Saturday 9 November 2013

CHNC challenge 150: outdoors

I was blown away by all the wonderful bling this past week - thank you so much for all your support and beautiful crafting.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 149. 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 92: Ardilla, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 6: Louise, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 17: rainmac (Sarah), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sarah. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Fabulous Giftware CDRom from Katy Sue Designs.

Now on to:
Challenge 150

For today's challenge please make any Christmas cards that shows 'outdoors' in some way

This week we have four sponsors, one of whom is giving three prizes!!

The first sponsor 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 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 Katie Skilton Design with digistamps from The Stamping Shack.

Katie writes:

'For the past 10 years I have had a papercraft obsession, so in early 2012 I took a leap of faith when I left my full time job as a Sales and Marketing Manager in the Orthopaedic industry to focus on my love of paper!

I am now a freelance designer, blogger and writer. I design and work from my craft studio in my home, mixing this with my love of all things vintage. My style is clean and modern and I love to create memories and find ways to store them forever! You can find my work in numerous UK magazines and websites and starting in January 2013 I will be demonstrating on Create and Craft TV!'

The prize will be 5 digistamps from The Stamping Shack for the first randomly chosen winner, 3 for the second and 1 for the third.

The fourth sponsor is My Creative Classroom:

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. Our Fall Semester offers over 100 classes to choose from. We also offer Library classes which feature retired classes at 40-50% off their original price! New this fall we are offering deals on bundled classes.

Here's a sampling of our current Workshop classes:

Spellbinders Basics One
Christmas Garland
Cricut: Scrapbooking Through the Year
Doodling 101

We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class of their choice.....Good Luck!

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

Here are three clean and simple cards I made using 'Snowman' supplies - you can read about them 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 include something that portrays 'outdoors'.

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 15 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 Saturday16 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. I love your snowmen cards xx

  2. Gorgeous cards Hazel and congrats ladies your all well deserved winners x

  3. Such a lovely set of cards! Beautifully done! :o) Thank you for another wonderful Christmas challenge!

    Hugs and blessings!

  4. Fun and frolicking cards, Hazel! I'm delighted my card fit your theme this time! Congratulations on posting 150 Christmas challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Thank you for the link, although I'm a bit late! Lovely creations

  6. Thanks for letting me know about the challenge - beautiful cards - I loved "reading" that snowman book with my kids when they were little - ahh what sweet memories!


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