Friday, June 20, 2008

Just a quickie

Its friday and you know what that means..............................yep its dare day, and I manage to spare time to make a card for it too ( I know shocking isnt it!)

It was my turn to set the dare over on Daring Card Makers today and I definately had the lack of time in my life in mind.

As you all know I have 2 small children (2 and 4 months!) and managing life with them, my housewifely duties, studying for my BA, life, etc etc etc crafting sometimes has to take a back seat. You know what its like for every item you cross off your to do list, another 2 get written on. And then comes the dilemma, its X's birthday, or A and B's anniversary - what do you do? Time isnt on your side to make a card but you dont want to pay a small fortune for one in the shops either. Well hopefully this dare will help you out.

I want you to make a QUICK CARD! a card that takes you no more than hmm say 30 minutes max to do - start to finish. No set ingredients and pick your own theme, but be quick and be crafty! (and dont forget to tell us how long it took too)

I actually did 3 cards that fit the brief (I know I surprised myself!!)
Tying the Knot (10 mins) - This is one was actually for my twin sister who is getting married in October and asked me to make her some invites. She needed quite a few so wanted simple and quick to make. She didnt chose this one in the end so I show you.... Firstly a took a white dl card, and ran it through my printer to print the "tying the knot sentiment. Then I used a long strip of gorgeous pink organza to tie a knot round the front. Finally I used glossy accents to attach a pink button to the centre of a pretty pink flower and then mounted it in the top corner using a 3d pad.

New Baby (7 minutes) - Found some lovely pastel patterned paper ( I think its from the K&co sweetpea range) and cut a rectangle to cover the front of my card, and then cut it again with scallop scissors about 2/3 of the way down. Using a sheet of 3D stickers from K&co (sweetpea again i believe) I stuck a sheep and two buttons onto a square of white card and mounted that on the largest piece. Using another rectangle of card I made the greeting with a papermania rubon and another 3d button sticker. Mounted on the front of a A6 card and a ribbon tied round the centre.

Baby Congratulations (12 minutes)- Started this time with a "small Tall" blank card by craft tonic. In my "tag" box I found 4 little diecut tags and used MM rubons to add the work BABY. Used a piece of ribbon to mount them, and attached it with brads either end. I also used 3d pads under the tags just to keep them in place. Used another MM rubon to add the lilac "congratulatons" sentiment. Went back to the K and Co 3d stickers (well I have had them 2 years lol) and used a small butterfly and doodled its anntenae and a trail for it.

So there you go - 3 cards which didnt take forever to make. Dont forget to head on over to the Daring Card Makers blog to see what the others have been making.

Whilst I was on the crafting theme I also made these. A towel pram (all towels still usable!) and a baby sock bouquet!

Till next week xxx


Anesha said...

Cards are very elegant. I love the two projects with towels, just fab.

Lythan said...

Cor you are a quick worker Tracie - and I love those baby gift ideas!

Rainbow Lady said...

Thanks for your comments on my card. I am intrigued as to where oop North you are from as I too am from that neck of the woods - Halifax West Yorkshire.
Love Cynthia x

Jo said...

Brilliant baby ideas - thank you for a fantastic dare this week - your quick cards are brilliant :)

jo xx

Lavender Rose said...

Amazing 'quick' cards, they are lovely, I am in awe and the baby gifts are fabulous, I have never seen anything like those before, fantastic!!!!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Oh wow tracie, you have been busy. You wern't content with the three cards, you made that fabby pram and bouquet too. What a clever idea!