Saturday, 24 September 2016

CHNC challenge 300: use a sentiment


I can't believe this is challenge 300!! I'm just so thankful for all you lovely crafters who take the time to share you lovely festive designs here. Please continue to do so because I love to see them. Once again there were so many entries for last week's challenge - thank you.

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

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 299. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 2: Lou Sims, who shared four lovely cards, but this is my favourite:


Congratulations, Lou. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

The second winner:

Number 25: Suze, who shared this lovely card:


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

The third winner:

Number 22: Marcia Kamano, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Marcia. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital stamps from Robyn's Fetish.

The fourth winner:

Number 20: Debbie, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Debbie. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your bundle from etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles.

As this is the 4th Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 300:

use a sentiment

This week there are six 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 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 second sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs:


The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a gift certificate for $10 to spend at Fresh Brewed Designs.

 The third sponsor is Lozzy  of A bit more time to craft:


Lozzy is the leader of A bit more time to craft challenge blog and also More mixed media challenge blog and will generously give the randomly chosen winner their choice of three sets of papers from her wonderful selection


The fourth sponsor is Lacy Sunshine:


Heather Valentin is creative , award winning, modern-day fantasy and whimsical artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.

She began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age.
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and brush stroke. Her subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.

Heather's artist portfolio has expanded to include such clients as Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils and can now be found at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across
the globe.

Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be three digis of choice from the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.

The fifth sponsor is Sami Stamps:





The randomly chosen winner will receive a $12 voucher to spend at Sami Stamps.

The sixth 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.

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.


One of our lovely sponsors, Lozzy, is my Guest for this challenge and she has made this beautiful card using her snowflakes papers - you can visit Lozzy's blog here and read more about her card:


For my card I've used a lovely digital paper from Lozzy (one of this week's sponsors), matted on to a piece of Kanban card. The picture is one that I got in a set some years ago and ribbon and flowers from stash. You can read about this card 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 sentiment on your Christmas 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 creation can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 30 September 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 1 October 2016 when there will be four prizes 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 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 September 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


8 comments:

Sandra H said...

Congrats to the winners and wow l so love these creations your all so inspiring x

ionabunny said...

Congrats on your 300th challenge. A very merry merry to you. Hugz

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your 300th challenge, a MAGNIFICENT MILESTONE!!!
LOVE the BEAUTIFUL cards shared to INSPIRE, can't wait to make something very merry :)

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful and pretty DT inspirations!

Hugs
Doris

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Megan J said...

Dear Hazel, Congratulations on your 300th Challenge! You inspire so many of us to create our Christmas cards all year, thank you for all the work you put in to running the Challenges too. Crafty Hugs... Megan

Di said...

Love Lozzy's card and yours of course Hazel. Huge congratulations on reaching 300 challenges too,well done!

Hugs

Di xx

Janice said...

Great makes from the design team!
Janice x

fabiola jaques said...

thanks so much Hazel, it's so great to play with you, blessing