Saturday 30 September 2017

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for September 2017

Thank you so much for all your lovely festive entries during September- so many wonderful entries. Now that we are approaching October, it's time to be a bit more serious about Christmas designs - I hope you will be able to join in our October challenge.

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

Number 114: Epie,
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Epie. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to claim your four digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

October 2017's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

And there will be a prize of four digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps
for the randomly chosen winner

Friday 15 September 2017

CHNC challenge extra for September mid-month inspiration

Here is some inspiration from some of the Design Team, hopefully to get you in the festive creativity spirit:


using BobbleHead elf


using Bugaboo Stamps Ava and Deacon Ho Ho

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

Friday 1 September 2017

CHNC challenge extra for September 2017

It's always a delight to see the wonderful festive creations that are entered for our challenges and August was no exception. It's great that there are crafters thinking ahead and getting some Christmas designs made while there isn't as much pressure of time - although it's quite scary to think that we are now already into September! I hope that you will be able to get that Christmas stash out and enter this month's challenge ... it can be any creation as long as it's for Christmas and you can enter as many times as you wish.

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

This challenge will last for the whole month of September 2017 - 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 four 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

Here are the delightful designs of the team:

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

using Let it snow (retired)

using Angel big star (retired)

using Snowman ornament 1 (retired)
using Two snowmen (retitred)

using Make it snappy snowman (retired)
using Letter giraffe

using TropSantaSuntan (retired)

Using Winter bird ski (retired)

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 September 2017.

Weekly challenges continue on my CHNC challenge blog - all challenges there are now 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with an optional 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 URL where your creation can be found) by 20:00 UK time 30 September. 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 September. October's challenge will begin at midnight UK time on 1 October 2017.

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