Tuesday, 18 December 2012

It's not long now ...

... till the start of 2013. Yes, I know we are all thinking about Christmas now and rightly so, but New Year isn't far round the corner and that means that preparations need to be made for this CHNC challenge extra blog to get off the ground.

Please don't put your Christmas stash away once the big day has been and gone, but think about making cards throughout the year to ease the pressure that tends to build up towards the end of November and beginning of December.

If you've visited here before you will remember that I gave the opportunity for crafters to put their names forward as potential guest designers. I now have six willing crafters waiting in the wings, but would welcome others to apply. So if you are interested, please leave me a comment to tell me.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas candy winner

Thank you so much for all the interest shown for this new venture and for the entries for the Christmas candy.  Unfortunately, there can only be one winner - I used random.org to find out who that should be:

So the winner is Janet of 2pdesigns - congratulations, Janet - please email me at hazelharris@ntlworld.com with your name and address and I'll get the package posted to you.

Please don't forget to have a look at my CHNC page on facebook - if you do go there please join in by clicking 'like' so that I know that you've been there. During the week you'll find updates and hints of the next challenge on my weekly CHNC blog. You can also check there for news of these new monthly challenges that will begin on 1 January 2013.

Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to be considered for a guest designer slot next year. If you didn't link in the previous post, please leave a comment here and I'll include you on the list.

Please make sure you come back on 1 January 2013 for the first monthly Christmas challenge - an opportunity to get started right away with cards for Christmas 2013 - you'll be glad if you do because you won't be in a panic towards the end of the year.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Introducing Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Monthly Extra challenges

This blog is a 'spin off' from my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog that has now been running successfully for nearly two years.

Starting at the beginning of 2013 I challenge you to add any Christmas card to this blog - challenges will be monthly, with a prize at the end of the month for a randomly chosen winner.

Bugaboo Stamps have very kindly agreed to sponsor every monthly challenge with a $21 prize of the winner's choice of digitial stamps.

Weekly challenges will continue on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog, so please continue to support them.

To launch this new extra blog, I'm giving away some Christmas candy:

2 'the red line' topper & paper pack, each containing:
1 topper sheet & 2 coordinated papers
2 C5 blank cards and envelopes
6 x 6 pad of 36 Berry Merry Christmas papers
6 x 6 pad of 24 My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas papers
A pack of 10 A6 red card blanks with square apertures
S et of Classic Christmas Promarkers

Anyone can take part - I'm willing to post to anywhere in the world. The draw for the winner (randomly chosen) will take place at midnight UK time on 30 November, which will allow time to send them ahead of the Christmas mail - and, of course, the winner will have some lovely goodies to play along with the challenges in the new year.

All I ask is that you spread the word of my new blog and the prize I'm giving away to the winner, by becoming a follower and create a blog post and, if possible, also put my pink button in your sidebar, telling people that the extra monthly challenges will begin on 1 January 2013.

When you've become a follower and created a blogpost and/or put my blinkie in your sidebar, please leave a link to your blogpost in the linky below.

Please remember to have a look at my CHNC page on facebook - if you do go there please join in by clicking 'like' so that I know that you've been there. During the week you'll find updates and hints of the next challenge - please feel free to chat there - I know that some of you do already - thank you. Let's see if we can get at least 100 'likes' by the end of the year.

And, of course, please continue to support my weekly challenges on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - the latest one is challenge 96: no patterned paper.

Friday, 26 October 2012

All will be revealed ...

... 10:00 UK time Saturday 27 October

Watch this space!