Saturday 12 December 2015

CHNC challenge 259: anything goes as long as it's Christmas

My apologies if I haven't yet left a comment on your entry for the previous challenges. I can assure you that I always look at them all and am still overwhelmed by the support my little challenge blog gets and the level of festive creativity that is shared week after week.

Since moving, we have had quite a few things done here and there hasn't been a week gone by without some sort of chaos ... this week it has been lights and new fittings and a new freezer delivered today. And for a week or more we have both been poorly with persistent colds and chestiness - so hard to shake off.

Sorry about all that, but I don't want you to think I'm ignoring you all ...

Can you believe that in two week's time (I'm writing this on Friday evening), Christmas Day will almost be over! If you're like me, you still have cards to make and write ... despite me making them throughout the year!

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 

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 258. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number Lisa Lynnwho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, .Lisa 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 57: Megan, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Megan. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your images or digi papers to the value of $10 from StitchyBear's Digi Outlet.

The third winner:

Number 80: Eemeli,  who shared this lovely card:

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

The fourth winner:

Number 43: My crafting channel (Nana),  who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Nana (My Crafting Channel). Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Crafty Bob CD-rom kindly donated by Craftsuprint.

Now on to:
Challenge 259

For today's challenge I'd like you to make anything as long as it's for Christmas 

Once again this week there are four 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 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 five digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth 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 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.

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to make anything as long as it's for 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 18 December 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 December 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 December 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. Yay! Happy to see my name as one the lucky winners! I sent you an e-mail couple of mins ago.

    Thanks for the nice challenge.


  2. Thank you for another challenge. Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.
    Don't worry about not commenting, I understand.

  3. Thanks for choosing my card as one of the winners.

  4. wow! it's been hectic for you. i hope things slow down especially with the holiday coming. fabulous creations. we at TSB are always delighted to be a sponsor and would like to take this time to wish you and yours a very merry and very blessed holiday season.

  5. So excited to see my name above. Just sent email with my info. Congrats to all the winners. Thanks for another fun challenge this week Hazel.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  6. Congrat's to all the winners. Thanks Hazel for a having another great challenge. :D

  7. Huge congrats everyone!
    Thank you so much for another lovely challenge hun!xx


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