Saturday 29 June 2019

CHNC challenge 444

Regarding problems with Linky Tools

Update - I've received this from Brent at Linky Tools:

Here's the issue... the site has over 18K old users with 9+ MILLION old image files. So it is really bogging the system down. I am in the process of spring cleaning the old users and files. I have no idea how long it will take (a few days) and I apologize for whatever inconvenience and aggravation it causes. I'm working hard to resolve it. Linky Tools has run very smoothly for many years... I hope to have this cleared up as fast as possible.
It seems to be OK now ... hope you can add your entries.

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - 45 super festive 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 443:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 10: Julene (Austral , with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Julene. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Leonie Pujol Joy mask and stencil set.

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

Challenge 444:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use a snowflake or two or more

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 a snowflake 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 July 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 July 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. Congrats to the lucky winner. Lovely inspiration from the team. Hugz

  2. I'm really sorry if people are having trouble using the linky. I've tried and am getting an error and have reported it to Linky Tools and waiting for an answer. x

  3. I was able to add my link Hazel. It was a little slow. The thumbnail came up black but if you click on it you will be taken through to my blog where you can see my Christmas Tree card. Hugz

  4. It worked! Yay!! :)
    Fabulous makes by you and your team. I esp love your dazzling shiny card, Hazel!!
    Thank you for another lovely challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Hi Hazel,
    I've tried several ties yesterday & today to add my link, but keep getting a server error, so I'll leave a link to my entry here.
    Helen x

  6. Linky not working for me. Will try again later.

  7. So sorry for the problems with linky, but Linky Tools are working on it as quickly as they can. x

  8. Linky not working for me either so have left link here, hope that's ok xx

  9. Happy Dance to the winner! Thanks for the art work DT -

  10. Well done to the winner. Another great challenge and fab inspiration from you all. Hugs xxx

  11. I'm having the same problems myself ... sorry for the inconvenience, but, as Brent says, it will be cleared up as fast as possible. Even if you leave your link in comments, I can't add because I have the same problem. It will get sorted. xx

  12. Here are my card, Link does't work:


Thank you for your kind comments