Saturday 14 December 2013

CHNC challenge 155: whatever is urgent to make

So many lovely entries for last week's challenge - lots of people are going to receive some very special cards. If they aren't made by now ... then there's still time, but we need to get on with all the extras that still need to be done.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 154. 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 60: Debbie, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Debbie. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to receive the CD-rom of your choice from Ooh la la Creations.

The second winner:

Number 4: meg, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 34: Alli D, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Alli. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your 'Flowers and friendship CD rom' from Katy Sue Designs.

Now on to:
Challenge 155

For today's challenge please make any urgent cards that need to be done - and just for this challenge this can include any Christmas birthdays as well as Christmas or New Year cards

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 Cedar Chest Designs:

Digital Supplies for the Craft World
'Cedar Chest Designs offers quality products, bulk discounts, instant downloads and teacher benefits on digital stamps, digital scrpabooking images and a variety of other digital craft supplies from over a dozen unique artists.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive $10 of images from Cedar Chest Designs.

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

Here are some CAS cards that I made earlier - you can read more about them here:

And another similar set here:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see any cards that need to be urgently made - for Christmas, New Year ... or even for a Christmas birthday.

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 20 December. 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 21 December 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 and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' - there are now 245 'likes' - it would be great if we could increase this before the end of the year. 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 December is here.

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

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  1. Ha ha , love the title for this week's challenge Hazel and cute cas cards too. Congrats to the winners

  2. Dear Hazel, love your card sets - especially the one with the sleigh! Thanks for the convenient challenge!
    Have a great day, Cornelia

  3. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Hi Hazel,.....Great title that should get bloggers congrats to your winners and gorgeous cards Hazel have a lovely christmas and all the best for the new year xx

  5. Beautiful card sets. Thank you for the challenge.

  6. LOve the fabulous CAS card sets.
    Merry christmas to you xx


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