Saturday 22 June 2019

CHNC challenge 443

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge, 48 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 442:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 8: Lilian B, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lilian. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Little Red Boots illustration by Kathryn Coyle clear stamps and embossing dies.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 6 July (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 some washi tape'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 443:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some washi tape

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

Leonie Pujol
Mask & stencil set

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 am pleased to say that everyone on the team has agreed to continue from July - December 2019:



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 theme of 'use some washi tape'.

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 June 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 29 June 2019 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to linky tools. 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. Happy Dance to the winner - thanks for the new challenge - have a blessed day!

  2. Thank you for picking my card, I love playing along with your challenges,

    lilian B

  3. Really had trouble linking Hazel, I dint use a computer only mobile devices. This link system is always problematic and sometime I give up, this took three goes and then the thumbnail is a weird looking thing.

    Thanks for the challenge. I really do appreciate your diligence and faithfulness in running it. I dont know if it’s cost thing but Di’s Snippets linky is really easy to use and so is old links I think you used to have? Sometimes blogging is just too hard and I really get why folks drop out.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

    1. Sorry to hear this, Shaz. I admit that I gave up with the linky I used to use because it was going to cost too much - I was paying for it in the first place, but the price was really going up. I chose this linky because I'd used it to enter other challenges and hadn't had any problems. I will look into the possibility of changing. xx

    2. Ya I have to agree. I've tried from my laptop and keep getting an error page. I've done it 4 times now and it want let me load. So maybe later today I'll try. I know this cant be easy to run a challenge. but its greatly appreciative.


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