Saturday, 4 June 2016

CHNC challenge 284: vintage or anything goes as long as its Christmas


As I said last week, we were away for the week to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the evening before we were due to come home, John was very poorly and was admitted to hospital in Colchester for two days, delaying our return. So we didn't come home till Tuesday. While we were away our flat was totally re-decorated and before we went we had put things away in odd places to clear as much as possible for the decorator, so I've needed to spend most of the rest of this week getting that done. This means that crafting has been out of the question until this evening (Friday), so it's a couple of really quick cards for this week.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 283. There were five 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. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com

The first winner:  

Number 26: Debbie Johns, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Debbie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your lucky dip pack of Kanban products from Foil Play.

The second winner:


Number 39: Suze, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

The third winner:

Number 19: Jessiwho shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jessi. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three sets of papers from Lozzy.

The fourth winner:

Number 36: Rosina, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Rosina. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digis from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fifth winner:

Number 32: Mel C, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Mel C. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

As this is the 1st Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 284:

vintage
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This week there are four opportunities to win a prize - as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.

The first sponsor is Dazzling Ace Designs:



'Hi Suzy B here....Dazzling Ace Designs....The Home of all things Vintage and more.....I mainly specialize in Vintage an era the never seems to date.....but I have decided to diversify into other ranges, check out my cute and fantasy range and also my Shabby Chic Range .....most of my images are printed on to a good quality glossy photo card....those that are not are printed on to a good quality smooth white card 300gsm......my images are ideal for Journal Cards/Toppers, Cardmaking Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Memory Books and more....I add new items each week, so please if you have time please pop back and have a peep, I am sure you will not be disappointed..... Hugs Suzy B'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second sponsor is Nikki Burnette:


Nikki Burnette is a fantasy artist who paints all sorts of fantastical creatures in watercolor. Fantasy art is where her heart lies. She loves being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends. Nikki sells my original paintings as well as a wide range of different products that she creates in her studio. All her artwork and drawings are original designs.

The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Nikki Burnette's Etsy shop.

The third sponsor is Lunagirl Images:


'My name is Karen, owner of Lunagirl Images. In 2004, after collecting vintage ephemera  for most of my life, I started digitizing and restoring images and designing digital supplies for artists and crafters (my husband collected antique books and prints, so we had quite a house full!) We are proud to have been the first company to offer digital vintage image collections of this size and quality at prices affordable to the home crafter.

At Lunagirl.com (and in my etsy shop) I currently offer you several hundred unique digital collage sheets and dozens of themed craft CDs -- over 30,000 images so far! They are a great resource for card making, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and much more, easy to use, carefully researched and curated, all thoughtfully organized and lovingly cleaned up, ready to you to use in your projects. I love altering and embellishing these beautiful and fascinating images and seeing what my customers create with them.

In addition to digital art and design, I enjoy painting on wood, creating assemblage icons and shrines, reading history books, bellydancing, cooking, and sewing with my vintage Singer. I'm also blessed to be the mom of two teenaged boys.

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose a digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth sponsor is me!

The randomly chosen winner will receive this set of rubber stamps, ready mounted on EZ mount. Deco Baubles & Deco Holly Vase:


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 - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone 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.

Here are the three quick vintage cards that I made using some pictures that I bought long ago (have quite a lot of them), and papers from Bo Bunny Silver & Gold collection. For more info about the card please look here on My Crafty Outlook.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week the challenge is 'vintage' or anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

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 creation can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 10 June 2016. 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 11 June 2016 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. 

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 462 'likes' - another added this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

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Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas creation 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 June is here.

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

5 comments:

Kathyk said...

Hope you managed to enjoy the break, before John's falls, and got everything sorted ready for the decorator.

All the best

Kathyk

Rosina said...


What a surprise to see that I have become one of the winners of the Christmas Challenge last week ...
It is always fun to do with it ... especially if you occasionally win some ...
that is very good for the inspiration..


greetings Rosina

Gail said...

Thank you for another challenge - congrats to winners - happy dance - have a blessed week!

Mel C said...

Thank you for the win, I've sent you an email. Congrats to all!

Debbie said...

Another great challenge Hun. Hope you enjoyed your time away. Poor John, hope he's doing better now. Are you loving your all your decorated rooms? Hope you've found everything. Thanks for picking me as one of your winners, well done everyone else that's a winner. I'll email you now. Hugs Debbie xxx