Sunday 31 January 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for January 2016

What a super start to the new year with all your lovely entries for our January challenge. I'm so glad that so many of you are keeping your Christmas stash out with the intention of making Christmas creations throughout the year.

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

Number 143: The little stamper (Sharon),
who shared this lovely card:

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

February 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

Friday 15 January 2016

CHNC extra for January mid-month

I'm wondering how it can possibly already be nearly halfway though January, but it is time for our mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for January 2016. These wonderland designs by ladies on the DT are indeed an inspiration - I hope that you will want to join us by making Christmas creations - yes, I know it's early in the year, but it saves the panic towards the end of the year. And besides that ... I love making Christmas cards!

If you have been inspired to come and join us with your entries ... and many thanks to all you wonderful crafters who have already joined in ... please click here for the January post with the linky for your entries - or scroll down to the post below.



using Bugaboo Stamps Wee One Angel - cloud 


using Bugaboo Stamps Candy Cane Bear

using Bugaboo Stamps Christmas-Prim-Angel--lights


using Bugaboo Stamps Chubby Snowman Scarf

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.

Friday 1 January 2016

CHNC challenge extra for January 2016

Happy New Year and Welcome

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

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of January 2016 - 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!

Welcome to the fourth year of CHNC challenge extra. When I started these monthly challenges I had no idea how popular they would become. I am so grateful for all the support I have received over the last two years and I hope that this coming year will be one when we see many lovely Christmas creations shared by you talented crafters. 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.

Now that Christmas 2015 is over, please don't put away your Christmas stash - make as many cards etc as you can now to avoid panic later in the year. Perhaps you can make it a New Year's resolution.

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

I am so excited to have three new members joining my Design Team

I want to thank everyone who applied to be on the DT. 

I am so sad though that Brenda and Lorraine don't feel able to take on another six months commitment with the team - we will miss you both, but hope that you will sometimes join us with your lovely Christmas creations. I'm pleased to say that other members of the team are staying on for another six months. Renate will be coming back to the team in March when she has finished her studies.

Here are the new team members:

Jennifer Scull:

Hi! My name is Jennifer and I have this little 'thing' with coffee.... and ribbons....and papers.... you see I LOVE them all SO VERY MUCH! I have been married to my college sweetheart for almost 30 years and we have 3 wonderful sons. but all that guyness in the house leads me to need a room of my very own devoted just to crafting! I enjoy using all kinds of vintage trinkets and treasures on my projects, as well as little things you find around the house, so you never know what is going to appear on something I make! but there will always be a shabby touch, that is for sure! :)

I am so very happy to be part of the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Team! we are going to have a fabulous time here. come along and join the fun! :)

Julie Thornton:

My name is Julie and I absolutely adore paper crafts. My husband is a great supporter of my crafting and has even asked me to make things for his work. I have two sons who are both in college.
I have been crafting most of my life. I started counted cross stitch when I was in middle school and have dabbled in all kinds of crafts from flower arranging, scrapbooking to painting. I started making my own greeting cards while I was in college as a way to save money. Oh if only making cards was a money saver now…hahahaha! It is so much fun to pick out papers, ribbons, sentiments and embellishments to make a card for someone special.

Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make and I make them all year long. I am super excited to be a part of this design team.

Marie Bingaman:

Hi! My name is Marie. I'm a 44 year old mother to 2 teenage girls, and I've been married to my best friend for 10 years. He "graciously" indulges me in my crafting much so that he built me a room to hold all my stuff! My favorite thing to do is make Christmas cards, so being on this design team is perfect for me! It also helps that I LOVE Bugaboo images! Thank you to Hazel for taking me on, and I look forward to sharing and learning with everyone over the next 6 months!

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 January 2016.

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 creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time 31 January.  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 January.  February's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 February 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.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some 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 as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries