Thursday 1 May 2014

CHNC challenge extra for May 2014

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for April 2014.
It's worth checking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of May- 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 is the lovely inspiration from the Design Team

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

The team have made gorgeous creations -
please click on the links to their blogs to read more about their projects:



Every month I am joined by a Guest Designer and for May I am thrilled to welcome Diane of '1CardCreator'.  Please visit Diane's blog and leave her some comments.

Diane  writes:

'Hi, my name is Diane, I write a blog called1CardCreator, I am currently on the Gecko Galz Design Team. Thanks for the opportunity to be featured as a Guest designer here on your blog. I live in Michigan and my passions are card making and cooking. 

I am so happy to be here at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge blog sharing this sweet 5 x 7 card I made with this fun Bugaboo Stamp 
make it snappy penguin trio. The digital paper was a freebie from theCoffeeshop. I colored this in with my Letraset markers, added some silver Sakura Gellyroll ink and Crystal Stickles. Just for fun I added a little white flock to the sweet penguins hat and some rhinestones from my stash.'

You can read more about it here on her blog:

This is my card for CHNC challenge 176 (open until 22:00 UK time Friday 16 May) - the theme is 'let it shine' - I used a candle. I'd love to see you join in there too.

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 May 2014.

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 all your Christmas creations - 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 URLwhere your card can be found) by 20:00 UK time 31 May.  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 May. June's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 June.

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 the year I started a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your creation with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper in this way for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.


  1. FANTASTIC cards from my DT sisters!!!! so glad to have you join us Diane :)

  2. Stunning creations and another great challenge xx

  3. And again my card is added, nice card from the DT !
    Regards Ageeth

  4. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.

  5. Thanks for another great challenge, Hazel. Great inspiration here too!!!

  6. An other week an other Christmas challenge I like to make them. Thank you for your possibilitis gr leny w

  7. Lovely cards from the DT team and thanks for another challenge.
    Hugs Atti.

  8. Back again Hazel! :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. Hi Hazel! Thanks for the fabulous chance to win.

  10. I can't keep away! :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. Wonderful cards Hazel. Hugs Rita xxx

  12. I just posted my card, o my, so many cards allready and all so beautiful, what a challenge haha.
    Hugs from the Netherlands, Hanny♥,

  13. Popped by with two more cards for your fun challenge! Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. great work on your challenge, Hazel... I am sorry dont do as many cards this year and when do they never seem to match other challenge.
    I am wa-aay behind never seem to catch up :D Shaz in oz.x

  15. Fabulous creations by the DT....thanks for the inspiration. xx

  16. Hi Hazel, I can't believe how many cards have been submitted - I've just added #229. Is that something of a record? Elizabeth xx

  17. Hazel thank you for your comments on my blog here is my card for this challenge hugs me xx


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