Saturday, 1 November 2014

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 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

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.

This is the prize for this month's challenge:

A Prima Fairy Belle Collection 6" x 6" designer paper pack
24 sheets - 6 double-sided designs/4 sheets per design

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

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

Having thought I wouldn't be able to get a card done in time, I managed to quickly put this A5 card together using a piece of unknown paper from my offcuts box, a vintage piece of ephemera taken from an old pack and some Hobbycraft flowers - more about it here on My Crafty Outlook - note that it is OK to leave a bit of a border around the patterned paper:

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.

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

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. Beautiful card Hazel, love the flowers! x

  2. So gorgeous is your card and the images and flowers are stunning x

  3. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for another challenge. The prize looks like a lovely paper set

  4. Lovely projects from the Design Team! Until next time THANKS! :-)



  5. you created quite a vintage beauty for this challenge-I really like it!!

  6. Another fabulous challenge and fantastic inspirations - thank you Karen x

  7. Thank you for another challenge!

  8. Love your vintage card! Thanks for your challenges.

  9. Awesome inspiration by DT! Thanks for the challenge.

  10. For some reason a black box has appeared on today's entry and I can't get it to delete. So sorry - have had this problem with another card too and thought I sorted it out. Can you let me know if you delete it and want me to enter again? Sorry to be a pain Karen x