Saturday 11 February 2017

CHNC challenge 320

What a lot of lovely entries yet again last week. It's been another fairly difficult week here, with today being particularly so. We had to have all the laminate taken up from our lounge, carpet from the hall and vinyl from the bathroom because a leak from the bathroom had gradually caused a lot of water damage. Needless to say I didn't have time today for much else (had to clear lots of crockery, glassware etc so that furniture could be moved). If I didn't manage to comment on your entry from last week, I apologise and will try to catch up as soon as I can.

Update Sunday: I've now managed to leave comments on all entries for last week - once again, apologies for being late.

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 319. 

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 22: Tracy M, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Tracy. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your Cuddly Buddly clear stamps Merry Little Christmas.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 25 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 'cute'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 320:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: cute

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

(Sorry, not a good photo!)
Pure Frozen design pad
14.8 x 21 cm
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs

This is my card following the optional theme: cute.  I used another of the lovely Elisabeth Bell toppers I purchased some time ago from Hobby House - 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 'cute'.

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 17 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 18 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. Sorry to hear about the water leak/damage. Couple yrs back we had an air conditioner water leak from the ceiling water damage our daughter's bathroom & the room next to that my hubby uses as his computer room. Like the coloring & cute Reindeer. Congrats to the winner.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Thank you for the challenge. Cute reindeer card.

    A lot of us know about water damage. It's such a huge pain and expense. So sorry to hear this.

  3. Hope all goes well with your repairs Hazel!
    THANK YOU for choosing me as the lucky winner - I have sent you an email :)
    LOVE your SUPER CUTE card too!

  4. lovely cute card!
    Hope everything goes well now!

  5. Hazel, had problems with water too. Sending prayers and happy thoughts your way. You really have had way too much!!! Have a Happy Valentine's by having a sweet treat or two or three - you deserve it.

  6. Hope all goes well with the repairs.
    Lovely card. Thank you for another challenge.


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