Saturday 5 January 2019

CHNC challenge 419

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, once again a fantastic response.

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 418:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 60: Lynne, with this lovely card:

Congratulations,Lynne.. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Spirit of Christmas Snowflake Circle set of 2 dies.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 19 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 'upcycle or use something old'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 419:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: upcycle or use something old

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

Clear Christmas Stamps
Festive characters everyone will love
Exclusive designs by Andree

I want to thank my DT for being willing to share such lovely designs every week. Sadly, Ger Janne is no longer with us on the DT - we thank her for all her lovely contributions over the last six months. This means that we have a welcome a new team member:


I've been crafting 'properly' for the past eight years although I had dabbled before that on and off. Crafting time is my chill out and relax time! I make cards, scrapbook, art journal and play with altered art too. I am a lucky girl who has the support of my hubby for my obsession (just about) and my gorgeous daughter who allows me time to myself to create (sometimes she joins me too!).

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 used the images of an old postcard.


The tree is from an old Christmas card

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 'upcycle or use something old'.

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 11 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 12 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. Beautiful cards! Catherine: have fun in this team!

  2. Wow, that's a lovely surprise, thank you. Fab cards from the DT for the new challenge too x

  3. Congratulations to Lynne and what a lovely card!!! Beautiful work by the DT, too. I am so inspired to try to use parts of old commercial Christmas cards for some of my cards this year. Thank you for another fun challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Welcome Catherine!! The DT always has such beautiful projects and this challenge is a great motivation to upcycle some of my old store-bought cards!


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