Saturday, 19 April 2014

CHNC challenge 173: If you want to get ahead, get a hat! Use a hat on your creation



Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 172. There were, of course, four opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 39: Fiona, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Fiona. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $20 voucher to spend in Flonz craft online store.

The second winner:

Number 26: Lisbeth, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lisbeth.  Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 of digital images from Bugaboo Stamps.

The third winner:

Number 2: Louise, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Louise. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your 6 digital images from Paper Pretties.

The fourth winner:

Number 52: Rocky, who shared this lovely box card:


Congratulations, Rocky. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital images from Digital Paper Craft.

Now on to:
Challenge 173

For today's challenge I'd like you to see a hat on your Christmas creation -  as the saying goes: 'If you want to get ahead, get a hat!' 

The first sponsor  is My Creative Classroom:

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. 

Our Spring 2014 Semester is under way and will offer well over 100 courses. Along with our Traditional Instructor-led Workshop Classes we have also added Self-Paced Workshops. We've recently added more classes to our Library, which offers retired classes at 40%-50% off regular price.

We have opened our brand new challenge blog, My Creative Life 2014, which will issue challenges to help us use all of our supplies this year. Along with that is the companion course with the same title, which is FREE to our newsletter subscribers. Come join in on the fun and test drive MCC.

We are excited to be sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! 

One lucky winner will receive a free seat to either "Color Inspirations: Twinkling H2O's" with Jeri Parks OR "Clean and Simple Card Workshop" with Jeri Parks. Good Luck!

The second sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy:


'Whoopsi Daisy Digi Stamps features all hand drawn images by the amazing Linnie and specialises in cute images of children. Whoopsi Daisy offers a great deal for your money. Take a look at the Whoopsi Daisy shop where you are certain to find awesome images which will fit all your creative needs.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:


Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

For my first card I used the 'cat in hat' digital image kindly supplied by Eureka Stamps (one of today's sponsors) - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:


For my second card I used the lovely Penny Black'chill day' stamp - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see a hat on your Christmas creation - it can be any hat, anywhere on your creation.

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 post where your card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 25 April. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish  and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 26 April when there will once again be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for April is here.

At the beginning of the year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

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


Saturday, 12 April 2014

CHNC challenge 172: Make it square ... or include a square on your creation


I certainly enjoyed seeing red during the week with all your lovely creations for last week's challenge - it is a delight to see so many crafters getting on with their Christmas cards early in the year. Thank you, everyone, for your support and encouragement - without YOU this blog wouldn't work at all.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 171. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 10: Meg (Bits and pieces), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Meg. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £20 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments

The second winner:

Number 40: Cindy M, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Cindy. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital stamps from Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More (Please note that DIGITAL PAPERS are not included in the prize.)

The third winner:

Number 38: Fiona, who shared this lovely box card:



Congratulations, Fiona. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from QKR Stampede.

Now on to:
Challenge 172

For today's challenge I'd like you to make it square ... or include a square on your creation(of course, it has to be Christmas)

Today there are four generous sponsors, so you have lots of chances to win a prize - you've got to be in it to win it - and you can enter as many times as you wish.

The first sponsor  is a very familiar one now at CHNC: Flonz craft:


Flonz craft is a New Zealand based company who are offering a $20 voucher to spend in their online store - and they will generously send to anywhere in the world with free p & p.They have an amazing range of stamps - the winner certainly will have fun choosing, including some lovely Christmas ones that you could then use for a future challenge.

The second sponsor is another familiar one at CHNC:

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge:

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

Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.

The third sponsor is Paper Pretties:

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Paper Pretties where YOUR creativity comes to life!
Paper Pretties is an online stamp boutique, and home to Zac, Lily, Sophia and Cooper - the cutest kid stamps around! (At least we think so). We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to slever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique! In addition to our high quality clear stamps we also have a wide variety of digital images. In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service and faster/cheaper shipping. All orders are shipped within 24 hours. 

Paper Pretties are offering the randomly chosen winner 6 digital images of the winner's choice.

The fourth sponsor is Digital Paper Craft:


'Digital Paper Craft is your source of Digital Clipart, Scrapbook Supplies, Digital Stamps, Scrapbook Kits and Graphic Design. All images, papers, etc. created by gifted artist Siobhan and can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPaperCraft?ref=si_shop '(please note that the shop is closed for holidays).

