Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Fabulous company, frenzied crafting...

Thank You Very Very Much
Hey!

Well it's my final day of the summer holidays and I can't believe that Sneaky September has crept up on me so quickly. I've seen lots of back-to-school pictures...that will be me tomorrow! Ha!

The final weekend of my holidays was a fabulous one thanks to being in the awesome company of Stephanie, Caryn, and Debby (Pics are here thanks to Caryn). What an amazing group of creative talent! Crafting with these ladies was F.U.N! I returned home feeling so blessed to call these ladies my friends and I couldn't think of a more fun place to spend a weekend than at Clearly Besotted Stamps HQ. Giggles, crafting, and a guided tour of CBS. I saw the magic, peeps. CBS is run like clockwork! :)
We managed to squeeze in some crafting in between talking for 48 hours straight; we were bullied persuaded by Craft Dash DT member, Caryn to have a go at a couple of the challenges. She recorded our antics too - not sure I want to see it! LOL!


So today's card was whipped up in less than 10mins. I can't remember the exact time because I was so overwhelmed with relief that I'd done it, and then I was a cheerleader for the rest of the gals. However, upon viewing the video (cringe!) I've got myself clocked at 7 mins 5 secs. I had a clear plan in my mind of what I was going to do, then stupidly die cut my main panel of cardstock in the first few seconds. Fail! Cue a mad re-think and this is the result. Check out Caryn, Debby, and Stephanie's results too. I'm in awe at what they managed to whip up in under 10 mins!

tips and tricks
  • Due to the nature of dashing, I didn't have time to stamp the tag outline on the die (I didn't trust myself to line it up properly!) but these dies work lovely without the tag frames.
  • I stamped my lines a little too high, leaving a white space at the bottom but it was easy to stamp another yellow line at the bottom. This bottom line grounds the lines and prevents them from looking like they're floating. It's always effective to stamp a pattern off the edge of cardstock.
  • Dashing? Rushing? Size matters. Well to me anyways! The smaller the card, the easier I find the challenge. This one is 4x4. Is it cheating? I hope not! :)
Today's card also features some new CBS goodies, available from September 5th. I used the new set Tag Along with the coordinating dies. I have a feeling that tags are going to be featuring a lot on my projects - I love the set and dies! :)

Well that's all from me today. I've got a school bag to pack!

As always, thank you so much for popping by here today. Your visits are always appreciated!

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(Tag Along with coordinating dies from CBS will be added once available for purchase!)

26 comments:

Lyndal said...

LOVE it Aimes & oh to have been a fly on the wall - but wait there's a video somewhere LOL!!!

Maureen said...

I can't wait to see the video, Duchess. It will be like being there :) Your 7 minutes sure created another amazing card :) All the best today! You know I feel your end of summer pain :) ox

Just me... said...

I wanna come craft dash with you! :) Whatta great card and a totally FUN group of ladies!

paperella said...

If I was that poor Cuttlebug I would totally sue you girls, lol!!! I loved the video and the resulting cards. You're all adorable :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

"That's actually really nice!" LOL! Girl, it's stunning, that's what your card is :D All of them are, but most importantly you guys are all beautiful inside and out and I've got one of these moments when I'm grieving over the distance!! Thank you SO much for putting this video up, it's a little slice of happiness :D

Wida said...

Oh my gosh, I want to make this for my holiday card! so fresh and cool, easy for 7 minutes of work, so manageable for this lady :)

Stephanie said...

Well aren't you photogenic little miss gorgeous?!! LOVE watching this video, brings all the happy memories back each time....will keep me going until the next time - which is in a few weeks ;) xoxo

sandie said...

sounds like such a laugh Aimes! And wow what a card to create in 7 mins..........showing off your creativity expertly. Have fun at school tomorrow (he,he) x

Pamela said...

Lucky lucky lucky!! You got to meet up with some amazing people!!!!

Andrea Garland said...

I enjoyed the video, there was so much fun in there. Love when a card is simple but yet beautiful.
Thanks for playing with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet card, Aimes! and I love your video, too! Looks like you all had a great time!
Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!
And congratulations on your win at Moxie Fab World, too!

Mandy said...

what a great video and fabulous designs, lovely to see you all together having fun xx

Debby Hughes said...

!0 minutes of crafting chaos but in such fun and uber talented company! Cutting into your panel, lines stamped too high and yet 7 minutes later and a perfect masterpiece! You were amazing Aimes :)

Judith said...

So much fun creating with friends! And so much fun watching you crafting together.
Love the results!!!
Greetings from The Netherlands,
Judith

PS: I am a new follower, your 550th (:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I'm going to sound like a stupid American when I say this, but I love the accents! You guys sound so cute. It looks like you had a blast...wish I was there! :)

Lindsey said...

This video was a blast. So fun to see so many of my favorite crafters hard at work. I'm sure you all must have had the best time together. I LOVE how your card turned out. I'm amazed this wasn't your initial plan. It's perfect.

Aimes said...

Come on over, Elena! I'd love to craft with you! :)

Aimes said...

Hmmmm...now there's a fabulous idea, Wida...*brain-starts-ticking* I think we should do it! :)

Aimes said...

Thank you so much, Leigh! :)

Aimes said...

Yay! Thank you, Judith. :)

Maureen said...

just watched this, Duchess and it made me smile (with my heart). I'm sure I would've come out of that weekend with a cool British accent and great stamping memories :) I agree, Debby is one cool cucumber! You are all adorable :) ox

~amy~ said...

lovelovelove

Grรก O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the stamping and having to stamp the extra line makes it better :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

It's always so fun to hang out with crafty friends - it looks like you had an amazing weekend together!

And I LOVE your card - that little half line really does finish things at the bottom.

Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Dash!

Betty J. said...

Beautiful card. Love your CAS design and how you use the tag. Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So jealous of your crafty time together, looks like you girls had a blast! The video is so funny, love how you girls are all running around and Debby is cool as a cucumber, lol! Your card is amazing, especially for such a short space of time to complete it!

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