Saturday 29 June 2013

CHNC 131: all wrapped up

Another super week has gone by - I so enjoy seeing all your festive crafting. It's lovely to see so many 'regulars' taking part and also to welcome some new crafters who have joined us this week.

Can you believe that we are now closer to Christmas 2013 than 2012 - scary! But those who have been making Christmas cards will avoid the mad rush when it gets towards Christmas. If you haven't started making any yet, why not make a card for today's challenge?!

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 130. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 3: Suzy B, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Suzy. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive your $10 voucher from Di's Digi Downloads.

The second winner:

Number 12: Jose, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jose. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

The third winner:

Number 14: Rose, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Rose. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive your $25 gift certificate from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Now on to:
Challenge 131

For today's challenge I'd like you to show something 'all wrapped up':
perhaps some presents, the Christmas tree, carol singers, snowmen ... let your imagination take over and show something 'all wrapped up'

The first sponsor today is Crimson Cloud:

"Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

The randomly-chosen winner will receive three packs of die cuts of their choice from the wide selection at Crimson Cloud.

The second sponsor is 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 Cedar Chest Designs:

Digital Supplies for the Craft World
'Cedar Chest Designs offers quality products, bulk discounts, instant downloads and teacher benefits on digital stamps, digital scrpabooking images and a variety of other digital craft supplies from over a dozen unique artists.'

Winners will receive a free $10.00 Gift Certificate to purchase anything they would like from the online store.

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

For this card I've used the 'bundled owl' image kindly supplied by Cedar Chest Designs - you can read more about it 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. - this week I'd like you to show something 'all wrapped up' - perhaps some presents, the Christmas tree, carol singers, snowmen ... let your imagination take over and show something 'all wrapped up'

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 5 July. 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 6 July 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 July is here.

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

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  1. Bwahahahaha, I sure got that wrong on Facebook - my guesses were humour, cute or red and green. Caught me out there :))

    I'll be baaaaaack, another great theme!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Congrats to the winners and another great challenge your cards are so inspiring have a lovely weekend xx

  3. Hi Ladies I was so excited to be a winner, and well done to the other winners, look forward to joining in with the fun this week, what another great challenge.

    Suzy B :-)

  4. I was the Lucky one to be chosen as a winner, Thanks!! and congatulations to the other winning girls.

  5. wow! super excited to win!! :)

    love your cute little owl :)

    hope to play this week. have to work extra days so will try to find some crafty time.
    have a great weekend Hazel :)

  6. Great theme this week. Hope you think my snowman is wrapped up enough!
    Thanks for the chance to win...and the great inspiration!

  7. What a sweet Christmas card! :o) Thank you for the wonderful challenge... I'm so excited to play along. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  8. Thanks for the encouragement Hazel, Holly has joined the party.

  9. Thanks for your suggestion, Hazel and for your lovely comments! I appreciate each of them! Monica


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