Saturday 22 December 2018

CHNC challenge 417

Wishing you a Happy Christmas

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, once again a fantastic response. By the time this challenge finishes, Christmas Day will have gone and we will be heading towards New Year ... where does time go to?

We're looking forward to seeing your festive designs this week. Perhaps you made some cards in recent days that you just didn't have time to blog and show ... a golden opportunity perhaps to spend a bit of time in the day or two after Christmas Day to add them as entries here - we'd love to see them. And then perhaps start making cards ready for next year - lol!

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 416:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 57: Christi C, with these lovely angel ornaments:

Congratulations, Christi.. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Signature collection traditional Christmas paper pad by Sara Davies.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 5 January (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 the word Christmas'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 417:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use the word Christmas

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize kindly donated by Myrna, one of the DT:

2 sets of acrylic stamps

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 the word Christmas'.

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 28 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 29 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. Hi Hazel, thanks for faithfulness in running this challenge, am just playing fir fun no thanks to prize,
    Love Shaz I’m Oz.x

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy new year.

  3. Hi Hazel and the Design Team, thanks for the challenge and for your gorgeous projects to inspire us. Just linked my card up to #72 - thanks in advance if you get a chance to peek :-)

    Jocelyn - Instead of Ironing Blog


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