Saturday 29 December 2018

CHNC challenge 418

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, once again a fantastic response. By the time this challenge finishes, New Year's Eve will have gone and we will be into a New Year.

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 now to add them as entries here - we'd love to see them. And then perhaps start making cards ready for 2019 - lol!

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 417:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 80: Gail Scott, with this lovely envelope:

Congratulations,.Gail. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your two sets of acrylic stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 12 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 'any Christmas or New Year card'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 418:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: any Christmas of New Year card

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

Spirit of Christmas
Precious Marieke
Snowflake Circle
Set of 2 dies

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

I want to thank my DT for being willing to share such lovely designs every week. Sadly, Ger Janne won't be with us in the New Year - we thank her for her wonderful contributions and wish her well and know that we'll see you, Ger Janne, around in blogland. So we will have someone new joining our DT from next week - more about that then.

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 'any Christmas or New Year card'.

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 4 January 2019. 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 5 January  2019 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. Oh My what a wonderful surprise Hazel - than you so much for the lovely win of stamps - it surely is a blessing - Happy New Year - I will be emailing shortly! Have a blessed week!

  2. I have been sick since a week before Christmas so everything went to pot but am trying to get back on my feet. I love your blog and the cards shown here are great! I wish you a very happy new year and much happiness and health.

  3. Congrats to Gail on her win and thanks for another fun challenge. I have no excuse not to have all of my Christmas cards made before Christmas in 2019!!

  4. Congrats to the winner!
    Thanks for another lovely challenge, great inspirations from the DT ladies!
    Happy New Year to all!

  5. Happy new year dearie to you and the teamies.Another fantastic challenge theme. Beauttful inspiration.Hugs xx

  6. Congrats to the winner!
    have a great day!

  7. Everyone is still in the Christmas spirit around here! Yay!!! Fabulous work by the design team. Thank you for launching another year of wonderful challenges to keep us on track for Christmas. Hugs
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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