Saturday 25 July 2020

CHNC challenge 500

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful festive designs shared last week - so many entries, 130 altogether - wow!!

We look forward to seeing all your lovely festive crafting this week.. Now that we are nearly into August it's a good time to get ahead ahead with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 499:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 95: Caroline: with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Caroline. Please email me at with your full name and address so I post your Bo Bunny Christmas in the village paper pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 8 August (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 twine or ribbon'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 500:

anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some twine or ribbon

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

Wallace & Gromit co-ordinating stamp 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:

Hidden pocket in top of Santa's hat

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 twine or ribbon'.

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 31 July 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 1 August 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. Today is a day to celebrate - congratulations on the 500 challenge. I am already looking forward to future challenges :-)
    Hugs, Majda

  2. Thank you for choosing my card by random.
    i have send an email!
    Love Caroline

  3. Congrats on your 500th challenge Hazel. Awesome makes from the team. Thanks for a fabulous challenge and for helping me be ready for the big day. Hugz

  4. What an awesome array of pretty cards! And fun - love your felt Santa, Hazel.

  5. Congratulations on your 500th challenge!

  6. I love Wallace and Grommet... and also love the hidden space in your Santa's hat, Hazel. How fun!

  7. Lovely sample! BIG Congrats for your 500th challenge, wow! :)

  8. Congratulations on your 500th challenge. Great work by the DT too. My niece is a big fan of Wallace and Grommit. There are stamps for everything!

  9. Lovely makes fro the DT, Huge Congrats on the 500th Challenge, Hazel xx

  10. Congratulations on 500 challenges! Hope to see you going for another 500. :-D

  11. Lovely inspiration cards from the DT. And congrats on your 500th Challenge.

  12. Congratulations on Challenge #500!! You are such a help in encouraging us all through the year to be working on our Christmas cards.
    Love the beautiful inspiration this week from each of the team. I esp am charmed by your adorable felt Santa with the fun secret pocket! So sweet!!!
    Thank you for another wonderful challenge, Hazel.
    <3 J

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