10/17/2012

10 Minute Craft Dash #5!

Good morning! I'm off and running today....where you ask? To the 10 Minute Craft Dash! The girls over there have graciously asked the entire Creative Paper Trade Design Team to join in the fun and design a 10 minutes or less card for their latest color challenge.

I gathered my supplies and tried to formulate a plan in my head before starting.


My stop watch was set and I was off!!! Didn't know if cutting my card base to size ahead was allowed so that was the first step. Next I quickly die cut an orange scalloped border, you know those cranks will only turn so fast ~HA!  Over this came my ribbon and bow. When I was all done and admiring my crafty dash creation, I looked inside to find the ribbon twisted ~ oooh good grief!!! Then I trimmed my focal element to size, added foam tape strips to the back and adhered it over the ribbon. Went to add one of Andrea's felt flowers only to find my glue wouldn't come out of the bottle. THE PRESSURE...clock ticking...yikes!!! Scrambled for my score tape instead ~ whew. Thank goodness for gems. They go on fast and add lots of pretty sparkle! I topped it off with this sweet little pennant provided by Andrea. Hit the stop watch and I made it...9 minutes and 53 seconds!
 

I had to laugh at myself a few minutes later after taking the photos. I decided to hit the kitchen to make chocolate pudding for dessert and found myself racing through it! Can you believe it! I started cracking up...all by myself I might add. Max must have thought I was a tad insane!!! I hope you have a chance to visit the blogs today and maybe take the 1o minutes to create something as well. It's nerve wracking, but fun! Have a great day ~Lisa


19 comments:

Lesley said...

Wow! Amazing card in 10 minutes! Love the bold colours on the white backdrop. Awesome.

Paulina said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you created this in less than 10 Minutes! It's so beautiful and definitely looks like a "finished" card. Way to go, Lisa!

I'm laughing at your story about the dessert....it's so funny how this challenge changes how we do things- I've caught myself rushing after creating a card too! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Yes, this is fantastic Lisa! I have yet to try the craft dash and you made it look so easy. Your card is absolutely perfect, very cool, love the elements you chose.

Geri said...

This turned out crazy gorgeous, Lisa! Love those bold colors and the white space...perfect! Isn't it fun to challenge yourself against that ticking clock?!?

Marie said...

WOW Utterly delightful card, Lisa. I could feel the pressure as I read this posting!! I was reading faster and faster so I had to go back and read again at a slower pace. Great color palette and LO.

laughadaisy said...

Oh, this is adorable, Lisa! I love the colors, and I LOVE that gorgeous flower and lovely ribbon & bow. And that little pennant is fantastic! I can't believe you put this together in less than 10 minutes. You rock, girl. ;-) Now, is there such a thing as the 4-hour craft dash?? Cuz that would totally be my thing! LOL ;-D

Andrea Budjack said...

WOW! I love how you took a photo of your supplies and created this beauty! You used the colors so well! And love how you took a photo of the time... LOVE IT!

Emily Keaton said...

WOWZERS!! Lisa, that is one amazing card in such a short time. Heck, it would be just as amazing if it had taken an hour (and quite frankly, it looks like it would have taken ME that long). Congrats on a job super well done!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Loved this post because you are so funny! And your card turned out fabulous!

Barb said...

Beautiful! I love layered elements like this (because it's not a strength of mine). Love the gems and ribbons.

Karen B. said...

Fabulous use of the colors, and I love that seam binding.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Great mix of vibrant colors!

Marybeth said...

Sounds like so much fun. I had to laugh when I saw you post the time. I can just see you laughing by yourself, too funny. Gorgeous, wow you sure ended up with a happy fun bright card. I have to try this.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! 10 minutes???? It's amazing! LOVE it! - and what a fun challenge (Think I'd panic though!)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

absolutely adorable....you rock with 10 min dash

Kelly Griglione said...

Really, 10 minutes? I could never do that!! You rocked it, Lisa!! Such a fun card, you would never guess it came out of 10 minutes :)

Pauline said...

What a stunning card Lisa! I love the crinkly seam binding, and the chevrons, so eye catching!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love that it took you under 10 minutes to make this beautiful card! LOOOOOOOOOVE it! I would fold under the pressure! I don't think I've ever made a card faster than 2 hours! LOL!

LOVE that bunch of ribbon!!!

maria f. said...

Nerve-wracking. My sentiments exactly which is why I have yet to play along. Love your bunch of color!