Saturday 1 March 2014

CHNC challenge extra for March 2014

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for February 2014.
It's worth checking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of March - 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!

If you would like to be considered as a guest designer in the future, please add GDT after your name when you link your entry (only need to do this once, not with multiple entries)

Once again this year, 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

I am so enjoying the support of my Design Team

All digital stamps used were kindly supplied by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps

The team have made gorgeous creations -
please click on the links to their blogs to read more about their projects:

Using Rudolf Tag

Using  Christmas bells


Every month I will still be joined by a Guest Designer and for March I am pleased to welcome Rachel Taylor of Blossom Cards. She is a regular contributor to my challenges and I'm thrilled to have her as my guest for March. Please visit Rachel's blog and leave her some comments.

Rachel writes:

'I have been married for 27 years and have 2 grown up children. I love all types of crafting. I like running blossom cards and hand made gifts which I do from home. I also teach classes and sell at craft fairs and do demo's and craft parties.I have done one tutorial video at the moment but hope to do more. I like to make shaped cards and I love stamping and working with digi stamps. I like to do real hand stitching on my cards. I am a crafter first and a house wife second lol  - Ijust love to craft, crafting is in my bones. My motto is 'keep calm and craft on'.'

Rachel has made a card and matching gift bag using Bugaboo's JJ Christmas - cheers - you can read more about it here on her blog:

This is my card for CHNC challenge 166 (now closed):

And this is my card for CHNC challenge 167 which is open until 22:00 UK time Friday 14 March - I'd love to see your Christmas card there if it features wings:

You may add any Christmas creation for this challenge -
it's 'anything goes' every month, as long as it's Christmas

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 March2014.

Weekly challenges will continue on my CHNC challenge blog - these usually have a theme - but anything 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 creations - 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 URLwhere your card can be found) by 20:00 UK time 31 March.  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 March . April's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 April.

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. 

Don't forget: If you would like to be considered as a guest designer in the future, please add GDT after your name when you link your entry (only need to do this once, not with multiple entries).

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.

At the beginning of the year I started a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper in this way for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.


  1. Yeah! Thought I'd made a mistake and couldn't upload my pic but it worked after all :) Elizabeth xx

  2. Many congratulations winners and wow thats a fun image on that card and bag so beautifully presented x

  3. Poppimg in with my first card this month. Welcome Rachel. Your cards are beautiful...and lots of gorgeous work from Hazel and the design team too!

  4. Hi Hazel as you see I did my best but I cannot insert the photo sorry. Perhaps you will do it once more for me?
    Thanks in advance!
    Ageeth xx

  5. Thank you for all your comments on my blog Hazel and thank you for this challenge

  6. Sad to see so few comments. Perhaps you should make leaving a comment part of the rules!!! lol

    Great inspiration this month. I am really into the Christmas Spirit this week as I have managed to make several cards.

  7. Thank you for this challenge!
    Thank you for your comments on my blog, dear Hazel!
    Good luck!

  8. Thanks for the nice comments you leave, Hazel. They are alway appreciated!
    Great inspiiration here and thank soft he chance to win.

  9. Just made it for March, Hazel, thanks for your lovely comments. There is no Linky to enter with, but will try again later.


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