Thursday, 25 April 2013

Smile!... for the 10-minute Craft Dash #16

Got brave again this week--time for another go at the 10-Minute Craft Dash!
Here's this week's challenge colours:

I was checking out the results at CAS(E) this Sketch! and saw THIS cute card by Donna Mikasa.
Colouring those cute little wood veneer camera shapes seemed like a great idea. Here's the ones I purchased from Simon Says Stamp:
I just swiped them across ink pads in the challenge colours, using GYPSY, COTTON CANDY and LAGOON. They picked up the colour perfectly.
The stamp set used for the film-strip and sentiment is from Close to My Heart, C1440, Take a Picture.

  • Lesson learned from this attempt: be careful layering stamped images when you want to heat-emboss, and you have limited time to permit complete drying. Despite blotting the black images and using my embossing buddy, some of the embossing powder stuck to the filmstrip and I wasted precious seconds carefully sweeping it off with a fine tip paintbrush.
I was pleased with how this turned out, and even managed to stamp on the inside:
(isn't that "CLICK" the cutest thing? could go back and colour the letters with alcohol markers...)

AND, more importantly, did it all within the specified time, look:

Final look at the finished card:
(love the addition of the PINK gems as flash-bulbs).

So, off to link up to the 10-Minute Craft Dash.

Just one problem.
Can you see it?  In my rush to get the darned thing done, I chose the WRONG SHADE OF GREEN.  It really should be more like THIS.

  • Lesson Learned #2: Refer to crafting directions and specifics VERY CAREFULLY before starting the timer...
Oh well, there's always something!

Hope your crafting brings you satisfaction this week,
Most sincerely,


  1. Loving how the white sentiment just pops and the colored veneers are so cute!

  2. I'm happy that my card inspired yours! I love the colored veneer cameras--what a great idea! Thanks for the shout out and for directing me to your blog!

  3. Love the bling on the little cameras to look like flashes (or at least the focus lights). Cute card and VERY cool that it was less than 10 to make!!

  4. Oh these wood veneer cameras are ADORABLE! LOVE them! Great card!

  5. This card is so cute! You did an awesome job with the 10 minute Craft Dash. I hope you'll join us again soon :)

  6. FAB, FAB card Caroline - LOVING those coloured veneer cameras!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

  7. cute card. love the colored wood veneers.


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