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. 


  1. super cute and fun cards Mrs. A and Helen :)

  2. Thank you again Hazel for inviting m to be your guest Designer this month. hugs Mrs A.

  3. Congrats Mrs A with your Gdt spot you have done yourselve and Hazel proud with your stunning creations another fabulous challenge Hazel and gorgeous card with adorable image xx

  4. Popping by with an entry. Thanks for the chance to win, Hazel. Hope your sale went well!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and pointing my way to yours. :)

  6. Gorgeous inspiration from you both. Just realised I'd linked to the DT call instead of here so I've corrected myself!! Carol x

  7. Just found your wonderful blog & challenge. Entered a couple that are all Christmas & from Nov 1 on. Thanks for wonderful challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Thanks for steering me your way, Hazel. Just about to link up!! xx

  9. Coo, it's busy in here too Hazel. Love your card and of course Mrs A is a star turn :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Hi, Sorry, ik spreek en schrijf maar een beetje Engels. Ik wens jullie veel succes met de challenges. gr leny w

  11. Congratulations Mrs. A. Lovely cards by you both.
    Thank you Hazel for another month's challenge.

  12. Congrats to Mrs. A....her projects are always beauties. Good job to her and to you for choosing a wonderful designer! Off to see what trouble I can find in my crafty play area. Have a wonderful week!

  13. Thank you Hazel for letting me know about your challenge, and such lovely cards for inspiration. Thank you xx

  14. Dear Hazel, somehow I missed in your rules that this is for cards only. I am so sorry I thought this was for Anything Goes Christmas - cards and projects alike. I entered many of the Christmas projects I made this month - but some are not cards. Please feel free to disqualify/delete my Christmas gift "projects" because they are not cards.

    So sorry about that - now I know for the future.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for this awesome challenge!
    Eret x

  16. Thank you for visiting my blog Hazel and for steering my way here.
    Take care x

  17. I just have to go get that Reindeer! Love that image, great challenge

  18. Thanks Hazel I liked up! have a wonderful day!

  19. Have just added 3 more cards. The last one took me 4 times to link, kept telling me the link was already there when it wasn't.

  20. Thank you for all your comments on my blog Hazel.

  21. I'm baaaaack again Hazel, gotta keep Mrs A and you busy :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  22. Thank you for leaving the comments on my blog. I am sorry I didn't have a link to you, it is done now. I can only blame my totally crazy energetic kitten which is more than a handful because he always wants to walk all over my computer and chase the cursor, driving me slowly into insanity!

  23. Thank you, Hazel, for your sweet comments on my card, and especially for letting me know I was in the wrong spot! Good heavens, me applying for a design team? Hahahahahhaha...nope, not ready for that big step. Still a whole lotta practice required! Have a wonderful Sunday!!

  24. What a fabulous guest designer you have there!! I imagine you two are getting along swimmingly!! Hazel, between this blog challenge and your other blog challenge, no one is ever without tons of Christmas card inspiration!! Thank you for all you do! Hugs, Darnell

  25. Hazel, I have just added my 25th card. Congratulations on having over 500 entries this month.

  26. Beautiful cards! Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog and pointing my way to your blog ;-)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Daniela x

  27. Hope all is well with you Hazel! Just popped in with that card...thank you for reminding me...sometimes life gets so darned busy...I thought I had entered it!

  28. Thank you for the reminder again!

  29. oops put the wrong link in.... right link in now!

  30. WOW!! Hazel 625 entries must be a record :) have a great weekend :)

  31. wonderful cards by Mrs A. and well doen everyone else too very inspiring Shaz in oz.x

  32. Been a while since I have been here. I see you have Mrs Troublemaker as your guest designer this month!! Tee Hee!
    Great cards.

  33. Congratulations Hazel...over 650 entries! Wow!!!

    You and Mrs A have done a great job this month Beautiful cards from you both for our inspiration this month!

  34. I just entered again - 696 and counting! Fabulous number of entries this month! I was just looking at your inspiration cards again - beautiful!

  35. Fun! Wow! And so many entries! :) Love all the inspiration!

  36. Thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog and for inviting me to join your challenge!

  37. Fantastic number of entries this month... you're obviously doing something right LOL. Thanks for the comments and the fabulous inspiration x

  38. WoWza - what an outstanding number of entries.... I would want to have to comment on ALL those LoL :-)
    Thank you for this Challenge :-)

    IKE in Greece xxxx


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