Saturday, 11 November 2017

CHNC challenge 359


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - an overwhelming number of entries. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now getting well into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to start or to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 358:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com


Number 79: kbrandy4 (Hazel), with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Hazel. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Todo cherry blossom embossing folder.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 25 November (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 'reindeer'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 359:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: reindeer

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:



Crafter's Companion Signature collection by Sara Davies
Floral Delight 6" x 6" paper pad
48 beautiful patterned papers
+ Floral Delight 3D toppers

For my card I usedan unknown piece of backing paper, adding a glittered decoupaged picture and matching sentiment oval from a Kanban kit bought long ago. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 'reindeer'.

I 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 17 November 2017. 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 18 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for November is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 4 November 2017

CHNC challenge 358


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again - well over 100 - please be patient with me while I catch up with commenting. Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now into November some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really not too late to start or to add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!)

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 357:


Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com

Number 56: Jane Willis, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jane. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Santoro clear stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 18 November (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 'food and/or drink'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 358:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: food and/or drink

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:



Todo Cherry Blossom embossing folder
(can be used with most die cutting/embossing systems)

For my card I used a ready patterned card blank from The Works, adding a couple of pieces from my Christmas offcuts box wrapped with some lovely textured ribbon. The image is from a Lili of the valley pad, fussy cut, with the addition of the sparkly glittered sentiment stocking which was upcycled from a card received long ago. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 'food and/or drink'.

I 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 10 November 2017. 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 11 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for November is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 28 October 2017

CHNC challenge 357


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - Wow! such a lot of entries  - over 100! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now at the end of October and approaching November we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 356:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 42: Mel C, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Mel. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Molly Blooms stamps.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 11 November (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 'something with wings'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 357:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: something with wings

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Santoro clear stamps
Mirabelle

For my card I used two parts of a recycled card - can't take any credit for doing any crafting with this one, but it was too good to put in the recycling paper bin. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook, but I won't be entering any challenges with it because I did nothing other than stick the pieces together on the card blank.


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 'something with wings'.

I 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 November 2017. 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 November 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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 - lots of new 'likes' during the past week - thank you.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for October is here and the link for November will be added at the beginning of the month.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 21 October 2017

CHNC challenge 356


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now well into October we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 355:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 1: Nicolette's kaarten, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Nicolette. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your two sets of clear stamps and cutting dies.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 4 November (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 'traditional Christmas colours'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 356:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: traditional Christmas colours

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:



Molly Blooms
Mounted stamps
designed by Clare

This is my card using traditional colours. You can read about it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 'traditional Christmas colours'.

I 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 October 2017. 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 October 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for October is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 14 October 2017

CHNC challenge 355


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now well into October we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 354:

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 11: Stamping Kitty, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Kitty. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Molly Blooms mounted stamp.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 28 October (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 'stripes'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 355:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: stripes

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Make & create
Two sets of Clear stamps + cutting dies

For my card I used some offcuts of papers that I've had for ages and a upcycled black deer taken from a card received a couple of Christmases ago. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:

Picture to follow

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 'stripes'.

I 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 20 October 2017. 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 21 October 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for October is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 7 October 2017

CHNC challenge 354


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now into October we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 353:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 39: Repolainen, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Ripolainen. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Joanna Sheen Giordano studio stamps: Santa arrives.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 21 October (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 purple'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 354:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use some purple

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Molly Blooms mounted stamp
designed by Clare

For my card I used some unknown pieces of purple paper on to a purple card blank with toppers from an old Hunkydory kit . You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 purple'.

I 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 13 October 2017. 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 14 October 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for October is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 30 September 2017

CHNC challenge 353


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. It seems unbelievable that tomorrow is 1 October ... we need to seriously get on with those Christmas designs now.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 352:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 63: Dreja, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Dreja.. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Papermania Urban StampTulip Xmas Mistletoe Friends.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 14 October (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 'black and white and one other colour'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 353:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: black and white and one other colour

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Joanna Sheen Giordano studio stamps
Santa arrives (unmounted stamps)

For my card I used the lovely Inkadinkadoo reindeer stamp, inked with versafine onyx black and heat embossed with detail black powder.. Various offcuts were used, including the piece of embossed shiny black card. The greeting tag was from an unknown set I purchased long ago and the little black flowers were cut from some sticky ribbon. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 'black and white and one other colour'.

I 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 October 2017. 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 7 October 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for September is here and the link for October will be added at the beginning of the month.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 23 September 2017

CHNC challenge 352


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we're getting towards the end of September, this is the time to get serious about getting those Christmas designs done and added to the pile.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 351:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 38: Trijntjes Kaarten, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, Trijntjes. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Papermania Urban Stamp Tulip Xmas Snowman.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 7 October (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 'for a male'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 352:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: for a male

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:


Papermania Urban Stamp
Tulip Xmas Mistletoe Friends
Easy cling square stamp

For my card I used . You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 'for a male'.

I 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 29 September 2017. 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 30 September 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for September is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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
I look forward to seeing your entries

Saturday, 16 September 2017

CHNC challenge 351


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we're now well into September, this is the time to get serious about getting those Christmas designs done and added to the pile.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 350:
Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com



Number 55: NanaConnie, with this lovely card:


Congratulations, NanaConnie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Crafter's Companion Signature collection by Sara Davies Floral delight 6" x 6" paper pad.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 30 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 'use 3 different patterned papers'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 351:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: use 3 different patterned papers

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:

Papermania Urban Stamp
Tulip Xmas Snowman
Easy cling square stamp

For my card I used papers from Kaisercraft Merry & Bright.. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:


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 3 different patterned papers'.

I 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 22 September 2017. 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 23 September 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

Please add your link to inlinkz. 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. 


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for September is here.


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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), 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.

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