Friday, 1 April 2016

CHNC challenge extra for April

It seems incredible that a quarter of the year has gone already and we are now starting April. I know that a lot of people think it is odd and unnecessary to make Christmas creations this early in the year,, but there are others, like myself, who think it makes sense to avoid a rush towards the end of the year ... and the days, weeks and months go by so quickly.

So this is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for April - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of my super team and we would love to see your Christmas creations - you may enter as many times as you wish with any Christmas designs ... and, as usual, there's a super prize to be won by the randomly chosen winner.

The papers I used are both from my offcuts box - the one with the green, red, white, black stripes is Bohemia Christmas believe and the paper in the foreground is from a DCWV paper pack.

The image is little penguin winter - skate kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps who are sponsoring the challenge, coloured with spectrum noir pens and die cut with a Spellbinders nestie scalloped circle. This image is one of the earliest I had from Bugaboo and is still one of my favourites.

The sentiment was generated on my dymo letratag label maker.

This is also for:

Beat the Christmas rush March edition
Fab n funky 298: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas 68: use your stash
Christmas at sweet stampin March: cute Christmas
Crafting for all seasons 123: die cuts/punches
Dies R us 46: use scallops
Make my Monday: going round in circles
Crafty time April: for the kids
Lacy sunshine: anything goes
613 avenue create 169: anything goes
That craft place 7: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 153: anything goes
Craft your passion 305: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 105: anything goes
Lemon shortbread 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs: April anything goes
Crafty gals corner 65: anything goes
Creative moments 90: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Jade's sparkling butterflies 16: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 271: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 224/5: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Julia Spiri 15: anything goes
Crafting with friends 17: anything goes
Creative fingers 106: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 62: anything goes
Simply papercrafts 26: anything goes
Crafty friends 28: anything goes
Let's color linky party 6: anything goes with something coloured
Creative ladybirds April 14: anything goes
Sisters of craft April: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 292: anything goes
Creative inspirations 348: anything goes
Inspiration destination 79:  anything goes
PDE linky party 117
Not just cards 30


  1. Hi Hazel! I love your cute little skating penguin! He looks great on that paper! Love your card for this month! :)

  2. So, so cute Hazel! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Scallops’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. Beautiful card, love the paper.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenge
    Rachelle DT

  4. Hazel, I agree, avoid the rush and start early. The off cut DP are so cheery and the image is fun. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole
    DT Member

  5. So cute..Beautiful card.

    Thank you for your entry at Creative fingers
    Shamita DT

  6. So cute! Love how you arranged the papers, such a great design!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party!!

  7. What a cute card! Love the pinguïn!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons
    Veronique DT

  8. Love your card Hazel...and not just because it's a penguin (LOL) Thanks for joining our challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, HJ DT

  9. Hi Hazel, I hope you are feeling well. Thanks for sharing your cute child's Christmas Card with us at Crafty Time Challenges. Good luck. Christine DT xx

  10. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

    DT Scrapping 4 Fun

  11. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun

    DT Scrapping 4 Fun

  12. what a lovely card, thanks so much for entering it in to our Inspiration destination blog spot challenge.

  13. So cute Hazel! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  14. Fabulous card Hazel love how you created the background from offcuts. The penguin is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  15. Ahh always nice this cute penguin on a card!
    lovely color combination..
    Thanks for playing along over at the CraftyFriends Anything goes challenge.
    Xx Linda DT-CF

  16. This project is so cute! The penguin is adorable! Thanks for playing at TTCRD...
    Alessandra - DT

  17. Just too cute, the paper is perfect and looks great with the image! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTCRD, hope you'll join us again for more of our weekly Anything Goes challlenges.
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  18. Too darn cute - love that penguin!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  19. This is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments

  20. A super cute Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday for our circles challenge. Caz DT.

  21. So sweet Hazel. Love that sweet image and the fab background. Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. So glad that you did. Do join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  22. Thank you Hazel for joining in with BTCR - really cute card and I love they dymo tape sentiment, it's great when you can custom create sentiments

  23. So cute Hazel!! love that image and your backgroundpaper is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  24. Love that penguin. Cute card. Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  25. Such a cute little penguin love the whole design. Thank you for joining us at Julia Spiri. Helen DT

  26. Brilliant for making your christmas cards early! (Me too). Thanks for sharing with us at PDE Linky Party.

  27. This is just adorable! I love that image and the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- 4CC DT

  28. Such a great way to use up all of those holiday scraps! Love the mix of patterns.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  29. A stunning creation - thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty - good luck - Michelle x

  30. Lovely card and love the sentiment you've added. Thx for joining us at Julia Spiri Challengblog and Good Luck! DT Ann-Marie / Annemi

  31. This is the cutest penguin ever!! Your background is so interesting and festive. Using a circle for your main focal point is very well done... Thank you so much for joining us at MMM... Looking forward to seeing you again.
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna DT

  32. So cute! And this layout is perfect for using up those bits of patterned paper.

  33. Really gorgeous card and thanks so much for joining in with my circles challenge at Make My Monday.
    Fliss DT x

  34. So cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  35. What a fantastic card you made :-)) I like the image you use.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Andreja

  36. Super cute Christmas Card. Love your penguin image!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

  37. Cute, cute Christmas card Hazel. Lovely papers and cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  38. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Julia Spiri

  39. Hazel, just came from Christmas Sweet Stampin and you won the Cute Christmas Ch. Congrats! Have a BEE-utiful evng!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  40. Such a nice Christmas card. Love your lay-out and the papers. This comment is a bit late but just want to thank you for joining our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create and invite you to link with our current Challenge. We appreciate your awesome work! Have a blessed day...

    JO ANN

  41. I love the super cute penguin! Adorable card!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M


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