Monday 1 April 2013

CHNC challenge extra for April

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

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

All of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using

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 will be joined by a Guest Designer and for April I am pleased to welcome Helen.

Helen writes: 'I'm an addicted cardmaker and I love stamping and using Promarkers. I've been making cards for many years and am lucky enough to be on the Design Teams for Little Claire, Pink Gem, Card Creations Plus and Nutcrafters as well as being part of the team on three challenge blogs. I work as an Activities Coordinator for my local Abbeyfield Society covering a residential home and two sheltered housing blocks. At weekends I also teach workshops for Little Claire. A big thank you to Hazel for letting me be part of the challenge for this month!'

Helen's first card uses the 'Deacon Christmas - elf presents' kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps:

For her second card, Helen used A'VA Christmas - candy cane', another image from Bugaboo Stamps.

Thank you, Helen, for joining me as a guest with these lovely cards. Please visit Helen's blog here and leave her some comments.

Another card from Helen - you can see it on her blog here:

Two more lovely cards from Helen - you can read about them on Helen's blog here:

For my first card I've used the 'winter birds skate' image from Bugaboo Stamps (although I decided to cut him out so he no longer has his skates - lol!). The background papers I've used are from the digi papers 'frosty', also supplied by Bugaboo Stamps.

For my second card I used 'little penguin winter skate', another Bugaboo image, with papers from 'purple blue winter' with apologies to Bugaboo that one of my printer inks colour was running low and so purple printed out as pink! (but I rather liked it so decided to stick with it rather than waste the card):

And these are the cards I made for my CHNC challenge 118 (closed now):

And this is my card for CHNC challenge 119 (closed now)

And another you can read about here:

This is my card for CHNC challenge 120: wonderful wings (closed now):

Here are three cards made for my CHNC challenge 121 (closed now)

And another here:

Here is a card for my CHNC challenge 122: ribbons and bows - you can add your entry here:

You may add any Christmas card 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 April 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 all your Christmas cards - the more you make now the easier life will be when it gets towards November and December - it makes sense!

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 30 April.  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 30 April.  May's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 May.

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


  1. Fabulous cards and a warm welcome to Helen your guest designer, both of Helens cards are so inspiring and the images used all your cards and Helens are stunning another fab challenge xx

  2. Super cards Hazel! Hugs, Di xx

  3. Fabulous inspiration, thank you for the great challenge.

  4. Great creations! Thank you for reminding me, hugs, Miria x

  5. As always wonderful cards and thank you for the challenge Hazel - should keep up with my Xmas creations a bit better because of your challenge! Karen x

  6. Thanks for the great inspiration and thanks again for hosting such a wonderful challenge!

  7. Thank you for the great challenge!

  8. Thanks for reminding me that my card would fit here. Also it was lovely to meet your 'guest designer' and get to enjoy some of her fabulously cute & artful cards! Hugs & TFS

  9. Thanks so much HAZEL...I must have been tired as I usually go back and click on them all to ensure things like that don't happen...sorry again!

  10. Popped back in with another vintage card! Had fun playing with vintage this month.
    You have lots of sample cards up this week...lots of lovely inspiration.

  11. Hi, Hazel - thank you for your very caring and kind comment on my blog, and for the invitation explaining this once per month challenge! I am delighted to play along - thanks so very much for hosting it! hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

  12. Thank you Hazel for inviting me to join in your challenge wonderful blog Ginny x

  13. Hazel and Helen your cards are all awesome :)


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