Saturday 30 May 2015

CHNC challenge 231: colour it

A lovely lot of entries for last week's challenge - thank you so much. I hope to see your version of 'colour it' this week.

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 230 - for that challenge there were five opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner: 

Number 32: Jessi, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jessi. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less from Craft Classes Online .

The second winner:

Number 28: Marie Bingaman, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Marie.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $20 voucher to spend in the Stamp and Create online store.

The third winner:

Number 27: Sandy J, who shared this lovely card:

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

The fourth winner:

Number 9: Kim's cards & crafts, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Kim. Please email me at so I can send your three images or one digital set from Beccy's Place.

The fifth winner:

Number 26: Cards made by Beckie, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Beckie. Please email me at so I can send your £40 of goods from PDA Card and Craft.

Now on to:
Challenge 231

For today's challenge I'd like you to add colour to your Christmas design - colour it in any way you wish

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

The first 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 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 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 That Craft Place digis on Etsy

There will be some 'That Craft Place' digis from Lisa Ditzie Horton - more info later.

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.

For my card I've used a digital image kindly given by Cute as a Button, one of this week's sponsors, called 'big eyed digital penguin'. 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 'colour it' - add colour to your Christmas design in any way you wish - pens, pencils, inks, sprays ...  it can even be digitally - anything that adds colour - a little or a lot!

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 5 June 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 6 June 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 360 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome some new 'likers' recently, 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 June 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. congrats to the winners! Such nice cards!

  2. Yay, so happy I won! Congrats to all the other winners, fab entries!


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