Saturday 20 October 2012

CHNC challenge 95: black and white and one other colour if you wish

What a fantastic week - 130 entries for last week's CHNC challenge 94!!

You broke the record for the greatest number of entries for a single challenge. It was good to see 'regulars' joining in, but also good to welcome new crafters on board - thank you for the new 'likes' on my facebook page and also for the new followers on here. Snowflakes are obviously very popular on Christmas cards.

Please remember 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. Let's see if we can get at least 100 'likes' by the end of the year.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 94. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 41: DoreenO
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Doreen! Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

Challenge 95
For today's challenge I'm asking you to make a Christmas card using black and white and one other colour if you wish -
or a couple of other colours if you cheat like I did!

For today's challenge I have a new sponsor:

Lisa Horton, the owner, runs on online shop as well as a bricks and mortar one in Eastbourne:

'We are a UK based bricks and mortar craft shop, stocking craft and card making supplies. We are dedicated to providing quality craft items at great prices. We stock a huge range of stamps, inks, alterable materials, embellishments, tools and all you need to create fabulous projects.

We pride ourselves on being welcoming, helpful and honest when it comes to purchasing products. We always offer to show you how to use items before you buy them, and you can try out the latest products in stock.'

The prize will be a Molly Bloom Christmas stamp and ribbon.

I can say from personal experience that there is always a warm welcome from the owner, Lisa Horton, and the rest of her staff. It is a delight to visit the shop and find lots of temptation ... I've always come away with some delightful purchases.

For my card I've used the a lovely stamp that I bought on my last visit to That Craft Place in Eastbourne - 'Merry Christmas, Deer' by IndigoBlu - stamped with Versafine onyx black and heat embossed with detail black powder - you can read more about my card on My Crafty Outlook here. It's not a good photo because of the reflection, but it does show some of the black embossing as well as the foiling on the black and gold card. I started off with the intention of making the card black and white with a touch of red, but, of course, in the end I added gold as well - so if I can cheat a little, so can you!

And here's a second one that you can read more about here - and I didn't cheat with this one!!

Another card (cheated again, I'm afraid):

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 make a card that is black and white with one other colour added if you wish - two if you cheat like I did - but try to make the card predominantly black and white.

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 26 October.  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 27 October.

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. Oooh fabulous Hazel,I am mailing you

  2. Congratulations Doreen on your winning card its a stunner and well derserved winner too! great new challenge Hazel and your cards are gorgeous!!xx

  3. Love your cards Hazel and the perfect theme to tie in with CCC. Sorry I've been awol the last few challenges:( Carol x

  4. Congratulations Doreen on your winning card, its lovely. Love the black and white cards x

  5. Congratulations to the winner what a sweet card...My post contains different cards...but ofcourse it is the christmas card in black, white and red for this challenge!!

    Great challenge it was fun to do!

    HUgs Blankina


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