Friday 31 October 2014

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for October 2014

SO many lovely entries for October's challenge. It's getting nearer to Christmas 2014 and so we are pleased to see some new folk joining in with the challenges as well as welcoming the entries of those who have been making Christmas creations throughout the year. Thank you so much for supporting my challenges.

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

Number 263: KT Fit Kitty
who shared this lovely card:

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

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

Wednesday 15 October 2014

CHNC challenge extra for October mid-month

So many wonderful Christmas creations so far this month - lovely to see 'regulars' showing us their crafting, but also great to see new people joining in. Please keep your entries coming.

And here is some mid-month inspiration from the design team:

Using Hunkydory supplies


Using Bugaboo Stamps 

Using old shop bought Christmas cards


Using Bugaboo Stamps Stocking Mouse


Using Bugaboo Stamps Plush Reindeer

Guest designer, Kathy Jo

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 October challenge and join in the fun or click here.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

CHNC challenge extra for October 2014

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

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

It's quite frightening how the weeks go by so quickly and we are now entering October - with only twelve weeks to Christmas Eve!! Can you believe it?! If you haven't yet started making your Christmas time, now is the time to do so, as those weeks will go very quickly.

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.
Every month I am joined by a Guest Designer and for October I am thrilled to welcome Kathy Jo - please click on the link to visit her blog and leave her some comments.

Kathy Jo writes:

'Hello! My name is Kathy Jo and I am honored to be a guest designer this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge2! Originally from the U.S., I currently reside in beautiful Nova Scotia with my husband, my Saint Bernard (Ella) and my two fur ball kitties (Ginger and Pepper).

My blogspot, I’m A Little Teapot, is my virtual happy place to share crafty paper projects. Paper crafting is my hobby and I enjoy spending hours in my craft room playing with dies, inks, stamps, ribbon and paper. More often than not, I leave my craft room at night with die cuts everywhere, ink all over my hands and a smile on my face…what a relaxing and fun hobby! Even better than playing with paper is meeting fellow crafters online and seeing all of their fabulous projects!

Thanks so much to Hazel for allowing me to be a guest is so much fun! And thanks to Bugaboo for the sweet Santa image!'

This is the lovely card that Kathy Jo made using Bugaboo's Using Christmas window - Santa - you can read more about it here on her blog:

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 October 2014.

Weekly challenges 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 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 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 UK time 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.

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.