Saturday, 5 January 2013

CHNC challenge 106: Santa has gone into hiding

It's time for the first CHNC challenge of 2013 - for challenge 106 I'm asking you to create any Christmas card that doesn't feature Santa because he was working so hard before Christmas 2012 that he has now gone into hiding! The chance to win a prize this week has tripled because of the generosity of so many sponsors I am now able to offer at least two prizes a week and sometimes three - this week there are three.

Don't forget that any card that you enter into my CHNC weekly challenges can also be added to my CHNC challenge extra monthly challenge which is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

For my card I've used a new stamp that I received in the post a yesterday. When we were away in Maidstone  about three months ago I saw this stamp in a craft shop, but hesitated to buy it - when I went back it had gone, so I searched on the internet and managed to get one nearly half price in a sale - result!

The stamp is from Stampendous called 'snowy postcard' - I inked with memento rich cocoa and it stamped beautifully first time. I torn the edges of the white card and brushed with vintage photo distress ink. For a change I've not used any designer paper, just a snippet strip of foiled brown and gold down the side (because only top and bottom showed I got away with using a small offcut) and a gold sentiment, both of which have been in my stash for years and needed using.

This is also for:

A card a day on facebook
Pixie's crafty snippets 53
Lady Anne's stamp challenge
The house that stamps built DCC12: make it snow
Art impressions 93: let it snow
Simply create too 28: let it snow
Stempelsonne 79: snow
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Lexi 80: snow
Broken box stock 17: winter/snowflakes
Card mania 11: winter wonderland
Paper pretties Monday 72: winter creation
Aud sentiments 71: winter
PaperPlay 1: celebration
Bunny Zoe: celebration
Jen's digi 1: let's celebrate
Blogger challenge: celebrate (still celebrating Christmas!)
Crafty calendar January: what's new
Jingle belles: new crafting goodies
Di's digi designs: try something new (a new stamp from a company I've not used before)
CASology 25: new
Allsorts 188: CAS
Crafty sentiments: new
Going grey with Scrap creations: something new
For fun: something new
Simon says: new something
Cute card Thursday 250: something new
Pixie dust studio: it's all new to me
Crafts 4 eternity R105: something new
LiaStampz 32: something new
Playing in paradise 98: use something new
Totally papercrafts 148: something new
Bearly mine 67: something old and something new
Dare to be sassy 158: something old and something new
Jellypark friends: old and new
Lady Ann's stamp challenge
Little scrap pieces: anything goes
2 sisters 125: anything goes
Catch the bug January: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 38: surprise us
Loves rubber stamps 32: anything goes
Inky impressions 91: anything goes
QKR stampede 20: anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Stamping with the dragon: anything goes
Crafters cafe 12: anything goes
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
Crafty catz 164: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate
Freshly brewed 2013 challenge 1: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 147: free for all
The pink elephant 180: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
Kaboodle 152: anything goes
Willow sketchie: anything goes
Make it Monday 121
Inspire me Fridays 90
52 card pick up 2.0 week 1


  1. Ha! That scuppers today's card for me entering 'cos my card for today clearly has a Santa on :)

    I'll be back though with summick Hazel. Gotta keep going 'cos it helped so much during the year to build up a stock of Christmas cards.

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. How rude of me, I forgot to say I totally adore your card - LOVE that stamp and how you've used it! Hugs, Di xx

  3. This is so pretty! You used this image perfectly! Such gorgeous colors too! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps!

  4. What a lovely new stamp to have. You've made a lovely card with it.

    Sarn xxx

  5. This is a lovely card Hazel, fab vintage image.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  6. This was one of my favorite stamps this season, Hazel, so I'm glad to see you using it! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  7. Lovely image and a lovely card, thanks for playing along at Willow Sketchie this week.

    Kelly xx

  8. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love that image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  9. Beautiful vintage look and a great way to use up those scraps! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week, Hazel!

  10. Fab card and a bargain too ! Perfect !
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  11. I'm impressed that you got the image stamped the way you wanted it first time! Large images like this kinda scare me! Love the sepia tone to it! Thanks for joining in on the fun this week at CASology!

  12. Beautiful vintage card, love the rubber stamp you used (at half price yet). Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'snow' challenge!

  13. great card! love the look and the stamp you used=) thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  14. What a pretty stamp image....Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz Challenge.

