Saturday 24 December 2011

CHNC challenge 52: Happy Christmas!! Celebration Candy

I can hardly believe that I started this Christmas challenge blog on 1 January this year ... and here we are on Christmas Eve. Throughout the year, I have seen loads of fantastic Christmas cards - such a lot of creativity and inspiration. The blog has gone from strength to strength, which is just down to YOU for your support and participation. I was overwhelmed with the response for last week's challenge - during one of the busiest weeks of the year for most people, you managed to break the record for the most number of entries!!

I'm also so grateful to those who have sponsored the challenge - and the good news is that I now have fifteen sponsors lined up for 2012 - yes fifteen!! I'll give more details next Saturday. This means that instead of offering a prize just once a month, there will be a prize almost every week!!

So, what am I asking you to do this week? As a big THANK YOU for the success of this year on CHNC I'm going to give away some blog candy. The link for this will stay open until 10:00 pm UK time Friday 6 January 2012. The winner will receive a 10 card pack of dark green aperture cards, Anita's  snowflakes outline stickers, a Crafts-Too snowflake banner embossing folder, A Joanna Sheen Giordano studio stamp 'Love this Christmas', A Crafter's companion Humphrewy's cornder 'mistletoe kisses' stamp set, a pack of 48 die cut Christmas trees, Craftwork cards candi vintage berries gold and vintage berries silver:

Anyone can take part - I'm willing to post to anywhere in the world. The draw for the winner (randomly chosen using will take place after 10:00 pm UK time on Friday 6 January 2012.

All I ask is that you create a blog post and leave the link here and, if possible, also put my pink button in your sidebar, telling people that there is blog candy available.

If you'd like to also add a Christmas card to show, then that would be lovely - perhaps you made some that you didn't have time to blog! But please don't add a card unless you are linking for the blog candy - please do both at the same time, with only one entry per person this week, please.

These are a few quick cards I made last week, the first four using Basic Grey papers and the fifth one using Websters pages (more information on my regular crafting blog My Crafty Outlook here):

If you haven't yet become a follower, please do so. It has been encouraging to see more and more followers joining each week.

This blog candy is open to everyone, whether you've participated in my challenges during the year or whether you have just found my blog - please spread the word and perhaps we'll get even more entries during 2012. The success of the blog depends on YOU.

Just remember to:

Create a post about my blog candy (and perhaps add a link to your sidebar).
Show a Christmas card within that post if you wish to (you don't have to).
Add your link to inlinkz. If by any chance it disappears - or if you have any problem linking - please leave a comment with the link to your blog post and I will make sure it is added.
Become a follower if you haven't already done so.

Please come back next Saturday at the usual time.

Happy Christmas, everyone!


  1. Merry Christmas Hazel - thank you for some wonderful challenges. I haven't been by much lately as the PC is still not playing nice.

    Hope 2012 brings all that you could wish for.

    Toni xx

  2. Merry Christmas, Hazel! I have had a lot of fun following your posts this year, hope to find time to enter more challenges next year.

  3. hey glad to participate! merry christmas!!

  4. Happy Christmas, Hazel! Thanks for running such a great challenge blog and I look forward to taking part next year too!!

    Helen x

  5. Merry Christmas, Hazel! Hope I'll be able to create more time to play along next year and create even more Christmas cards than I did this year.

  6. Looking forward to joining in again next year Hazel. Hope you've had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2012. Carol x

  7. I just join as a follower and hope to join the challenges next year as I am planning to make Christmas cards during the year :)
    Thanks for the chance!

  8. Happy christmas to everyone and thanks Hazel for running this great challenge blog.
    x catherine

  9. Nwrry Christmas and this candy it great.

  10. Hi Hazel, thank you for the chance to win, everything looks so lovely and fun. I just blogged about your yummy candy.. wishing you more success on CHNC and a lovely New Year. Hugs Dora xxx

  11. Lovely cards and blog you have here! I love to participate with my card and try my luck with this wonderful candy. Thanks for the chance to win it! Hugs, Hanneke

  12. Beautiful cards Hazel, thanks for the candy chance. I did a post and added you to my sidebar:)


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