Tuesday 1 October 2013

CHNC challenge extra for October

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

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

What a bumper lot of entries there were for September - I'm looking forward to seeing all your festive loveliness this month - if you haven't yet started to make your Christmas cards, now is the time! I can hardly believe that it's October already and by the time this challenge is ended we'll be really getting towards Christmas.

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 will be joined by a Guest Designer and for October I am pleased to welcome JoAnn.

JoAnn writes:

'Hi my name is JoAnn and I am so excited Hazel asked me to be her guest designer for October. I love making Christmas cards all year long. I have been doing crafts of some sort for most of my life, hence the title of my blog, "Crafty Nana's Blog". I started scrapbooking and cardmaking in 1998 and it is definitely addictive. I enjoy making cards for family and friends, and also send some to Operation Write Home for our troops overseas. We live in Central Florida about 60 miles from the west coast. My husband and I are both original Floridians and moved back here after he retired from the military. We are both retired now and I enjoy my crafts and spending time with the grandchildren.'

So this is JoAnn's first card using the 'Ava Christmas mistletoe fairy' image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read more about it here on her blog:

And here is JoAnn's second card using 'Deacon Christmas elf presents' image:

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

My first card features the Noel image and snowflake digital paper kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

And this is my card for CHNC challenge 145 where there is a picture inspiration - closed now.

This is my card for CHNC challenge 146 - closed now.

This is my card for CHNC challenge 147 which is now closed:

This is my card for CHNC challenge 148: music - please click on the link and enter your cards - open until 22:00 UK time Friday 1 November:

And this is a card that I've made for The Glory of Christmas 19: homemade background - please clikc on the link and join in the challenge if you can - details here on My Crafty Outlook:

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 October 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.

It' incredible to think that we are now into October - if you haven't started to make your Christmas cards yet, now is the time!

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 Thursday 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 on 1 November.

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. Love your Noel card Hazel. Thanks for having me as your Guest Designer for October.

    1. JoAnn ~~ Your cards are gorgeous!! :) :)
      Congrats on being the GD for OCT!! :) :)

  2. Your card is fantastic, Hazel !! Thank you for letting me know that I can add my card here, too!
    I will update my post to include a link to this challenge.

  3. Thanks, Hazel! I wasn't sure how to contact you. I appreciate the link.

  4. Thanks Hazel sweetie for sharing this challenge with me. Your so very kind for asking me to place my Saint Nicholas card here. It means so much. Hugs.

  5. What a great challenge xxxxxx

  6. Another fab challenge Hazel so pleased l'm able to join in, just love your Noel card as always your so creative and welcome to you monthly guest designer she has done you and herself proud gorgeous creations xx

  7. Fabulous inspiration cards, thank you for another great Christmas challenge.

  8. Thanks for a great challenge and stunning dt creations...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx

  9. Thank you! Fabulous design team work! So much inspiration!

  10. Awesome DT creations, love these challenges. xx

  11. The card samples are wonderful. Such beautiful coloring! Thanks for the inspiration and challenge.

  12. such cute and beautiful christmas cards.

    greetings karin

  13. I couldn't believe so many entries and only October 8th you are doing a wonderful job Hazel.
    Margaret M

  14. Thanks for the challenge! Beautiful inspiration cards!

  15. Thanks for another great challenge!

  16. Thank you for your challenge and your comment on my card.

  17. Thanks very much for inviting me to join in!

  18. Thank you so much for the invitation to enter your challenge. Just became a follower. hugs

  19. Wow, fantastic cards & the challenge is great.
    I'm now following xxx

  20. Fabulous inspiring cards, thank you for a wonderful challenge
    Sue xx

  21. Thank you Hazel for visiting my blog. I have looked around your blog to and become a follower. I was as you suggested going to enter your October challenge but can't figure out how lol
    Hugs Angie x

  22. Thanks for the heads up. I added my Holiday Bird card!

  23. Gorgeous inspiration cards, thank you for another wonderful Christmas challenge.

  24. Hi Hazel! Popping by with a card...really enjoyed the guest design cards today. Yours look wonderful too...I am drookling over the last one!

  25. Coo, busy in here innit? :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  26. Thanks Hazel for the info. I added my card. Thanks also for the lovely comment.

  27. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Love the images you chose Joann and your cards look wonderful!

  28. The digi images are fantastic...I'd love to win them. Thanks for letting me know where to find them. I'm off to have a look! Happy crafting....boy, lots of folk entering this month....good goin girl!

  29. Thank you so much for recommending this challenge Hazel!


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