Monday 1 January 2018

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January 2018 challenge

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper
January 2018 Challenge

Wishing you a Happy New Year

A challenge that is always about using
Patterned Papers

You may enter any creation on which some patterned paper/card has been used

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:

Docrafts Papermania Capsule collection
Midnight Blush
6" x 6" paper pad
32 individual designs
Die cut notelets
6 designs - 18 pieces

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

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

January 2018 challenge

If your designs are for Christmas, please feel free to add for my CHNC weekly challenge, which is always anything goes as long as it's Christmas, with an optional theme each week.

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

Sadly, as I said last month, Elizabeth and Lynne are unable to continue as DT members. Thank you so much, both of you, for all your creative inspiration - we will miss you, but hope you will perhaps call into the blog and share some entries with us.

I'm pleased to say that all the other DT members are able to commit to being part of this challenge blog for a further six months from January and that we are being joined by two others:

Julie Thornton:

My name is Julie and I absolutely adore paper crafts. My husband is a great supporter of my crafting and has even asked me to make things for his work. I have two sons who are both in college.
I have been crafting most of my life. I started counted cross stitch when I was in middle school and have dabbled in all kinds of crafts from flower arranging, scrapbooking to painting. I started making my own greeting cards while I was in college as a way to save money. Oh if only making cards was a money saver now…hahahaha! It is so much fun to pick out papers, ribbons, sentiments and embellishments to make a card for someone special.

My name is Monica and I live in Italy. I graduated in English literature a long ago and, after working in a big Company for years, I decided to become a stay-at-home-mom. After years of painting, back in 2008 I tried with papercrafts and stamps and I’ve never looked back! I first used watercolour pencils because Copics were not available in my town but now they are my favourite coloring medium.

Both of these ladies have been on the DT for my CHNC challenge extra which has now closed, so I am glad that they accepted the invitation to join us here.

Here are the Design Team's inspirations:

Papers and image from Making Cards magazine (Aug 2017)

(Treasures papers by Shabby Chic, LLC)

Paper by Heartfelt Creations

Papers by Doodlebug

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.

You may link as many entries as you like as long as they weren't blogged before 1 January 2018. January's challenge will end at 20:00 UK time 31 January 2018. The randomly chosen winner will be announced at 23:00 UK time on 31 January and a new challenge will start at midnight on 1 February 2018.

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. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.
    Happy New Year to you all.

  2. Happy New Year to Hazel, her hubby and the Design Team - thank you for the new challenge - have a blessed week

  3. A big welcome to Julie and Monica and a Happy New Year to all. Lovely cards by everyone! Thank you for another wonderful challenge and encouragement to use our humongous stashes of patterned papers!! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Thank you for sharing those gorgeous design team projects! You have quite a talented group there and I wish you all a crafty 2018!

  5. Fabulous inspiration from the design team, thanks for a great challenge.
    Janice x

  6. All the best for the new year Hazel x

  7. I have just discovered your fun challenge. :) Hope you like my first card. Wish you a happy and crafty new year.

  8. wow so many beautiful cards by DT and entries so much inspiration, thank you xx

  9. Welcome Monica and Julie!!! Love all the inspiration and what a great way to start 2018 off with a bang!! Will be playing along for this set of gorgeous papers!