Saturday 8 March 2014

CHNC challenge 167: spread your wings

Can you believe that today is 1 March? So two months of the year have gone already. It's so good to see that there are so many like-minded crafters getting on with making Christmas cards ahead of time. Thank you for joining in my challenges. Once again, I loved seeing your entries throughout the week and look forward to this coming week.

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. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 166. There were, of course, four opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 2: Elizabeth W, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Elizabeth. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £20 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments.

The second winner:

Number 30: Misseke, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Misseke. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your choice of 3 digital stamps from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More.

The third winner:

Number 21: Eemeli, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Eemeli. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 5 digital images of their choice from QKR Stampede.

The fourth winner:

Number 11: Bev, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Bev. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £30 of Creata goods from Carley Duff.

Now on to:
Challenge 167

For today's challenge I'd like to see some wings on your Christmas card.

The first sponsor  is a very familiar one now at CHNC 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 second sponsor is Hobbycutz:

'Hobbycutz Laser cutting services.

Bespoke Hand made items such as photo frames, plaques, decorative items and also a wide variety of wooden cut outs that can be used for cardmaking and scrapbooking.

Custom orders always welcomed.'

Hobbycutz is run by Kobie Fouche who has her own blog and also a Hobbycutz challenge blog.

The prize:

The third sponsor is another familiar one 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.

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

For my card I used 'winter bird 1', kindly supplied one of this week's sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps - more info 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 some wings on your card ... anything that has wings.

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 14 March. 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 15 March 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 March is here.

At the beginning of the year I 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.

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


  1. What a nice surprise to see that I have won :)
    Thank you !!!!!

    Congrats to the other winners!


  2. Just back after a couple of days MIA to discover this ... cheered me up no end :) Congratulations to the other winners too. Thanks to you for hosting the challenge, thanks to Mr Random Thingy for choosing my number and thanks to your sponsors for their fabulous donated prizes.

    Elizabeth xx

  3. Many congratulations Hazel to your winners and great challenge gorgeous card too xx

  4. Congratulations to the winners. thank you for another challenge Hazel.
    I have added my card.

  5. Another fun theme Hazel! Got me on a roll 'cos while I was at it I made two more exactly the same, yay!



  6. Thanks for another fun challenge! Love your card and the way it folds up too! ~Diane

  7. I like your card this week. It is a bit different. I see quite a lot of us have used owls for our wings. I wonder why we associate them with Christmas?
    Thanks for another challenge to keep us making cards for December. Kate x


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