Saturday 8 August 2015

CHNC challenge 241: Something beginning with S

Once again you crafters rocked the challenge for last week with so many different 'twos' to delight. Lovely to see one or two joining in, beginning to realise that it really isn't too early to make those cards. This week's challenge is easy peasy - you just have to include something or a technique that begins with S.

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 240. There were five opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 7: Carol Dunhamwho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Carol. 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 20: Dee's cards, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Dee.  Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  are offering your images or digi papers up to a value of $10 from StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet.

The third winner:

Number 24: Full of scrap Anna, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Anna. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your two sheets from Linnie (Whoopsi Daisy).

The fourth winner:

Number 10: Diane W,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Diane. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your five images from Sentimental Susan.

Now on to:
Challenge 241

For today's challenge I'd like you to include something that begins with S - it can be something that you add to your creation or a technique you use

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

The first sponsor  is Tando Creative:

'We supply our own unique range of chipboard designs that are both innovative and inspiring. We have now added masks to our range of products cut from sturdy and durable 350 micron polyfilm.

We offer a complete bespoke design and cut package for chipboard or we can cut products to your digital designs.'

Tando Creative will be sending the randomly chosen winner a prize package.

The second sponsor is The stamping boutique:

'Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http:// Good luck in the challenge.'

Thanks so much!   Tracey Malnofski

The winner will receive 3 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE that if the winner used a Stamping Boutique image they will receive 4 images of their choice.

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 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 giving out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone 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 used the lovely All Dressed Up 'little skater' that was kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, colouring digitally in Microsoft Paint and then printing and die cutting using one of the Spellbinders marvelous squares, adding a silver snowflake brad. I thought it would make a change to use a tent style card with a scalloped edge, adding some torn paper for snow and the sentiment pieces down the side which were generated on my dymo letratag.

I've including these things beginning with S: scallops, snow (torn paper), silver snowflake, skater, skirt, striped socks, sentiment ... don't think there are any more! You can see it 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 feature something beginning with S.

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 14 August 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 15 August 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 380 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome another new 'liker' yet again this week, but there's plenty of room for more! It would be great if we could get up to 400 very soon. 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 August 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. Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks so much for choosing my card. Just sent you an email.

  2. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for another fun challenge ladies and as always great DT inspirations Karen

  3. Thank You to the DT for making such a fabulous project using our image.

    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 All Dressed Up

  4. lLoved this theme Hazel! Great inspirations too!


    Di xx

  5. Oooh just seen I am one of your winners Hazel !! Whoohoo !! Congrats to all the other winners !!

    hugs Diane xx


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