Saturday 9 June 2012

CHNC challenge 76: feature a creature

Thank you for all the lovely purple cards for last week's challenge 75 - I so enjoyed seeing them all. It's so good to see so many of you enjoying making your Christmas cards - and it seems almost impossible that we're now nearly halfway towards next Christmas - so, if you haven't joined in yet, perhaps this is the time to do so!

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 75. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 9: Mynnette
who shared this lovely card

Congratulations, Mynnette! Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your 2 sheets of images from  Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

Now we move on to today's challenge:

Challenge 76

For today's challenge I'm asking you to 'feature a creature' on your Christmas card - any creature, large or small

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug 

Today I'm joined by Amy Ely, a member of the Bugaboo team, with her lovely card - please visit blog and leave her a comment. Thank you,  Amy, for joining me for this challenge:

For my card I've used the lovely digital stamp supplied by Bugaboo Stamps 'little penguin winter - skate'. More details of my card and the challenges I've linked to on My Crafty Outlook here:

And here is another card I've made, this time using the Bugaboo 'reindeer skate' digital stamp (more details here):

I've added yet another card for this challenge here - using the Bugaboo 'winter birds skate' digital stamp:

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 'feature a creature', big of small, it's up to you.

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 Friday15 June.  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 16 June.

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 remember also to have a look at my CHNC page on facebook - if you do go there please join in by clicking 'like' so that I know that you've been there. During the week you'll find updates and hints of the next challenge - please feel free to chat there - I know that some of you do already - thank you.

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  1. Congratulations to the winner and great cards:)x

  2. WOOHOO!!! So excited--I'll email you directly, Hazel! :) Thanks so much--and can't wait to feature a creature on my next card!!! :)

  3. I did play along but silly Blogger couldn't upload them in time. Sorry Hazel.



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