Saturday 27 October 2018

CHNC challenge 409

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - a wonderful number of super entries - 77! More and more crafters are adding their designs as it's getting towards that time of year when Christmas crafting is becoming more urgent before panic sets in - lol! We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 408:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 62: Nelleke, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Nelleke. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Darice embossing folders.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 10 November (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 'for someone special'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 409:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: for someone special

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize I'm giving for this challenge:

Todo 2 die template set
Christmas Ornament
Can be used with most leading die cutting systems

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:

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 'for someone special'.

We 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 2 November 2018. 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 3 November 2018 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.

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
We look forward to seeing your entries


  1. Love all the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. Thanks for the challenge and the chance to win.

    Jo x

  2. Wonderful inspiration!!! Thank you for this lovely challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks for another fun challenge and wonderful inspirations x

  4. Well done to the winner. Gorgeous inspiration from all the DT. Hugs xx

  5. Thank you for the weekly challenges and the DT creations - have a blessed week


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