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10 Minute & One layer


The other day as I was going around to my favorite blogs that I love to follow and I came across this new challenge site called 10 Minute Craft Dash.

 As I was looking at the DT’s wonderful examples, I thought there is no way this girl can make a card in 10 minutes…10 hours yes….but not 10 minutes! LOL….

Well, all week I have been going back an revisiting this site and figured…how you going to know unless you try.  So try I did!

ImageI DID IT!!!

9 minutes and 46 seconds!



 I would have to say that having a timer sitting next to you is a little nerve racking, and I hope I didn’t cheat because I had everything laid out ready to go ahead of time.

I don’t think I would call this a complete success, as I am not sure yet what I think of the card.  Yes, I made it in under 10 minutes but, not with out some major bumps along the way.

The sentiment got rocked and has a shadow,(hate that) the chalk was suppose to just go on the embossed image and not on the background but, that didn’t work so well.

So at the last minute I decided to chalk up the background very lightly to cover my mistakes.

I was going for a softer feel!

So what do you think?

 Sometimes I look at it and think it’s kinda cool and then other times I think it looks like a card I made in 10 minutes.

I must say though…it was fun using my chalks again!

 I forgot how much I enjoy that art medium.

You can’t tell in the photo, but I also used my scor-pal

and put a dividing line between the image and the sentiment.

I am also linking this card up to the Paper Players…One Layer Challenge!

I think I have only made a total of 3 One layer cards before….it is a big challenge for me!

Now, have I inspired you to see if you can meet either of  these challenges?

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping in!


8 thoughts on “10 Minute & One layer

  1. It’s beautiful! Congrats on a great dash!!!

  2. Well, I think you did well for a rush job. LOL I’m not sure I could pull it off. But if all the supplies were laid out I might be able to do it too. I bet it was really fun trying too!

  3. I like it. The chalks give a soft feel anyway. 🙂

  4. WOW!! This turned out brilliant as fast as it came together for you!! I could NEVER be this fast!! LOL!!

  5. The chalks add such a soft and pretty look. I love the vertically stampe sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  6. Lol- it can be nerve racking, but fun right?
    Thanks for joining us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash – I love your one layer card. I hope you’ll join us again soon 🙂

  7. FAB trying something out of your comfort zone & revisiting an old favourite medium at the same time Nancy – and creating a gorgeous card too!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash – hope to see you again soon 🙂

  8. YOU are SO good! Love that Paulina, and your LOVELY card and great effort must have made her SO proud!

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