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


Using Christmas Words: Jesus


Using Christmas Teddy Stocking


Using girl gingerbread - ornament


Using Fancy-Sunbonnet--Christmas-stuff


Using Christmas cupcake - mistletoe


Using Winter Penguin Trio


Using Dottie celebrate


Using  Make It Snappy - Merry Christmas Ornaments


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.


  1. Wow Hazel so inspiring are your new members and all of the creations are just absolutely gorgeous so happy to join your challenge too! xx

  2. Happy New Year!! Such a fun Challenge. See you next time and thank you so much for having a great challenge blog! :-)



  3. a HUGE welcome to the new DT members, and waiving at my old DT sisters too :)
    fantastic cards to start the new year off girls!!!

  4. welcome to the new DT members, a lot of great inspiration here..I have enetered:)

  5. Thank you Hazel for the challenge - great DT creation - have a blessed week!

  6. Congratulations to your new DT girls Hazel - I love all the DT creations - amazing.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. Hazel Many thanks for inviting me. I have posted :) .... I think I now have the hang of all these links. I have another from my blog, from earlier in the month but I'm never sure what actually constitutes 'back linking' .

  8. Thanks for inviting me to join Hazel!... :)


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