Thursday, 9 September 2010

Three Minute Thursday - using the Neighborhood wheel

Welcome to another Three Minute Thursday, my weekly series for crafters that like their cards to be speedy! Today I'm using my gorgeous new Neighborhood jumbo wheel - ideal for fast cards and loads of other projects too.

When I timed today's card, it actually came in at four minutes but if you prepared your card blanks in advance, you could easily shave a minute off that time. Here's what I came up with:

The houses remind me of those lovely ice-cream coloured ones you see in harbours in Devon and Cornwall.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a 9cm square Whisper White card blank.
  • Ink the wheel up with Basic Grey and run it across the middle of the card blank.
  • Sponge some Bashful Blue ink at the top and some Certainly Celery at the bottom.
  • Now colour in the image using markers. Be quite slap-dash as the 'naive' colouring goes well with this style of stamp.
  • Stamp a sentiment using a stamp-a-majig for placement.
  • Punch a 1/8" hole and knot a piece of striped grosgrain ribbon through it. 

Stamps: Basic Phrases
Ink: Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Soft Subtles markers, Close to Cocoa marker, So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon, 1/8" punch

Here's a closer view:

And (because I'm Mrs Photography today!) from the side:

Don't worry - I managed to restrain myself from taking photos of the back, underneath etc...!

You may be wondering if the Neighborhood wheel is on the Last Chance List... well no, it isn't. But there are lots of other wheels on the list - including my favourite It's Beautiful wheel - so if you want them, you'll need to get them soon because at the end of September they'll be gone for good! Click here to have a look at the Last Chance List and if you'd like to order anything, give me a call on 01280 820593 or click here to send me an email.

By the way, I do apologise to anyone that visited my blog last Thursday only to find this gift card holder that took considerably longer than three minutes! Sorry about that - I'd just returned from a camping trip in Somerset and I think I was suffering from car-lag and lack of sleep!

Hope you're having a happy Thursday.
I have a lovely bright card to show you tomorrow.
Hope to see you then!


  1. I like the card very much and love the houses, got the wheel as well {heart}.


  2. I do like the candy colors with the whimsical houses. Very cute and quick.

  3. These are so pretty Vicky...and look like they took a lot longer than 4 minutes...I'm disappointed you didn't photograph the back and the inside though !!!

  4. Wow these are fantastic :) Loving the colours and might need to invest in the subtle markers now :)

  5. Vicky, I love the idea of using a jumbo wheel for small cards -- and this wheel is especially well-adapted to it. Super idea!


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