Friday, 1 February 2013

CHNC challenge extra for February

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of February - anything goes as long as it's 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 February I am pleased to welcome Carla Prediger:

Carla writes:

'I'm from Brazil and live in the northeast of the country with my husband Nelson and our son who is getting married next year. I have been crafting since I was 5 years old. And with papercrafts for more than 25 years now. I started with parchment craft and must say it was my first love on papercrafts. Later I started to try out many other techniques like paper embroidery, quilling, tea-bag-folding, dry embossing, rubber stamp, scrapbooking.... I'm always ready to try out something new. Papercrafts for me is not only a hobby, is a kind of life style and my business as I have my own line of patterns( parchment, paper embroidery and quilling) and my own line of quilling papers. I also give card making and scrapbooking classes once a month.'

Carla and I were supplied with Bugaboo images to use and for this card Carla used 'tag - Santa's reindeer'  - you can read more about Carla's card on her blog here - please visit and leave her a comment.

For my cards I've used Bugaboo 'angel' - you can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

Thought I'd add cards that I've made since launching this challenge. On 2 February I shared these cards for my CHNC challenge 110:

And today (9 February) I've shown this card for my CHNC challenge 111 - you can enter this until 22:00 UK time on 15 February as long as you don't show any snow - click on the challenge for the details - and please join in if you can.

And this one too:

And here's another beautiful card from Carla - you can read more about it here:

I made these two cards for my CHNC challenge 113 (started Saturday 23 February) (please go there and join in if you can):

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 February 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.

I look forward to seeing all your Christmas cards - 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 post where your card can be found) by 20:00 UK time Thursday 28 February.  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 28 February. March's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 March.

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. Hazel, the Inlinkz thingy is not appearing for me - so here is my link,

  2. Hi Hazel, once again, thanks for the reminder to submit my card here. I can't believe that January has gone - in a flash - and it's February already. Congratulations to January's winner. Elizabeth xx

  3. Congrats to the winner last month...thanks for this fab challenge. I love that there is a whole month to submit...I am fairly slow at creating so I like that the pressure is off to get it done. Great inspiration ladies.

  4. I'm here to link :) Love this challenge too. Di xx

  5. Back again...thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Congratulations to January's winner and another fab challenge Hazel and a big welcome to Carla Prediger your Guest Designer for February and thank your for your lovely comments x

  7. Thank you for the fab inspiration and great challenge.

  8. Thanks for telling me about this one Hazel. That's me added my post. Hugs x

  9. Thanks for telling me about this challenge Hazel - it is a blessing to enter - enjoy your week!

  10. Thanks for letting me know about this challenge too. :) ~Tami

  11. Always pleasure to play along, Hazel. Have a blessed Sunday!
    hugs from CC Clubbie,
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  12. Thanks for the reminder to bring my card over here Hazel. I finished posting around 2am...had troubles loading my pictures and other blogger problems Finally got it loaded and was too tired to look for any other challenges.
    I think maybe, when you are disappointed in the card, you don't want to enter it! I not very happy with the card but life is a learning experience!

  13. Me again Hazel - I keep forgetting that it's 'anything goes' here - have just linked! xx

  14. Congratulations Carla and Hazel!

    Beautiful cards!

    I am loving participate in this challenge

    Hugs from Brazil

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  16. Hi!
    I love Christmas card!
    Hugs from Brazil

  17. Thank you for the fab inspiration and great challenge.

  18. And my final one for February just linked Hazel :)) Hugs, Di xx

  19. Here's my final one for Feb Hazel! Thought I would never get it finished!


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