Saturday 10 December 2022

CHNC challenge 624

A sad announcement

Having run this Christmas challenge blog for twelve years, I've been thinking it's time for a break .... this isn't an easy or quick decision, but one that has been on my mind for some time and recent family situations and life in general has made me realise that this is the right decision. I've been through difficult times during those twelve years and have never missed a challenge. So the challenge on 31 December will be the last one.

I've been so grateful for all those who have been on the design team over the years, including, of course, the present ones - also for the many sponsors who were so generous. So many have shared their inspirational designs and so many wonderful crafters have entered the challenges to share theirs.

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 - not long to go now!!

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 'quick and easy'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 624
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: quick and easy

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 'quick and easy',

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 16 December 2022. 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 17 December 2022 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 or card. 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. Hazel, I posted on your Patterned Paper Challenge and will express the same thoughts here. Thanks for being so generous, with your time and prizes over the years. You deserve to now take some well-deserved time to focus on family and YOU! I do hope that I still see you in blogland... as coloring and creating is such as wonderful type of self-care. Please know that your challenges will be missed!

  2. Oh Hazel, I'm sorry to hear that you've been having a difficult time.
    Thanks so much for all of the fun Christmas challenges over the years - I've really enjoyed playing along!
    Hope to see you still linking up to challenges in blogland in the new year!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x


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