Saturday 7 September 2013

CHNC challenge 141: layer it up

So many of you got inky and painty last week - it was wonderful to see such a great variety of Christmas crafting.  Thank you so much to all the regular contributors to these challenges and also a big welcome to those who have joined in recently.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 140. There were, of course, four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 15: 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 your  £15.00 worth of stamps from The Artistic Stamper.

The second winner:

Number 3: Irene, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Irene. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher to spend in  My mum's craftshop online.

The third winner:

Number 39: Alli D, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Alli. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher to spend in the Foil Play online shop.

The fourth winner:

Number 49: Ulla (Ursula), who shared this lovely card

Congratulations, Ursula. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your prize from Limited Runs Digital Stamps.

Now on to:
Challenge 141

For today's challenge I'd like you to layer up your Christmas card - use at least three layers, more if you wish

The first sponsor is a regular supporter of CHNC:  Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More:

'Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.'

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the randomly chosen winner the choice of 5 digital stamps.

The second sponsor is another familiar one, 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 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.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be The Greatest Story ever told CD:

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

For my card I've layered up four piece of patterned paper and also decoupaged four parts of the 'prissy poinsettia' image kindly supplied by Robyn's fetish, one of the sponsors - more info 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 layer up your card - use at least three layers, more 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 13 September. 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 14 September 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 200 'likes' - it would be great if we could increase this. 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 September is here. And up until next Saturday you can also link any Christmas cards for The Glory of Christmas 15: anything goes.

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

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  1. Thank you for posting this Challenge Hazel.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  2. Now don't fall off your crafty perch, Hazel, but here I am so early in the week - unbelievable :) Great challenge and, you never know, I might be back again :) Elizabeth xx

  3. Hi Hazel
    Just dropping by with a card to submit. Finally seem to be getting over the jetlag...guess there is some truth to that saying that it takes a day for each hour of flight!!!

    Your poinsettia card is all the layers!

  4. It's been a while since I've been over here (just don't know where the time goes) but I loved the theme this time so had to find some time to give it a go.

    Toni xx

  5. LOVE your card Hazel, and such a super theme, once again!

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Great theme...I have several layers so thought I would submit this card over here too!


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