Saturday 10 May 2014

CHNC challenge 176: let it shine

So many variations of things with the letter B for this past week - enjoyed seeing them all.

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 175. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 24: Wicked witch (Anne Campbell), who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 10: Asha, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Asha.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  3 digital stamps from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More (Please note that DIGITAL PAPERS are not included in the prize.)

The third winner:

Number 14: Margaret A (Granmargaret), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Margaret. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  five digital images from QKR Stampede

Now on to:
Challenge 176

For today's challenge I'd like you to let it shine on your Christmas creation - interpret as you will ... might be shiny paper/card, gems etc or perhaps stars or a candle ...

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've used a stamp that was part of a set kindly supplied by one of our sponsors, Flonz craft - I've gone with letting a candle shine. The image was stamped with brushed corduroy distress ink and water brushed to create a sepia, vintage look. Further details of other elements used are here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to 'let it shine' on your Christmas creation - interpret as you will ... might be shiny paper/card, gems etc or perhaps stars or a candle ... I'm sure you will have plenty of ideas.

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 16 May. 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 17 May 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 May 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. Thank you so much for picking me as one of the winners.
    Congratulations to the other winners.
    Thank you for the challenges helping us to make our Christmas cards.

  2. Congrats all winners great card too Hazel and another fab challenge xx

  3. Super theme yet again Hazel - and well done to all the winners last week.

    My prize arrived here from Ooh La La Creations yesterday - thank you again!

    Hugs, Di xx


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