Saturday 22 June 2013

CHNC challenge 130: Christmas greenery

Thank you so much for the lovely entries for last week's challenge - not so many as usual, but the quality was certainly still there.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 129. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:
Number 1: Sandra H, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:
Number 3: Brenda Bwho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Brenda. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $9 gift certificate from Shelly's images.

The third winner:
Number 10: Margaret M, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Margaret. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Bearly mine designs.

Now on to:
Challenge 130

For today's challenge I'd like to see some Christmas greenery - perhaps holly, ivy, mistletoe ... you choose

The first sponsor today is Di's Digi Downloads:

This is a little bit about Di who produces such gorgeous digital images:

'I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!'

The randomly-chosen winner will be able given a $10 voucher to spend - just click on the link and feast your eyes on the super images - you will not be disappointed!

The second sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy:

'Whoopsi Daisy Digi Stamps features all hand drawn images by the amazing Linnie and specialises in cute images of children. Whoopsi Daisy offers a great deal for your money. Take a look at the Whoopsi Daisy shop where you are certain to find awesome images which will fit all your creative needs.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

The third sponsor is new to CHNC: CAS-ual Fridays:

'CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is a small company with big ideas located in beautiful Colorado. All the stamps are proudly made in the USA from the finest clear photopolymer. They love ink and stamp like a dream! While the stamps are created with Clean And Simple design in mind (hence the CAS in our name) they will absolutely delight any stamper's style. Whether you are a CAS enthusiast, or lover of all things layer-licious, you will have a blast getting inky with them. New stamps are released nearly every month, and the Girl Fridays provide continuous inspiration, and tips, for your oohing and aahing pleasure. Be sure to follow along on our store blog so you don't miss a thing!'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate:

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

For my these two cards I've used stamps from the Merry Kiss-mas set kindly supplied by CAS-ual Fridays - you can read more about these here and here on My Crafty Outlook - and CAS-ual Fridays have featured my cards 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 to see some Christmas greenery - perhaps some holly, ivy, mistletoe or any other greenery that you wish to include - even Christmas tree if you wish.

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 28 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 29 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. Well done to the winners!

    LOVE your cards Hazel, and what a great challenge. I keep saying how much I love the fact that there's leeway to play (crumbs, that rhymes) and this week's theme is no exception. I'll be baaaaack.

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Congrats to the winners! Thank you for another challenge - a huge thanks for lovely inspiration ~ enjoy your week!

  3. Thank you so very much Hazel and congrats to Brenda and Margaret too!! your cards Hazel and the sentiment on the 2nd card is brilliant great stamp and both backing papers another great challenge too enjoy your weekend xx

  4. Hi Hazel,
    Love your blog, just had to join in with fun, great DT designs,
    Suzy B :-)

  5. Great theme this week. Congratulations to the winners...great cards girls!
    Nice cards from our lovley designer...great for inspiration.

  6. fab Challenge Hazel joining again but only one of ten cards qualifies :D Shaz in oz.xx

  7. Hi Hazel, your cards are terrific. Glad I made the challenge for this week - love the theme. Congratulations to all last week's winners - their cards are fabulous. Elizabeth xx

  8. I have just added my first Christmas card of this year, lovely challenge and great sponsors,
    HUgs Blankina


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