Saturday, 30 September 2017

CHNC challenge 353

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. It seems unbelievable that tomorrow is 1 October ... we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs now.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 352:
Please note that my email to send to is

Number 63: Dreja, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Dreja.. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Papermania Urban StampTulip Xmas Mistletoe Friends.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 14 October (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 'black and white and one other colour'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 353:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: black and white and one other colour

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

Joanna Sheen Giordano studio stamps
Santa arrives (unmounted stamps)

For my card I used the lovely Inkadinkadoo reindeer stamp, inked with versafine onyx black and heat embossed with detail black powder.. Various offcuts were used, including the piece of embossed shiny black card. The greeting tag was from an unknown set I purchased long ago and the little black flowers were cut from some sticky ribbon. You can see it 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 'black and white and one other colour'.

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 6 October 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 7 October 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 September is here and the link for October will be added at the beginning of the month.

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 the new challenge - have a blessed week

  2. Beautiful card and many congratulations Dreja x

  3. What a striking card, the image is really pretty and I love the embossed panel adds real dimension x

  4. Hazel, your card for inspiration is gorgeous. Love that stamp and colors.

  5. Such a stylish and beautiful card for inspiration hun. Another fab challenge.Hugs xx

  6. Hurra! Thank you.
    Greetings Dreja

  7. Lovely card in the non-traditional colors. I am very fond of pink at Christmas...and at any other time!!! :) Thank you for another sweet challenge!!
    <3 J

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