I’ve seen a few of my crafty friends participating in challenges to make cards in under 10 minutes and have been totally impressed with their efforts. I don’t know how long my cards take me – I’ve never timed myself – but I know it is a lot longer than 10 minutes. Today I decided to join in on the fun with the 10 Minute Craft Dash #25 on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.
I really had no idea where to start so I picked out the colours which met the challenge requirements. Next up were the stamps which I thought would be fun to use. I added quite a few things just in case inspiration struck. I wanted to have it all at my fingertips.
Here’s what I had to choose from:
I started the timer and off I went. Oh my goodness, how stressful. I trimmed the background paper and it left little fibres hanging off the sheet. A great start, I thought. lol I stamped up the little chickie from the Paper Smooches Chubby Chums set on three different sheets of cardstock and then thought to myself how crazy I was to try and paper piece within such a limited time frame. I dropped ink onto my work, cut off bits I needed (the centre circle in the thought bubble, for example) and generally messed up every step of the way….but….SO FUN! I laughed so much.
The end result….nothing fantastic, and I’d never give it to anyone, but it was a great experience and one I would definitely consider trying again.
And the time….
I have the utmost admiration for those people who can make polished cards in less than 10 minutes. It is not easy (well, it wasn’t for me!). As for me, I’ll be sure to play along again in the future because it is a wonderful experience, but I think I’ll stick to “however long it takes”.