Saturday 20 September 2014

CHNC challenge 195: 20 minutes or less

I loved all the different interpretations of 'silent night' - thanks again for another fantastic response to the challenge. I hope you will be able to take part again this week - and if you haven't yet started your Christmas cards, why not do so this week?

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 194.

The first winner: 

Number 14: coldwaters2 (Lorraine), who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Lorraine. Please email me at with your full name and address so I can arrange for you to receive the two sets of stamps donated by Cupids clear stamps.

The second winner:

Number 17: Granne, who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Granne. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your $21 worth of stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

The third winner:

Number 32: Jessi,  who shared this lovely card:

Congratulations, Jessi. Please email me at so I can arrange for you to receive your 5 images from Sentimental Susan

Now on to:
Challenge 195

For today's challenge I'd like you to make a Christmas card or any other creation that takes 20 minutes or less to make, having got all supplies together first

This week there are four sponsors, so four opportunities to win a prize.

The first sponsor is Flonz craft:

Flonz craft is a New Zealand based company who are offering a $20 voucher to spend in their online store - and they will generously send to anywhere in the world with free p & p.They have an amazing range of stamps - the winner certainly will have fun choosing, including some lovely Christmas ones that you could then use for a future challenge.

The second sponsor is Crafts 4 eternity:
who is offering 3 digital stamps (winner's choice) from the Crafts 4 eternity collection.

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:

Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The randomly chosen winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth sponsor is Stamping all day who are offering three free downloads from to the randomly chosen winner.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them -
you will be spoiled for choice!

For this card I've used a deer image that came as part of a kit with a magazine, using the embossing folder that came with it to emboss around the image, swiping this with stazon teal blue. I also used the stazon to ink a sentiment oval to match. This took me less than 15 minutes - perfect for the challenge and for making a quick card. More details about the card here on My Crafty Outlook:

Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like you to take 20 minutes or less to make your Christmas card or any other Christmas creation - you can get everything ready before you begin.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your card can be found) by 22:00 UK time 26 September Friday . Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish  and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 27 September when there will be three chances to win a prize, thanks to generous sponsors.

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.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you. Also it would be great if you would consider becoming a follower - lovely to welcome recent new followers and 'likers' on facebook.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. I always show at least one of my cards for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.

Don't forget

Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas card you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for September is here.

At the beginning of the year I started up a new challenge called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you cover your card with patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper to cover your card blank for your Christmas card, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the new Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries


  1. Thank you so so much for choosing me one of the winners, I'm thrilled with joy! / Granne

  2. Oh wow Hazel I am so thrilled to have been chosen as one of the winners, thank you so much, I will send you an e-mail.
    lorraine x

  3. Gorgeous card and congrats winners x

  4. Love your card its super, Love Hazel xx

  5. Wow, I'm so happy to have been a winner! Congrats to all other winners as well!

  6. Make a card in 20 minutes or less seemed quite a challenge but once I got myself organised it really wasn't so difficult :) Fab challenge, Hazel. Elizabeth xx

  7. I really enjoyed this challenge Hazel! Love your card too.


    Di xx


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