Monday, February 19, 2018

Quick Card 1 - Thank Mew

Hello, everyone!  I'm still competing in My Favorite Things - MFT 2018 Creative Olympics! I am really enjoying Event 4 Speed Cardmaking, in which we are asked to make a card in 20 minutes or less.  Note that I am a slow crafter by nature so this was definitely a challenge.  However, it was actually freeing, knowing the timer was ticking away and the card had to come together quickly.  I made 6 quick cards and I will be sharing them all today, so stay tuned!

Here are my Tips for Speedy Cardmaking:
  • Plan your card in advance; sketch out a design and decide which stamps and dies will be used
  • Gather the intended stamps and dies and remove from packaging so they are at the ready
  • Clear your work area of all distractions
  • Have a limited colour palette; pull cardstock and colouring medium in those colours only
  • Have other necessary supplies within reach:  ink pads, stamp positioner, paper trimmer, die-cutting machine, adhesive, scissors, etc.
  • Do simple colouring and keep your card design simple 
  • Don't worry about cleaning your stamps or clearing scraps from your desk until card is finished (I struggled with this one!)

Check out the MFT products I used:

  • Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cool Cat 
  • Dies: My Favorite Things - Pierced Rectangle Frames (these were a gift from a crafty friend - thank you, Christina!)
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Colouring medium: Markers

So how long did it take me to complete this card?  I set the kitty timer for 20 minutes and I had 2.5 minutes left.  I could have finished sooner but I waffled on the placement of the sentiment. In the end I stuck to my original plan. Lesson learned, and I was better prepared for the next quick card!

My colour combo was inspired by My Favorite Things MFT Colors 87:

I would also like to support these challenges: Cardz TV 35 AG 3/3; DL.ART February Linky AG 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add a Die Cut 4/5; Show Us Your Pussies Cats Only Love UE; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 2/2; The Cat's Pajamas 343 Animals; Word Art Wednesday 322-323 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 4/5

MFT Creative Olympics Event 4 Speed Cardmaking Make a card in 20 min or less

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Fikreta said...

those stamps are on my wish list!
that cat looks so much like my Coffee!
and your card is super sweet!
I need that Kitty timer!
Love it! so cute!
awwwwwwwww! Im squeling right now!
hahah Im so crazy !

Lisa Lynn said...

Love it!!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh my!!! This is awesome, Kitty! You have done a fab work in only 20th minutes!! Very well done!
Love so much the design and the awesome choice of colors! Your card looks very elegant and striking!! And that kitty....oh love, love love her! How cute and fun! Thanks so much for your tips, I'm a slow crafter too!!! Very very slow! :D I do my self distracted by thousand of possibilities and bits and bobs!! LOL :D Your tips are very sage and useful! Thanks for sharing with us!
Your timer is delightful!! :D

MagsB said...

I love the gorgeous pink and black colour combo, and the cat image is adorable! Thanks for the 'speedy' tips, too!

love Mags B x

Scrapper69 said...

Adorable image.. great way to showcase the image with all those frames!

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Megan J said...

Hi KT, a fun and quick card, love the frames and the cute kitty. Thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

ike said...

Excellent card and a very cute kitty timer ( I want one of those LoL)
The little kitty on the card is adorable. I think I would panic if I had to do it with a timer !
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Barbara Godden said...

Adorable card....its another gold!!! great tips on making a quick card. I giggled when you "waffled" on placement of the sentiment.

laurie said...

Another cute card! So sweet. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So fun with all those pretty layers.

jenn shurkus said...

super fun card! Thank you so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Die Cut” Challenge! :)

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

I think your color choices are great and I love the layout! Really highlights the cute kitty and sentiment! Thanks to joining us at PIP Challenges!!

Macimbalo said...

Love the products you used - great entry! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

laurie said...

Another fun this idea!Thanks again for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Juliet A said...

your curvy kitty breaks up the boxiness of the card, to excellent effect! I'm so glad you joined us at the Heartful Stamping Challenge!