Tuesday 31 March 2015

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2015 challenge

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2015 Challenge

A challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers on cards

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

A gentle reminder: Please make sure you read the following (there are no other rules) because there have been a few entries creeping in where plain card stock has been used to cover the card blank with very little evidence of much patterned paper - after all, the whole idea of this challenge blog is to use patterned paper.

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.

I have so much patterned paper that I have no idea why I keep buying more! Yes, the paper I've used for this month's card is new ... but I bought two packs, so there's one for me and one to give away as the prize for this month.

This is the prize for this month's challenge

Dovecraft's Cupcake Boutique
6" x 6" Designer Paper Pack
72 sheet pack - 6 sheets of 12 designs - 150 gsm

(The winner, of course, will receive a sealed pack that hasn't been opened)

Please scroll down or click here to see the winner of Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge.

It's worth checking because it might be you!

I hope you will join in again for this new challenge and that the news will spread even further so that others come and join us too.
April 2015 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
designs can be for any occasion

For my card I used two pieces of paper from my Dovecraft's Cupcake Boutique pack, stamping directly on to the peach patterned paper, heat embossing with detail black powder, and masking to include three different Kanban cupcake stamps. You can see that I left a bit of a border around my patterned paper when matting to the card blank - this is perfectly acceptable for the challenge, but please cover as much of the card as possible. More details here on My Crafty Outlook.

Adding another card that I made for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 76 (do take a look and join in if you can) - you can read about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:

I also covered these cards with patterned paper, adding large die cuts that were made with my Scan n Cut - these are for my CHNC challenge 225 (do take a look and join in if you can) - you can read about the cards 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.

April's challenge will end at 20:00 UK time 30 April. The randomly chosen winner will be announced at 23:00 UK time on 30 April and a new challenge will start at midnight on 1 May 2015.

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 challenge blog - thank you.

I look forward to seeing your entries.


  1. Lovely card and paper Hazel. Thank you for another challenge.

  2. Your card is very cute! Thanks for another great challenge!

  3. Fabulous card Hazel, thanks for another lovely challenge! x

  4. Wow, such a lovely prize, Hazel!!

  5. Thank you for the wonderful challenge and your super fun and delicious card for added inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win such a sweet prize, too! ;) HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Fabulous card, Hazel. Love the black, really makes the papers pop! TFS

  7. You are right: one has never enough papers (or storage for...)

    love, Nancy (Belgium)

  8. Oh paper, A yummy prize. I hope my entry qualifies.If it doesn't I will understand.

  9. I'm back & hopefully the ones I've entered for April qualify per the pattern paper rule of using pattern paper with only a small border.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Hazel, I left a comment on your blog regarding the patterned papers and your scrumptious card. I love those cupcakes and the paper so delicious..
    Thank you for a chance to win that fab paper. :D
    Hugs to you

  11. Hazel, my link on #291 won't work, so I re-entered my card. thanks

  12. Thanks for another fab challenge and great inspirations Karen x

  13. You don't know how happy I am that I found your blog! This will surely get me to start using up the drawers and drawers full of patterned paper! Oh what fun!