Thursday, August 8, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash!

Hi Blog Friends!
Well, I HADN'T planned on doing another blog post for awhile, BUT there are PRIZES to be had over at PRETTY PINK POSH!
Check Here:
LOOK what can be won!
This is the GRAND PRIZE!

This is what is being given away when you do the Blog Hop!
Now I have to say, I thought TWICE about doing the blog hop because it's a LOOOOOONG ONE! 
TWENTY EIGHT blogs to visit, BUT it's WORTH IT!
When you invest your time like this, you are sometimes PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! I found some of the ladies that were involved in the Summer Card Camp 2 I just did, some hosting & some playing along! One lady does educational type video's! She is the one who is giving away one of  the prizes, "StampNation!" I won't give you her name here, you'll have to go over to Pretty Pink Posh & do the blog hop to find her!

Can you believe ALL the PRIZES????

There IS another way to win too! Take the Challenge to create a card in the
10 Minute Craft Dash!

I am TERRIBLE at making cards in a FLASH OR a "DASH!" LOL So, you'll have to forgive these creations! (BLAH! I hate posting things like this, as I KNOW it isn't my best! BUT, it does help you see, we all have days like this....) My husband says, "You can't rush an artist!" (I agree with him!)

My first card, I took note of the technique that  one lady on the blog hop used! Changing it up a bit & I  used her technique a little different & stamped the sentiment, "Happy Birthday!" I REALLY LIKED her masking technique! I had a plan, but even with a plan...

Here's my first card:
I tried to give it a more free style look & it WAS FUN to make, but for me it just doesn't have ENOUGH COLOR!  I went with a single layer trying to make things easier that way... I used Art Impressions-Cake, &  SU- It's Your Birthday-Sentiment. I colored in only a few areas of the cake with Dick Blick Colored Pencils. The sentiment was stamped with a Kaleidacolor Ink Pad; thinking I could get more color that way! AND I used sequins here & there & spritzed the front with Metallic Melon Gelatos, for more color. The squiggly lines around the edge of the card are  hand drawn. 
I was short 48 seconds of Ten minutes in creating this card.

My second card:
I GUESS, I was feeling a little more confident, (I don't know WHY???) LOL Because with this card, I have a layered card! WHAT WAS I THINKING DOING THIS AGAIN? This time, I was shaking as the clock ticked! (Nothing like torturing yourself!)
This card was made with, PTI- Sentiment- Movers & Shakers Sentiments, SU- Cupcake- Crazy for Cupcakes, SU- Confetti- Itty Bitty Backgrounds. I also used the Kaleidacolor Ink Pad for the confetti, Dick Blick Colored Pencils, & SU- marker for faux stitching & Baker's Twine. A little more color, BUT I'm still not happy with it!
(I'm just one of those that NEEDS TIME to create properly!)
With this card, I had 1 minute & 44 seconds left of the Ten minutes!

Jump in & play with us!!!!!!!



  1. Oh, these are both great, Becky! I personally prefer layered cards, but that's just me.... ;)
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  2. I like your cards! Wonderful second one, especially, because I like the layers, but both look great!

  3. Well they both turned out wonderfully, especially for being very quick cards! Those are so difficult for me to do, I guess I'm just a sloooow crafter : )

    PS, thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my cherry cookies post today ... it was much appreciated : )

  4. I think both are gorgeous - the colours are all very pretty together.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at the 10 minute craft dash challenge
    Caryn xxx

  5. Really great, cheerful birthday cards. Thanks for playing along at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  6. Nice birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.


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