  15. What a great vintage image ... so very glad you're starting-off 2013 with us at jingle belles.

  16. Wonderful card and I really love that stamp, so perfect for vintage Christmas cards. Love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

  17. Love this stamp Hazel it makes a great card. Thanks for sharing at WD this time. Carol x

  18. what a lovely vintage-style image! such a great card to start off 2013! thanks for sharing your fab new goodies with us at JINGLE BELLES!!!

  19. I have to say Hazel you amaze me with how many cards you make and how many challenges you enter. YOur card is teriffic!!
    Thank you again for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  20. Beautiful Christmas card, love the stamp! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  21. Hazel you have just been one busy girl. Love your vintage look and that Post stamp. Thank you for playing along this week at Jen's Digi Stamps. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl Jen's Digi Stamp DT

  22. Back again Hazel. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

  23. Beautiful stamped image! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at LSP.
    Sherrie K

  24. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  25. Gorgeous! Love the distressed look on this! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  26. Beautiful card! I love vintage look and the image is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  27. This is so beautiful, thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  28. I love that stamp, it's so beautiful -I wanted to get it for Christmas but it was sold out form everywhere... Lucky you having it being able to make lovely cards with it! :) Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge, hope to see you again next week!

  29. This is a beautiful card Hazel and the stamp is lovely. thanks for joining in with our challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  30. A lovely vintage card Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week for anything goes

    hugs Vicky xxx

  31. A lovely vintage feel to this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi xx

  32. Lovely vintage look, Hazel

  33. lovely, vintage stamp, Hazel....thanks for sharing with Willow Sketchie!
    xxx Margreet

  34. What a lovely card, Hazel. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.


  35. Hazel: Wonderful card and image! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our first 2013 challenge - "Let it Snow"! Can't wait to see what you create next challenge!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  36. That is beautiful hazel! Thanks for playing at for fun

  37. That stamped image is fabulous! I love it! Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges! :)

  38. Hazel, your vintage card looks fabulous. I love it, it reminds of sweet bygone days.
    thanks for playing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend.

  39. Oh, Hazel, what a pretty scene! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  40. Hazel, your vintage card looks amazing! Love the coppery embossing powder on the edge - it's a wonderful card.

  41. Hazel, stunning card, I love the vintage look, so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impression challenge this week!

  42. BEAUTIFUL xmas vintage card. Thank you for joiining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge. Good Luck!
    -Sony WSC-DT

  43. That's a lovely Christmas card. Beautiful work.

  44. Such a beautiful image and beautifully displayed. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. I hope you'll join us for the next one too.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina DT

  45. Lovely card Hazel, this stamp is wonderful. Thank you for Playing in Paradise this week.

  46. Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge this week with your vintage beautiful card. Karen

  47. This stamp is beautiful and so is your design. I love the distressed edges. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise this week and I hope you will join in again for our next challenge.

    Hugs, Dawn

  48. Lovely card Hazel, great to see you at Bugaboo Catch the Bug! Jx

  49. Great card with beautiful image. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo challenge.

  50. Pretty stamped image...Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz Challenge.

  51. That is a very beautiful image and a gorgeous card :)

  52. so pretty thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters blog challenge good luck tracy x

  53. great card! Thanks for joining us on our new challenge for 2013 at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  54. Fabulous deal on this one, Hazel. Thanks for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built.

  55. Love this vintage Christmas card Hazel. The colors you chose were perfect. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at SDD and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  56. Saw this on DLArts linky party and was so impressed by your beautiful work! LOVE this gorgeous stamped image!

  57. Hazel this is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenges. We would love to have you join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  58. Just lovely!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our NEWEST challenge.
    Happy New Year !!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  59. I love the vintage look & the colors. This just looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  60. Great card thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp challenge.

  61. Stunning card! Really love the stamp you used! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

  62. Great card, love the postcard stamp you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  63. Fabulous creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  64. Simply fabulous card, I just love how you used this image! Thank you for joining us this week at the Dare to be Sassy Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, SSD DT

  65. Hazel this is beautiful. Love the vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  66. Love this snowy postcard image, very pretty. Happy New Year, glad to see you again over at blogger's Challenge this week.

  67. Love the stamp! THanks for linking up with Playing in Paradise this week :)

  68. Gorgeous card Hazel, that stamp is a real stunner. Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  69. Beautiful vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

  70. What a great card.
    I love this postcard.
    Thanks so much for joining our "show us what you got" challenge at Shelly’s Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Greetings Marianne

  71. Helen,
    This card is just fabulous! I love the Sepia tones. Very, Very Nicely Done! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  72. You have made a lovely card here. Loved that stamp but was unable to get it. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  73. Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at SDD. Good luck. Hugs Jo DT

  74. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)


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