Monday, 6 October 2008

Too much to make, too little time!

Isn't that how we all feel sometimes? Lots of projects we'd love to do and things we feel we 'have' to make as well. Especially come Christmas time when we'd love to send a hand made card to loads of people but it's just not practical to spend hours over each one.

This week, the Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge Chicks mission is to create a quick card. I chose to make a quick Christmas design with this fabulous Saturday Evening Post Santa - even though he looks wonderful coloured in he's detailed enough to stand up on his own without a lot of extra work. I think he looks kind of like an old fashioned etching. I've just added a stamped sentiment, a bit of sponging around the edges and a pop of sparkly colour on the holly - a 10 minute card!

Stamps:
Santa's Lap (Saturday Evening Post line)
Christmas Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper: smooth white

Ink: Versafine by Tsukineo (Vintage Sepia), Tim Holtz Distress by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Other: Copic Spica AtYou glitter pens (red and green)


Lots of DT members have quick card ideas to share with you today so if you could use a few quick tricks up your sleeve you might want to take a peep...
Alli
Becky
Carole
Jennifer
Julia
Julie
Kim
Kristine
Lisa Silver
Michele
Val

All the items for the Think Pink online auction are now on the Think Pink blog so if you'd like to help us raise some money for Breast Cancer Care, please take a peep and consider making a bid - hand made items and stash are on offer! It's a sealed bid auction so you'll need to make your best offer on anything you want - we're aiming to raise as much as we can! Thanks to everybody who has donated items and those who've already placed their bids too!

Thanks for stopping by today!

18 comments:

Valerie said...

So simple, so rustic, so perfect! Love the hint of sparkle with the antique feel of Santa~

Janice said...

That's great Joanne, really simple and effective.

Gez said...

That's lovely Joanne. I wouldn't of dreamed it possible to make a card so quickly! I need all the help I can get! thank you for the inspiration. x

shel9999 said...

Fantastic, Joanne! I love the tiny bit of color!

Jennifer Roach said...

Wonderful card Joanne. I haven't tried this stamp without colouring but you've inspired me :)

Hazel said...

Although it's a simple, quick card, it's very effective and classy.

Karen said...

Its a lovely card Joanne. I agree that sometimes an 'old' image looks best left alone too X

Kaz said...

Lovely Joanne, very classy.

tracy said...

very nice joanne :)

Kristine Reynolds said...

Quick, simple, and...beautiful!

carolinejane said...

Well for a 10-minute card thats a bit bloomin' marvelous Joanne!
Love it...x

Alli Miles said...

Fab, fab, fab!!! I love the simple colour addition in the holly.

Julie Campbell said...

I love the little pop of color and sparkle! Great job!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is a perfectly beautiful quick card! Great job!

esther said...

wow amazing colouring in! Love the little touch of colour too!

Shelly said...

Hi! I'm still striving to do a card in 10 minutes, so you've done well! Love the distressed feel of your card. Just found your blog through Tanda, I'm a Northern Lass too (but living in France) so it was lovely to see the Angel! ;o)

Kathy said...

This has such a lovely oldy-worldy feel, Joanne. Love the sepia colour and the hint of other colours really lifts the image

Silvergirl said...

I love the vintage look with the bits of sparkle! Great quick card!