Saturday 30 March 2019

CHNC challenge 431

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, so many 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 430:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 32: Sandy J, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Sandy. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Leonie Pujol Bubble Explosion embossing folder..

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 13 April (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 'include a star or two or more'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 431:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: include a star or two or more

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

Make & Create
Clear 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:

Fiona is unwell - we wish her better soon

Helen is unwell - we wish her better soon


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 'include a star or two or more'.

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 5 April 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 6 April 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.

Thank you for your patience regarding the linky ... it is now back and working OK.

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. Happy dance to the winner - Yeah! I will be back sometime with a Christmas entry - thanks for the new challenge

  2. Congrats to Sandy!!
    Lovely inspirations from you and the DT ladies!

  3. Wow! Lots of lovely inspiration, I shall definitely endeavor to come back to enter. I haven't blogged as much lately, so thanks for the links to your Facebook page and the paper challenge. I shall be busy catching up! Xxx

  4. Another great challenge ladies. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration from you all. Well done to the winner. Hugs xx

  5. Fab DT projects!
    I don't seem to be able to see the linky, so I'll leave a link to my entry here.
    Helen x

  6. Well.....I certainly can NOT pick a favorite out of all those awesome samples!!! Wow...what a fabulous array of makes from a very talented design team.
    Thank you for another lovely challenge, Hazel!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. What a great collection of christmas cards for our inspiration! Happy to join you on this challenge!


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