Monday, 15 August 2016

CHNC challenge extra for August mid-month


It does seem true that the older one gets, the quicker time seems to go ... mid August already is quite scary! It doesn't seem long ago that we were starting a new year and thinking there were months and months before getting too serious about preparing for Christmas. If you haven't started your cards yet, now is a good time to do so.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries so far this month - it's so good to see so many folk getting on with their Christmas crafting and good to welcome some new people on board. I hope we'll continue to see many more entries before the challenge ends at 20:00 UK time on 31 August - the link for your entries is here.

Here is some inspiration from some of the Design Team, hopefully to get you into the festive creativity spirit:




Hazel


Using Penny Black chill day stamp and Cosy Christmas papers








Suze


using Skinny Bird Christmas Candy Cane

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

Monday, 1 August 2016

CHNC challenge extra for August 2016


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

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of August 2016 - 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!

I know that many of my followers have been making festive cards throughout the year and will be thankful for doing so when it gets nearer to Christmas. If you haven't yet started, now is a good time and we hope you will join in with the challenge - you can enter as many times as you wish with anything ... as long as it's Christmas.

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 pleased that every member of the team has agreed to stay on for another six months from July - December 2016. I so appreciate the support and inspirational crafting of these ladies.

Here are the delightful designs of the team
All digital stamps used were kindly supplied by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps:


using Little penguin-winter skate

Hazel

using Christmas bird 001
(this is the card I've shown for my CHNC challenge 292





using Chubby Santa 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 August 2016.

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 creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time 31 August. 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 August. September's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 September 2016.

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.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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


Sunday, 31 July 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for July



Thank you so much for all your lovely Christmas entries during July.

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



Number 78: Pauline,
who shared this lovely card:


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

August 2016'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

Friday, 15 July 2016

CHNC challenge extra for July mid-month


Unbelievably, it's time for some of the DT to bring you some inspiration for mid-month for CHNC challenge extra for July. 

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries so far this month - it's so good to see so many folk getting on with their Christmas crafting and good to welcome some new people on board. I hope we'll continue to see many more entries before the challenge ends at 20:00 UK time on 31 July - the link for your entries is here.



using Stampendous 'snowy postcard' stamp






Helen






'Christmas Curls' by Elisabeth Bell


Julie




Monica


using Bugaboo Stamps Christmas cupcake - mistletoe




using Bugaboo Stamps AKV - Santa - presents



Suze




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

Friday, 1 July 2016

CHNC challenge extra for July 2016


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

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of July 2016 - 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!

It's quite scary that we are already nearer to Christmas 2016 than Christmas 2015 ... so it certainly isn't too early to get going with those Christmas designs. I know that many of my followers have been making festive cards throughout the year and will be thankful for doing so when it gets nearer to Christmas. If you haven't yet started, now is a good time and we hope you will join in with the challenge - you can enter as many times as you wish with anything ... as long as it's Christmas.

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 pleased that every member of the team has agreed to stay on for another six months from July - December 2016. I so appreciate the support and inspirational crafting of these ladies.

Here are the delightful designs of the team
All digital stamps used were kindly supplied by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps:
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 July 2016.

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 creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time 31 July.  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 July.  August's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 August 2016.

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.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - 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, why not 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

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for June 2016


Thank you so much for all your festive entries during June.

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


Number 27: Ginny B,
who shared this lovely card:


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

July 2016'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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

CHNC challenge extra for June mid-month


Thank you so much for your entries so far for CHNC challenge extra for June 2016. It doesn't seem possible, but it's time for some mid-month inspiration from some of the Design Team:





Hazel


Using Basic Grey papers with torn pieces of fancy pants winter wonderland paper


Heather



Helen






using Bugaboo Stamps Santa Candy Cane



just using papers and dies


Suze


using one of the tags from Bugaboo Stamps Mini Set - Christmas Tags

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

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