Saturday 8 June 2013

CHNC challenge 128: use a die cut and/or punch

I so enjoyed seeing your cards created using your favourite embellishments. I think, like me, some of you found it quite difficult to choose your favourite. Thanks again for your support. I look forward to seeing all your entries for this week's challenge.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 127. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 34: Gail Scott, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Gail. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive the CD of your choice from Ooh la la Creations.

The second winner:

Number 22: Liz, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Liz. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your prize from Tando Creative.

The third winner:

Number 14: Asha, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Asha. Please email me at with your full name and address so that I can arrange for you to receive your CD from Katy Sue Designs.

Now on to:
Challenge 128

For today's challenge I'd like you to use a die cut or a punched shape on your Christmas card

The first sponsor today is a familiar one here at CHNC:

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

The second sponsor is Flonz craft:

Flonz craft is a New Zealand based company who are offering a $20 voucher to spend in their online store - and they will generously send to anywhere in the world with free p & p.They have an amazing range of stamps - the winner certainly will have fun choosing, including some lovely Christmas ones that you could then use for a future challenge.

The third sponsor is new to CHNC: Mulberry Crafts.

'MuberryCraftsUK online shop is a Home-Based business jointly run by Bev and Fun. We are both juggling between caring for our families and running this business from home.

At the moment we are focussing on providing miniature flowers made from genuine mulberry paper for crafts use - although we have a small selection of non -paper crafts too. Why mulberry paper? Because they are robust, realistic look and last longer than ordinary paper and it provide a sustainable income for people in the cottage industry. In due course we will be introducing more of other craft materials which is not related to mulberry paper.'

Mulberry Crafts have kindly supplied this wonderful array of goodies to be given to the randomly chosen winner:

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

For my card I've used two images from stamps kindly supplied by Flonz craft, one of our sponsors, encasing these in a Nellie frame die - you can read more about the card 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 die cut on your Christmas card - it can be one that you have created with a nestability, for instance, or a ready made die cut that you purchased - it can even be a die cut sentiment.

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 14 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 Saturday 15 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 June is here.

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

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  1. congrats ladies :)

    beautiful card Hazel :)

  2. Congratulations to you all and another fab card Hazel and another great challenge too x

  3. Congrats to the winners.
    Another great challenge. I love making Christmas cards.

  4. Thanks for the challenge and or sharing your gorgeous card with us hugs Karen


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