Saturday 5 May 2012

CHNC challenge 71: stripes

It was so encouraging to see all the lovely entries coming in throughout the week for challenge 70  - so much variety and creativity - always good to see the contributions of 'regular's, but just as good to welcome new crafters joining in.

It's nice to see one or two more joining in on the CHNC page on facebook - please feel free to visit and click 'like' so I know that you've been there!

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 70. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 29: Papersniffer (Wendy)
who shared this lovely card

Congratulations, Wendy! Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Lili of the Valley.

Challenge 71

For today's challenge I'm asking you to include some stripes on your Christmas card.

And for this week's challenge we have not one but TWO new sponsors:

Stamp n doodle is one of the leading digital stamp and downloadable craft card making webstores. We also offer crafting instructions and card making challenges. 

Stamp n doodle's uniqueness is the diversity of the Rubber Stamps and Digital Stamps we offer. In everything we do, we strive to be the complete resource for your stamping and card making needs. 

You will find useful tips, advice covered on our website. On our website we offer inspiration and new releases to weekly challenges on our Blog. 

We hope you find everything you need and enjoy trying our products and inspiration. Great images create great things 

About Stamp n doodle Rubber Stamps

Stamp n doodle exclusive Rubber Stamps come unmounted, which means you only receive the red rubber no cushion or wood block. These images work well on an Acrylic mount. 

About Stamp n doodle Digital Stamps Stamp n doodle's exclusive Digital Images come with free shipping and are sent to you within 24 hours of purchase.

A randomly-chosen winner will receive two digital images of their choice.

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A randomly-chosen winner will be able to choose a stamp from Craft Brulee's ebay store
(more stamps are being added all the time).

So that means that this week you have two chances to win a prize!

I am so grateful to all of our sponsors for their kind support and generosity.

For my card I've used some DCWV offcuts and the lovely snowman Stampotique stamp by Jo Capper-Sandon, coloured with copics. More information on My Crafty Outlook here.

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques, as long as the end result is a Christmas card - and this week please include some stripes - these can be part of the designer paper, stamped, doodled, striped ribbon ... just include some stripes!

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 11 May.  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 12 May.

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.

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  1. Congrats to Wendy! Mr random thingy definitely picked a worthy winner, love the card and the soft colours!
    Love your card, too, Hazel. I think it's high time I dived into my (still pretty huge) DCWV stash AND played along again.

  2. congrats wendy!!
    super fun card Hazel :)

    going out of town for a few days so will try to play along, but chances are i won't have time :(

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  4. Hazel
    I've had a very ditzy moment and put the wrong URL on number 19 ... Can you delete?
    Catherine x

  5. Hi Hazel, I've finally organised myself enough to find time to make a Christmas card for this challenge. Hope you like. Elizabeth x

  6. oh drat i missed the deadline.
    thought i got back into town in time!

    here is the link to the card i made anyway :)


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