Wednesday 1 October 2014

CHNC challenge extra for October 2014

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

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

It's quite frightening how the weeks go by so quickly and we are now entering October - with only twelve weeks to Christmas Eve!! Can you believe it?! If you haven't yet started making your Christmas time, now is the time to do so, as those weeks will go very quickly.

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 October I am thrilled to welcome Kathy Jo - please click on the link to visit her blog and leave her some comments.

Kathy Jo writes:

'Hello! My name is Kathy Jo and I am honored to be a guest designer this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge2! Originally from the U.S., I currently reside in beautiful Nova Scotia with my husband, my Saint Bernard (Ella) and my two fur ball kitties (Ginger and Pepper).

My blogspot, I’m A Little Teapot, is my virtual happy place to share crafty paper projects. Paper crafting is my hobby and I enjoy spending hours in my craft room playing with dies, inks, stamps, ribbon and paper. More often than not, I leave my craft room at night with die cuts everywhere, ink all over my hands and a smile on my face…what a relaxing and fun hobby! Even better than playing with paper is meeting fellow crafters online and seeing all of their fabulous projects!

Thanks so much to Hazel for allowing me to be a guest is so much fun! And thanks to Bugaboo for the sweet Santa image!'

This is the lovely card that Kathy Jo made using Bugaboo's Using Christmas window - Santa - 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 October 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 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 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 UK time 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.

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. Thank you for another challenge. Lovely cards by the DT and GDT. Have a good month.

  2. Gorgeous cards by the Dt's and congrats to the gdt for the month you have done them and yourself proud x

  3. lovely cards from the DT. Thank you Hazel. Carolxx

  4. Great DT cards Hazel! Love your patterned poinsettia.


    Di xx

  5. Great challenge Hazel. So much fun to see all what the DT has created for us. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for letting me know about this challenge!! Brenda

  7. Thanks for introducing me to your blog, I'm adding you to my challenge list!

  8. Wow! Some great inspiration here. I see there are lots of always. I never understand though why more do not comment!

    Great cards here today Hazel...

  9. Thank you for stopping in Hazel I am adding a couple cards!

  10. Beautiful DT creations... so much sweetness! Thank you for the inspiration and festive challenge! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Hi Hazel,
    what really fab DT creations, and super images used.
    Thank you for this fab challenge, and all the work involved.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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