Saturday, 8 July 2017

CHNC challenge 341

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 340.

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 32: stamp, fold, and repeat (Jeanie), with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jeanie. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Santorio The Messenger clear stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 22 July (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is '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 'snowflakes'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 341:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: snowflakes

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

Couture creations stencil
Merry stars assortment

For my card I stamped the background randomly using a favourite inkadinkadoo stamp inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder. The centre 'snowflake' is actually a foiled doily with a couple of the points cut off, using a todo letterpress and hot foil plate. I really wanted to put a sentiment circle in the middle, but hadn't got anything suitable and time was short to make something new, so I found an embossed circle that fitted perfectly and used that. You can see my card here on My Crafty Outlook:

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 'snowflakes'.

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 14 July 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 15 July 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 July 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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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. Happy Dance to the winner - thanks for a new challenge - have a blessed week

  2. The snowflake card is super - I like that you found a different element for the center - bugs me in crafting when I want something on a card and do not have it in my stash - yet, this worked out wonderful for this snowflake creation - great job!

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

  4. Love your card its super, Love Hazelx

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