Saturday 2 May 2015

CHNC challenge 227: girly - featuring a female or for a female

I know it was quite a challenge for some of the entrants to make a card in 20 minutes and for others it was a breeze! It just goes to show what beautiful creations can be made in that time because all the entries were so creative and delightful - thanks again for your support. I hope you willl be able to join in this week with your girly creations.

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 226 - as usual there were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 15: Pia, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 5: Tracey B, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tracey.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your one bundle from

The third winner:

Number 34: Nelleke, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Nelleke. Please email me at so I can arrange to send your five digital images from QKR Stampede.

The fourth winner:

Number 10: Lucy, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lucy. Please email me at so I can send your £10 voucher to be spent in The ribbon girl online store.

Now on to:
Challenge 227

For today's challenge I'd like you to make a girly  Christmas creation - either featuring a female or suitable for a female to receive

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 Whoopsi Daisy:

'Whoopsi Daisy Digi Stamps features all hand drawn images by the amazing Linnie and specialises in cute images of children. Whoopsi Daisy offers a great deal for your money. Take a look at the Whoopsi Daisy shop where you are certain to find awesome images which will fit all your creative needs.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive two sheets from Linnie.

The fourth sponsor is Paper Creator:

'Paper Creator is an online store selling card making downloads, printable crafts & Sassy Cheryl's coloured illustrations.

We also now stock Sassy Cheryl's brand new rubber stamp range which are exclusive to us here in the UK.'

Paper Creator are offering the randomly chosen winner a £10 voucher to be spent in their online 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 girlycard - you can read more about it here - please visit.

For my card I've used a girly image resulting in a card that I think would be fine to give to a female. I used the Indigo Blu Rebecca snow queen mounting on to an offcut of red mirror card. The card blank is a black A5 size opening landscape, so I cut off a piece on the right so that I could put a patterned paper inside that would show (an unknown paper from my stack of Christmas papers). The paper used on the outside of the card is My Mind's Eye Bohemia Christmas 'believe' stripe paper. 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 I'd like you to make a girly Christmas creation - either featuring a female or suitable for a female to receive.
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 8 May 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 9 May 2015 when there will be four 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 May 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. So pleased to have won will email you.

    Thanks for another lovely challenge this week.

    Tracey xx

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  3. Yippee!!! Thank u so much!!xxx

  4. Thank you for posting this challenge Hazel.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  5. Lovely cards Bren and Hazel
    Thank you for another challenge Hazel

  6. Another super challenge this week, Hazel. The samples are, as usual, inspirational. Hugs, Elizabeth xx


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