Last week's challenge wasn't the easiest ... the colour brown isn't perhaps the most popular colour to use for Christmas creations, but there were 35 wonderful entries - thanks so much, everyone.
Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.
Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 294. There were four opportunities to win a prize.
The first winner:
Congratulations, Papierkram. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange for you to receive your three individual images or one entire digital set from Beccy's Place.Designs.
The second winner:
Congratulations, Suze. Please email me at email@example.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $10 voucher to spend at Di's Digi Stamps.
The third winner:
Congratulations, Margaret. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange for you to receive your five digital images from Eureka Stamps.
The fourth winner:
Congratulations, Cartai. Please email me at email@example.com so I can arrange for you to receive your $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.
As this is the 3rd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:
or anything goes as long as it's Christmas
This week there are four opportunities to win a prize as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.
'Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'
The randomly chosen winner will receive three digital images of their choice from Digital Paper Craft.
Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.
For my card I used the cute Christie angel kindly supplied by Robyn's Fetish as one of this week's sponsors. You can read about this on My Crafty Outlook here.
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 creation can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 26 August 2016. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.
You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.
A new challenge will be set on Saturday 27 August 2016 when there will be five prizes, thanks to generous sponsors.
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.
Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. We now have 463 'likes' - another new one this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.
Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for August is here.
I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.