Saturday 16 January 2016

CHNC challenge 264: cute or anything goes

I loved seeing red when I looked at last week's entries - lol! Thanks for joining in my colour challenge so brilliantly. I am so pleased to see so many crafters starting the year off with Christmas creations. I hope this will continue.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 263. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

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

The first winner:  

Number 23: Di, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Di. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 coupon to use at the Doodle Pantry shop.

The second winner:

Number 34: Gail Scott, who shared this lovely tag:

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

The third winner:

Number 31: Annie C, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Annie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three red rubber Christmas stamps from Rubber Dance.

The fourth winner:

Number 15: Birgit, who shared these lovely card:

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

The fifth winner:

Number 10: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee, who shared these lovely card:

Congratulations, Melissa. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $15 gift certificate to spend at

In case you missed this a couple of weeks ago:

I am making these changes to the themes for the challenges:

1st Saturday in the month: vintage or anything goes
2nd Saturday in the month: colour, e.g use 'red', a little or a lot
3rd Saturday in the month: cute or anything goes
4th Saturday in the month: use a sentiment
5th Saturday in the month: anything goes

Still always Christmas, of course

I'm hoping this will help you if you wish to plan ahead. There will be scope within each of these challenges to use whatever materials, styles, images etc that you want to.

So, as this is the 3rd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 264

or anything goes as long as it's Christmas

I can hardly believe I'm saying this, but it's true: This week there are seven, yes, seven opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.

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 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 third 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 2 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE that if the winner used a Stamping Boutique image they will receive 3 images of their choice.

The fourth sponsor is new to CHNC: Lawn Fawn:

'Lawn Fawn is a crafting supply company that specializes in cute, fun, & quirky photopolymer clear stamps, dies, paper, ink, twine, and more! At Lawn Fawn, our goal is to inspire smiles and creativity in you!'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a stamp set and 6x6 pad of their choice.

The fifth sponsor is Robyn's Fetish - I'm so glad to welcome them back as sponsor.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

The sixth 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 seventh sponsor is new to CHNC: Sami Stamps:

The randomly chosen winner will receive a $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

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** - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone 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.

** As this is still early new year, I still need to adjust the side bar to accommodate new sponsors - this is a 'work in progress', so please watch this space!

For this card I've used Robyn's Fetish Christmas ginger cutie kindly supplied by them as one of this week's sponsors - 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 to something cute on your Christmas creation ... or you may enter 'anything goes as long as it's 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 creation can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 22 January 2016. 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 23 January 2016 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. 

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 another two again this week, but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

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Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas creation 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 January is here.

I also run a challenge blog 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 as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries


  1. Oh squeal from me! How lovely to have won a prize Hazel! Love the cute theme for this coming week plus your card. Email will follow ASAP! :)


    Di xx

  2. This BEE is happy to bee a winner at CHNC 263 Red $15 gc I have a Cricut Explore and like to use SVG files. Emailed you. Congrats to all the winners. Cute theme.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Oh Happy dance - thank you for the win and congratulations to all of the winners - thanks again for another challenge Hazel - have a blessed week - I am off to email you - blessings - Gail

  4. Ahhh your card is so cute, Love Hazelxx

  5. Wonderful new challenge theme, Hazel! I didn't know the new themes were set ahead so thank you for this! It does help with planning because I like to make my cards all year long; two per month is my goal. Congrats to the lucky winners! You have an amazing line-up of sponsors this week! I am hoping to be back to join you!

  6. Thank you so very much! That is sweet and love seeing the cards here-all are beautiful!

  7. Thanks for the challenge Hazel. I am hoping to be able to play along a little more often this year Karen x

  8. oh my goodness I only came along to see what the new challenge was and found out I'm a winner - yikes so excited. Thank you so much - I love the way you keep us on track making cards for Christmas - will be doing my cute one today.
    Annie xxx

  9. Congratulations to all the winners! So many lovely cards with red.
    It will be a great pleasure to send the prize of 3 Christmas stamps from my company to Annie :)


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