Monday, January 21, 2013

10-Minute Craft Dash

The other night I played along with the 10-minute craft dash at Pretty Pink Posh.  I've seen this challenge on other blogs and often thought I should try it.  Most of the time I'm a terribly slow crafter, so this was a real challenge for me.

I pulled out the inks, stamps, and paper I wanted to use and set the stopwatch.  I used craft punches for the flowers rather than my Cuttlebug to save time.  I was almost finished when I decided it needed to be cut and mounted on a blank card base and that it needed pearls.  I trimmed the panel, rounded the corners, dug out  my pearls, stuck them on, and mounted the panel on the card base.  Time: 8 minutes 32 seconds.


After making it I thought perhaps it would have looked better rotated the other direction.  So I set the stop watch again and made a second card.  This one went faster as I knew what I was doing.  Time: 7 minutes 6 seconds.



This was fun.  I didn't race around like a madwoman, either, which surprised me because I usually do race around like a madwoman.  I forced myself to take my time and just see what happened.  I'll definitely try this again. :)

Thanks for your visit.

Ann

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15 comments:

Lynn said...

So feminine and beautiful!

Judy1223 said...

Oooh, Ann, BOTH are gorgeous! Love the clean, simple design and the soft, pretty pastels!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Ann! Both work perfectly!

lostinpaper said...

I really must try this dash myself... so my usual procrastinating over 2 to 3 days probably just won't cut it, lol! Your cards are sooo pretty and I can't believe that they came together so quickly!

Jessi Fogan said...

They ARE both gorgeous! I might have the teensiest preference for the second one - that sweet spot sentiment calls to me :) I had completely forgotten to give this round a whirl, so thanks for the reminder :)

Paulina said...

Both of these are so pretty! I really like those punched out flowers with the pearls!

I'm so glad you decided to play in the 10 Minute Craft Dash! I hope you'll join again in the future!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this card either direction, Ann! Scrummy, lovely cards, both of them! Well done on your first 10-minute card. Well done on taking way less than 10 minutes!

shirley-bee said...

These are gorgeous, Ann! I'll definitely have to case them.

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant. Amazing how the same card can look so different just by rotating the images. Well done on your timing. I too have seen this challenge on other blogs and thought no way!. Hugs Mrs A.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very beautiful cards!!!

Katina said...

Gorgeous cards Ann! I am such a slow crafter too and getting worse!
xx

Jenny said...

Great result Ann, it can take me a while to create cards although a 10 min craftroom clear up would be my biggest challenge at the moment!!!
A really pretty card.... Both orientations :0)
Jenny x

Gay Peplow said...

Your cards are very beautiful Ann, love the subtle colouring, Gay x

Lindsey said...

Really pretty, CAS !

Paula Pascual said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them!