Saturday 2 November 2013

CHNC challenge 149: bling it up

A super range of musical inspired cards for last week's challenge.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 148. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested.

The first winner:

Number 35: Bine, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations,  Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive your $21 of digital images from Bugaboo Stamps.

The second winner:

Number 35: Fiona, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 15: Billie A, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations,  Please email me at  so that I can arrange for you to receive your three free downloads from Stamping all day.

Now on to:
Challenge 149

For today's challenge please make any Christmas cards, but remember to 'bling it up' - glitter, gems, sparkle and shine - any way 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  Foil Play:

'Love the craft that you see on TV, but don't want a huge kit? Pick & mix the individual sheets of your choice at Foil Play. Huge range of Kanban & Hunkydory and many other brands. No minimum order, free UK p&p when you spend over £10.00 and fast despatch.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend in the Foil Play online store.

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 randomly chosen winner will receive the Fabulous Giftware CDRom:

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

My easel card uses papers and elements from My Paper Stash Library kit and some bling rhinestones from Poundland. You can read about it 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 - and this week I'm asking you to 'bling it up' in whatever way 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 8 November. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish - I think we all need to increase our stock at this time of the year - 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 9 November 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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' - there are now 231 'likes' - it would be great if we could increase this 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 November is here. And there's also a Design Team Call.

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

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  1. Congratulations to the winners, fabulous projects girls xxx

  2. Congrats to the winners and beauiful cards from you all another great challenge Hazel just love your creation x

  3. Congrats to all winners - have fun with your Prices
    CU hellerlittle

  4. Thank you for choosing my December calendar page. And Congratulation to the other winners. Great work. I just emailed you. Thanks again.

  5. Fabulous inspiration and thanks for a great challenge x

  6. I hope this is blingy enough for you Hazel, there's loads of glitter and some holographic fibres! LOL. Please remove it if not enough.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. Congratulations to the talented winners! :o) Hazel, your easel card is stunning! What a beauty. Thank you for the inspiration and the sparkly challenge. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  8. Congratulations to the winners. Lovely card Hazel. I have added my card which has glitter on all the stars but it doesn't show up in the scan.

  9. Hi Hazel, linkin super early this week because on Friday I am going to be way too distracted ... that's when phase 1 of our move to our new home takes place. Congratulations to last week's winners and thanks for another great challenge. Your card is fabulous. Elizabeth xx

  10. Crumbs, I'm in at number 100 Hazel :) Brought you some bling - and a lot of pink too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. Love that card, Hazel! Fab challenge theme too.

    Jennifer. x


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