Tuesday, 18 October 2011


That's how long it has taken me to plan a card to make in just 10 minutes for the Grungy Monday challenge. The title of this week's challenge is TIM IN 10, the idea being to make something in just 10 minutes using at least 1 Tim Holtz item.
I needed to make a birthday card for an 80+ yr old man, so decided that would be my challenge. Here are the items I gathered:
I borrowed my hubby's clock, waited for the top of the hour after showing him how to use my camera and asking him to take photos over the next 10mins - including the time - and off I went.
Ooh! look, I had 30secs to spare.

All that planning and I didn't know where to start....... I did in the end begin by painting the edges of an 8"x8" card with Americana and Adirondak paint, rubbing some off with a baby wipe. The Crowded Attic square on the right was covered in Picket Fence Distress Stain and left to dry.

3 mins in and still doing the edge!!!!

But another minute later and the Crowded Attic paper is going on.

8 minutes in and I've die cut the hanging bracket from Tim's Hanging Sign die and am adding a couple of eyelets using my crop-o-dile. How I wish my fingers would work quicker....

10minutes have gone and my card looks like this. Not finished, but - remember I had wasted 30secs at the beginning - so I rushed the last bit and here is the finished result.

I used the following Tim items:
papers: lost & found/crowded attic
distress edger
tiny attacher
pumice stone DI
picket fence distress stain
mini paper clips
jump rings
hanging sign alterations die
I also used:
crackle accents
adirondak black dabber
ink applicators
What a blast this was. Roll on next week.


Maggie said...

Fabulous card lol with you :-)) this really was a challenge but we did it! Great pics


Dawn said...

This turned out fabby I must have a go and see of I can stick to 10 min ;0)

Sue West said...

This looks really great, love your design.
Sue :)

Anesha said...

Wonderful masculine card, love the paint on the edges.