Saturday 1 February 2014

CHNC challenge 162: stripes and/or spots

I so enjoyed seeing all those lovely trees on your entries for last week - thank you to everyone who joined in.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 161. 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: This will be published later, as, unfortunately,  I still haven't heard from the sponsor. This is now published here - so please look to see if you were the winner.

The second winner:

Number 12: fabiola, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Fabiola. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital stamps from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The third winner:

Number 14: Lindsey, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lindsey. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your choice of two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

Now on to:
Challenge 162

For today's challenge I'd like to see Christmas cards with stripes and/or spots

'Hi my name is Bren, I have been crafting since the year dot. I like to have a few different things on the go at once, knitting, sewing, paper crafting etc, just so I can swap and change around a bit.
I made a few cards with my machine embroidery on, and was asked if I made embroidery to sell, that is how Craftybrens was born. Hope you like what you see.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive £20 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments - please note that if the winner lives outside the UK he/she will be expected to pay for the P & P.

The second sponsor is a very familiar one, 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 third sponsor is QKR Stampede:

'Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from QKR Stampede.

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

I am pleased that Crafty Bren (our first sponsor) has joined me as a Guest Designer. Brenda has made this beautiful card - you can read more about this on Bren's blog here - please visit and leave her a comment:

This is my card using stops and stripes - details on my Crafty Outlook here:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see stripes and/or spots on your Christmas card.

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 7 February. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish  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 8 February 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' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. 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 February is here.

I've started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

A note about linky - Inlinkz has changed it's default link up to the new way that you might not yet be familiar with. In fact I chose the code for the old widget, but it still produced the new one. If you experience any difficulty, please get in touch with me and I'll help you link up. Thanks for your patience.

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


  1. Many congratulations to your 2nd and 3rd winners enjoy your prizes and great card and another fab challenge Hazel enjoy your weekend will call back to congrat your 1st xx

  2. so glad to be a winner, congrats to other winner, thanks so much Hazel, biz

  3. Thank you for another challenge enjo your week!

  4. Thanks for another great challenge, Hazel.

  5. Thank you for another great challenge Hazel and for the gorgeous DT inspirations x

  6. Some great inspiration for a great theme this week Hazel. Well done to the winners of last week too!

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Lucky me! Thanks Hazel. Where can we link up for this week?
    Lindsey x

  8. I accidently entered same card twice. Please delete one & I'll reenter.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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