Saturday, 22 August 2015

CHNC challenge 243: use some gold


Thank you for a lovely lot of entries for last week's challenge - it just goes to show how much old stash we all have tucked away! I hope you will find something gold to use this week.

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 242. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 30: Helenwho shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Helen. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £10 voucher from Crafter's Companion.

The second winner:

Number 37: Lilian B, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Lilian.  Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your assortment of embellishments from Dawn till Dusk.

The third winner:

Number 51: ionabunny,  who shared this lovely tag:


Congratulations, ionabunny. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.

The fourth winner:

Number 4: Tineke van der Linden,  who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Tineke. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three images from MilkCoffee.

Now on to:
Challenge 243

For today's challenge I'd like you to use some gold when making your Christmas creation

Once again this week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

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 Foil Play:


'Foil Play has an enormous selection of crafting staples from classic tried and tested brands for all occasions at great prices. Speedy despatch is always a priority, UK p&p is free on all orders over £10 and you'll get free Kanban die cut toppers if you spend over £20.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive a lucky dip pack of Kanban products.

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.

The fourth sponsor is Die Cuts With a View:


'At DCWV, we strive to create products that are easy to use, timeless in their design, and affordable to the consumer. By combining our continued research in developing trends with the feedback we receive from our consumers, we are able keep our products and designs in line with current and future demands. Not only does the consumer purchase a stack with all of their favorite designs, they also continue to do so at a fabulous price.

With you and your customers in mind, we have created some exciting new products, some of which are made with materials unheard of in a paper stack. Chalkboard on paper, adhesive fabric, and rhinestone accents are just a few of the remarkable materials you will see in our collections.

At DCWV, we are proud to focus on quality, value, innovation, and service.'

Die Cuts With a View generously sent me a big package of goodies and the randomly chosen winner of this challenge will receive this lovely Quince Blossom stack - 48 sheets of 12" x 12" printed cardstock - half with embossing and foil (worth $19.99):



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

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone so generously coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

This is my card, using some gold - more about this 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 you to use some gold.

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 28 August 2015. 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 29 August 2015 when there will be four 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. We now have over 390 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome another new 'liker' yet again this week, but there's plenty of room for more! It would be great if we could get up to 400 very soon. 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 August is here.

Last year I started up a new challenge 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.

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


Saturday, 15 August 2015

CHNC challenge 242: something old


It's surprising how many things associated with Christmas begin with S and it was good to see your various creations featuring them. Thank you for another week of wonderful entries.

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 241. There were four opportunities to win a prize:

The first winner: 

Number 21: Karen Pwho shared this lovely bag:


Congratulations, Karen. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive your prize package from Tando Creative.

The second winner:

Number 45: Sandy J, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Sandy.  Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three images from The stamping boutique.

The third winner:

Number 40: Lisa, who shared this lovely card:


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

The fourth winner:

Number 17: Cathy (KraftyKoolKat),  who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Cathy. Please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com so I can arrange for you to receive your two digi images from the All Dressed Up Etsy store,

Now on to:
Challenge 242

For today's challenge I'd like you to use something old when making your Christmas creation

Once again this week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly.

The first sponsor is Crafter's Companion:

Crafter's Companion is a well known haven of crafting goodies of all descriptions. They are giving a £10 voucher to the randomly chosen winner.

The second sponsor  is Dawn till dusk crafts:


The randomly chosen winner will receive an assortment of embellishments from Dawn till Dusk.

The third sponsor is SVG Attic:


'SVGattic is home to many wonderful and imaginative vinyl, scrapbook and 3D designs. These kits are fun and easy to make with your digital die cutting machine. Use them as gifts, decor around the house or just to impress your friends. You're sure to find something you love at SVGattic.com. Come be inspired.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.

The fourth 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.

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

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year. I am so thankful for everyone so generously coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

This is my card, using all old supplies - more about this on My Crafty Outlook here:


And here is another card using old supplies that I made for the mid-month inspiration for my CHNC challenge extra for August:


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to use something old - it might be some crafting equipment you haven't used for a while, some old embellishments, papers etc or perhaps an old technique that you haven't used for some time.

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 21 August 2015. 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 22 August 2015 when there will be four 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. We now have over 380 'likes'  - it was lovely to welcome another new 'liker' yet again this week, but there's plenty of room for more! It would be great if we could get up to 400 very soon. 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 August is here.

Last year I started up a new challenge 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.

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