Friday, June 7, 2013

10-Minute Craft Dash #19 Challenge

Hi There!

It has been a rainy few days...which means lots of time for crafting!  Today, I made two cards for the 10-Minute Craft Dash #19 Challenge.

 Whew!  Ten minutes goes by A LOT faster than I thought it would.  Even so, I really liked this challenge because it made me be more decisive on the placement of details which always tends to slow me down.  It was so nice to be completely finished with two cards under twenty minutes!   Here is my first card:

I had the layout in my head and gathered all the supplies.  This card took 8 minutes and 49 seconds to complete.  I was so excited that I completed a card under 10 minutes that I wanted to challenge myself with another card.  Here is the card from round two:

This card took 9 minutes and 57 seconds to complete.  I almost did not make it as I was having trouble lining up the background stripes.  But my sweet husband reminded me during the challenge that everything does not always have to be perfect.  This is great advice for me as a newer stamper because most often, when I do challenge myself to finish a project that I am not quite happy with, I end up really liking the project when it is complete.  

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!



  1. Both of these cards are so lovely- I would NEVER guess you're a newer stamper! You highlighted the colors perfectly on both of your creations! Glad your hubby was there to remind you that everything doesn't have to be perfect when it comes to cardmaking- it's SO true. Sometimes my "mistakes" on my creations have turned them into something even better than I had planned originally!

    I'm so happy you heard about my challenge- I'm looking forward to seeing what other cards you create. I hope you'll play again in the 10 Minute Craft Dash sometime soon!

  2. Yes, 10 minutes does go by quickly, doesn't it?
    You did a fantastic job on both :)
    Thanks for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  3. Two gorgeous cards Allison - 10 Minutes does seem to flash by!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

  4. Beautiful cards, Allison! A BIG congrats on the blog :) Woo! Can't wait to see more!