Tuesday, January 22, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash


Boy, it is COLD here today! Right now we're hovering at about 6* - a day to stay inside and keep warm. Hope you're able to do that wherever you are.

Today I am here to share my promised 10 Minute Craft Dash #10 card. I hope to make this challenge one I regularly play in - I do find it a challenge to keep my crafting to only 10 minutes. I am a very indecisive crafter, so having only 10 minutes to work in forces me to make quick decisions. Plus, its FUN to be challenged like this!

Here are the beautiful springy colors for this challenge:

The challenge was also sponsored by Wplus9, and you know how I love me some Wplus9! :)

Here is the card I made, in just under 10 minutes- 9:28.

I will not pretend that I sat down at an empty desk and whipped this baby out in 10 minutes. I admire those wonderful crafters that can do that, though! No, I thought and thought about what I wanted to make, planned it out in my head, prepped all my supplies and had them out and ready before I got started.

The little sentiment bit was a last minute addition, and I'm not sure how I feel about it, but that is the beauty of keeping the crafting to a time limit. When the buzzer went off, I quit fussing and stepped away from the craft table. Really enjoying this challenge, Paulina, thank you! I hope to continue to play along. There are still a few days left to join in, too!

I have a few things to share before I head out:

The Play Date Cafe is sharing some fun news this Thursday, but until then they are having a contest on their facebook page. Its a guessing game, and the first correct guess is a winner. And at last count, we are only 11 people shy of 1,000 facebook friends. So head over there, check out the contest, and friend them!

Waltzingmouse Stamps is also having a little challenge on the blog this week. If you have wanted to give the uber-popular chalkboard technique a try, now is your chance! Head over to the WMS Blog for those details. I can't wait to play along with that too.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today, I will be back each day this week with new stuff, so I hope you can join me!

STAMPS: Flora & Fauna, Defining Words, Woodgrain Silhouettes, Quite Like You - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Sweet Blush, Spring Moss - PTI; Going Gray - SU!
INK: Whisper White, Going Gray - SU!; Spring Moss - PTI; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Blossom Twine - The Twinery; Sweet Blush Button - PTI


  1. Such a pretty card Wow, less than 10 minutes - it would take me that long just to line up the text background! I may just have to give this challenge a try. It sounds like fun.

  2. You have no idea how happy it makes me when I read people enjoy my challenge! I love how it's pushing people's creativity a bit and also showcasing how beautiful works of art can be made in a short amount of time!

    Your card is beautiful, as usual. You always rock your WPlus9 stamps so well! Great use of the challenge colors and I must say, I'm super impressed you did all of this in under 10 minutes.

    Thanks for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Anya. I'll be eagerly awaiting to see your name pop up in a future challenge! :)

  3. So beautiful Anya...love the soft color palette.

  4. Love it!!
    The soft colors...
    the gorgeous image...
    and I think the sentiment is perfect! :)
    I want to try this one...
    but it takes me 30 minutes just to decide on a stamp set...
    and then there's the whole "easily distracted" thing that I have going on...
    I'm pretty sure I would be an epic fail of massive proportions with this one! :)


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