Saturday 4 May 2013

CHNC challenge 123: let's get sentimental (use a sentiment)

What a lovely lot of ribbons and bows entries for last week - I do really enjoy visiting your blogs and admiring your wonderful crafting - such a lot of inspiration. If you've not been able to join us before it would be lovely to see your entries for today's challenge. It is hard to believe that we're already into May and more than a third of the year has gone - it's certainly not too early to start your Christmas cards. Some of you have been joining in week by week and are now accumulating quite a nice stack of cards that will take the pressure off during the busy time leading up to the festivities in December.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 122. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:
Number 4: Tracey Boley who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tracey. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 worth of goodies from Crafty Poodles.

The second winner:
Number 21: Fiona who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Fiona. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 4 digital images from Delicious Doodles.

The third winner:
Number 14: Wendy (Papersniffer) who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Wendy. Please email me at  so that I can arrange for you to receive your prize from Sir Stampalot.

Now on to:
Challenge 123

For today's challenge please get sentimental - in other words, use a sentiment on the front of your Christmas card

Our first sponsor today is Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More:

'Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.'

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the randomly chosen winner the choice of 5 digital stamps.

The second sponsor is  new to CHNC, My Creative Classroom:

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My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. Our Spring Semester is winding down but we still have plenty of classes to choose from. We have just announced the addition of our Library and Foundation category! The Library features retired classes at 40-50% off their original price and our Foundation classes help you get started on your crafty journey right away! 

Here's a sampling of our Workshop classes:

Big Ideas for Mini Albums
Cricut: Scrapbooking Through the Years
Photo Embroidery
Scrapbooking: Home Decor
Calligraphy with Copics and Brush Markers
Knitting 101

We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice.....Good Luck!

The third sponsor is Katy Sue Designs,:

'About - We design and manufacture many papercraft products including the Flower Soft® embellishment range used by crafters Worldwide.
Mission - To use our teams creativity to make craft products that are loved by crafters around the World.
Company Overview - We design and manufacture papercraft products such as stamps, decoupage, card making kits and papercraft CD Rom’s as well as the Flower Soft® craft embellishment range. We have our own graphic design team and also work with leading artists and illustrators under license. Our products are used by crafters around the world and regularly appear on craft shopping channels such as Create and Craft, HSN and HSE.'

For this competition we would like to giveaway a Simpler Times CD :
Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

Here is my first card I've used 'Charlie Christmas bear' and 'Christmas wordart' - you can read about it here on My Crafty Outlook.

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. - this week please use a sentiment on the front of your Christmas card.

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 10 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 Saturday 11 May when there will once again be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for May is here.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

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  1. Thank you so much for selecting my card.

    Well done everyone.

    Have emailed you.



  2. Congrats to the winners and great challenge again Hazel and your card with that ribbon is stunning xx

  3. Woo hoo, I'm so pleased to be a winner! xx

  4. Gorgeous inspiration and thank you for a great challenge Hazel! hugs Karen

  5. Congrats to the winners and thanks Hazel for another super challenge xx

  6. Hi Hazel, another good challenge and one I had fun with ... and even managed to get it uploaded well before close of play, will miracles never cease :)) Elizabeth xx


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