Saturday 31 December 2022

CHNC challenge 627

Wishing you a very Happy New Year

A sad announcement

Having run this Christmas challenge blog for twelve years, I've been thinking it's time for a break .... this hasn't been 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 this week's challenge is 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.

Challenge 627 - our final challenge

anything goes as long as it's a Christmas or 
New Year creation

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

cracker set and matching card



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 'any Christmas or New Year creation',

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 6 January 2023. 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.

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.

Two of the present DT members, Lisbeth and Claudia are starting a new Christmas challenge on 1 January 2023 ... please support them with your festive designs - Girlz Creative Christmas challenge.

I look forward to seeing you in blogland and on facebook continuing to share your crafting.


  1. Hazel, thank you for hosting challenges all these years. We will miss you, but you do deserve a break. Wishing you all the best.

  2. Thank you, Hazel, for running this blog for so long to keep us all motivated. Wishing you love, peace and joy for the year ahead. Marianne x

  3. Twelve years is a long time to run a challenge Hazel and can understand you feel ready for a break, so good luck with everything you do in the future. x

  4. Thank you for the challenges over the years. We will miss you!
    Much health! Lots of life!
    sorry for the translator


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