Saturday 30 July 2016

CHNC challenge 292: anything goes as long as it's Christmas

What an amazing number of entries for last week's challenge - thanks for your support and encouragement. I hope that there will be many entries this week, as it's 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas'

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 291. There were six 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 is

The first winner:

Number 23: Jane Willis, who shared this lovely stepper card:

Congratulations, Jane. 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 15: NanaConnie, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, NanaConnie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

The third winner:

Number 66: Suze #4, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three sets of papers from Lozzy's wonderful selection.

The fourth winner:

Number 25: Cards by Beckie, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Beckie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fifth winner:

Number 12: Helen, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

The sixth winner:

Number 52: Mijn Creatie(fje)s (Nancy), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Nancy. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital stamps from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

As this is the 5th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 292:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas

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 Crafter's Companion:
Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor is Uniko:

'My name is Beverley Brown and I am the owner and designer of Uniko Ltd, a small family run business. Tthough it is mainly myself that designs, blogs and does all the day to day running of things, whilst being a full time mum to 17 month old twin boys! Uniko Ltd specialises in clear stamps and paper crafting products.

Being an avid paper crafter and stamp addict for many years, plus completing a BA (Hons) in Textiles & Surface Design I decided back in February 2012 to combine my passions and launch my own range of stamps, designer dies & digital paper collections.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a clear stamp set of choice from the Uniko website.

The third sponsor is Tando Creative:

'We supply our own unique range of chipboard designs that are both innovative and inspiring. We have now added masks to our range of products cut from sturdy and durable 350 micron polyfilm.

We offer a complete bespoke design and cut package for chipboard or we can cut products to your digital designs.'

Tando Creative will be sending the randomly chosen winner a prize package.

The fourth prize is a pack of flowers donated by Mulberry Crafts who, unfortunately, are not trading any more - I will post them to the randomly chosen winner.

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.

This is my card, using the lovely coloured image from Bugaboo Stamps called 'Christmas bird 001'. For more info about the card please look here on My Crafty Outlook.

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week it's 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 5 August 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 6 August 2016 when there will be four prizes, 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 463 '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 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 August 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. Super cute card!!Congrats to all the winners!

  2. Thank you very much yet again, Hazel, and well done to all the other winners


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