Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ten Minute Craft Dash

Hello peeps!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  While trying to catch up on my reading list this morning, I came across a new challenge:
I thought this sounded like great fun, so I told my hubby about it.  I wish I had a photo to show the look on his face.  He was clearly amused and trying very hard and rather unsuccessfully to hide it.  Then he offered to time me.  So, I'm not the fastest when it comes to crafting and I can be a bit meticulous, but if you want me to do something, just imply that I can't.  The challenge was on!

I pulled out some supplies:

White precut and scored card (I actually bought it that way when I first started making cards ages ago, so I have some left over from that era)
House Mouse sticker - I found these at a local store and thought they would be perfect for some really quick cards, though I have to confess - it felt a little like I was cheating.
MS snowflake punch and scrap card
2 way glue pen
SU dazzling diamonds glitter
LOTV sentiment stamps
black ink pad

And here is what I came up with:

The finished card took 9 minutes and 35 seconds.  I wanted to put one or two more snowflakes on, but they kept breaking when I covered them with glue, so the finished card only has one lonely little snowflake.  I have to admit that as someone who works slowly and deliberately, this time crunch was rather stressful and this is probably one of my least favourite cards so far this year :(  However, it is nice to have a Christmas card done so quickly.  At first I thought I would never do this again, but then I reconsidered and am definitely going to try again to see if I can do better.  It was a very difficult challenge, but that is part of the fun and it should only get easier with practice (I hope!). 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

10 Minute craft dash - free for all
Simon Says Stamp - animal antics
House Mouse and Friends - Double Trouble (image with at least two mice and/or their friends on it)

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you can come join in the fun.

Have a great week!




downrightcrafty said...

great image choice and perfect presentation of it, with the extra glitter and perfect post mark stamp, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawn :-) they look like they are having fun don't they ! soo cute :-)
Well done on beating the deadline ! I am so very impressed !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and House Mouse and Friends Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

onecraftymama said...

Welcome to the dark side...the sticker side ;) Sometimes those faster cards (or pre-made embellishments/images) feel that little bit like cheating, but when the Christmas card crunch is on you'll be back :) lol!
I'm the same way - should someone imply I'm unable to do it, then look out!
I love those little meece, and working with glitter in less than 10 minutes? Holy moly!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at House Mouse & Friends challenges for our * Double Trouble* challenge

Hope you will join us again, good luck
Hugs Shaz x

Rica said...

Hi Dawn and thanks for your fabulous comment.
I love your CAS card and adorable image, I love your beautiful snowflake and your glittering!!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joiing us both with House Mouse and Friends challenge. and Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Jingle said...

SUPER cute! I'm impressed that you got that colored in under 10 minutes! Thank you for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Donna Hanley said...

I think your card is adorable and in such a record time to boot. Good for you. Thanks for joining us this week at House Mouse. Best of luck to you.

Paulina said...

I love hearing the stories "behind the scenes" of playing along in the new challenge. I wish you could have snapped a pic of your hubby's face!

This card is great- I'm impressed you glittered that snowflake in that short amount of time! Thanks for joining us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Dawn!

Sue said...

Adorable card. I have that snowflake punch and they always break apart, thought mine was just a bad one. Thanks for joining us a the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Great Holiday card, one down.........


Christine said...

Gorgeous cute HM creation whether it 10mins or few hrs it looks great, love the sparkle too..

fab take "Double Trouble" chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time..hope to see you again soon.

smiles Christine x

Ginny Larsen said...

your husband made me laugh, what a stinker! :D so glad you decided to play, i LOVE your snowflakes and glitter, and well... EVERYTHING :D

hooray for getting another Christmas card finished! we're so glad you joined us for the 10 Minute Craft Dash--we hope you'll play again! :D