Saturday 11 July 2015

CHNC challenge 237: deck the halls

Thank you for so many lovely entries for last week's challenge - I hope you will be able to join in again this week. And welcome to anyone who is here for the first time - it's never too early to start your Christmas 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 236. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 19: Janice, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Janice. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments.

The second winner:

Number 13: fabiola, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 32: NanaConnie,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, . Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three images from Digital Paper Craft.

The fourth winner:

Number 40: Billie A,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Billie. Please email me at with your full name and address so you can receive your Candy Cane Lane Die Cuts With a View papers.

Now on to:
Challenge 237

For today's challenge I'd like you to depict 'deck the halls' on your Christmas creation, in whatever way you wish

This week there are five opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

The first sponsor is Foil Play:

'Foil Play has an enormous selection of crafting staples from classic tried and tested brands for all occasions at great prices. Speedy despatch is always a priority, UK p&p is free on all orders over £10 and you'll get free Kanban die cut toppers if you spend over £20.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a lucky dip pack of Kanban products.

The second sponsor is new to CHNC: StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet:

'StitchyBear’s Digi Outlet is proud to have been in business, serving our customers since April 1st 2010. With such a great store Stitchy was no Fool!

We currently have a very talented group of 20 Creators and can offer a vast array of digital images, papers and sets in many different styles.

We really have a one stop shop for an amazing collection of creative digital products with prices to suit every budget.'

StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet are offering any images or digi papers of the winner’s choice up to a value of $10.

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth sponsor is Ooh la la Creations:

A randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a CD-rom of their choice - and there are so many wonderful ones to choose from.

The fifth sponsor is Deedee's Digis:

'Deedee's Digis offers wholesome digital "stamps" and printable digital papers that are the original creations of Deedee Anderson. All of our sets include both outline and pre-colored images, in both JPG and PNG formats. Our products are offered in high 300dpi resolution so that they are fully resizable to meet your crafting needs. We are a Christ-centered company, and you will find that many of our sets include KJV Scripture verses, in addition to encouraging sentiments of all sorts. We feel very blessed to be part of such a talented community of paper crafters, and thank you for allowing us to sponsor this challenge!'

The prize will be a $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis.

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.

I'm pleased to say that Deedee, one of the sponsors has joined me as my guest with this beautiful card - she has used papers and elements from Mistletoe and holly and Merry Christmas kit:

For my first card I've used digital papers and elements from Deedee's digis ornamental icy (kindly supplied by them as sponsor). You can read more about the card here on My Crafty Outlook. 

For my second card I've used Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet Christmas candles (kindly supplied by them as sponsor) simply layering on to a 'Deck the Halls' background. This is on My Crafty Outlook here:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to depict 'deck the halls' on your Christmas creation, however you choose to do that  - 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 17 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 18 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 picking me as a winner and for the great prize - off to email you now, Jx

  2. wow, thanks so much Hazel, i'm very happy to win at your lovely challenge, i send you an email, congrats to other winner, blessing

  3. Awesome thanks for the win on my card and I will be in touch.. and Congratulations to the other winners.

  4. Congrats to all winners - Happy Dance

  5. thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards by you and Deedee

  6. Thanks for another fun and fab challenge and awesome inspirations too Karen

  7. Another great challenge! And lovely cards Hazel.


    Di xx

  8. Thank You to the DT for making such fabulous projects using our images.

    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Love and best wishes

    Anne Lise (Sponsor Co-Ordinator for Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet )


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