Saturday 4 February 2017

CHNC challenge 319

Yet another week of lovely entries - thank you so much for your support and encouragement. 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 made at the beginning of this year.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 318. 
Please note that my email to send to is

Number 35: Margreet with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Margreet. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Crafter's Companion Romany Christmas unmounted rubber stamp Christmas tree.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 18 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 'add some ribbon'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 319:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: add some ribbon

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:
Cuddly Buddly clear stamps
Merry Little Christmas

This is my card following the optional theme: use some ribbon (sorry that I couldn't get a better picture - should have taken it in daytime - the card looks 'bowed', but it isn't - and they say the camera never lies! - 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 'use some ribbon'.

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 10 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 11 February, 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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. Proficiat Margreet met je winnende kaartje!
    Nice card Hazel!

  2. Great to be the winner. I have emailed you.
    Thanks Nancy!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely card Hazel.


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