Saturday 21 March 2020

CHNC challenge 482

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful festive designs shared last week.

We look forward to seeing all your lovely festive crafting this week - now that we're nearly at the end of March it's a good time to start thinking about getting ahead, if you haven't already done so.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 481:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 25: Wilma, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Wilma. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Love to craft Christmas Moments paper pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 4 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 'inspired by a Christmas song or carol'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 482:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: inspired by a Christmas song or carol

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 design team:

Stamping Bella
The Reindeer and the Birdie
cling mounted stamp

Here are the designs from myself and the rest of my wonderful team - I am so grateful to them for sharing their lovely designs:



All I want for Christmas

Hark the herald angels sing

While Shepherds Watched

inspired by dreaming of a white christmas


The little drummer boy.

inspired by "Carol of the Bells"

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 'inspired by a Christmas song or carol'.

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 27 March 2020. 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 28 March 2020 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. Wauw! Thanks that I’m a winner,I sent you a mail hazel.
    Hugs, Wilma xx

  2. Congrats to the winner!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  3. Oh dear so sorry Hazel I linked wrong card in first link over, in here ie tried inadequate sleep!
    Thanks for running this some stunning work by DT well done, just playing for fun too, thank you!

    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these troubled times, may we look up in faith! Praying you’re all kept well too!
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

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

  4. Love the DT inspiration, Your cards are super, Hope all is well, Hazelxx


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