Saturday 28 August 2021

CHNC challenge 557

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

We look forward to seeing all of your lovely festive crafting this week. There is still time to avoid panic when it gets towards the end of the year, although we are now almost into September.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 556:

Please note that my email to send to is

Number 5: Dee's cards (Bookmark #1): with this lovely bookmark:

Congratulations, Dee. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can post your Hobbycraft Merry Christmas Tree Clear stamp.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 11 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 557
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 this week:

Make & create
Moonlight magic paper pad
30 sheets * 10 designs

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



Sadly, this is Stacey's last week with us as she needs to leave the team - we will miss your lovely inspirational designs, Stacey.

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 3 September 2021. 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 4 September 2021 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. Congratulations to Dee's cards, lovely cards DT team made!

  2. Thanks so much for choosing my bookmark as the winner. Just sent you a email.

  3. Congrats to the winner
    Have a great day!

  4. Happy Dance to the winner - thank you for the new challenge

  5. Thank you Hazel and the fabulous DT for another great challenge. Beautiful inspiration too. Well done to the winner. X


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