The randomly chosen winner will receive 3 digital images.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

For my card I used a snowman digital image, Paper Pretties warm winter wishes, (one of today's sponsors) - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:



Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see square cards ... or include a square on your creation ... easy peasy!

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 post where your card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 18 April. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish  and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 19 April when there will once again be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for April is here.

At the beginning of the year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

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

Saturday, 5 April 2014

CHNC challenge 171: seeing red ... a little or a lot


Once again your didn't disappoint last week - lovely to see so many of you going round in circles with me!

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 170. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 5: Carol, who shared this lovely card:



Congratulations, Carol. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your £15 worth of stamps from The Artistic Stamper.

The second winner:


Number 14: Debbie Johns, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Debbie. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digis from MilkCoffee.

The third winner:

Number 37: CraftyGirl, who shared this lovely box card:



Congratulations, CraftyGirl. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your  three free downloads from bestcardmaking-downloads.com (Stamping all day).

Now on to:
Challenge 171

For today's challenge I'd like to see red ... a little or a lot

The first sponsor  is Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments:


'Hi my name is Bren, I have been crafting since the year dot. I like to have a few different things on the go at once, knitting, sewing, paper crafting etc, just so I can swap and change around a bit.
I made a few cards with my machine embroidery on, and was asked if I made embroidery to sell, that is how Craftybrens was born. Hope you like what you see.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive £20 of goods from Craftybren's Embroidered Embellishments - please note that if the winner lives outside the UK he/she will be expected to pay for the P & P.

The second sponsor is a regular supporter of CHNC:  Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More:


'Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.'

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the randomly chosen winner the choice of 3 digital stamps. These will be stamps that the winner chooses. Please note that DIGITAL PAPERS are not included in the prize.

The third sponsor is QKR Stampede:


'Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from QKR Stampede.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

I'm please to welcome one of our regular sponsors as a  guest designer once again. Thank you to Brenda for using some of her beautiful embroidery on this card - please visit Brenda's blog and leave her a comment:


For my first card I used 'Christmas bear' kindly supplied by one of today's sponsors, Robyn'sFetish Digital Stamps And More - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:


My second card features a holly image kindly supplied by one of our other sponsors today, QKR Stampede: - more about it here on My Crafty Outlook:


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see some red - a little or a lot!

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 post where your card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 11 April. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish  and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 12 April when there will once again be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for April is here.

At the beginning of the year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

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

Saturday, 29 March 2014

CHNC challenge 170: Going round in circles


It turned a lot colder here during this past week, so 'all wrapped up' was certainly the way to go! Thanks for another week of lovely entries - it's so good to share such a lot of festive fun and creativity.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 169. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize last week.

The first winner: 

Number 13: Sam/Whisper, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Sam. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your two sets of stamps donated by Cupid clear stamps.

The second winner:

Number 1: Margaret A (Granmargaret),who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Margaret. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your 3 digital stamps  from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The third winner:

Number 15: Kanda, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Kanda. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from Crafty Sentiments.

Now on to:
Challenge 170

For today's challenge I'd like to see circles - any circles, large or small, including round brads, buttons ... anything round

The first sponsor  is The Artistic Stamper who will be giving £15.00 worth of stamps (the winner's choice) to the randomly selected winner.

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The second sponsor is MilkCoffee:


'MilkCoffee consists of two artists from Indonesia who have been best friends since childhood. Both women love to draw cute illustration. They work in Illustration, Architecture, and Design fields. They offer cute and good quality digital stamps, perfect to make papercraft, card, scrapbook, or anything you want to do with printed digital images :)'

You can find MilkCoffee images at their Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/MilkCoffee.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 3 images of their choice.

The third sponsor is Stamping all day who are offering three free downloads from bestcardmaking-downloads.com to the randomly chosen winner.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

For my card I used an offcut of Bo Bunny paper, a Hunkydory circular topper, a couple of sentiment circles and soome 'all is bright' My Mind's Eye buttons - more info on My Crafty Outlook here:


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see circles - any circles, large or small, including round brads, buttons ... anything round.

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 post where your card can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 4 April. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish  and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 5 April when there will once again be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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. As we put the clocks forward tomorrow morning at 02:00 am in the UK I'm never sure how to set linky for the finishing time, so I've set it as normal, but if I need to adjust it next Friday I'll do so.

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. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for April is here.

At the beginning of the year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

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