Thursday 31 March 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for March 2016

Lots of lovely designs once again for last month's challenge - good to see so many crafters steadily building up some Christmas designs while there is no panic ... but it's never too early to start with the festive makes.

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

Number 104: Megan,
who shared this lovely card:

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

April 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 March 2016

CHNC challenge extra for March mid-month

Lots of  lovely entries so far for our CHNC challenge extra for March. It doesn't seem possible that another month is nearly halfway through and it's time for our mid-month inspiration from some of the DT:



This is my card for my CHNC challenge 273: cute  or anything goes as long as it's Christmas
Would be lovely if you could join in there




using Bugaboo Stamps Santa Ornaments

using Bugaboo Stamps Ava Christmas Mistletoe Fairy

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 March challenge and to enter your creations or just scroll down.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

CHNC challenge extra for March 2016

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

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of March 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!

We had so many lovely entries for our February 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.

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

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


Using stocking line


Using Poinsettia Bear (retired)


Using  moose present

Using Pierre Chef - Test 

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 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 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 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