Thursday 31 December 2015

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for December 2015

Thank you for another month of fabulous festive entries - I think 680 entries must be a record! What a wonderful response - thank you so much.

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

Number 347: 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.

January 2016'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 December 2015

CHNC challenge extra for December mid-month inspiration

Now that we are half way through December, there isn't much more time to make Christmas creations, but, perhaps like me, you still have some cards to make (despite making them throughout the year). It's time for some mid-month inspiration from the team. We would love you to join in our December challenge here.


using Bugaboo Stamps  Make It Snappy - Merry Christmoose

using Bugaboo Stamps Stocking Mouse

using Bugaboo Stamps Elephant Christmas Tree 


using Bugaboo Stamps Penguin 2

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.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

CHNC challenge extra for December 2015

Christmas celebrations will be over by the time this challenge has ended - that doesn't seem possible, does it? I expect many crafters have still got creations that need to be made and I hope you will link and share them with us here. Or perhaps you made some creations earlier on, but didn't get round to showing them.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas

DT call
Our current DT signed up for six months till December 2015, but I'm pleased to say that most will be staying on for the next six months from January through to June 2016. At least one will sadly be leaving, so I will be looking for at least one crafter to join us on the Design Team for January to June 2016. If you would like to be considered, please put DT after your name when you link your design - you only need to do this once, please. This will be a commitment to make at least one Christmas design each month using a Bugaboo Stamps image, with the option of supplying any festive design for mid-month. Another important part of the commitment is to be able to comment on an allocated number of entries - as regulars will know, we do have a lot of entries, so, please, only apply if you are willing and able to make the commitment to comment.

The DT call will be closed by 10 December to enable those chosen to be prepared to be ready with their designs for the January challenge. Don't forget, just add DT after your name for your linky entry if you wish to be considered.

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of December 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

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 December 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 December.  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 December.  January's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 January 2016.

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.