Saturday 8 December 2018

CHNC challenge 415

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - wow! 269 wonderful entries - fantastic response. Now we're in December, we need to get cards finished, decorations done .... time is going and only two and a bit weeks to Christmas Day.  I daren't think about the last posting dates, although I have managed to send to Australia and New Zealand and hope they will get there in time. I'm really working  against the clock now, but recent circumstances have put crafting on the back burner, but I'm now getting on with some. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words of condolence .... much appreciated.

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 414:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 181: Janis in ID, with this lovely card

Congratulations, Janis.. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Love to Craft Christmas moments paper pad, sentiment toppers and snowglobe stickers.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 22 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 some gems or pearls'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 415:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some gems or pearls

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

Love to craft Let it Snow
Paper pad 6 x 6 
8 designs 24 sheets

91 adhesive pearls

12 printed tags

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 'use some gems or pearls'.

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 14 December 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 15 December 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. Lovely samples by everyone!! The closer we get to Christmas, the more I appreciate all the work you put into this Christmas challenge. I have lots of cards all ready to use!!
    And wait....there's one of my cards!!! I am so excited to be the lucky winner!!! Thank you for drawing my name and for this lovely prize. I have emailed you.
    Merry Christmas to all!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Thank you for a new challenge - thought about you on Monday Hazel - hoping you got lots of love from everyone - sending a big hug from the USA - have a lovely week - happy dance to Janis

  3. I keep forgetting to check out this challenge, but finally did thanks to seeing my friend, Dawn, enter her card here. Next year I hope to play often. Great variety of cards by the DT!


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