Final 10 Minute Craft Dash of 2013!

Hey! I can’t quite believe it is here, but this is the last 10 Minute Craft Dash of 2013. The 5 months on this DT have flown by – I looove this challenge and really wish it all the success in the future.

 This instalment is very special – we are teaming up with the lovely & talented ladies from CAS-ual Friday to ring in the new year! The theme here at the 10 Minute Craft Dash is anything goes, but feel free to go with their New Year theme if you choose! And the prize is not to be missed!

So, onto today’s creation. First off – a confession – I had already stuffed a little glassine bag full of sequins & other goodies. But, the rest of the card took me exactly 10 minutes! I cut it close on this one – lots of stitching and last minute decisions about random embellishments.

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I used some of my favorite things of 2013 on this card – gold labels from a Studio Calico kit, gold chipboard hearts from Maggie Holmes Flea Market, Studio Calico Thataway Feathers & Carta Bella Hello Again papers. 
Make sure to visit Pretty Pink Posh & check out all the amazing DT creations & be sure to play along in this very special final 2013 challenge!

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10 Minute Craft Dash #31

Hello! Time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash – almost the last of the year – so sad! I just love the color combo today – nice & bright. I think it was definitely intended to be for Christmas, but I needed a little break from Christmas cards, so I went a different route!

The amazing sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn, who are giving away a great prize – be sure to play along for a chance to win.

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This simple card took me 7:31 to complete. This is definitely my go-to layout at the moment and, like I always say, that is key for me when doing the 10 Minute Craft Dash! I used a Studio Calico stamp and old card kit to put this card together. I thought it would be fun for my nephew’s upcoming 7th birthday.
Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to check out the amazing DT creations! 
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10 Minute Craft Dash #30

Hey friends! 3rd Wednesday of the month & time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash (btw, how is it already the 3rd week of November????). Anyways, today we are joined by a fabulous sponsor – Uniko Studio for a $15 gift certificate. Reason enough to play along – love their stuff. And the colors this week are gorgeous.

First, a disclaimer about my card – I had the washi bow ready ahead of time. I used a tutorial on Ashley Marcu’s blog to make it & to be honest it was trickier than I thought and I’m not over the moon with the result, but I went with it anyway! This card took me exactly 10 minutes – it was a tight one with supplies flying around like crazy!

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Thats all from me today. Make sure to check out the amazing creations of the DT over at Paulina’s blog! 

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10 Minute Craft Dash #29

Hey friends! First Wednesday of the month and that means time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash! Woohoo! The challenge today is Feature Buttons and we are joined by the fabulous Denami Design for a great prize!

Today’s challenge was a nice change from the color challenges (not that they aren’t fun!) and everyone has buttons in their stash, so be sure to play along. The possibilities are endless – especially for Christmas. And, making 10 minute cards for Christmas is a must during this busy month!

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This card uses some Jillibean Soup woodgrain buttons I’ve been hoarding for a long time, a lovely sentiment sent from Simon Says Stamp, Simple Stories paper and an adorable woodblock Hero Arts stamp set.  The card took me 9 min 54 seconds – the little details like the orange pinked border strip and the bow always take me longer than I think they will – this one was tight!

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check out all the beautiful DT creations and play along!

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10 Minute Craft Dash #28

Hey friends!
So sorry for the quiet blog lately – I have had a lot to catch up on in this first week back to real life in Zurich after a month long holiday!

Anyway, here as usual on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to share a new challenge over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash! As a DT and big supporter of Paulina, we’d love some feedback on the challenge – you can read her post here. But, onto the fun – a new challenge sponsored by the fab Paper Sweeties.


So, onto today’s creation. For me the trick to getting the card done in 10 minutes is to use one of my go-to sketches. I don’t try to reinvent the wheel in 10 minutes – do what works!
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Ok, thats all for today! Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check out the
amazing DT creations & play along.
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10 Minute Craft Dash #27

Woohoo – first Wednesday of the month & time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash! We have a FAB sponsor for this challenge – Avery Elle. I am collecting quite the collection of Avery Elle stamps & I love them.

