Saturday 30 April 2016

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for April 2016

Once again, 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 67: Weis,
who shared this lovely card:

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

May 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 April 2016

CHNC challenge extra for April mid-month

Lovely to see your entries for CHNC challenge extra for April 2016. It's time for some mid-month inspiration from some of the Design Team:


Using Lacy Sunshine Christmas boo image and DCWV candy cane lane papers




Using Bugaboo Stamps Merry Christmas to ewe

using Bugaboo Stamps Wee one boy angel jump stars


using Bugaboo Stamps Mini set - Christmas blocks

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

Friday 1 April 2016

CHNC challenge extra for April 2016

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

It's worth looking because it might be you!

This challenge will last for the whole month of April 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 March 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

We are very sorry to say goodbye to Renate. We were hoping that she would be back to stay on the DT, but she is still having to devote time to her studies and we wish her well.

Here are the delighful designs of the team.
All digital stamps used were kindly supplied by our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps:


Using chubby santa tree


Using Christmas kidz 01

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 April 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 30 April.  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 April.  Ma'ys challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 May 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