Friday 1 March 2013

CHNC challenge extra for March

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of March - 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.org

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 March I am pleased to welcome Mel:

Hello my name is Mel(anie). I'm a 32 year old mum to 5 girls from the beautiful north of germany.Married to the love of my life who is actually from the Uk and who I could inspire of being creative himself as well .

I have been creative all my life. Been trying all sorts of painting, candle making, painting, woodcarving, polymer clay , sewing and of course my biggest love PAPERCRAFTS. I love my stamps and trying new techniques but spare time is rare as I not only have a big family but aswell my own business.

But still...letting my self go in creativity is my way of relaxing and sometimes I craft through the night and forget to sleep.

I feel very honoured to be Hazels Guest Designer for march and hope you like what I have created for you.

I would love if you would pop by on my Blog: or even take part on my own challenge Blog:

Please visit Mel's blog and leave her a comment.

Mel has produced four cards using images that were kindly supplied by Bugaboo - this first card uses 'JJ Christmas cheers':

For her second card, Mel has used 'make it snappy reindeer trio':

The third card depicts the delightful 'winter birds skate':

And for the fourth card Mel has used 'sassy gal Christmas':

For my first card I've used the Bugaboo image 'skates' to make a CAS card - more details on My Crafty Outlook here.

Thought it was about time to share some of my other Christmas cards I've made since then (meant to add them much earlier):

And these are my cards for CHNC challenge 118 - would love to see you there as well.

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 March 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 Sunday 31 March.  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 March.  April's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 April.

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. Just popping in to say that I think Mel's cards are fabulous. The Bugaboo images are super and the layouts are really nice. Elizabeth xx

  2. thank you Elizabeth xxx

  3. I don't know how I missed this! Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully I'll be able to make a few more holiday cards this month!

  4. Congrats, Mel, on being GDT, your cards are fab! And thank you Hazel, too, for your continuing inspiration!

    love Mags B x

  5. Fab inspiration and great challenge thank you hugs Karen P

  6. Thank you Hazel for your invitation to join your challenge!

  7. Hi Hazel, just to let you know I'm going to get started on the card making soon - it may not be this month, the full story (and some of the cards I made from the candy that you kindly sent to me) is on my blog Janet (2pDesigns)

  8. Thanks for this challenge Hazel

  9. Great inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Fabulous inspiration, thank you for another great Christmas challenge.

  11. Hi Hazel, Merry and Bright card submitted at suggested - I simply keep forgetting your extra challenge. Elizabeth xx

  12. Some great inspiration here Hazel. Can you delete my entry number 136? Somehow I managed to link to this blog instead of my own!!!! I really am so sorry!!! I think all this snow must have addled my brain!! Christine x

  13. Thanks for the lovely inspiration and thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Hi Hazel

    I just linked - need a note on my wall here to remind me :) The lovely Bugaboo digis are safely here too - thanks again! Hugs, Di xx

  15. Thanks for the nod Hazel l have now linked up and wow what inspiration truly beautiful cards xx

  16. Another fun challenge...always love anything little brain doesn't have to work as hard!


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