Such a lot of lovely upcycling last week and various other projects made with freebies - thank you for sharing your inspirational crafting - and it's so good to see so many of you still working with your Christmas stash rather than putting it away. I know that some of you have made a resolution to make cards throughout the year - you'll be pleased when it gets towards the end of the year, even though Christmas is now a long way off.
Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 158. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.
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.
The third winner:
Bespoke Hand made items such as photo frames, plaques, decorative items and also a wide variety of wooden cut outs that can be used for cardmaking and scrapbooking.
Custom orders always welcomed.'
Hobbycutz is run by Kobie Fouche who has her own blog and also a Hobbycutz challenge blog.
The third sponsor is another familiar one at CHNC:
Bugaboo Stamps are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner.
I'm pleased that so far in our area in the UK we haven't had any wintry weather, although we've had more than enough wind and rain. I'm very conscious that others across the Atlantic are having to cope with severe cold conditions - they are in our thoughts and prayers.
When we think of winter weather we do tend to think of snow, so my first card shows some of the nasty cold stuff - although I have to admit that it looks pretty. More about this card here on My Crafty Outlook: