Thursday, February 7, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #11 & PTI MIM #103

This card is a double for two of my favorite challenges.  This week PTI's Make It Monday Challenge #103 is diecut double-ups and the 10 Minute Craft Dash #11 Challenge is to feature hearts.
The last few cards I've made I've thought are okay, but this card I love.  A few days ago I was looking through my dies for a different project and my PTI Pretty Peonies Dies landed on my PTI Mat Stack #1 die and I knew it was a match made in heaven.  I knew I would use it for PTI's diecut double-up challenge, but I didn't have any ideas for the rest of the card, so I didn't make anything.  Fast forward to today.  When I saw the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge was to feature hearts I was a little apprehensive.  The DT's cards were amazing, and honestly, I don't really have much in the heart category.  I pulled out the few stamps I own that have anything to do with hearts and just stared at them for a minute.  That's when I remembered the die pair I wanted to use, found a heart stamp that fit inside, and things just started to fall into place.  The colors were a given...they're the colors I have in our home Valentine decor and actually all of the papers I used were already sitting out because I hadn't filed them away after using them on other projects.
The stitching was something I hoped I could do, but I wasn't sure I'd have time to do it.  I was super excited when I finished the rest of the card at about 7 1/2 minutes because I knew if I sewed quickly I'd still make the time limit.  I finished the whole card in 9 minutes 46 seconds (although it wasn't until about 12 minutes that my heart stopped racing...I see it as an awesome bonus that I get a little cardio "workout" when I participate in the craft dash challenges).
Stamps: CTMH (All My Love), PTI (Mat Stack 1 Collection, Pretty Peonies)
Ink: SU (Basic Gray)
Paper: MME (Lime Twist), Paper Studio (Merry Merry), PTI (Rustic White), Recollections (Aqua Dot)
Other: PTI (Pretty Peonies Dies, Mat Stack #1 Die), red thread


  1. LOVE, LOVE your design & the stitching looks FAB - LOVE that you managed a workout with your crafting too LOL!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash :)

  2. This card is so lovely! I like all of the different papers you used and that stitching is fabulous. (Hearing about your cardio "workout" was too fun!)

    Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Lindsey. I hope you'll be able to play along again!

  3. Nice! A bonus cardio session in the craft room is always a good thing! I love your card, and I love your choice of die combo - I wouldn't have thought to pair the Pretty Peonies with the Mat Stack, but that's awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the Craft Dash, and we hope to see you again!

  4. Such a fun card.. Loved the colours. Papers are very good..
    Thanks so much for playing along 10 min craft dash. Hope to see you in our future challenges too..