Saturday 26 September 2015

CHNC challenge 248: stick it down

What a wonderful selection of designs for last week's challenge - so many ideas for things beginning with P - I loved them. This week's challenge is easy - I hope lots of you will be encouraged to get on with your Christmas designs and share them.

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 are moving home this weekend and 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. 

We are not having broadband installed until next Friday, so I'm not sure what opportunity I'll have to comment - apologies in advance if I don't manage to.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 247. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 3: Mari, who shared this lovely card:

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

The second winner:

Number 1: April, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, April. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your  lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The third winner:

Number 24: Suzi Mac,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations,.Suzi. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher to be spent in Paper Creator's online store.

The fourth winner:

Number 22: NanaConnie,  who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, NanaConnie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from That Craft Place Ltd.

Now on to:
Challenge 248

For today's challenge I'd like you to 'stick it down' on your Christmas designs - however you want to interpret that

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 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: Stix2:

'Stix2 - Your destination for any hobby craft supplies, coupled with lots of creative and inspirational ideas, focused on bringing the world of arts & crafts directly to your doorstep.

We manufacture and supply a vast range of hobby craft products which can be used by anybody running their own craft shop or by individuals making their own cards, scrapbooks and any other crafty projects you can dream up.

We hope you will enjoy your visit here, and: have fun crafting!

Stix2 - If you can imagine it, you can do it.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a goody bag of Stix2 products with a RRP of £30.

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 using a piece of My Mind's Eye background paper and some stickers - 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 'stick it down' on your Christmas designs, however you want to interpet that.

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 2 October 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 3 October 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. Of course, it will be October before the end of this challenge and I'll add the link when CHNC challenge extra for October goes live.

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. How lovely to have won a prize Hazel, Thank you to Mr Linky and congrats to the other winners. Hugs Suzi Mac.

  2. Congrats to the winners, and thank you for a great challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Grat cards Hazel - hope the move is going OK!!


    Di xx


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