Saturday 2 March 2019

CHNC challenge 427

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, once again lots of lovely entries.

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 426:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 38: Rosina, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Rosina. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Hunkydory embossing folder and set of stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 15 March (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 'vintage or shabby chic'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 427:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: vintage or shabby chic

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this week:


Darice embossing folders
4.25 inches x 5.75 inches
flowers in water can
vase trio with bud
(sorry that the folders don't show up at all well,
but the images top right hand corner show what they look like

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 'vintage or shabby chic'.

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 8 March 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 9 March 2019 at 09:00 UK time.

Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation. Please add your link to the linky tool. Please note that I am using a different linky as the original inlinkz I was using is no longer available and the subscription is now much more than it was, so I am trying a different linky - if there are teething troubles, please bear with us. 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. Congrats to the winner! Lovely samples from the DT ladies!

  2. Superb samples from the DT. Looking forward to seeing everyone's contributions. C xxx


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