour that you use tone on tone. There can be a bit of flexibility, so you can use other colours sparingly if you wish as long as there is one dominant colour.

Stretch N Bubbles kindly gave me some lovely digital images to use for this challenge, so here is my first card made with '3 stockings' which I've simply coloured with a poppy promarker. You can read more about this card and the challenges I entered on my regular crafting blog My Crafty Outlook here:

I must be having a 'red and white' phase because I've now made six more cards that fit this challenge - you can read all about them on My Crafty Outlook:

As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques, as long as the end result is a Christmas card - and this week please remember to make a monochromatic or 'tone-on-tone' card (with limited addition of other colours if you wish) - apart from that, anything goes.

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 card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 9 December. Please mention my blog and create a link within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish (a good way to build up your stock of Christmas cards) 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 10 December - and I'll reveal who the randomly chosen winner is for today's challenge.

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 Christmas challenge blog - thank you.

I look forward to seeing your creations.

Exciting news about sponsorship

Not only do I have a new sponsor for today's challenge, but I have lots of new sponsors lined up for 2012 - in fact, I am going to be able to give prizes much more frequently than I have this year, thanks to the generosity of those coming on board.


  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog & letting me know about your challenge. I'm a new follower of your blog & have entered my Winter Card in which I mainly used white with small amounts of lt blue.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Hi Hazel! Love your red and white cards! I also chose red as the main colour on my card :)
    Have a nice week,
    Hugs Michi

  3. I love red & white holiday cards - thanks for the fun challenge! Lovely samples from the DT!


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