Tuesday 31 March 2015

Winner for CHNC challenge extra for March 2015

March saw yet another wonderful array of Christmas designs entered into the challenge - thank you so much for your support and encouragement. We hope that you will be able to play along with our challenge during April,

Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and this is the result of using random.org:

Number 98: Julie Temple,
who shared this lovely card:

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

April 2015'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

Sunday 15 March 2015

CHNC challenge extra for March 2015 mid-month

Lots of lovely entries so far for our CHNC challenge extra for March so far - thank you so much. Here is some mid-month inspiration from our team:

This is also for this week's CHNC challenge 220 - you can read more about it there - if you use black anywhere on your creation then I'd love to see your design linked for CHNC challenge 220 as well as here.

Using Bugaboo Stamps Plush Reindeer

Using Bugaboo Stamps Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette

Using Bugaboo Stamps Stocking Mouse

Please visit the team members' blogs and read about their creations. And we would love you to join in this month's challenge - all you need to do is make a Christmas creation - anything goes as long as it's Christmas! Please click here to find out more about the challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Sunday 1 March 2015

CHNC challenge extra for March 2015

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for Febrary 2015.

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of March 2015 - 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!

Thank you for your wonderful entries for February's challenge - we hope you will be able to join us this month. Can you believe that two months of the year have already gone? Remember, it's never too early to start on those Christmas cards - you'll be thankful later in the year.

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

Design inspiration from the team

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

Sadly, Margaret is not able to craft at the moment due to ill health - we feel for her and hope that she will be strengthened in the days  to come. We miss her contribution and hope that she will be able to craft again soon as we know that she doesn't want to give this up. 


Using Merry Christmas To Ewe


Using Chibi Elsa


Using Polar Bear


Using Mini Set - Winter Bears


Using Chimney Santa


Using Sunbonnet Candy Cane


Using Winter Goodies


Using Lil snowman star


Using Christmas Tree Row


Using Christmas Teddy Candy Cane

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 March 2015.

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 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 UK time on 1 April 2015.

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 last year I started a challenge blog 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.