Saturday 17 May 2014

CHNC challenge 177: festive flowers and/or foliage

Week by week I am amazed at the number of entries at this time of year with your wonderful Christmas crafting. The success of this little part of blogland is all down to you - it's so lovely to see 'regulars' posting their entries as well as welcoming newcomers. Thank you so much - your support is so appreciated.

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

The first winner: 

Number 7: Louise, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Louise. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $20 voucher to spend in Flonz craft online store.

The second winner:

Number 31: Crafty (of Draper's Creations), who shared this lovely tri-easel card:

Congratulations, Crafty.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £7.50 voucher from Hobbycutz.

The third winner:

Number 1: Erin, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Erin. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 of digital images from Bugaboo Stamps.

Now on to:
Challenge 177

For today's challenge I'd like you to see some flowers and/or foliage on your Christmas card - this can include holly, ivy, mistletoe ... any festive flowers and/or foliage

The first sponsor is Cupids clear stamps:
'Cupids Clear Stamps are an internet based craft stamp company, Part of Furbanks Ltd.

We are a family run business and have been providing first-rate Pre-press services to the printing industry for over 40 years. Throughout this time our aims have remained the same – to provide a fast, friendly service at a competitive price helping you to meet your deadlines and budget.

We have been making rubber stamps all this time. Only now we have started to design for the craft market.

All our stamps are manufactured and designed in the U.K. from hard wearing high grade photo polymer or red natural rubber producing excellent stamping results time after time.

Peelable Clear Stamps. They are supplied on a clear plastic sheet, simply peel the stamp from the carrier and place on a clear acrylic block with no adhesive required.

Rubber Stamps. They are supplied on red natural rubber in sheet form just cut and mount with your preffered method.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive two sets of Cupids clear stamps:

The second sponsor is Crafts 4 eternity:
who is offering 3 digital stamps (winner's choice) from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

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 from a set by Cupids clear stamps similar to one of the sets that will be given to one of the randomly chosen winners. Further details 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 to see some flowers and/or foliage on your Christmas card - this can include holly, ivy, mistletoe ... any festive flowers and/or foliage.

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 23 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 24 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. I am excited to have been one of the winners! Congrats to all. Lovely DT inspiration this week!

  2. Beautiful card and well done winners x

  3. Thank you for another great challenge Karen x

  4. Lovely card Hazel! And another super theme - I got two cards out of one :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Thank you again for the nice challenge. I placed tghe card also again. gr leny w

  6. Oh dang it...I missed it!! Any way thanks for the inspiration.


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