Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three Cards

Hi there!
I have three cards to share today.



The first card is my first attempt at the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #30 ,
which is to use the colours in the graphic above: pale yellow, magenta & navy.

I thought I'd use my new SSS speech Bubble die and one of my favourite stamp sets: Fresh Cut Florals. So I pulled these out, along with some coordinating patterned paper and got to work.
Here's the card I made....


And when I checked my time........... it was over 13 minutes!
Ack! Epic fail.

So, I tried again, this time with some Teresa Collins patterned paper, a MFT die and
my new City Scene stamp set from Papertrey Ink.
Here's what I made:


And my time: just under 10 minutes: 9:54.6.
Success!

So make sure you visit Paulina's blog to check out what the rest of the DT made for the challenge.
And you'll probably want to play along, too..... here's the prize that's up for grabs:


 But before you do that, I have one more card to share...

My friend, Erin, & I are doing a colour challenge this week.
We each chose three colour schemes and stamp sets and we both need to make cards using them. 
For today, I chose this colour combo and the Two Step Sprig stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.


And here is my card:


 I had fun stamping the leaves from this set on my background (before impressing it with my PTI woodgrain IP) and again on my tag.

Make sure you check out Erin's blog to see her take on the challenge!

Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Betty said...

all 3 of your cards are great but especially love the 3rd one - wonderful colors and design!!

Jennifer K said...

All beautiful! You rock the Fresh Cut Florals!

Andrea Garland said...

Love your 3 cards Leigh so cute! sometimes I made a card and I screamed when I'm looking at the timer and it says 9min 45sec ohhh noo lol so I know that I have to make another card maybe more simple or faster.

Renee said...

They're all gorgeous...
and I think 13 minutes would STILL beat my time attempting that one!
Love the colors you used on the 3rd one...
those sweet blooms look so good in them! :)

Melissa said...

Love these cards...the design, the color. the sentiments all work together.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so pretty! Love the bright backgrounds on the first two, but that last one is my favorite, GORGEOUS!

Beverley said...

Wow! All your cards are simply fabulous :) Hugs Bev x

Alanna said...

These are all so pretty Leigh and when I saw that you were using the Fresh Cut Florals for your 10 minute card, I was thinking, wow she is good to be able to stamp with those and beat the clock. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, this is easy. Wow. Wow. And. Wow. Thank you for all this fantastic inspiration, Leigh!! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

Wow! Nicely done. Would you share the grey ink you used?

Kara said...

very pretty cards! love the gray leaves!

Ren-Yi said...

Absolutely lovely and gorgeous. i can't believe you have been such a productive lil bee. I love both cards, but it's unbelievable you got that second one under 10min.

and i think you managed to make me want to get that WMS set. ahem.

Joyce said...

Love your cards today, especially your last one.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Leigh, these are all stunning! I love them all.