Thursday 31 October 2013

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for October

What a bumper load of entries for October - we almost made 500! I can't thank you enough for all the support and blogging friendship that this challenge blog has generated - and it's all down to everyone of you lovely crafters who take the time to link you inspirational projects.

Thank you to everyone who entered the October 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 369:  sweetpea, with this lovely cracker:

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

November'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

Tuesday 1 October 2013

CHNC challenge extra for October

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of October - anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

What a bumper lot of entries there were for September - I'm looking forward to seeing all your festive loveliness this month - if you haven't yet started to make your Christmas cards, now is the time! I can hardly believe that it's October already and by the time this challenge is ended we'll be really getting towards 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 October I am pleased to welcome JoAnn.

JoAnn writes:

'Hi my name is JoAnn and I am so excited Hazel asked me to be her guest designer for October. I love making Christmas cards all year long. I have been doing crafts of some sort for most of my life, hence the title of my blog, "Crafty Nana's Blog". I started scrapbooking and cardmaking in 1998 and it is definitely addictive. I enjoy making cards for family and friends, and also send some to Operation Write Home for our troops overseas. We live in Central Florida about 60 miles from the west coast. My husband and I are both original Floridians and moved back here after he retired from the military. We are both retired now and I enjoy my crafts and spending time with the grandchildren.'

So this is JoAnn's first card using the 'Ava Christmas mistletoe fairy' image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read more about it here on her blog:

And here is JoAnn's second card using 'Deacon Christmas elf presents' image:

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

My first card features the Noel image and snowflake digital paper kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

And this is my card for CHNC challenge 145 where there is a picture inspiration - closed now.

This is my card for CHNC challenge 146 - closed now.

This is my card for CHNC challenge 147 which is now closed:

This is my card for CHNC challenge 148: music - please click on the link and enter your cards - open until 22:00 UK time Friday 1 November:

And this is a card that I've made for The Glory of Christmas 19: homemade background - please clikc on the link and join in the challenge if you can - details here on My Crafty Outlook:

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 October 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.

It' incredible to think that we are now into October - if you haven't started to make your Christmas cards yet, now is the time!

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 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 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.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries