Monday 31 August 2015

Winner for CHNC challenge extra for August 2015

Thank you for another month of fabulous festive entries. Some of you must have quite a stock of Christmas cards by now. If you are reading this and haven't yet started on your Christmas designs, September is always a good time to do so to avoid having to hit the panic button!

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

Number 163: Melissa SunshineHoneyBee,
who shared this lovely bell tag:

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

September 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

Saturday 15 August 2015

CHNC challenge extra for August mid-month inspiration

Once again mid-month has come round amazingly quickly - there never seem to be enough hours in the day and I'm finding that the older I get the quicker time seems to pass. It's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team. We would love you to join in our August challenge here.

Some of our design team are going through difficult times and we send our love to them.

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.

Saturday 1 August 2015

CHNC challenge extra for August 2015

This is another month's opportunity to get on with those Christmas creations and share them here. I know that quite a lot of you now have a fairly good stock of Christmas cards, but there might be some reading this who haven't started yet. Can you believe that we are now at the beginning of August and it really is time to think about getting some of those Christmas designs started, so we hope you will enter our challenge and show them with us.

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for July 2015.
It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of August 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!

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

We send our best wishes to Brenda who is poorly - get well soon, Brenda.

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 August 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 August.  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 August.  September's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 September 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 use patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.