Monday, 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012!

Hello crafting chums, are you still sober??
Whatever you have planned for tonight or if you have already celebrated New Year, I wish you all a Happy New Year and a big thank you for following my blog.
I have over the last year really got into the crafting blog land! I have made some great new crafting buddies all over the world and re-connected with my dear cousin Lynn. A huge thank you to Lynn for introducing me to both crafting and blogging and a thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

I am pushed for time today but wanted to do a bit of crafting and decided to challenge myself to the 10 minute Craft Dash. This is not a 'holiday' card in terms of Xmas but I am going to give it to my hubby onight as we are staying in a dinner together so it is his New Year card. I have only just come across this challenge and I think I may become hooked! I read yesterday Pauline's tips and tricks for the 10 min craft dash and used them today. (See below for a few little things I learnt today when making this card!)

First here is my card which took me 9 mins 43 seconds (6 seconds quicker than my last go here, but this time I didn't get the middle of the card done). I had the idea ready and got all the things I needed to make it before I started (well, I thought I had!).

I have again followed the sketch I used yesterday from Retro Sketch and will enter this into this challenge. Today I went for a super CAS take on the sketch.

I will enter this into the joint challenges at CAS-ual Fridays and Pretty Pink Posh's 10 min craft dash.

Now for my list of things I learnt when making a card in 10 mins:

  • if you want to use a corner chomper-GET IT OUT!
  • if you are not going to wipe down the stamps whilst making the card-avoid getting your fingers inking (see the little red mark on the sentiment-dirty fingers!!)
  • If you want to cut and mount card-get pieces you have already cut another time. I was lucky today as I managed to trim them all first time round but this is rare.
  • Try to avoid the tiny gems like I have used on this card-I always have problems positioning them.
These are the things I will remember next time I make a 10 min card, which I might do very soon, as it is fun!

If you have made it this far then thank you and if you are not a follower of my blog, why not follow me? I would love to end my year with 50!!

Have a great New Year and see you in 2013!! 


  1. Sandie, this is AWESOME! LOVE the use of stamping as part of the sketch--LOVE this card! :) I've already said it, but HUGS & Happy New Year!!!

  2. Sandie, this card is adorable- your hubby is going to love it! Great layout, colors and that sentiment is so fun.

    Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I'm so thrilled you heard about my challenge! Hope to see you play along again soon!

  3. Happy New Year, my friend!! Gorgeous card, really really lovely! xx
    Did you get my link to show you how to try the Triple Time Stamping Technique? Can't wait to see your creation ;)

  4. Sandie Happy New Year! Great job on the craft dash and you RetroSketch is so fun. Love your interpretation.

  5. Great take on the challenges.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays over the holidays. Happy New Year :)