Saturday, 31 October 2015

Winner for CHNC challenge extra for October 2015

Thank you for another month of fabulous festive entries.

Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 264: Gail Scott,
who shared this lovely card:

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

November 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 October 2015

CHNC challenge extra for October mid-month inspiration

Thank you for all those who have applied to join our DT - I will get back to you as soon as possible.

October is going very quickly and it's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team. We would love you to join in our October challenge here.






using Christmas Tree Row

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 challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

CHNC challenge extra for October 2015

Don't forget: As you will have read, sadly two of our team have had to step down and another is having some necessary time off, so I'm looking for three crafters to join us on the DT for November and December with the possibility of staying on for a further six months. If you are interested, please add DT after your name. Please only apply if you are willing to produce at least one design for each month, using Bugaboo Stamps images (plus a voluntary mid-month Christmas design of your choice) - you will also be required to leave comments on a designated number (please bear in mind that there usually are quite a lot of entries). Please note that this call will only be open until 15 October, to enable me to get in touch with new DT members to supply their requested images and give time for them to make their designs.

It's October already and there are definite signs of Christmas emerging around us (I think it's far too early though to have everything in the shops - mince pies, Christmas puddings etc piled high!) But it is time to be serious about making Christmas creations, whether you started earlier in the year or not.

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for September 2015.
It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of October 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!

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

We are so sorry to say goodbye to Pauline - we will miss you, Pauline, but wish you well in all your crafting endeavours.

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 October 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 October.  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 October.  November's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 November 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 use 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.