Saturday 25 November 2017

CHNC challenge 361

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. As we are now well into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 360:
Please note that my email to send to is


Number 126: Lizzie's crafting retreat, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lizzie. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your English country garden paper pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 9 December (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 'use a doily'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 361:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use a doily

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

Docrafts mini Christmas buttons
+ Teresa Collins buttons

For my cards I used a couple of offcut pieces as backgrounds on the white card blanks, adding paper and sentiment circles from a very recently purchased Craftwork cards Christmas past collection, as well as Dovecraft Glad Tidings doilies. You can see these 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 'use some buttons'.

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 1 December 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 2 December 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 November 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. Beautiful cards Hazel!
    Hugs Hazel x

  2. Congratulations, Lizzie. Such a pretty card. [Bunny]

  3. Thank you for the new challenge - Happy Dance to the winner! Yeah!

  4. Fabulous challenge twist option. Love the look of doilies!!
    Beautiful doily cards. Love the circular sentiment panels in the middle.
    Thank you for another fun challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you for the challenge Hazel, love your cards and those doilies! Karen x

  6. Well done to Lizzie. Lovely card. Another great challenge Hazel. Beautiful cards with doilies on. Hope you're well. Hugs xx


Thank you for your kind comments