Saturday 11 October 2014

CHNC challenge 198: something round

I am delighted to see so many joining in the challenges - thank you so much for your support and encouraging comments.

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 197, when there were three opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 8: DebiB, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 21: Aartje, who shared this lovely creation:

Congratulations, Aartje. 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 67: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, who shared this lovely tag:

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

Now on to:
Challenge 198

For today's challenge I'd like you to make a Christmas card using something round - it doesn't have to be a shaped card (unless you want it to be) as long as there is something round on your creation - circles, dots, spots, brads, buttons ... I'm sure you get the idea!

This week there are four sponsors, so more chance to win a prize!

The first sponsor  is Dawn till dusk crafts:

The randomly chosen winner will receive £10 to spend in the Dawn till dusk crafts website.

The second sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps:

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 third sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays:

'CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is a small company with big ideas located in beautiful Colorado. All the stamps are proudly made in the USA from the finest clear photopolymer. They love ink and stamp like a dream! While the stamps are created with Clean And Simple design in mind (hence the CAS in our name) they will absolutely delight any stamper's style. Whether you are a CAS enthusiast, or lover of all things layer-licious, you will have a blast getting inky with them. New stamps are released nearly every month, and the Girl Fridays provide continuous inspiration, and tips, for your oohing and aahing pleasure. Be sure to follow along on our store blog so you don't miss a thing!'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a $25 gift certificate:

The fourth sponsor is Digital Paper Craft:

'Digital Paper Craft is your source of Digital Clipart, Scrapbook Supplies, Digital Stamps, Scrapbook Kits and Graphic Design. All images, papers, etc. created by gifted artist Siobhan and can be found at

The randomly chosen winner will receive 3 images of their choice.

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

My card was created using my Scan n Cut with four layers of the image, Bugaboo Stamps winter circle sentiments - chimney, kindly supplied by one of the sponsors - you can read more about it 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 include something round.

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 17 October Friday . 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 18 October when there will 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. We now have 297 'likes' - it would be great to get that up to 300 and beyond. 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 October 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. This BEE is happy to bee a winner at CHNC 197. Emailed. Congrats to other winners. Thank you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Congrats all and gorgeous is your card Hazel x

  3. Great card Hazel and a fun theme again!

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely card.

  5. Congrats to all winners!!
    Fun Challenge!

  6. Hi Hazel, just to prove I'm not entirely predictable I'm here a day early :) Super challenge and a fabulous inspiration card from you together with lots of equally inspiration entries this week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx


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