Saturday 28 January 2017

CHNC challenge 318

Thank you for another week of lovely entries. It's great to see people starting to make Christmas designs while there is no rush or panic ... it makes sense. I hope you will be able to join in this week and share your festive creations.

Please see here for changes to these weekly CHNC challenges from now on.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 317. 

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 34: I luv scrapping too (Sue Reynolds) with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sue. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Viva Decor My Paper World stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 11 February (2 weeks)

From now on, every CHNC challenge will be 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'no sentiment'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 318:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: no sentiment

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:

Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas
Unmounted rubber stamp Christmas Tree

This is my card following the optional theme: no sentiment - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:

Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'no sentiment'.

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 20:00 UK time Friday 3 February 2017. 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 4 February, 2017.

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. 

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - 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 February is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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, please 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. I'll be joining in again Hazel - hooray! Well done to the winner and I bet life is easier with your streamlined post too. Love your card, that's one of my fave stamps too - need to dig it out and use it again.


    Di xx

  2. Beautiful card Hazel love that adorable stamp and many congratulations to your winner well deserved too!

  3. Just linked - playing for fun Hazel!


    Di xx

  4. Fun twist. Thank you for hostessing your lovely challenges!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. what a lovely image on your card, truly beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration, just playing for fun thanks xxx


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