Wednesday 30 April 2014

Winner of CHNC extra for April 2014

It was good to see so many entries for CHNC challenge extra for April. Thank you for all for getting on with your Christmas crafting and sharing your inspiration with us.

Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using

Number 122: Patty
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Patty. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

May'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 15 April 2014

CHNC challenge extra for April: mid-month inspiration

Over 120 entries so far and we're only halfway through the month - once again it's lovely to see so many like-minded crafters getting on with their Christmas creations. We really enjoy looking at your projects.

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).

Some of the design team have come up with some more inspiration for this month's challenge:

Using Bugaboo 'Little Penguin Winter'



Using Bugaboo Snowman Patches

Using Bugaboo Deacon Piper

Anne (our Guest Designer for April):

Using Bugaboo De de Christmas bells

If you visit our blogs from time to time you're bound to see some more Christmas crafting because we all love it!

Please scroll down to see details of the April challenge and join in the fun or click here.

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).

Tuesday 1 April 2014

CHNC challenge extra for April 2014

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of April - 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

Here is the lovely inspiration from the 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 Christmas Brat Boy Stocking

Every month I will still be joined by a Guest Designer and for April I am pleased to welcome Anne Campbell of 'Wicked Designs'. She is a regular contributor to my challenges and I'm thrilled to have her as my guest for April. Please visit Anne's blog and leave her some comments.

Anne  writes:

'I am happily married to my long suffering husband who accepts my craft addiction without question. We have two grown up children and a fantastic granddaughter who is 16.

I have been crafting since I was little. Mum taught me how to knit when I was quite young and I used to knit clothes for my dolls and I knitted and made clothes for my kids when they were little. Card making came later when one of the girls I worked with went to card making class and used to bring her creations in to show me and of course I thought 'I could do that' so, Saturday afternoons saw me at class and the rest, as they say, is history. I started my blog in 2007 and have 'grown' since then as there are so many talented people in blogland to learn from.

In 2012 I had a crafting melt down and sold a great deal of my 'must haves' before having a complete break for 6 months. I started creating again at the beginning of 2013 and am really enjoying it and must admit, I haven't missed any of the things I sold ... what does that tell you?'

Anne has made a card a using Christmas brat boy ornament: - you can read more about it here on her blog:

And these are my cards for CHNC challenge 171 where the theme is 'seeing red ... a little or a lot', so, if your Christmas card has some red on it, please also enter it there:

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 April 2014.

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 30 April.  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 April . May's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 May.

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 creation 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.