Saturday 31 May 2014

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June challenge

Welcome to
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

There are loads of challenge blogs around, but, as far as I know, there is a gap that needs to be filled:

A challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers on cards

which is why I started

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

I don't know about you, but I have enough patterned papers
to keep me going for a very long time

so let's make sure we use plenty of them

The monthly challenge will always be 'anything goes' as long as you cover your card blank or other creation with patterned paper or card, using any size or shape that you wish - there are no other rules! You can add embellishments if you wish, stamp, emboss etc - but you must cover your card blank with patterned paper or card. The creation can be for any occasion.

You can leave a small border around your paper when you adhere it to the card blank if you wish, but only a small border! And your creation doesn't have to be a card, it can be any project as long as it is covered with patterned paper.

You will be able to enter as many times as you wish during the month and link with as many other challenges as allow you to do so.

You can scroll down to see the winner for the May challenge or click on the link here. It's worth checking because it might be you!

As I have an abundance of patterned paper - 12 x 12, 8 x 8, 6 x 6, A4 - I'm giving a prize each month to the randomly chosen winner. I'm willing to post anywhere in the world, so that means that anyone can enter regardless of where you live.

Please click here to see the winner of Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge.
It's worth checking because it might be you!

I hope you will join in again for the June challenge and that the news will spread even further so that others come and join us too.
June challenge

This is the prize for June, which will be given to the randomly chosen winner - this time it is a 6" x 6" paper pack of 'Letters from Paris' by Wild Rose Studio. I've taken them out of the pack to show in the photo, but these will be sent in the original sealed package. I really don't know why I've never used these papers because they are beautiful ... but now they will belong to the randomly chosen winner of this challenge!

If your cards happen to fit the theme for the week on my CHNC challenge blog, please feel free to add there as well and also for my CHNC challenge extra blog, which is always 'anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

Remember that for this Patterned Paper challenge cards
can be for any occasion

My card is one that I made for  Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: lots of layers, which started yesterday. All papers are from Papermania honey & hugs pad - you can read more about this here on My Crafty Outlook:

Please become a follower of this blog and also advertise it on your own blog so that others see it and join in - you may use the logo from the sidebar. Thank you to all of you who have already become followers and have spread the news of this blog - please keep doing so.

June's challenge will end at 20:00 UK time 30 June. The randomly chosen winner will be announced at 23:00 UK time on 30 June and a new challenge will start at midnight on 1 July.

Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation. 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.

Please continue to spread the word about this new challenge blog - thank you. And don't forget that you must cover your creation with patterned paper or card.

Winner of Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge

There were 526 entries during May. I am bowled over by the number of creations that have been shared month by month already since I started this challenge blog at the beginning of the year. I had no idea that there would be so much interest and support. Thank you all so much for making this a great success. Please keep your entries coming!

Unfortunately, there could only be one winner for the May challenge and this is the result of using

Number 239: Carol
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Carol! Please email me at with your full name and address so that I can post your packs of patterned papers.

June's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

There is a prize of a pack of a 6" x 6" paper pack of 'Letters from Paris' by Wild Rose Studio.