8 November 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #29

Hello there, I thought I would take part in the 10 Minute Craft Dash again. This fortnight the challenge is to use buttons on your creation. I decided to do this at the last minute on Wednesday so I didn't really think my card design through that much and just went with it. I used Clearly Besotted Stamps Butterfly Wishes Additions and dies as well as A Little Sentimental - two of my all time favourite stamp sets. Please see below for the video on how I did ...


And if you fancy a giggle, this is how I made it ...

Yep, I did it in exactly 10 minutes! What on earth possessed me to think I could thread floss through a needle and then sew with it? Oh well as much as I dislike buttons without thread I can live with it and at least it is a card that I could give out to someone unlike my last one.
I got some good news yesterday. I finally got my certificate for my Health Care Practice Degree through. I wasn't expecting to get it until May 2014 as I missed the cut off for my Graduation being this year (my work was handed in in March but that was after some extensions due to being ill). I also found out that I was awarded a higher grade than I had originally thought so I am a very happy bunny! Anyway, thanks so much for visiting me as always. Have a lovely day!


  1. Congrats on the success of completing your degree!! What an accomplishment! Oh, and job well done in the dash - love the card!

  2. Simply yet so effective sweetie...TFS!!
    hugs and xxx

  3. Lovely card and congratulations on your degree! Rebecca x

  4. Hello Michelle,
    I really enjoyed watching you while you tried to make a card in 10 minutes.
    Yeah - you did it!!! Even if the thread-thing didn't work out, you were able to make a mask for the butterfly die (-:
    Well done and I love the result, Hawaiian Shores is a nice colour.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Fun video, I only like my buttons threaded too! By the way Michelle, had you heard that Papertrey Ink has now introduced a cheaper shipping option? They offer First Class Postage (insured) now, it is still not really cheap , but much better than the original type of shipping (whose name escapes me). I have only ordered from PTI once myself - when I won a PTI voucher (because of postage to Australia). Have a lovely weekend.

  6. This is the most basic, classic CAS layout ever and it works every single time! LOVE this - so fresh and airy!

  7. Michelle, your card is ever so eye-catching! I have this CB butterfly and you've offered wonderful inspiration! Thank you for your warm comment on my site! Super congratulations on earning your degree!!

  8. So gorgeous Michelle, I LOVE the colour. I have those butterfly stamps and sentiments and I really love them, especially the sentiments.
    BIG congratulations to you too - that is really fabulous news!
    Sue xx

  9. Adorable card, Michelle! It was fun watching you trying to "Beat The Clock" (which was also a very old TV program in the US). Here's my tip - when I thread a button for a card, I often use a Floss Threader (new, not used, lol) which was created for threading floss to clean between your teeth. It's so much easier.

    Congrats, Michelle, on getting your degree ...and getting a higher score than anticipated!! Way to go!

  10. Congratulations on your degree! Well done and getting a Higher grade than expected when you were so poorly is just brilliant. Love your video and your giggles. Thanks x

  11. Congratulations on your degree!
    Your card is so sweet and CAS!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  12. Nice card well done on your degree x

  13. Ohh your video was so funny, thank god you could adhered all in 10 minutes I was getting nervous lol.
    Thanks for playing with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash.

  14. Hi Michelle
    How stressful is that ...... Wow i'm shattered just watching you.... ,lol..... Fabby card.....
    Congrats on your certificate.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  15. Such a pretty card, Michelle! I love the color combo with this charming butterfly! You did a really great job in the time frame, too!

    Congrats on your degree! I know you're a nurse, so could you tell us what your degree is for? If you would rather not, I understand :-)
    I am a Nurse Practitioner, so I'm just curious.

    By the way, whenever I get gunk or fluff on my stamps, I use the Close to My Heart 'Stamp Scrubber Brush' (I saw Jen McGuire use it in a video). It's a nice soft brush that gets the fuzz off from baby wipes/paper towels. I don't represent them, I just wanted to let you know that you might find it helpful. So sorry for the long post - LOL!

  16. So lovely and I love CBS too :-). Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.


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