Wednesday 1 May 2013

CHNC challenge extra for May

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of May - 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 am joined by a Guest Designer and for May I am pleased to welcome Rose.

Rose writes:

'I am so thrilled that Hazel asked me to be her Guest Designer for this challenge. I love making Christmas cards all year long. My card making obsession began in 2009. I have been happily married to my best friend for 5 years now who supports my paper addiction. I look forward to seeing all your creations for this fun challenge.'

For her first card, Rose has used 'plush reindeer' kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps:

And for her second card, Rose has used 'lil snowman' another image supplied by Bugaboo Stamps:

Thank you, Rose, for joining me as a guest with these lovely cards. Please visit Rose's blog and leave her a comment. You can see her cards here.

Rose has also made this lovely card that you can read about here:

And adding a card that Rose made inspired by a sketch - you can read about it here:

And Rose has just shared this lovely card on her blog here:

For my card I used three digital papers supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - 'blue frosty', 'blue frosty' words and 'blue snowflakes', as well as the 'snowman snowflakes' image - please visit My Crafty Outlook here to read more about this card:

Here is a card for my CHNC challenge 122: ribbons and bows (closed now)

This is the card I made for CHNC challenge 123 (closed now)  (you can read more about the card here on My Crafty Outlook).

These are the cards I made for CHNC challenge 124: seeing stars (closed now).

And these are cards I made for my CHNC challenge 125 - closed now.

And this is a fun one that I've added to My Crafty Outlook here:

And this is my card for CHNC challenge 125: show some white, a little or a lot - open until 22:00 UK time 31 May - please click on the link to see the challenge and enter:

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 May 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 Friday 31 May.  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 May.  June's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 June.

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. thanks so much for having me this month Hazel :)
    your cards are awesome and i look forward to seeing what everyone makes!!!

  2. Congratulations on your guest designer!
    Great cards - very beautiful and elegant!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Gorgeous inspiration and thanks for a great challenge too hugs Karen

  4. It's me again with another card Hazel! Hugs, Di xx

  5. Finally got my Feature a creature card posted...this was such a great theme for the challenge!
    Off to check out all the other cards.

  6. Fab challenge and great inspiration Hazel - thank you Karen x

  7. Love the DT cards full of ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Zx

  8. Popped by to enter another card...I'm on a roll!

  9. Hi Hazel, thank you for your lovely comment and for reminding me about your Christmas extra challenge!!
    Hugs, Hazel xx


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