It seems such a long time since I did my last post (it is, it’s a week!) … I do hope you’ve been blessed with a Christmas full of joy, including lots of fun and laughter and perhaps just a moment or two of repose (not too likely?!). Anyone eaten and drank too much? Have the past few days been a delectable round of yummyness and deliciousness? Is your body beginning to say STOP? Mmmm? Well mine is … and here’s an image (from Docrafts) I came across in my stash which just about sums up the state of my being …
So, nothing skinny around here at the moment (not even the fridge yet) … much more like a definite case of chunky dunk! How about you?
Anyway, on with the challenges. I’ve done some combining … at Less is More, the theme is ‘Drinks’ (do go have a look at the gorgeousness that is Mandi’s newly decorated shop), Casual Fridays have teamed up with Paulina’s 10 Minute Craft Dash this time to do a joint ‘Holiday’ card so I’ve counted them as one challenge, hope that’s alright (BTW have a visit to Paulina‘s wonderful blog … I’m sure you’ll be inspired!), and I used the colours from Play Date Café (Teal, Mint, Lavender, Gold), although in the photo the gold has gone a bit orange, it’s not like that IRL.
This is the first time I’ve played along with 10 Minute Craft Dash and I don’t know that I’ve ever made a card in such a tight timescale … but what a fabulous idea! I have to admit to having been a smidgy bit sqeaky about it, wondering if I was going to be able to stay within time … so, concentrate Anita, deep breath … go! After 9 minutes and 13 seconds of dashing, I was still using the same deep breath (and turning a rather delightful shade of blue), my heart was threatening to leave home, there was debris everywhere … and my card was done! I could breathe again … in… out … in … out …
This is what I managed to fit into the 9 minutes and 13 seconds: Die cut ‘Enjoy’, cut off the ‘y’ and replaced it with a martini/cocktail glass. Coloured the horizontal stripes and the olive with alcohol markers (the effect put me in mind of a tequila sunrise I once
had saw someone else drinking … albeit the colours are different). Quickie-glue-penned it all to the card base, added a gem for the dot above the ‘j’, rubbed on a 2013 inside the ‘o’, tied some twine around the top and rounded just one corner. Phew … I’m breathless just writing about it! It’s not perfect … the colouring’s a bit unlined-up, the 2013 is a tad low and the glass could probably do with a swizzle stick and some glossy accents … but hey, it’s my first under-10-minute card so I’m not too unhappy!
Hope you’re having a simply splendid day … I do appreciate you coming by … thank you so much! Till next time … Anita 🙂
Recipe: Cardstock: Crafter’s Companion, Die Cut: Cricut, Jubilee Cartridge, Colours: Promarkers, Gem: Papermania, Rub-on: Karen Foster, Twine: Stash.