Sunday 1 June 2014

CHNC challenge extra for June 2014

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of June- 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!

Thank you for the marvellous support and inspiration shared here month by month - I much appreciate all your entries. It's good to see crafters returning again and again with their designs and also lovely to welcome new folk coming on board.

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 present Design Team were originally asked to commit to the six months from January to June. They were all asked if they would like to remain for another six months. Sadly, for personal reasons Deanne is not able to take on a further six months. We will miss her and her delightful crafting, but I'm sure we will still see her around in blogland. I'm happy to say that the rest of the Design Team have agreed to stay on until the end of the year.

Once again this month the team have made gorgeous creations - please click on the links to their blogs to read more about their projects. All images used were kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps.
Every month I am joined by a Guest Designer and for June I am thrilled to welcome Cathy of Krafty Kool Kat - please click on the link to visit her blog and leave her some comments.

Cathy  writes:

'I live in Hertfordshire in the U.K.
I am 62 years old. Don’t tell hubby he still thinks I am in my Thirty’s Lol!!!
I have been married to the love of my life for 29 years.
I have a Step – Daughter that lives in France with her husband.
I had to retire from work early through ill health. It is my Blogging and Crafting that keeps me going some days.

I love my crafting and if I have too miss a day in the craft room I get the grumps!!!
I love using my Stamps but have found that Digi Images are so more flexible as you can use them for any size card or project.
I love sitting and colouring but I need more practice at blending and shading.
I also adore all the different dies there are on the market to use, they really bring the image that you are using to life.'

This is the lovely card that Cathy made using Bugaboo's scene it  - winter friends - you can read more about it here on her blog:

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 June 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 30 June.  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 June. July's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 July.

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. Thanks for another months challenge. Just popping by with my first card! The design work is great inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous inspiriation from all x

  3. Wow, what a nice cards the team is showing above, I will try to make a card and join the challenge again, so much fun.
    Hugs from the Netherlands, Fijne zondag, liefs Hanny♥

  4. Thank you for another challenge Hazel and thank you for all your comments on my blog.
    Lovely cards by the design team.
    I have added my first card.

  5. Hi Hazel love the DT cards .Where do you publish last months winners as I clicked top line of this post but no link?
    Thanks for another challenge .I appreciate all the work that goes into presentation
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  6. Great Christmas inspiration

  7. fab and wonderful cards DT.

    gr karin

  8. Here are my cards for your challenge:


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