Saturday 26 October 2019

CHNC challenge 461

Thank you for 72 lovely entries for last week's challenge.

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 460:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 69: Jo L, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jo. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your embossing folders.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 9 November (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 'make your own background'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 461:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: make your own background

Every week a prize is given to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this week, kindly donated by Myrna, one of my DT:

Mama Elephant
Clearly creative Hello 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:



I used Alcohol ink en silver and gold mixative

A set of quick cards using an embossing folder

background created using shave foam and distress ink refills
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 'make your own background'.

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 1 November 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 2 November 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, 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 - thank you for a new challenge and lovely work by DT

  2. Thank you for the challenge and lovely DT inspirations x

  3. Wonderful creations by the DT. I can spot some great ideas for boosting my Christmas card making.

  4. such a lovely inspirations!
    I would like to ask you to remove my entry nr. 78, I linked the wrong card, I am so sorry for this.
    crafty hugs xx

  5. Beautiful collection of inspiration from you all. Well done to the winner Jo. Hugs xx


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