Sunday, 16 December 2012

10 minute cards

I woke up yesterday morning and realised that I did not have anywhere near enough Christmas cards made (I live under that rock remember, it’s called Bev’s Denial hahaha).  So, after doing a quick whip round the house with duster and hoover I was on a mission to get a heap of cards done.  I managed 20 in just over 3 hours, making two different styles using only the one paper pad with minimum stamping.  Quite pleased with myself, seeing as the mojo has gone in a huff again because I have been paying way too much attention to my Kindle. (edited to add – card blanks were already pre-cut and scored and the flowers were already pulled apart so all I had to do was cut the card and papers, then the die cutting then spray and assemble the flowers.  It was all done like a factory assembly line.  The things we have to do hey?  Not my ideal way of making cards, I hate duplicating cards but needs must).

The paper pad is Basic Grey Aspen Frost, the stamps I used are Whimsy Stamps – I just used sentiments from the Tis the Season Nobables 5.  The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts, I pulled it apart, spritzed it with a watered down mix of Aged Mahogany Distress Stain and put it back together with a spacer and pearl brad.  A couple of die cut corners, a bit of ribbon and job done.  They are just A6 cards but great for a girl on a mission lol.  I will post a pic of the second style (with a bit of stamping and colouring) tomorrow.

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48 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, even your 10 minute cards are amazing. Merry Christmas Bev, hugs Sharon x

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  2. WAUW simply stunning work, even on a 10 minutes card.

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  3. Wow, I'm impressed! Maybe that's the way to go to solve the "is-it- Christmas- already- where did- the - time- go"- crises over here... Lol. Gorgeous!

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  4. Wow, what a nice card and in so little time, graet work!

    hugs Hanny

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  5. WOW you must have been going some to do all those cards in 3 hours, to top it off your card is gorgeous, It would have taken me 3 hours to do that one!!
    Happy Christmas lovely xxx
    melly.xx

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  6. Wow you were on a mission dearie.So elegant and beautiful.Hugs Debbie x

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  7. Fabulous card sweetie & wow 20 cards are you kidding me, where's that rock. As for the kindle I dont blame you hun there is not a night goes by when I dont use mine.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  8. This is stunning I love the design. Caroline xxx

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  9. That is very impressive to make all those in such a short time, your card is beautiful

    Jo x

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  10. Amazing, wouldn't mind getting this quick-beauty in my house at all Bev!!!

    xx Irene

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  11. Fabulous card Bev,very elegant and classy^_^
    Happy Sunday,
    Sonia

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  12. The card is Stunning!! And does not look like a card made in 10 minutts at all!! Love The colors. And The flower is Stunning!! :o)

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  13. 10 MINUTE CARD!!!! wow That's impressive and so is the card. It can take me 2 days from the "designing" stage to the finished article. LOL

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  14. Gorgeous cards Bev - I so sympathise, I too had a couple of "production line" sessions this past week and managed to make 30 cards, though they more averaged 20 mins per card lol!! In fact I'm just off for another similar session now ...
    Hugs
    pauline x

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  15. It usualy takes me more than 3 hours to get only one card done... This card sure doesn't look like it was made in a hurry! Well done!

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  16. I can't believe it took you only 10 minutes for this card! It's beautiful!
    Liselot

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  17. Isn't it amazing what we are capable of under pressure, LOL? Sometimes I think I'm spending way too much time thinking about creating THE perfect card. But sometimes time is simply running out. Guess what I will be doing for the rest of today?
    Will be checking back tomorrow for your second quick card.

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  18. So pretty! I'm in the same boat (not enough time and many friends, lol!), so I've been rushing the count myself. I HATE duplicating cards as well, and have been making two of the same at a time. I can't handle more than two!!! Luckily I found quite a few CAS cards online and have been shamelessly copying. I just don't have the time to be "creative" right now.

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  19. WOW!! This is stunning Bev. I love the papers you have used the the poinsettia looks wonderful

    hugs Sue

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  20. This is fab Bev, even your quick cards are fantastic! So pretty :)

    Tags xx

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  21. WOW, amazing!!!!! Love the big poinsettia and layout! Hugs, Brigitte

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  22. Still love it a lot, if you hadn't told I wouldn't have guessed it was made in 10 minutes.

    Marie-Anne

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  23. Your card is very elegant. I love it!

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  24. Fabulous card, Bev-for a quick card it is stunning and beautiful embellishing!
    AliceH

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  25. Hey hun FABULOUS!!! Aren't we AMAZING :D
    Now get some R&R!!!
    Hugz

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  26. Wow! Bev, you are one amazing lady.

    Crafty hugs xx

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  27. 10 minutes?
    Looks stunning.
    Love it!
    Super.
    Tamara :)

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  28. Wow!! wonderful cards, i couldn't do these in an evening, let alone 10 mins, well done, kate x

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  29. Hi Bev, love your card, and what a busy girl youve been, love the flower and the papers and the fabulous sentiment. hugs Shirleyxx

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  30. Wowzers! I am impressed!
    Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs

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  31. Just love that card.
    Have a great week.
    Love Elzie

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  32. Just love that card.
    Have a great week.
    Love Elzie

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  33. Beautiful Bev. Love the colours and design. What a record number of cards too! Inspiring. Hugs, Wends x

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  34. Gorgeous as always. This is beautiful.

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  35. Wow Bev, Thats a lot of cards l'm going to take a leaf out of your book next time and use the same materials and not a lot of stamping great idea and amazing results x

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  36. I love that gorgeous jewel, very pretty Bev, I'm impressed you did so many, well done, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year
    Hugs Julie P

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  37. Even your 10 min cards are amazing. Looking forward to seeing tomorrows.

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  38. Wouldn't have known it was a quick card if you hadn't told us, it's fabulous very elegant, the poinsettia is just beautiful well done you for achieving your mission impossible !! Have a good( and hopefully steadier week ) xx

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  39. This is fantastic love it and in 10 mins is fab nothing wrong with your mojo hugs xx

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  40. 10 minutes & looks at least double that. Lovely card Bev. Pat x

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  41. Wow Bev fabulous card in such little time!

    Hugs
    Judex

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  42. I just love it when Europeans call a vacuum cleaner a hoover... so cute! Love your card, Bev! Trying to get some last minute ones done myself... Xmas is almost behind us---yay!!!

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  43. Stunning card Bev I too do not like duplicating cards, this is the only time of year I do the same and make them in bulk and keep them very simple.x

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  44. Wow, amazing. Those 10 minute cards are simply awesome! I love it. My warm merry christmas wishes for you and your family!

    Happy crafting!

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Thanks for visiting!

Bev x

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