Saturday 3 August 2013

CHNC challenge 136: spread a little joy and love

What a wonderful selection of snow people for last week's challenge - a host of delightful cards - I hope you were able to cool down a bit in the hot weather.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 135. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 6: Sam/Whisper, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sam. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 4 digital images from Delicious Doodles.

The second winner:

Number 34: Debbie Johnswho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Debbie. Please email me at with your address so I can arrange for you to receive your stamp from Crafty Sentiments.

The third winner:

Number 20: Linda Simpson, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Linda. Please email me at with your address so I can arrange for you to receive your goodies from Sir Stampalot.

Now on to:
Challenge 136

For today's challenge the theme is 'Spread a little joy and love' - however you wish to interpret this

The first sponsor today is Ooh la la Creations:

A randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a CD-rom of their choice - and there are so many wonderful ones to choose from.

The second sponsor is Crafts 4 eternity:
who is offering 3 digital stamps (winner's choice) from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The third sponsor is Katy Sue Designs,:

'About - We design and manufacture many papercraft products including the Flower Soft® embellishment range used by crafters Worldwide.
Mission - To use our teams creativity to make craft products that are loved by crafters around the World.
Company Overview - We design and manufacture papercraft products such as stamps, decoupage, card making kits and papercraft CD Rom’s as well as the Flower Soft® craft embellishment range. We have our own graphic design team and also work with leading artists and illustrators under license. Our products are used by crafters around the world and regularly appear on craft shopping channels such as Create and Craft, HSN and HSE.'

For this competition we would like to give away a pot of polar white flower soft and glue

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

For my first card I've used toppers and papers from Ooh-la-la  Everyday Occasions CD-rom - more info about my card here on My Crafty Outlook:

For my second card - more info here - I used digital papers from the Ooh la la Everyday Occasions CD-rom and used 'snowrag' from Crafts4eternity, all kindly supplied by 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 I'd like you to spread a little joy and love (however you interpret that).

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 9 August. 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 10 August 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.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' - there are now over 170 likes - it would be great if we could increase this to 200 soon. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

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 August is here.

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

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  1. Many congratulations to you all and Wow brilliant cards again Hazel and another fab challenge too x

  2. Such a sweet challenge - lovely samples from your DT too!

  3. Another great theme for the week Hazel. Love what you made :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Fabulous cards Hazel, thank you for another great Christmas challenge.

  5. congrats to the winners :)
    beautiful Hazel :)


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