Saturday 19 December 2015

CHNC challenge 260: anything goes as long as it's Christmas

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all

A very Happy Christmas

It is incredible to think that by the end of this challenge Christmas Day will be over!

Please don't put your Christmas crafting boxes away - make a resolution now (why wait till New Year?!) to make Christmas cards throughout the year? If you managed to do this throughout this past year, I'm sure you were grateful that you weren't in a panic towards the end of the year. However, if you didn't, just think how much easier it would have been if you'd started those Christmas cards earlier.

What a wonderful load of entries for last week's challenge - I can't believe how many delicious designs were shared - thank you so much for your support - it means so much ... and without you this little challenge blog would be nothing. It doesn't seem possible that this blog has been going now for five years.

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 259. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 106: Crafting mum Louisewho shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Louise. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:

Number 117: Margaret A (granmargaret), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Margaret. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your four images from The stamping boutique.

The third winner:

Number 169: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Melissa. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth winner:

Number 100: Cards by Beckie,  who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Beckie. Please email me at so I can arrange for your to receive your $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis.

Now on to:
Challenge 260

For today's challenge I'd like you to make and show 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 Stamping all day who are offering three free downloads from to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs:

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

The third sponsor is Melonheadz:

'Melonheadz Illustrations are designed and illustrated by talented artist Nikki Casassa. Nikki's artwork is fresh and fun and can be used for a wide variety of projects. Check out her Etsy Shop at to see the vast selection of digital images she has for sale.'

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose one bundle from

The fourth sponsor is Die Cuts With a View:

'At DCWV, we strive to create products that are easy to use, timeless in their design, and affordable to the consumer. By combining our continued research in developing trends with the feedback we receive from our consumers, we are able keep our products and designs in line with current and future demands. Not only does the consumer purchase a stack with all of their favorite designs, they also continue to do so at a fabulous price.

With you and your customers in mind, we have created some exciting new products, some of which are made with materials unheard of in a paper stack. Chalkboard on paper, adhesive fabric, and rhinestone accents are just a few of the remarkable materials you will see in our collections.At DCWV, we are proud to focus on quality, value, innovation, and service.'

DCWV generously sent me a big package of goodies and the randomly chosen winner of this challenge will receive this (picture to follow soon)

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 - 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 make and show 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 25 December 2015 (Yay! Christmas Day - that means I might be a bit late posting winners!!). 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 26 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. Congrats to all winners Happy Dance for sure! Merry Christmas!

  2. This BEE is happy to bee a winner at CHNC 259. Emailed. Thank you. to all the other winners.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Your card is gorgeous! Merry Christmas, and thanks so much for the challenge.

  4. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the challenge! Your card is stunning! Love the frame!

  5. Hi Hazel, thanks for your lovely challenge blogs. I haven't been able to participate as much as I would have liked this year but I have high hopes for next year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Elizabeth xx

  6. Thank you for picking my card as one of the winners of 259. I have sent you an email Hazel. Congratulations to the other winners.
    Hazel lovely card, thank you for another challenge.

  7. and I hope you have a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

  8. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

  9. Wishing You a lovely Festive Season and a happy and healthy 2016, Love Hazelx


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