Thursday 30 June 2016

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July 2016 challenge

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July 2016 Challenge

A challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers

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

You may enter any creation on which patterned paper/card has been used - you are no longer required to completely cover the creation with patterned paper, as long as you use some on your creation, obviously the more, the better.

You may 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:

Love to craft A Beautiful Life 6" x 6" paper pad by Trimcraft
8 designs - 24 sheets - 120 gsm

Plus a bonus this month:
Co-ordinating wooden frames and accordion stickers 

I used papers and elements from this range for my own design

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

July 2016 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

Before I show you the lovely designs of the team, I am sad to say that Donna, Pauline and Sandi are not able to stay for a new six months commitment - thank you so much for your inspirational crafting you have shared with us here and I hope you will be able to pop in now and again with some entries to our challenges.

I'm glad to say that Helen, who was our guest for May and June, has agreed to join our DT permanently for the next six months. 

As a result of the DT call, I'd like to introduce you to the two new members of our team. Before doing that, I'd like to thank all those who responded to the call - I'm sorry that we couldn't take you all on to the team.

So here are our two members:

I'm Kath and live in Exmouth, Devon. I've always enjoyed crafting and started knitting and sewing clothes for my dolls when I was young. Since then I've also done crewel and cross stitch embroidery, woodwork, flower arranging, cake decorating and sugarcraft, and tried a few other things along the way! A few years ago my OH gave me a voucher for a local craft shop so I could attend a cardmaking workshop - he often says it was the most expensive present he's every bought me! I love making cards for family and friends as well as entering card making challenges.

I'm a craftaholic living in the UK. My addiction to craft started at an early age, there are no signs of a cure so I attend regular shows, workshops and group meetings to spend time with like minded people. There are so many things you can do with paper and card that I see no signs of this addiction fading. I'm thrilled that Hazel has asked me to share some of my crafting with you, I look forward to seeing your creations.

Here are the Design Team's inspirations:

using aper from stash and from Bugaboo Stamps image Fairy Christmas


using "Perfectly Plaid" paper by Lawn Fawn

using papers and other elements from Trimcraft 'A beautiful life'


using 'Man Squares' from LC Designs and paper from Craft Creations

using Craftwork Cards 'Botanica Collection' papers

using Recollection Gingham Checks and Create with TLC image

using DCWV Everyday Stack



using paper from stash and image from MHK Designs


using Justrite Stamps and Dies

Please become a follower of this blog if you haven't done so already and also advertise it on your own blog so that others see it and join in - you may use the logo from the sidebar if you wish. Thank you to all of you who have already become followers and have spread the news of this blog - please keep doing so.

July's challenge will end at 20:00 UK time 31 July 2016. The randomly chosen winner will be announced at 23:00 UK time on 31 July and a new challenge will start at midnight on 1 August 2016.

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

Winner of Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2016 challenge

Month by month I am always overwhelmed by the number of entries for this challenge - 457 during June - and the willingness to share your inspirational crafting with us - thank you so much for making this such a successful venture and also, of course, to my wonderful DT.

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

Number 415: pst (Petra),
who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Petra.  Please email me at with your full name and address so that I can post your prize.

The challenge for July 2016 is here

I look forward to seeing your entries

There is a prize of :

Love to craft A Beautiful Life 6" x 6" paper pad by Trimcraft
8 designs - 24 sheets - 120 gsm

Plus a bonus this month:
Co-ordinating wooden frames and accordion stickers 

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Design Team call for July - December 2016

For the past year I've had a wonderfully supportive DT working with me and I am thankful for every one of them. Sadly, two or three members are not able to commit themselves to a further six months on the team which means I need at least two new members for July - December 2016.

If you would like to be considered to join the team, please leave your name in linky with a link to your blog.

The initial term would be for six months from July 2016, with a view to continuing after that if mutually agreed.

You would be expected to make one design each month - to be ready a day or too before the 1st of the month. You would be able to make anything as long as you have used some patterned paper. Your design would need to be on your blog as soon as possible after the challenge goes live - always at 00:00 UK time on 1st of the month.

Those who join the DT would be expected to comment on allocated numbers of entries throughout the month. Please be aware that if you join the team there will be quite a bit of commenting to do because there are always lots of entries.

This call will remain open until 23:55 UK time Tuesday 14 June. The new team members will be notified as soon as possible after that date in order to give time to submit a design for 1 July 2016.

We have a DT blog (on blogger) for the team to place their designs for upcoming challenges and for any passing on of information etc.

If you have any queries, please email me at

This will remain at the top of the blog until the close of the call on Tuesday 14 June. Please scroll down or click here for the June challenge.

The linky in this post is only for those who wish to be considered for the Design Team. Please only enter here once.