Saturday, 2 December 2017

CHNC challenge 362

Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - such a lot of entries once again! Please keep that Christmas stash out and make something this week and share your entries - I look forward to seeing them. As we are now into December and only about three weeks till Christmas, some of my followers will be glad that they made Christmas cards etc before now ... but it's really never too late tto add to your stock of cards (if you're anything like me, you still have loads to make even if you've been doing so throughout the year - lol!) ... but make sure you do so very soon, as the next three weeks will be gone in a flash.

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winner of challenge 361:
Please note that my email to send to is

Number 96: Birgit, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Birgit. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to claim your Docrafts buttons and Teresa Collins buttons.

Please note that winner needs to claim the prize by 16 December (2 weeks)

Every CHNC challenge is 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas', which will, hopefully, encourage as many crafters as possible to join in with their festive creations. However, there will always be an optional theme, which this week is 'quick and easy'. I want to stress that this is purely optional.

Challenge 362:
anything goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: quick and easy

Every week I will be giving a prize to a randomly chosen winner - this is the prize for this challenge:

Pure Frozen design pad
32 sheets with 4 x 8 designs
200 gsm

For my card I used a piece of background card that I've had for ages and everything else is from a Christmas past collection by Craftwork cards, bought especially so that I can make some more quick and easy cards.. You can see it here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. You can use any materials, any techniques - it's anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with the optional theme of 'quick and easy'.

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 20:00 UK time Friday 8 December 2017. 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 9 December 2017 at 09:00 UK time.

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. 

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog (these are still being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps with a prize of four digital images for the randomly chosen winner each month) - 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 December is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - with 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 (if you haven't followed the optional theme this week, of course), please 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


  1. Happy Dance to winners - Thank you Hazel for the challenge

  2. Congratulations to Birgit with her beautiful and unique card!!
    Love your quick and easy card, Hazel! The bold patterns and traditional colors are just beautiful.
    Thank you for another fun encouragement to get those Christmas cards finished up.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Awesome catfs by Dt, thanks so much Hazel for running this challenge! And congratulations to winners too. Well dond.
    Shax in Oz.x

  4. Thank you for the challenge Hazel and for sharing your beautiful card with us too Karen x

  5. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for another challenge


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