Saturday 27 June 2015

CHNC challenge 235: two words

What a wonderful selection of crafting for 'bright and merry' last week - thanks once again for the support and privilege of running this challenge blog.

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 234. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 28: Mijn Creatie(fje)s (Nancy), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Nancy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three free downloads from Stamping all day.

The second winner:

Number 29: Rosina, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Rosina.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from  Lacy Sunshine.

The third winner:

Number 4: Rainey's Craft Room (Lorraine),  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lorraine. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher to spend online at The ribbon girl.

The fourth winner:

Number 21: Annie at ink'n'rubba,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Annie. Please email me at so you can receive your $15.00 gift code to spend online at Deedee's Digis

Now on to:
Challenge 235

For today's challenge I'd like you to use two words 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 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 new to CHNC: Fresh Brewed Designs:

The prize for the randomly  chosen winner will be a gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

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.

The fourth sponsor is new to CHNC: Dies R Us:

Dies R Us specializes in cutting dies. We carry dies from all major manufacturers at amazing prices. Sign up to our newsletter to ensure you get all the specials and promotions we run every month. We ship worldwide and have extremely good prices and low minimums to receive free shipping for both domestic and international shipments. Come visit us and experience the difference.

This will be the prize for the randomly chosen winner:

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 the lovely Fresh Brewed 'Oh Holy Night' image, kindly supplied by them as one of the sponsors.  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 use two words on your Christmas creation - apart from that it can be anything Christmas.

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 3 July  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 4 July 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 380 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome some new 'likers' again this week, 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 July 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. Thanks for being one of the winners!
    Congrats to Lorraine and Anny, proficiat aan Rosina!
    i'll try to play again next week!
    love, Nancy

  2. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely card.

  3. I'm excited to be one of the winners and congratulations to the other ladies too.
    Off to email you now Hazel.

  4. I brought my polar bear to show off his skiing skills :-)


    Di xx


  5. What a surprise that my Christmas card has won the last challenge ... Thanks ... and also congratulated the other winners with it ...
    greetings Rosina


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