Sunday, 1 December 2013

CHNC challenge extra for December

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of December - 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!

There are just more and more lovely crafters adding their Christmas cards - there were 805 entries during November, a record number - thank you, everyone, for making this challenge blog such a success and a lovely place to share festive crafting. 

Christmas will come and go during this month, so this is an opportunity to share all those last minute cards ... and perhaps continuing making cards after the Big Day to start getting ahead for next 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

Every month I am joined by a Guest Designer and for November I am pleased to welcome Kathy Barrett

Kathy writes:

'My name is Kathy Barrett and I currently live in a rural area of Arkansas with my husband and our 3 schnauzers.  Sadie, our oldest at 16, is in the photo with me.  I am a medical researcher by day and addicted stamper by night.  I was introduced to stamping in 2007 by a Kindergarten teacher, for whom I was a Renaissance Reader for 11 years.  I started out slowly, until I introduced my friend Margaret to stamping.  From there, we both became addicted and we have never looked back.  Last year I finally got brave enough to start a blog.  Outside of stamping and blogging, I enjoy doing dog agility with my youngest Schnauzer, Geena Bea.  I also volunteer with an animal rescue as donation coordinator, database manager and Foster Failure (we have adopted all our fosters!).  Stamping has become handy in that I make special cards for children who donate to our rescue and donors can purchase cards in honor/memory of someone or a pet.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to guest design at Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge!'

For her lovely easel card, Kathy has used 'candy cane bear' by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read about it here on Kathy's blog:

Thank you,  Kathy, for being my guest for this month. Please go over to Kathy's blog and leave her some comments.

This is my card for CHNC challenge 153: light it up- now closed - more about the card here:

And a card I've made for The Glory of Christmas 21: turquoise and brown - this challenge is now closed - you can read more about it here:

And this is my card for CHNC challenge 154 - open for entries until 22:00 UK time Friday 13 December - more info here:. This card is also for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge: it's cold outside':

And this is my card for The Glory of Christmas 22: snow - you can read more about it here - that challenge is open until 23:55 on 21 December:

If you have any entries that would fit any of these challenges, we would love to see them there.

You may add any Christmas card or project to this challenge
it's 'anything goes' every month

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 December 2013.

Weekly challenges will continue on my CHNC challenge blog - these usually have a theme - but any card 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 post where your card can be found) by 20:00 UK time Tuesday 31 December.  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 December.  January's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 January, when I hope to have my new Design Team in place.

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.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

This challenge will last for the whole month of December - anything goes as long as it's Christmas


  1. Great design work...Seems hard to believe it is December!

  2. Welcome Kathy your creations are stunning and another great challenge for December Hazel gorgeous Cards again Hazel take care xx

  3. No problem you had to take off my card but you should consider the time zone or was that the only problem?

  4. These Christmas cards are so cute. Thanks for inspiration Kathy your bear card is adorable. Hazel love both of your Christmas cards, the Christmas deer are gorgeous. :D

  5. beautiful cards Hazel and Kathy :)

  6. Wonderful cards from DT!
    Hugs, Daniela

  7. Beautiful cards from DT :)

    Vic x

  8. Hi Hazel, thanks for the challenge - just popped my card in at #172. I love Kathy's card - Bugaboo images are just so adorable. Love both your cards Hazel - they are GORGEOUS!

    Crafty {{hugs}}
    Jocelyn x

  9. Thank you Hazel for stopping by my blog and letting me know about this challenge and for leaving a comment!

  10. Hazel, thanks for the challenge!
    Wonderful DT cards!
    Many records - a great battle!
    Good luck, ladies!

  11. Hallo Hazel,
    danke für deinen Besuch auf meinem Blog. Gerne nehme ich an dieser Herausforderung teil. Es sind viele wunderbare Werke dabei.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

  12. Thanks Hazel for the challenge - always love linking up my cards with you! Happy Holidays to you, in case I get too pressed for time the next week!

  13. Beautiful cards. Thank you for another challenge.

  14. Danke liebe Hazel für Deinen Besuch und für den Challenge Hinweis . Gerne nehme ich daran teil ;o))
    Liebe Grüße

  15. Gorgeous inspirations and another great challenge, thank you xx

  16. Wow! I'm #753 and the month isn't over - this must be the most card entries ever! Very impressive, Hazel! Wishing you Happy Holidays and all the best for 2014! I really enjoy your fun challenges :-)

  17. Hi Hazel, just stopping by to say I added my Christmas card to #763 which was a last minute one I made for my daughter (finished at 3pm on Christmas Eve - phew!!). This is my 2nd card for the challenge (hope that's ok).

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and thanks for all the hard work that you do to keep these challenges running.

    Jocelyn x
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

  18. Thank you for letting me know I nearly missed your challenge this month. Sorry but I linked no 790 in error so have re-entered it.
    Happy Xmas and New Year Hazel.



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