Tuesday 1 January 2013

Extra! Extra! Read all about it ...

... today sees the launch of my CHNC challenge extra for January - a new blog that is a spin off of my CHNC challenge blog that has now been running for two years. Weekly challenges will continue on CHNC and will usually have a specific theme to follow, whereas monthly challenges on my CHNC challenge extra blog will always be 'anything goes'. So please don't pack away your Christmas stash - keep it available and start making cards for next Christmas. Those of you that did this last year will understand how beneficial this is and those of you who didn't ... perhaps you need to consider that it would make sense to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease any panic towards November and December. I hope to see you there!

This is the card I've made for CHNC challenge extra for January, using Bugaboo 'AKV Santa' and 'stocking mouse' coloured with copics - all of my CHNC challenge extras are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. I have a Guest Designer joining me for the January challenge, so please go over and visit her too.

All papers were from my Christmas offcuts box (one of my crafty resolutions last year was to use up offcuts - I've been trying to do that all year, so how come I seem to still have as many in my boxes?

Stitched ribbon and strips of gems from stash, as well as sentiment banner.

I'm also linking this for:

A card a day on facebook
Pixie's crafty snippets week 53
Lady Anne's Friday sentiment challenge
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
Cutie pie 33: cutie Christmas
Cards und more 72: Christmas
More than favors wacky Wednesday 78: Christmas
Craft us crazy 33: merry Christmas
MilkCoffee: Christmas or winter holiday
Di's digi designs: Christmas
Fussy & fancy 79: furry friends
QKR stampede 19: let it shine - difficult to see, but the lines of gems really shine and there is shine on the background paper too
Craftymess 24: show some sparkle/bling
Bloggers challenge: sparkle and shine
Pixie dust studio: any celebration will do
Bunny Zoe: celebration
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate
Catch the bug: holiday/winter
Lady Ann's stamp challenge
Here come the boys 42: anything goes - suitable for a young boy
Hiding in my craft room 78: freestyle
Cute card Thursday 249: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 51: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 10: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 147: free for all
Simon says: anything goes
The pink elephant 180: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 30: anything goes/celebrations
Mark's fiuest papers simple salutations 25: anything goes (with a sentiment on the front)
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
Artistic inspiration 21: celebrations/anything goes
Kaboodle 152: anything goes
Paper make up 69: anything goes
Make it Monday 121
52 card pick up week 52


  1. Super card and the image made me laugh Hazel! Happy New Year. Hugs, Di xx

  2. Fun image , Hazel. Love the background paper and the label for the sentiment . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  3. Like the whimsy Santa & stocking Christmas card. Thank you for entering Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations Anything Goes Challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP SS Simple Salutations

  4. this card made me chuckle. Great image and layout. Another great make from you Hazel.

    Thank you for taking part in the 24th Craftymess Challenge with us.
    Angela - Craftymess DT

  5. This is adorable, Hazel!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week and Happy New Year!

  6. Lovely card!
    Happy New Year!
    Thank you for playing with us at Opus Gluei :-)

  7. A gorgeous card, thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

  8. You're right ahead of the game already aren't you? I'm a little bit envious. Thanks for joining in with us for our first challenge at Opus Gluei for the new Year, looking forward to a year of crafty goodness with you!

  9. Fabulous card and colors.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

  10. Gorgeous card and coloring Hazel. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  11. What a lovely card, alas you can join Cards und More with no more than 5 other challenges, but thanx for joining. Hugs, Maarion

  12. Great card Hazel, I love the fun image.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  13. Lovely card, Hazel. Cute little furry friend.
    Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy Friday.

  14. What a cute Christmas card, Hazel! Love the fun image, your pretty papers & embellies! :^) Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  15. Such a cute image and a fab card!

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  16. A super fun Christmas card.

  17. Love it Thanks for joining us at crafty mess. xxxx

  18. This is one cute image!!
    Great job Hazel.

  19. Brilliant card, thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys. Teresa x

  20. What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you will join us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  21. This is such a cute card!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  22. Thanks for entering your cute creation into our Seasonal Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck in the draw. We hope you join us in the next challenge too.
    Jen Leeflang

  23. Hi Hazel

    What a fund card. The Santa with the mouse is looking so fun. Love also the text banner on top.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

  24. Very cute!

    Happy New Year to you Hazel.

    Sarn xxx

  25. What a sweet card! I love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you play along with us again soon.

    Jackie, Bugaboo DT

  26. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  27. Very cute 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

  28. Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts ♥

  29. Super cute. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

  30. wonderful........... Love how you've colored the image & all the little extras that you've added to your creation..........Just beautiful ~ Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude!!!!

    ( ATC's With Attitude DT)

  31. Wonderful Christmas Card!! Thanks for joining us at Cards und More :) Hugs, Anja

  32. Really cute card. Love that Santa. And that little mouse is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  33. Great card love the backing paper, such a cute stamp too. 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

  34. Hazel, I love the humour in this one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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