Tuesday 1 July 2014

CHNC challenge extra for July 2014

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

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

Can you believe that we are now nearer to Christmas 2014 than last Christmas - it just doesn't seem possible that it's July already, but it is ... and wise crafters are getting on with Christmas creations while this can be done at a leisurely paced compared to nearer the end of the year. I hope that you will be able to join in with your Christmas designs.

A big apology if I didn't get to comment on your entry for June - we were away for a few days until Wednesday of this week and, unfortunately, I came home poorly and am only just surfacing! I hope you will forgive me.

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

Having had a Design Team call at the end of 2013, the invitation was given to seven crafters to join me for a six month period ... how that six months has gone quickly! I invited these lovely designers to stay on for another six months. Sadly, Deanne is not in a position to continue with us. Thank you, Deanne, for all your inspiration and support - I know that we'll see you around in blogland and, hopefully, you'll be entering some of your Christmas designs into the challenges here.

I'm pleased to see that the rest of the team have taken up the offer to stay on for another six months.

Here is the lovely inspiration from the Design Team

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

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 July I am thrilled to welcome Hazel (Didos)  - please click on the link to visit her blog and leave her some comments.

Hazel writes:

'Hi Im Hazel, Didos in Blogland.

Ive been crafting my whole life starting with Christmas cards for Grannies when I was a wee girl.I seriously started cardmaking about 9 years ago and have never looked back. You often find me at the craft desk with my dog at my side making my latest creation. Ive been blogging for about 6 years now and love every minute of it. Im delighted to be Hazels Guest Designer this month.'

This is the lovely card that Hazel made using Bugaboo's fancy sunbonnet - Christmas stuff - 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 July 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 July.  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 July. August's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 August.

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. Fabulous creations from the team and welcome Hazel your guest designer stunning card too and another great challenge x

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

  3. Thanks for the inspiration and challenge. Wonderful selection of Christmas creations by the team!

  4. Hi Hazel, thought I would enter your 2nd Christmas Club Challenge too. Gorgeous samples by the DT and Didos' creation is really stunning - amazing colouring! Just linked my card up to #46 - thanks in advance if you get a chance to peek.

    Jocelyn x
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

  5. Hi Hazel I entered my card as you can see, thanks for your advise!
    Regards Ageeth

  6. Thank you for another challenge and for the DT inspiration - have a blessed week!

  7. Hi Hazel,
    So I did, I entered my card, regards Ans

  8. Popping by with another card. Hugs to you forthese fun challenges and thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Lovely work by the team and congrats to Hazel as GDT. xxD

  10. Hi Hazel, I thought I would another Christmas card to your collection (hope that's OK?). I am on a roll with my Christmas cards - yay! Just linked my card up to #215 - thanks in advance if you get a chance to peek.

    Jocelyn x
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

  11. Hi Hazel Mr blogger is playing me up this morning so l have had to put my card on twice so if you can delete the 1st of the Butterfly one please will you delete it many thanks x

  12. Lovely to join in again and fab inspiration from the DT xx

  13. Beautiful cards from the DT. Thanks for challenge Hazel.

  14. For some reason my card no 350 put my blog address instead of my name Margaret A (Granmargaret)

  15. Just stopped by with another card. Thanks for the chance to win, Hazel!

  16. Happy Nearly Christmas...well closer than before. Love all the cards that have been entered. My goodness, quite a bunch of busy folk.

  17. Thanks for the chance to play Hazel! I hope you are feeling better. I am new to this challenges but will try to stop by often!
    have a wonderful day and Merry Xmas in July to you!!


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