18 Oct 2011

Christmas in 10 mins............................

Grungy Monday 23 - Tim in 10

This weeks GM challenge over at Studio L3  is to make a card within 10 mins......lol me make a card in 10 mins.....well this really was a challenge.  Now Linda was kind and said we could gather our bits and bobs together and think about the card and set the timer for 10 mins for the actual making of the project..........Well it would have to be simple and not too much stash used so firstly I sketched a simple design,

and with that in mind I went to my Tim Holtz stash - what else would one use!! lol; I decided to use an embossing folder for a quick impact this would be my main image and pulled out a background from my stash that I had already made and smooched with DI inks as to make one would be too wet for the embossing folder. 
With everything gathered I set the timer and off I went...........quickly embossed and inked the image then distressed edges with scissors and inked........... next on went the ribbon........... next I stamped the ticket and inked and attached the 25 sticker............... then I mounted main piece onto card blank and attached with staples ..... thinking double sided could take 10 mins on its own lol.........next attached ticket with foam pads.... time is galloping now.......next button is glued with glossy accents and a length of Bakers Twine was folded together and tied in a knot and cut ends and glued onto button ........timer went off.................phew made it!

I am pleased with the end result and like the staples as they add to the distressed look
below is picture of my work area as I finished and card is still drying...... forgot to take a before one....doh

As you can see I am only working in a small space as desk is covered with stuff waiting to be put away!!!!!!!
Thanks Linda really had fun with this one I may attempt another......we'll see lol

Products used:
Tim Holtz; Alterations Folder Merry Christmas; DI black soot, tea dye; vintage photo for main image; background was made I think (didn't write on back) using dried marigold and peeled paint; glossy accents and salvage stickers.
from stash - ribbon SU, Staples, main card SU chocolate chip; button; bakers twine; archival ink black
Ticket Stamp -Creative Expressions


  1. Well done, great card! And your desk looks wonderfully tidy!! Valerie

  2. Fabulous card Maggie! Great idea to use the staples! x

  3. Your card is lovely with the embossing and your beautiful colors.

  4. I'm amazed that you got all that done in 10 mins. I would have been wasting time looking at the clock every other second.! Your workspace area looks similar size to mine. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Hi Maggie, I really like your card, the embossing looks great, and such lovely colours.
    Sue x

  6. Great card, love how you sketched out your design first. :)

  7. Wonderful "Tim 10" card! The embossing really adds so much to this stunner! Not easy to create in 10 minutes!

  8. How clever to draw a layout first. Love your Tim in 10 card.

  9. I love the card looks like it took all your skill and prep to do this in less than 10 ;0) Dxx

  10. Fantastic card - LOVE the colors you used!

  11. Great 10 min card! I never seem to anything quickly - you definitely made the most of your 10 min. :-)

  12. Fab card Maggie love the colours I found this challenge hard had 3 attempts lol


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