Sunday, 15 February 2015

CHNC challenge extra for February 2015 mid-month


Can you believe that we are already half way through February? No, I can't either. They say that time seems to go quicker the older you get and that does seem to be the case!

It is optional for my team to show a design for mid-month inspiration - all of these wonderful ladies have produced this lovely inspiration for mid February - thank you, ladies - you are the best!



Using Penny Black "The Wonder" clear set



Using Tiddly Inks Wryn Caroling



Inside:


Back:


Using Bugaboo Stamps Little penguin winter








Using Bugaboo Stamps two snowmen

Lorraine




Using Bugaboo Stamps Rudolph Presents




Using Bugaboo Stamps Make it snappy - Penguin trio




Using Bugaboo Stamps Chimney Santa


Please visit the team members' blogs and read about their creations. And we would love you to join in our CHNC challenge extra for February 2015 - all you need to do is make a Christmas creation - anything goes as long as it's Christmas! Please click on the link to find out more about the challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

CHNC challenge extra for February 2015

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for January 2015.

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of February 2015 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas - it doesn't have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it's Christmas!

Thank you so much for all your wonderful festive entries for last month - it was good to see that so many crafters have made the decision to start making their Christmas cards etc - so, if you haven't joined in yet, please get that Christmas stash out of the back of the cupboard and start creating!

Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug


Design inspiration from the team

All digital stamps used were kindly supplied by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps


Heather

Using Poinsettia Bear

Helen

Using Winter Bears' Digi Set

Lisbeth

Using Fancy bonnet - Christmas stuff

Lorraine

Using Heels - Christmas

Margaret

Using Ava Christmas - Mistletoe Fairy

Pauline

Using Christmas Cupcake - Mistletoe

Renate

Using Christmas Teddy Present

Rocky

Using Chimney Santa

Suze

Using Tropical Santa - Tubing

You may add any Christmas creation for this challenge -
it's 'anything goes' every month, as long as it's Christmas

There really aren't any rules as such - just have a look at what I've written on the right hand sidebar and join in! You may link as many entries as you like as long as they weren't blogged before 1 February 2015.

Weekly challenges continue on my CHNC challenge blog - these usually have a theme - but anything that you enter there can be entered here as well, so you increase your chance of winning a prize. 

And, of course, you can chat about this monthly challenge extra blog on the CHNC facebook page as well - if you haven't joined that yet, please follow the link and 'like' the page.

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 URLwhere your card can be found) by 20:00 UK time 28 February.  Please mention my blog and create a link within the post for your creation. The winner will be announced at 23:00 UK  time on 31 January.  February's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 March 2015.

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.

At the beginning of last year I started a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your creation with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper in this way for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.


Saturday, 31 January 2015

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for January 2015


What a wonderful start to the year with so many lovely entries for our January challenge - so pleased to see that so many crafters are making festive creations now rather than have panic set in later in the year.

Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using random.org:



Number 209: Homespun cards (Ginny B),
who shared this lovely shaker card:


Congratulations, Ginny. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to claim your $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

February 2015's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

And, once again, there will be a prize of $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps
for the randomly chosen winner

Thursday, 15 January 2015

CHNC challenge extra for January 2015 mid-month


It is optional for my team to show a design for mid-month inspiration - all of these wonderful ladies have produced this lovely inspiration for mid January - thank you, ladies - you are an ace team!



Using a Penny Black stamp

































Please visit the team members' blogs and read about their creations. And we would love you to join in our CHNC challenge extra for January 2015 - all you need to do is make a Christmas creation - anything goes as long as it's Christmas! Please click on the link to find out more about the challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

CHNC challenge extra for January 2015


Happy New Year and Welcome

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for December 2014.

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of January 2015 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas - it doesn't have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it's Christmas!

Welcome to the third year of CHNC challenge extra. When I started these monthly challenges I had no idea how popular they would become. I am so grateful for all the support I have received over the last two years and I hope that this coming year will be one when we see many lovely Christmas creations shared by you talented crafters.

Now that Christmas 2014 is over, please don't put away your Christmas stash - make as many cards etc as you can now to avoid panic later in the year. Perhaps you can make it a New Year's resolution.

Once again this year, all of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug


I am so excited to have six new members joining my Design Team


Although I am so sad that Rose has stepped down from the team - we will miss you, Rose, but hope that you will sometimes join us with your lovely Christmas creations.

The six ladies joining the team are introduced here. Please click on the link to get to know them and please visit their blogs and leave them comments. I am thrilled to be joined by all of these talented ladies.


All digital stamps used were kindly supplied by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps


Using Christmas words - Noel


Heather


Using Christmas Words: Jesus


Helen


Using Christmas Teddy Stocking


Lisbeth


Using girl gingerbread - ornament


Lorraine


Using Fancy-Sunbonnet--Christmas-stuff


Margaret


Using Christmas cupcake - mistletoe


Pauline


Using Winter Penguin Trio


Renate


Using Dottie celebrate


Rocky


Using  Make It Snappy - Merry Christmas Ornaments


Suze


Using Fancy Sunbonnet - Christmas Tree


You may add any Christmas creation for this challenge -
it's 'anything goes' every month, as long as it's Christmas

There really aren't any rules as such - just have a look at what I've written on the right hand sidebar and join in! You may link as many entries as you like as long as they weren't blogged before 1 January 2015.

Weekly challenges continue on my CHNC challenge blog - these usually have a theme - but anything that you enter there can be entered here as well, so you increase your chance of winning a prize. 

And, of course, you can chat about this monthly challenge extra blog on the CHNC facebook page as well - if you haven't joined that yet, please follow the link and 'like' the page.

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 URLwhere your card can be found) by 20:00 UK time 31 January.  Please mention my blog and create a link within the post for your creation. The winner will be announced at 23:00 UK  time on 31 January.  February's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 February 2015.

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.

At the beginning of last year I started a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your creation with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper in this way for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.


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