Saturday 7 March 2015

CHNC challenge 219: button it up

What a wonderful collection of inspirational entries for last week's challenge - thank you for 'cutting it up' so creatively. I hope to see you again this week - please dig out those buttons (I know we all have a box somewhere).

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 218 - there were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 41: Diny's Scrap Cards, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 11: 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..

The third winner:

Number 29: Invisible Pink Cards, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Invisible Pink Cards. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange to send your Crafty Bob CD-rom kindly donated by Craftsuprint.

The fourth winner:

Number 27: Mrs A (Valery Anne), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Mrs A (Valery Anne). Please email me at  with your full name and address so I can arrange to send your set of Flexmarkers kindly donated by Letraset.

Now on to:
Challenge 219

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'button it up' - include at least one button on your Christmas creation

Once again this week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

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 £10 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 Crafty Sentiments:

'We are a small family fun online company that offers crafters fun and whimsical unmounted rubber stamps, digital stamps as well as cutting dies all from our very own exclusive range. Perfect for your cards and scrapbooks! Our stamps are made from deep etched grey rubber and our cutting dies are made from good quality metal from the USA and UK. We also stock essential craft products for your scrapbooking and card making needs.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will receive three digis of their choice.

The third sponsor is new to CHNC: Cute as a button:

Cute As A Button Stamps is a Christian owned stamp company that offers faith based digis as well as cute and whimsical digis for your crafting needs.

The prize for the random chosen winner will be 2 single images of the winner's choice.

The fourth sponsor is also new to CHNC: All dressed up:

'Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends. I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.

I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.

Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .

All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping. The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.

We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.

We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive two digi images of their choice from the All Dressed Up Etsy store,

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

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors that I have waiting in the wings to give out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone that is so generously coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

As usual on the first Saturday of the month, the challenge is sponsored by Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments and, once again, Bren is my guest designer with this lovely 'cute as a button' card - you can read more about it here - please visit.

For my card I used the Cute as a Button 'Are we done yet' digital image (I won this from Cute as a Button, one of this week's sponsors) - there are three felt buttons on this card. You can read more about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week please use at least one button on your creation.

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 13 March 2015. 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 14 March 2015 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 March is here.

Last 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  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 for picking my card as one of the winners. I have sent an email.
    Congratulations to the other winners

  2. Congrats all and wow fab cards Hazel x

  3. Big apologies that for some reason Linky changed from 22:00 to 21:00, so I've now set it for an extra hour in case there were entries that couldn't be added before. xx

  4. Hallo Hazel,
    Ik heb twee keer een mail gestuurd voor de prijs die ik vorige week heb gewonnen...maar je hebt het waarschijnlijk nog niet gezien.
    Ik wacht je berichtje wel af.
    Groetjes Diny

    De laatste kaart is inderdaad niet
    voor deze challenge.


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