Monday 30 September 2013

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for September

Wow! What a lot of entries for September. I so enjoy seeing all the creativity and talent. It's been great to see new people coming on board as well as those who've been supporting the challenges since January. Thank you to everyone who entered the September challenge.

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner of the $21 of digital stamps from my generous sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. Using random the winner is:

Number 280: Wicked witch (Anne), who shared 5 cards for entry 280 - I've chosen this lovely one to show now::

Congratulations, Anne. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to claim your prize.

October's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

And, once again, there will be a prize of $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps
for the randomly chosen winner

Sunday 1 September 2013

CHNC challenge extra for September

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of September - 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 September I am pleased to welcome Carol.

Carol writes:

'Married with three children I was lucky to retire almost three years ago. I've crafted since I was very small - I learned to knit before I started school and have dabbled in lots of crafts over the years finally finding card making about nine years ago. I started blogging just over two years ago and enjoy taking part in all the challenges around, particularly the Christmas ones as Christmas cards are my favourite ones to make.
I'm lucky to have been invited to design for several challenges over the last two years and am delighted to Guest Design here at CHNC extra this month, thank you Hazel for inviting also means I get to use a fabulous image from our sponsor Bugaboo and I've chosen to useChristmas SB Candycane.'

So this is Carol's card - you can read more about it here on her blog:

Thank you, Carol, for being my guest for this month. Please go over  to Carol's blog and leave her some comments.

I've made five cards all the same featuring 'raggedy angel - lay on star' kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read about these here on My Crafty Outlook.

These cards were for CCAYR September Challenge: Christmas fairy - please click the link and join in:

This is the card I made for CHNC challenge 140: let's get inky and/or painty - the challenge is now closed - more info about the card here:

This is my card for CHNC challenge 141: layer it up - this is now closed. You can read more about my card here:

And a monochrome card here:

And this card is for The Glory of Christmas 15: anything goes (that challenge is now closed - the present challenge is 'monochrome'). More details about the card here:

This is for CHNC challenge 142: cut it out (closed now) you can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

This is for CHNC challenge 144: use three main colours - more informaton here:

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 September 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.

The more Christmas cards 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 Monday 30 September.  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 30 September.  October's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 October.

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