Saturday 25 May 2013

CHNC challenge 126: Show some white - a little or a lot

It was lovely to see such sweet cards for last week's challenge. This week I have four sponsors instead of the usual three - and some cracking prizes on offer!

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 125. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 21, Elizabethwho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Elizabeth. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 gift certificate from Inky Impressions.

The second winner:

Number 8, Wendy (Papersniffer)who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Wendy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital stamps from the Crafts 4 eternity collection

The third winner:

Number 14, Deannewho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Deanne. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive your £10 gift voucher from J & C Creations.

Now on to:
Challenge 126

For today's challenge I'd like to see some white on your Christmas card - this doesn't have to be snow, although it can be - just make sure there is some white - a little or a lot

Today is our Wedding Anniversary, so it made me think of 'white', hence the theme for this week. And it's a very special week here at CHNC because today we have four new sponsors giving wonderful prizes.

The first sponsor today is a new one to CHNC, MilkCoffee:

'MilkCoffee consists of two artists from Indonesia who have been best friends since childhood. Both women love to draw cute illustration. They work in Illustration, Architecture, and Design fields. They offer cute and good quality digital stamps, perfect to make papercraft, card, scrapbook, or anything you want to do with printed digital images :)'

You can find MilkCoffee images at their Etsy Shop

The randomly chosen winner will receive 3 images of their choice.

The second sponsor is another new one to CHNC, Stamp Your Life:

The randomly chosen winner will receive a $10 gift certificate the spend in their Etsy shop.

The third sponsor is yet another new one for us, PDA Card and Craft:

'PDA Card and Craft is the name of the mail order section of the established printing and design agency, Woodward PDA Ltd.

The mail order side of our business was started late in the year 2001. We operated from our site in the centre of Nottingham, but it soon became apparent that we were outgrowing our working premises there.

So in November 2002 we formed a new company called Woodward PDA Ltd. and bought an established printing company Woodward Printers at Langley Mill just outside Nottingham. This is where we now do all our printing and cardmaking operations.

If you are ever in the Nottingham area you will be very welcome to visit us and browse our extensive range of cards and materials in our large factory shop.'

I have been a regular customer of PDA for many years now - I buy most of my cardstock, envelopes, cello bags etc from them, not to mention lots of other goodies that I'm always tempted with ... and give in to the temptation. In fact, I received an order from them yesterday - everything is always packed so well.

The randomly chosen winner will be able to have £40 of goods from PDA Card and Craft - to be spent in their shop or online, depending on the location of the winner.

And a special treat this week:

The fourth sponsor is also new to CHNC: Crafter's Companion:

Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

I am so pleased to say that Linsey from PDA Card and Craft is joining me today as a guest designer. For her gorgeous card Linsey has used paper flowers from Hobbyhouse, Pale Blue stamen from Heritage crafts, and the dies are Marianne for the shape and Cheery Lynn for the leaves. The "Happy Christmas" is a peel off:

This is my card - I have to confess that when I first got the piece of Hunkydory card out I thought it was white with silver swirls, but it turned out that it was actually pale blue. However, there is still quite a bit of white on my card - you can read more about it here. The challenge this fortnight on MilkCoffee is 'load on the flowers' so this is being entered there as well (thankful to MilkCoffee for being one of the sponsors).

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 show some white on your card - it needn't be snow, although it can be if you want - just make sure you show some white - a little or a lot!

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 31 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 1 June 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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  2. Happy anniversary Hazel and congrats on more fabulous sponsors. Love both cards. Your CS does seem white rather than pale blue in your second picture.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you today.Have a super day.Beautiful cards and fab challenge.Hugs Debbie x

  4. Firstly, BIG HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! May there be many more to come. Secondly, thanks for sharing some lovely cards. Hugs

  5. Your snowman card is simply stunning! This looks like a good challenge to get me going on more Xmas cards - thanks!

    And by the way - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! KT

  6. Another fab challenge and great inspiration Karen x

  7. Firstly, happy anniversary, Hazel. I hope both of you have had a wonderful day together. Secondly, thank yo soooo much for drawing my number - I'm totally delighted to win the gift certificate from Inky Impressions. I will email you as requested. Elizabeth xx

  8. ah superb work by the DT Hazel and love the winners too- ma entering three card of the upcycling variety for this challenge and lots of white o them :D Shaz in Oz.x
    PS popped over to other challenge too.

  9. hope you had a wonderful anniversary Hazel :)
    beautiful card!!!!


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