Saturday 24 August 2019

CHNC challenge 452

Thank you for all lovely entries for last week's challenge - what a lovely number of entries once again.

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 451:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 38: Rina, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Rina. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Paper Boutique Christmas Critters papers.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 7 September (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 'embossing (wet or dry)'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 452:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: embossing (wet or dry)

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

Little Red Boots
illustrations by Kathryn Coyle
Clear stamps assortment pack and
Embossing dies

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 theme of 'embossing (wet or dry)'.

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 30 August 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 31 August 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 winner - lovely work DT - thank you for a new challenge!

  2. Hi Hazel and DT! Your cards are so different from each other and so beautiful!
    I don't know why my link doesn't show my card, but you will see it when you click on the link....

  3. Great DT cards Hazel! I can't believe that I somehow managed to muck up adding my image, although the link works fine. Duh Still, I did at least manage to get here :)


    Di xx

  4. Hi Hazel, love you card, gorgeous nativity. Sorry linking on mobile having major links issues 😫
    So ended up with Mario Kart slider Card instead of Christmas one . On same post. Added it so please kindly delete first one.
    Hugs Shaz.x ps thanks for runners ng the challenge for us, and I’m playing just for fun! 😁

  5. Congratulations to the winner! Enjoy your prize!!
    Lovely DT work. I esp love the adorable llama card by Claudia. So cute and creative!!
    Thank you for another lovely challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Thanks a lot for sharing this excellent info! I am looking forward to seeing more posts by you as soon as possible! I have judged that you do not compromise on quality. Coffee Mugs


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