Sunday, 30 June 2013

Winner of CHNC challenge extra for June

What a wonderful lot of entries for the June extra challenge - I always have a lovely time seeing what you've all been up to and being inspired by your creativity - thank you.

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner of the $21 of digital stamps from my generous sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. Using the winner is:

Number 8: Christine Harrop, with this lovely card:

Congratulations, Christine. Please email me at so that I can arrange for you to claim your prize.

July's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

And, once again, there will be a prize of $21 of digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps
for the randomly chosen winner

Saturday, 1 June 2013

CHNC challenge extra for June

Please click here to see the winner of CHNC challenge extra for May

This challenge will last for the whole month of June - anything goes as long as it's Christmas

I'm looking for Guest Designers for August, October, November and December. If you would like to be considered, please put GDT after your name when you link your entry.

All of these monthly challenges are being generously sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps - a winner will be randomly chosen using random.org

Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.

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

Every month I am joined by a Guest Designer and for June I am pleased to welcome Rachel Fisher.

 Rachel writes:

'I'm a 44 (soon to be 45)stay at home mum of two girls Lucy aged 6 and Penny aged 5. I used to teach chemistry at secondary school before the girls came along - now I just love to craft and run! I run a pack of Rainbows in my village and also help out at the gardening club at school and chair the PTA. I'm always busy but thats the way I like it! I'm married very happily to my best friend Shaun who is a physics professor at the university of Lancaster.'

For Rachel's first card she used Tropical Santa surfboard digital image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read more about this on Rachel's blog here:

For her second card, Rachel used JJ Christmas cheers also supplied by Bugaboo Stamps.

Thank you so much, Rachel, for being my guest for this month with your beautiful Christmas crafting. Please visit Rachel's blog and leave her some comments here.

For my card I used 'winter birds skate' image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - you can read about it on My Crafty Outlook here:

And this is the card I made for my CHNC 127: use your favourite embellishments (tthis is now closed) - you can read more about it here:

And this is the card I made for CHNC challenge 128: use a die cut and/or punch - you can read about it here:

These cards were made for CHNC challenge 129 (now closed) - you can read about them by clicking on the link:

And these are the cards I've shared for CHNC challenge 130  (closed now)

And this is for my CHNC challenge 131 - you can enter any of your 'all wrapped up' cards till 22:00 UK time Friday 5 July.

More of my Christmas cards can be seen on My Crafty Outlook.

You may add any Christmas card to this challenge
it's 'anything goes' every month

There really aren't any rules as such - just have a look at what I've written on the right hand sidebar and join in! You may link as many entries as you like as long as they weren't blogged before 1 June 2013.

Weekly challenges will continue on my CHNC challenge blog - these usually have a theme - but any card that you enter there can be entered here as well, so you increase your chance of winning a prize. 

And, of course, you can chat about this monthly challenge extra blog on the CHNC facebook page as well - if you haven't joined that yet, please follow the link and 'like' the page.

The more Christmas cards you make now the easier life will be when it gets towards November and December - it makes sense! And by the end of this month it will be less than six months to Christmas Day.

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 card can be found) by 20:00 UK time Sunday 30 June.  Please mention my blog and create a link within the post for your creation. The winner will be announced at 23:00 UK  time on 30 June.  July's challenge will begin at midnight on 1 July.

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.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries

I'm looking for Guest Designers for August, October, November and December. If you would like to be considered, please put GDT after your name when you link your entry.