Good morning and welcome to Three Minute Thursday! Today I'm going to show you a card which took me no time at all - not one minute! I've been beavering away making samples and projects with all the new crafting goodies in the new mini catalogue, and today is the day I'm holding an open house to show them off. So today, my top tip for the time-challenged is to do what I've done - get someone else to make your card!
The someone else in question is my ten-year-old son who loves making 'Mr Rabbit cards'. He's made a whole series of them and this is his latest, being shown off by his lovely assistant, Tuppence (who unfortunately needed a bit of a nap!):
My son made this card to give to his Auntie and his four-year-old cousin to say thank you for the brilliant airfix set they got him for his birthday.
He's picked up some great techniques - sponging, colouring stamps with markers, fancy cutting - and has made a great job of it. But the thing I like best are those amazing balloons! They were punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and shine added with my white gel pen. He drew the ends of the balloons and the string with the thin end of markers. Clever boy!
Stamps: Forest Friends, Hopeful Thoughts, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Other: 3/4" circle punch, markers
Now I may have been a bit of a cheat today, but it is absolutely true that getting my son to make a card did save me time and also gave him a lot of pleasure. With the Easter holidays coming up, your children or grandchildren might love to make Easter pictures and cards and projects - and Forest Friends is a great set to set them off. Do email me or give me a call on 01280 820593 if you'd like to make an order and I'll be happy to help. Oh - and don't forget, this is the last day to order from the March Frenzy sale list!
Three Minute Thursday will be back next week in its more orthodox form. Do come back tomorrow when I'll be unveiling the new mini catalogue which is utterly packed with gorgeousness! I can't wait to show you - see you then!