Now, I know this color palette is very Halloween-y, but I took it a different route and put some Studio Calico paper & embellishments to good use (and forced the hoarding to end…). The sentiment is from a previous Studio Calico Project Life kit.

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Check out all the amazing DT projects as well as all the challenge details over at Pretty Pink Posh & make sure to play along! Have a great rest of your week.

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10 Minute Craft Dash #26

Hey friends! Sorry for the lack of posts lately – I arrived in the states last week for a month long visit with my little one & we’ve been adjusting to the time change and running around like crazy seeing family & friends.

I’m here to share a new 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge. The entries have been great – so many inspiring cards! This color challenge was a *little* challenging for me, but I am so happy Paulina put these colors together – it really pushed me in a good way!

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I decided to keep things simple and use a sketch as inspiration. I rarely get out my embossing folders, but I’m glad I did for this card – lots of fun texture! I completed the card in 8 minutes & 49 seconds. 
So, make sure to play along – we have a great sponsor – CAS-ual Friday Stamps are giving away a $25 gift certificate – woohoo!

Ok, back soon I hope! Thanks for stopping by.

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10 Minute Craft Dash #25

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Hello! I’m thrilled to be here today sharing a card for the new 10 Minute Craft Dash! This challenge is just the best – it has really been pushing me creatively and I hope it is doing the same for you! This week’s card took me 8 min 36 seconds. Each challenge I perfect my method a bit more ;-)

This week our sponsor is the fabulous Lawn Fawn – such nice, generous people! Check out this great prize…

I made this card during a manic week full of craft fair prep – I was going for a super simple card that I hoped to turn into a card set. This particular card is super simple, but I simplified it even further for the set – I just made a 1 layer card with the feathers stamped & skipped the twine – I’ll share that one tomorrow! 
Thanks for stopping by & make sure to check out all the details over at Pretty Pink Posh & play along! 

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10 Minute Craft Dash #24

Hey friends! I can’t believe it is time for another 10 Minute Craft Dash. It was such a great birthday celebration – thanks to everyone who joined in the festivities. Hopefully you’re inspired now to take on the challenge because there is a new color combo today and it is gorgeous!

 And, we have a great sponsor – Gossamer Blue is giving their August Bits & Pieces kit to one lucky winner! This is an amazing prize!!!

Onto today’s card – this took me the whole 10 minutes – I was glueing down my last heart as the timer went off. I’m not sure what made this card so much more time consuming, but I know I did waste a good 30 seconds, if not more, trying to get a heart out of the die cut! And in the rush of the card, I lost the little bike basket stamp – eeek! I’m sure it will turn up soon though ;-) 
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Thats all for me today – and a quick apology for my sporadic posting at the moment – life is crazy as I’m preparing for a big craft fair and an upcoming trip back home to the states. I will be posting more Project Life and other projects as soon as I am able!

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10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash!

Hello and welcome to a very special day!! Today is the 1st birthday of the 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge - and there is a big celebration! You should have arrived here from the blog of the incredibly talented Nina Yang.

Lovely Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh, the mastermind of the brilliant 10 Minute Craft Dash, has lined up an incredible group of the most talented card makers in the industry to help celebrate – hop along to see all their creations and the creations of the 10 Minute Craft Dash DT. Make sure to comment along the way for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes. AND, don’t forget to play along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash over the next 10 days for a chance to win the grand prize – a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson and an amazing prize package – woo-hoo!!!

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For my card, I cut a triangle pattern background from my Silhouette. I temporarily adhered it to a sheet of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock and got inky with sponge daubers and Distress Inks. The sentiment is heat embossed in black on vellum and wrapped around the panel. I added some coordinating sequins, popped it up on a kraft card base & called it a day! Super easy, but bold & graphic. It did take me nearly the whole 10 minutes – finished just in time at 9 minutes, 57 seconds.

Thanks so much for stopping by – your next stop is the super sweet and talented Kelly Marie Alvarez! Enjoy the hop & be sure to play along! If you lose your way along the hop, check out the full list at Pretty Pink Posh.

Edited to add: I noticed a fun challenge over at Moxie Fab World – Trendy Triangles. I’m linking this up there as well!

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