Saturday 12 March 2016

CHNC challenge 272: colour: gold

Lovely variety of festive entries for last week's challenge - thank you so much for your support and willingness to join in my challenge. I think some of you are already beginning to build up a small stash of Christmas makes ... it's not too early to make a card or two to avoid the panic later in the year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 271. 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 21: Misseke, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Misseke. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second winner:

Number 9: Sandy J, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sandy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Star Stampz.

The third winner:

Number 3: Crafty girl, who shared this lovely 3D box card:

Congratulations, Crafty girl. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth winner:

Number 17: Jessi, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jessi. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your adhesive jeweled sheet kindly donated by Die Cuts With a View.

As this is the 2nd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 272

colour: gold
a little or a lot

This week there are four 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 Crafts 4 eternity:

who is offering three digital stamps (winner's choice) from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The second sponsor is Rubber Dance:

'Rubber Dance is a homebased rubber stamp company from Norway, owned and run by Bibi Lindahl who's been making stamps since 1999! Her stamps are all deeply etched red rubber, and Bibi manufactures them herself. On the Rubber Dance blog you'll find inspiring artwork by Bibi and her Design Team, and they also have lots of video tutorials on YouTube. Bibi offers flat rate shipping worldwide at a very reasonable price, and she has many unique Christmas stamps that are sold in sets as well as single stamps.'


The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose three red rubber Christmas stamps 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 SVG Attic:

'SVGattic is home to many wonderful and imaginative vinyl, scrapbook and 3D designs. These kits are fun and easy to make with your digital die cutting machine. Use them as gifts, decor around the house or just to impress your friends. You're sure to find something you love at Come be inspired.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a $15 gift certificate to spend at

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.

One of this week's sponsors is Rubber and I'm delighted to welcome Bibi Lindahl as my guest designer with this lovely card - you can visit here to see Bibi's card on the Rubber Dance blog.

This is my card, featuring the lovely Crafts 4 eternity image Christmas cupcakes - combining three together (kindly supplied by one of my sponsors) coloured with copics and spectrum noir pens. There is a fair amount of gold on this card, which makes it difficult to photograph, especially as some is embossed mirror card - you can read about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week the challenge is to use the colour gold ... a little or a lot, the choice is yours.

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 18 March 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 19 March 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 437 'likes' - another new one 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 March 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. Wow, I'm thrilled to see I'm one of the lucky winners - thank you so much!

  2. Parabéns a todas... Lindos trabalhos...

  3. Congrats to the winners :) All lovely cards!! I emailed a few times about my win a few weeks ago of the Beccy's Place prize, and haven't got a reply.....wondering if it ended up in spam?
    Edenland Designs

  4. Oh what a nice surprise to see that I am one of the winners - it makes me very happy and thank you so much!

  5. Big apologies to Susan (EdenLand Designs) - I've now contacted the sponsor and emailed you. xx


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