Monday 30 November 2015

Winner for CHNC challenge extra for November 2015

Thank you for another month of fabulous festive entries - so many shared festive designs - 625 in all!

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

Number 224: Lisbeth,
who shared this lovely card:

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

December 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 November 2015

CHNC challenge extra for November mid-month inspiration

Here we are halfway through November and Christmas isn't that far off now.  It's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team. We would love you to join in our November challenge here whether you've been making Christmas creations throughout the year or whether you are starting to get serious about getting some festive crafting done. We have so many entries already this month and look forward to seeing many more. Thanks for your support and interest.

Here is some inspiration from some of the team:





Monica using Bugaboo Stamps Winter Penguin Trio

Susan using Bugaboo Stamps Santa and Friends


Using Bugaboo Stamps Mini Set - Winter Bears

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 November 2015

CHNC challenge extra for November 2015

By the end of this month it will be less than four weeks till Christmas, so this is the time to get down to some serious festive crafting and I hope my challenge can help you to do so - we would love to see your creations.

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of November 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

Introducing 3 new Design Team members

Before going any further, I'm so happy to introduce 3 new team members:

Marg Byatt

Hiya, my name is Margaret but I do prefer to be called Marg and I'm 54 years old. Ive been crafting for most of my life. I have 2 daughters, the eldest is married & lives a few miles away. She's given me a fab son-in-law and two gorgeous grandsons. My youngest daughter is 18 and studying hard at college, in her 3rd year of Art & Design.

I am quite severely disabled but I craft to keep my hands and mind occupied and it works lol. I love digi stamps but I also like rubber stamps. I have no special artist that I prefer and I have no special style of design. My serious card making/papercraft/upcycling came into effect almost 6 years ago and I've not looked back. I am honoured to be invited to join Hazel and all the other DT members of this fabulous challenge blog.

Monica Poo:

My name is Monica and I live in Italy. I graduated in English literature a long ago and, after working in a big Company for years, I decided to become a stay-at-home-mom. After years of painting, back in 2008 I tried with papercrafts and stamps and I’ve never looked back! I first used watercolour pencils because Copics were not available in my town but now they are my favourite coloring medium. I'm so happy to be on the team here at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!

I have been a crafter all my life - I enjoy all sorts of crafts but my current passion is paper crafting. At the moment I live in the UK but for the previous 17 years I have been an expat, living in Australia, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and India. Whilst overseas I always managed to find friends who also wanted to craft! Now back in England I spend a lot of time in my craft room. I like to play with different techniques, making both mainstream items and more left of centre projects. I use a lot of digi images but also like getting inky…and I love different folds, ATCs and fat pages! My intention every year is to make all my Christmas cards before I get to November – and every year I run late! I am hoping to catch up this year soon!!

Design inspiration from the team

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


Using Christmas Bear Side Ornament


Using akv girl xmas tree image


Using Polar Bear



Using winter goodies

Using Reindeer Duo

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 November 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 30 November.  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 November. December's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 December 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.