Saturday 12 September 2015

CHNC challenge 246: festive trees or greenery

Once again, so many inspirational entries for last week's challenge - so many regulars still making their Christmas designs and good welcome some new folk as they start to make their Christmas cards. I hope you will be able to join in this coming week with some festive trees or greenery.

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.

Please note that my email to send to now is - this is because we hope to be moving soon and when we do I will no longer be able to use my previous email addy because there is no Virgin cable there and so the email addy will not be able to be used. For the time being it doesn't matter, but I'm trying to get people used to the new email ready for the move.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 245. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 16: cards by Beckiewho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Beckie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 of goods from  Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments.

The second winner:

Number 31: Rosina, who shared this lovely card:

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

The third winner:

Number 40:  le jardin creatif delilas (Nancy),  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Nancy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your two single digis from Cute as a button.

The fourth winner:

Number 39: Sandy J, who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Sandy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three images or one digital set from Beccy's Place.

Now on to:
Challenge 246

For today's challenge I'd like to see some festive trees or greenery on your Christmas designs

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

The first sponsor is Craft Classes Online:

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in onlinecraft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule.

CCO's blog, Everyday Moodlings, offers the theme of the week and challenges us to use all of our craft supplies during the coming year. We offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration.

We are excited to be sponsoring Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog. You can view our class list on our website We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often.

Become a subscriber to our newsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come
visit us on our Facebook page, too. One lucky winner will receive a free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less. Good Luck! Winners have until the end of June 2016 to claim their prize.

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.

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.

This is my card featuring Christmas ornaments 2 by CraftyGirl kindly given by StitchyBear's DIgi Outlet, one of the sponsors this week, with the addition of some festive greenery - more about this 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 show some festive trees or greenery on your Christmas designs. As you can see from my CAS card, there doesn't have to be a lot of festive greenery - as little or as much as you like.

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 18 September 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 19 September 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 400 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome anothe yet 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 September is here.

Last year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation, 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 the winners of the last challenge.
    Hazel thank you for another challenge, lovely card.

  2. Lovely card Hazel and great theme!


    Di xx

  3. Great Chrimbo ornaments card :-)
    Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    IKE x

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet


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