Saturday, 1 November 2014

CHNC challenge 201: sparkle

80 super entries for last week's challenge - it's lovely to see so many joining in - I do hope you will be able to join in this week with some Christmas sparkle.

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 200:

The first winner: 

Number 16: Stacey S, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 19: Chrissy, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 36: Darcy Schroeder,who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Darcy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments

Now on to:
Challenge 201

For today's challenge I'd like to see some sparkle on your Christmas creations (glitter, bling, shine ... anything that sparkles)

The first sponsor  is Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments:

'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 Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More:

'Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.'

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the randomly chosen winner the choice of 3 digital stamps. These will be stamps that the winner chooses. Please note that DIGITAL PAPERS are not included in the prize.

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'm pleased that Crafty Bren, one of our sponsors, is joining me once again as a guest designer today with her lovely card -  you can read more about it here on Brenda's blog.

For my card I used a topper and frames and a sentiment from a 'road to Bethlehem' Hunkydory kit, a background piece of card that I've had for years and some glitter tape and sparkly ribbon from Marks & Spencer - 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 to see some sparkle on your Christmas creations, using any media, embellishments, papers etc ... as long as there is some sparkle.

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 7 November 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 8 November 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 over 300 'likes' , but there's plenty of room for more! 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 November 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. Lovely sparkly cards Hazel! x

  2. Two gorgeous cards Hazel and many congrats to your winners x

  3. We all love sparkle. Thank you for the challenge.

  4. Gorgeous creations and great challenge - I made a tag, hope that is allowed Karen x

  5. Hazel, I didn't know you were running all these challenges, and how did you get such great sponsors too (in the sidebar)?
    Well I've entered my card. The examples are lovely.

    Cazzy x

  6. This is such a great challenge, Hazel!! Thanks for picking my card for Challenge 200. I am beyond thrilled!!

  7. Sparkling all over now :-)


    Di xx

  8. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards Brenda and Hazel.
    Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.

  9. Hi Hazel, actually got here earlier today so I'm definitely improving :) Elizabeth xx


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