Thursday 31 July 2014

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August 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.

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.

This is the prize for this month's challenge:

A 6 x 6 paper pack collection from Memory Box called 'tinsel' - there are 3 sheets each of 10 patterns. I took the papers out of the pack so that you could see the various patterns - they will be sent to the winner in the original pack.

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

I hope you will join in again for the August challenge and that the news will spread even further so that others come and join us too.
August 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 first card is one that I've made for today's Sweet pea stampers 'just because' challenge. I used Karen Middleton's Sweet Pea Stamps 'butterfly blue' rubber stamp (also available as a digi), coloured with spectrum noir, mounted on to a piece of matching card before mounting on to the background paper from a pad called' summer textures'. The flowers with brad are Panduro hobby, the sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards and the felt buttons from Poundland. As well as joining in this Patterned Paper challenge we would love to see you join in the Sweet pea stampers 'just because' challenge too. You can read more about my card here on My Crafty Outlook:

My second card is one of three design cards I've done for CCAYR August challenge: sparkle and glitter.  The patterned paper was free with a magazine and I've used one of my favourite Christmas stamps Rubber Stampede Santa collage.  We would love to see you joining in the CCAYR challenge if you make any Christmas cards with sparkle and glitter. You can read more about this card 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.

August's challenge will end at 20:00 UK time 31August. The randomly chosen winner will be announced at 23:00 UK time on 31 August and a new challenge will start at midnight on 1 September.

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 July challenge

I'm blown away by the number of entries month by month - 527 entries for July. When I had the idea for this challenge blog I wasn't sure whether anyone would be that interested, so it has been beyond my wildest expectations to see so many crafters coming on board month by month, some of you have become 'regulars' and it's also good to see new people joining in too. Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm in sharing your creativity using patterned paper.

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

who shared this lovely card:

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

August's challenge is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

There is a prize of a 6 x 6 paper pack collection from Memory Box called 'tinsel'