Saturday 30 November 2013

Design Team Call

Design Team Call

I hope to continue inviting a guest designer every month, but would also like to have two or three folk to join me on a regular basis. I'm looking for crafters who share my passion for making Christmas cards throughout the whole year.

If you would like to be considered to join the team, please leave your name in linky with a link to your blog.

The initial term would be for six months from January 2014, with a view to continuing after that if mutually agreed.

As this challenge blog is always sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, digital images of choice would be provided so that at least one card each month would be made using a Bugaboo image for the first of the month, adding another card later in the month if desired - using any images.

Those who join me would be expected to comment on allocated numbers of entries throughout the month.

This call will remain open until Saturday 30 November. The new team members will be notified on or before Saturday 7 December in order to give time to submit a card for 1 January 2014.

Please only apply if you are committed to making Christmas cards throughout the year.

If you have any queries, please email me:

This will remain at the top of the blog until the close of the call on Saturday 30 November. Please scroll down or click here for the November challenge.

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for November

I just couldn't believe the way the entries kept coming in throughout the month and we ended up with a staggering 805 altogether. I think I managed to comment on every entry - I hope I didn't leave anyone out - and thanks to Mrs A, my guest for November, for commenting on so many entries. It's clear now that I need a design team to help me. Later this evening the Design Team Call is closing and then I have the difficult job of choosing who to appoint - I never dreamed that there would be so many applying.

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

Number 378: Rose, with this lovely card:

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

December'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

Friday 1 November 2013

CHNC challenge extra for November

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of November - anything goes as long as it's Christmas - it doesn't have to be a card, you can link any project as long as it's Christmas!

There are just more and more lovely crafters adding their Christmas cards - throughout the month I could hardly believe how many entries were regularly being submitted - thank you, everyone, for making this challenge blog such a success and a lovely place to share festive crafting. 

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 am joined by a Guest Designer and for October I am pleased to welcome Mrs A (Valeryanne Williams)

Mrs A writes:

'Everyone knows me in Blogland as Mrs A. I'm so pleased that Hazel has asked me to be her Guest Designer this month as I love using Bugaboo stamps whenever I can.

I have crafted in one form or another for as long as I can remember but have only turned my hand to card making in the last 18 months. My 3 grandchildren keep me busy as I am always getting requests for making things which I am always pleased to do for them.'

For her lovely easel card, Mrs A has used 'fancy bonnet Christmas stuff'' kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps:

And for her second card, Mrs A has used Bugaboo Stamps  'make it snappy - reindeer trio'. You can read more about these lovely cards on Mrs A's blog here.

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

For my first card I've used 'reindeer leap', another image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

This is for CHNC challenge 149 (closed now) - you can read about it here on My Crafty Outlook:

This is for CHNC challenge 150: outdoors - just one of the three quick clean and simple cards that I made with 'The Snowman' supplies  - you can read about them here on My Crafty Outlook- challenge is closed now. 

These are my cards for CHNC challenge 151: indoors - the challenge is closed now:

My guest, Mrs A, is adding two more cards:

For this gorgeous easel card, Mrs A has used 'Merry Christmas to ewe', kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps. You can read more about this here on Mrs A's blog.

For this joy fold card, Mrs A has used 'nutcracker4' from Bugaboo Stamps - and she loved it so much that she purchased the rest of the set of 7 soldiers - and has used them beautifully on this card. You can read more here on Mrs A's blog.

This is my card for CHNC challenge 152: for a child - you can enter up until 22:00 UK time Friday 29 November - more about the card here:

And a card I've made for The Glory of Christmas 21: turquoise and brown - if you make any suitable cards, we'd love to see them there - you can read more about it 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 November 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's now time to get serious with making your Christmas cards, so I expect to see lots of entries this month.

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 Saturday 30 November.  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 November.  December's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 December.

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

Design Team Call

If you would be interested in joining me on the team for at least the first six months of  2014, please click here for details of the Design Team Call.