Saturday 13 July 2013

CHNC challenge 133: trees, please!

We're away from home, so most of this was prepared ahead. However, I've tried to keep up with your entries for last week - thanks so much for all the beautiful cards for children. I apologise that some of my comments this week were brief, but I'm sure you will undestand.

I'm back home now (Wednesday 17 July) so I can now tell you the winners of CHNC challenge 132:

The first winner:

Number 9: Dee (Dee's cards), with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Dee. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive your 5 digital stamps from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More.

The second winner:

Number 55: Rocky, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Rocky. Please email me at with your full name and address so that I can arrange for you to receive your 50 assorted charms from Sharon.

The third winner:

Number 53: Cathy (KraftyKoolKat), with this lovely card:

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

Once again, my apologies for being late with this notification about the winners.

Now on to:
Challenge 133

For today's challenge I'd like to see trees, please - at least one

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

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge:

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

Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

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: Limited Runs Digital Stamps:

Nikki writes:

'Limited Runs has a LARGe calorie free sweet shoppe filled with over 120 different cupcakes, something for almost every occasion. It's not all cupcakes - there are tons of Christmas, Halloween, Backgrounds, Fairies, Critters and More to see. The store has gone thru a re-vamp with new digital stamps added in all the time and some going into retirement so pop in and take a look around things. Everyone knows you can't enjoy a cupcake without a coffee so there is a place to even pick up a cuppa. There's always a little something for everyone to enjoy.'

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

I am joined today by a guest designer, Nikki from Limited Runs Digital Stamps who made this gorgeous card using a new digi released for July.

For my first card I've used 'trees on a cupcake' a pre-coloured digi image kindly supplied by Limited Runs Digital Stamps - you can read more on My Crafty Outlook:

For my second card I've used the 'akv Christmas girl tree image' kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - I coloured it digitally in Microsoft Paint - more info 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 to see at least one tree on your 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 19 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 20 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. Hi Hazel, Another great challenge and great cards too welcome to your guest Nikki gorgeous creations too have a lovely weekend xx

  2. Thanks Hazel for another challenge and for the sample creations too! Enjoy your vacation time!

  3. I'm happy to be playing along since Di let me know of your challenge! I just love those trees in the cupcake! Cute cards, all of them!

  4. Thanks so much for picking my card. Just sent you a email.


  5. Thank you very much for my amazing bag of charms, they're great!


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