Thursday, January 24, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash.

I somehow managed to talk myself into doing this challenge that I came across on another blog. How difficult can that be I thought!!!!

The rules are fairly simple.
1. To create a card/project within ten minutes using the colour palette above.
2. Post the time it took to create.
and the one I liked the sound of the most
You can pull out your supplies before your time starts.
How difficult can that be I thought!

Selected items to use and found stopwatch facility on mobile. How difficult can that be I thought.  Went and retrieved  mobile user guide. 30 minutes later chucked the  instruction book away which is half written in Malay and worked it out for myself instead.
Two minutes and so many seconds into the first card(note I said first) the land line phone goes? I have to answer this so put the stopwatch on hold. Finish call and find the stop watch has reset itself.
How difficult can that be I thought. Went and cut fresh supplies and started again.  Another two cards later and I cannot get the time to under 10mins.
It has now become a matter of pride to do this so a fresh strategy was needed. I had been cutting a sheet of card in all 3 colurs and layering up.This I decided was where my time was being eaten up so I reduced down to one green sheet, a pink distress marker and Memento London Fog (Grey) ink pad.
Ta da!!

And the one you have all been waiting for .

If you try this at home yourself just make sure that you have a glass of suitably chilled wine sat on the top shelf in the fridge and a reason for passing said fridge door!!!
Entering into the following challenges:
Pretty Pink Posh: 10 minute Craft Dash.
Addicted to CAS: Lets get Embossed.
A Gem of a challenge: Emboss it wet/or dry.


Linda said...

I've often been tempted to have a go at this challenge but I'm pretty sure it would take me far more attempts than it did for you. Lovely card and worth the effort though!

Sandy said...

Love your final product and congrats getting in under 10 mins.
Hugs, Sandy

Ali said...

Ah that's the trouble with planning to do something no one else knows about your plans. I think the finished card looks lovely. I like the music theme.
Ali x

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely card there Mrs A. I think I would spend the 10 mins just drinking the vino!!
A Bwaarrk! from your feathered friend! I think that means she is fed up of the snow!

Debbie said...

Eh! I think I will give htis one a miss Mrs A, but there again your card is super and 9 minutes is a revelation. Great Stuff.
I must admit I am a quick crafter and my friends say I am speedy Gonzalaz, they have never seen anyone go so quick, so I maybe pretty good at it~!!!!!!

Cazro said...

Well done, a beautiful simple card. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to CAS during our Embossing challenge. Hope to see you again. Caz.

Anonymous said...

Why are the simplest challenges always the most difficult? Next time you try this challenge, try doing it inside your fridge, that way you can drink your wine and not get bothered by phones ringing and other distractions lol.

Lovely card and well done for achieving it under 10 minutes xx

Di said...

Fab card Mrs A! 10 minutes would give me the vapours!!

You could have cleared the drive of snow instead though? Only sayin' as she ducks to avoid hurled abuse or such.

Any progress on that chook's egg hatchin?

Hugs, Di xx

Createology said...

I love hearing your struggles with what was supposed to be easy to accomplish. This is real life. Your finished card is beautiful. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Doreen said...

Wow gorgeous and so

Catherine said...

Your card is so elegant Valery Anne ! I can't believe you made it in so little time ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sandra H said...

lol........oh l don't think l would take this on the glass of wine yes or two!! your end result Mrs A is great and the time it took is brilliant enjoy your weekend xx

Sue said...

So funny, dear Mrs A. Ten minutes goes in a flash doesn't it! Well done you for persevering so majestically.
Thank for your comment. He has eaten the choc so the card idea will have to wait. When I write poetry, I never use rhyming. So the next word I used was breeze

CuddlyBunny said...

Wine -- woot! Your storytelling is wonderful and your card is wonderful!

Paulina said...

This card is beautiful. You used the colors perfectly and I love those little pink flowers.

I'm thrilled you heard about my challenge and joined along. I hope to see you play in a future 10 Minute Craft Dash!

Donna Mosley said...

A fab card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I find clean and simple sooooooo hard but you have nailed it!!! This is lovely and in under 10 minutes too. I loved your little timing story! Hugs, Lesley

Skye said...

This is a lovely card. Impressive not only achieved the time but the colour and was able to enter other challenges. I am a slower crafter so wouldn't consider trying for 10 mins, I'd go straight for the wine

Merry said... the story on the journey you had...a great end result.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This was hysterical, Mrs. A! I know it wasn't the least bit funny during the entire operation and I'm sorry that so many cards were harmed in the making of your 10 Min Craft Crash, er, Dash!! Cheers to you!!

Desire Fourie said...

Pretty card, love the embossing.
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Faye said...

Don't answer the landline! She will call every five minutes until someone does answer!! ;) Well done on a pretty card, pride in tact! X

Donna said...

Woohoo, go you Mrs A, you've had me in stitches with your post and well done you for eventually coming in under 10 minutes, with such a pretty card too. I daren't even attempt this through fear of having a nervous breakdown lol! :) Donna ♥ x

PS: Hope you're keeping warm and that the snow disappears soon...none here now thank goodness!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lol - you sound like me although it probably would have taken me all day to complete the task in hand! Love your finished card(s).

Dr Sonia S V said...

You have made it all sound so funny!!