Saturday, 16 July 2016

CHNC challenge 290: cute or anything goes as long as it's Christmas



Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 289. There were four 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 16: Gail Scott, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Gail. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 coupon to use at the Doodle Pantry shop.

The second winner:

Number 6: Billie A, who shared this lovely card:


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

The third winner:

Number 26: Gildette de Marillac, who shared this lovely card:


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

The fourth winner:

Number 8: j (Jane Willis), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Jane. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com with your full name and address so I can arrange to post your Tags A4 glossy paper sheet and the Domino A4 glossy paper sheet, kindly provided by Crafty Individuals.

As this is the 3rd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 290:

cute
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas


This week there are five 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 Bugaboo Stamps:

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 second 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 third sponsor is Robyn's Fetish:


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish 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 three digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

The fourth sponsor is The stamping boutique:


'Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge.'

Thanks so much!   Tracey Malnofski

The winner will receive 2 images of their choice. PLEASE NOTE that if the winner used a Stamping Boutique image they will receive 3 images of their choice.

The fifth sponsor is Melonheadz:


'Melonheadz Illustrations are designed and illustrated by talented artist Nikki Casassa. Nikki's artwork is fresh and fun and can be used for a wide variety of projects. Check out her Etsy Shop
at etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles to see the vast selection of digital images she has for sale.'

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose one bundle from etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles.

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.

This is my card, using the 'snow cone' kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish, one of this week's sponsors. 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 I'd like you to show something cute ... but, if you don't want to do that, then 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 22 July 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 23 July 2016 when there will be six - yes, six -  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', 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 July 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

7 comments:

Sandra H said...

Lovely card Hazel and many congrats all for the previous challenge xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats to the winners! TY Hazel for another wonderful challenge. Like the whimsy ice cream cone Santa. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Stef H said...

i so need to get a jump on xmas!
what fabulous creations!

we at TSB are always delighted to be a sponsor!

have a great week.

Gail said...

Oh Happy Dance on the win - so honored to be a winner - congrats to all of the other winners as well - thanks Hazel for the sponsors and for having the challenges and for the lovely eye candy always on display for inspiration - have a blessed week - I have emailed ya Hazel - blessings!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cute card Hazel. Thank you for another challenge.

Billie A said...

Awesome that I am one of the winners. Thank you.. Congrats to the other winners. Awesome works. Thank you for the challenges.

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What an adorable card and loving that image. Thank you for a fun CHallenge. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT