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