Wednesday 1 February 2017

February 2017 - Time Challenge 30 Minutes or Under

Welcome everyone to our February Challenge with the title
chosen by the lovely Sue
Good Morning and hello February! I'm really happy to be hosting this month's challenge, and as usual I've made things really hard for myself, and chosen a 30 minutes or less time challenge. 

I've used every cheat available including pre-embossed card and stamp and die sets.
More details can be found on my blog, Sue The Iron
So please grab half an hour and join in x

Resisting the easy path of just one stamp in the middle of a base card, I spent my 30mns making sure there was colour in my card! Quick, yes, drab no...
Do come over to my blog to read my tactics when time is short.

Make something in 30 minutes or under ME??? I didn't think it could be done but yep this tag is what I made but I had to plan and get my self organised to get it done. I have it all recorded over at Bumblebees and Butterflies if you would like to see how I managed it. xxx

Hello all! This month´s theme is a really hard one for me! Make something in only 30 minutes!
Well, I did it and it really was fun.
If you want to see some more pictures, please visit my blog
I made a little video of the process, so please sit back and enjoy watching!


To make a quick card wasn't an easy task for me. But the embossing folder seemed a good choice to make a nice, eye-catching background fast. The other trick: follow one of your older design. That's what I did :-)
For the supply list, please hop on my blog. Thank you!

Hello and welcome to our new challenge - what can you come up with in 30 minutes? I look forward to seeing - this is my make for today - you can see more details over on my blog here!
Have a great day!
Rachel x


Hello everyone, 

Corrie here. 
Welcome to our new challenge. I have made a set of three ATC's and here they are:

There are more details on my blog HERE.

Or you can watch the movie ! 

Enjoy, I will be back in a few days with more inspiration and another video ! 

Corrie x


Hello everyone welcome to our 30 min Challenge! 
I've made a quick journal page for this challenge using emphera to add texture. 
To see how it all came together please visit my blog
Hugs Debs xxx

Time challenge was certainly that for a faffer like me. To find out the details of my card please visit my blog.

To me February will always be the month of love. Not only is it Valentine's Day on the 14th but  this day is also the anniversary of my own engagement to my Hb in 1980...eek..yes that long ago. I just had to make a Valentine card for my first inspirational piece for this challenge.
 My card took under 30 minutes to put together...yes honestly....but I used lots of cheats! If you would like to see how I managed to achieve this do pop on over to my blog here where a warm welcome awaits you.

Bye for now,

Although small you can still pack a lot into an ATC! To speed up my time I tore my papers and tissue tape and kept my background simple with stamping.  If you would like to see more then please do hop on over to my blog.

I loved the challenge of making something in 30 minutes! I reached for things that were to hand rather than wasting valuable time searching for just the right stamp! It's a good job I've not been very tidy for a few weeks as there was lots of choices! I've popped a couple of mid-process photos on my blog if you'd like to see more! Gabrielle x
Wow some fantastic projects from our Design Team. So it's over to you now, create your project and link it below with the chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts website.Thanks to everyone who took up the Christmas challenge and Anything Goes last month. There are some beautiful entries and the winners of both will be announced soon


  1. great ideas here from you all - you big bunch of cheats you (will do the same if I can!)

  2. Another great selection of ideas...well done everyone! Xx

  3. Great work to see so many cool cheats too ;0) xx

  4. Hmmmmmm, interesting challenge. Great inspiration from the DT. Hugz

  5. beautiful projects, dear teamies! Incredible, what is possible to make in only 30 minutes!

  6. Wow teamies you've really risen to the challenge. These are fabulous makes (and lots of really good cheats for next time) xx

  7. Wonderful new challenge theme and fabulous work from the DT

  8. Great challenge! Sometimes we try to make quick cards and end up spending more time than we anticipated, lol! x

  9. Fab DT makes, if the 30 mins includes "Finding time", I would be out before I started lol! Will try and enter later in the month and will stick to the 30 mins as creating time! Denyse

  10. Super DT inspiration and a great challenge theme xx

  11. Thanks for the fabulous fun and very quick challenge ladies! My huge thanks to Brenda because her post made me realise how I could create something in less than 30 minutes. Great challenge xx

  12. Great challenge, loving the DT samples. Happy crafting, Angela x

  13. This is a fun challenge, great ideas from the design team!!!!

  14. What a fun challenge! I was pretty amazed at how fast my project went once I had the plan in my head. I'm in awe of the DT projects, WOW! Best, CG

  15. Well, I made a 20 minute project, took 45 minutes to photograph and write the post, and when I went to link it up with 39 minutes 'til closing, Amazon Web services were not working. So here is my link:

    What an amazing challenge!


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