Sunday, 15 January 2017

CHNC challenge extra for January mid-month inspiration


Here we are already getting towards the middle of January ... the days go so quickly.  Lovely to see all the entries so far for CHNC challenge extra for January. We look forward to seeing many more until the end of the month. We very much appreciate your support and love seeing your creativity.

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






Helen





using Snowmen blocks


Myrna


using retired Window Santa Bugaboo stamp


Susan


 using Bugaboo Stamps Eggbert winter


Suze


using Bugaboo Stamps Christmas moose ornaments

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 January challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

CHNC challenge extra for January 2017


Happy New Year

Here we are at the beginning of a new year ... nearly 12 months to get those Christmas designs done. We hope that you will join us in making Christmas cards etc throughout the year. Perhaps this month you'll want to share designs that you made for Christmas, but didn't have time to blog - we would love to see them. And, of course, you might be making a head start on making new designs for this year. We hope you will be able to share lots of entries with us.

As I said last month, sadly Jennifer has had to step down from the DT, but I'm pleased to say that everyone else is staying for the next six months. We will miss you, Jennifer, but hope you will call in and share entries with us when you can.

As a result of the DT call, I'm very pleased to say we have a new team member joining us:



Myrna writes:

'I started cardmaking about 5 years ago when my friend introduced me to her Cricut Machine. Since then I discovered Pinterest and YouTube and I now I do it all - stamping, stenciling, die cutting, watercolouring, Copic markers, and multi-media. I live in Canada, I'm retired, I have no kids but have two puppy "furkids" (Taylor & Swiff - yes you read that correctly). Besides making cards, I love reading those trashy romance novels, photography and travel. I am looking forward to working with everyone.'


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

This challenge will last for the whole month of January 2017 - 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 four 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

Here are the delightful designs of the team:

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


using BUGSWEETANG


using BUGSMBLOCKS






using BUGSPLJANGEL


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 2017.

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 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 2017.

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


Saturday, 31 December 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for December 2016


Thank you so much for all your lovely festive entries during December - so many entries altogether - thank you for your support and encouragement.

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


Number 398: Lisa Lynn,
who shared this lovely card:


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

January 2017's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

And there will be a prize of four digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps
for the randomly chosen winner

Thursday, 15 December 2016

CHNC challenge extra for December mid-month inspiration


I wonder if all of your Christmas cards have been made and written? Or whether you are having to quickly make more, like I'm having to do! We love to see your entries for our challenge and hope that you will keep on adding them till the end of the month - perhaps sharing things that you made and didn't have a chance to blog - we would love you to show us. Please scroll down or click here to see the lovely crafting of the team at the beginning of December and add your entries.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas


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





using Bugaboo Stamps Winter bird house



Julie


using Magnolia Stamps Cozy Christmas Bear


Lisbeth




Monica


 using Bugaboo Stamps Meowy Christmas cats



 using Bugaboo Stamps Crabby cat Christmas


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 December challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

CHNC challenge extra for December 2016


It doesn't seem possible that we are now drawing towards the end of the year and by the time this challenge finishes Christmas will have been and gone!

This is an opportunity to create all those Christmas designs you've been meaning to get done and to share them here ... the more the merrier. Or perhaps you have been so organised that everything is done and you can share some of the designs you haven't had time to show yet.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas

Our current DT signed up for six months till December 2016, but I'm pleased to say that everyone will be staying on for the next six months from January through to June 2017, but, sadly, Jennifer is unable to continue on the team. We will miss you and your lovely designs, Jennifer.

As a result of the DT call, we have a new team member joining us - I will introduce her in the January 2017 challenge post when her design will be included.

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of December 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!

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

Here are the delightful designs of the team:

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






Julie


using: Chibi Reindeer




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 December 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 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 UK time on 1 January 2017.

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




Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for November 2016


Thank you so much for all your lovely festive entries during November - so many entries altogether - thank you for your support and encouragement.

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



Number 427: Linda B (Stampin-hearts),
who shared this lovely card:


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

December 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

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

CHNC challenge extra for November mid-month inspiration


Lots of lovely entries so far for our November challenge - now is the time to seriously get down to making those Christmas creations. I hope we'll continue to see many more entries before the challenge ends at 20:00 UK time on 30 November- the link for your entries is here.

The Design Team Call is still open until 21 November - just link up once if you wish to be considered. Please do not link entries for the challenges there.

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








Monica


using Bugaboo Stamps Little penguin winter



using Bugaboo Stamps Season's greetings feet




using Bugaboo Stamps Cute snowman 03


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 November challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

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