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Friday 15 December 2017

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, today sees the last of our Fifteen Minute Blog posts for 2017. We hope that you have enjoyed our monthly dose of inspiration, sharing our top tips and ideas for quick cards and projects made in fifteen minutes or less. We will hopefully continue to inspire you next year, but for now, please enjoy what the Design Team have to offer you this month.

We have a collection of floral cards from Brenda this month, using a range of stamps featured on last month's TV shows on Hochanda. Brenda has created a diverse collection of cards ranging from bold and bright, to pastel and subtle, there is something in her collection for everyone.

Her first two cards were created with Brushos, blowing the watery paints across the card in the first, and colouring the image with the same colours of Brushos:

For her second card, she used the Brushos to create a 'splat' for big impact. She added a stamped image over the top:

For her next card, she masked her background, leaving an oval aperture, which she coloured with Pan Pastels, and stamped the flowers using water based markers.

She used blue ink to stamp the images on her next card, colouring the Fuchsia with sparkle pens:

Another card using masking and Pan Pastels next, this time, she created a band of colour across her card, and while the masks were still in place, she stamped her images over the coloured area.

She created lots of flowers on this card using a selection of the leaves found on the stamp plates. She used water based markers, and spritzed with water to intensify the colours:

Finally, she created a wavy band of colour using masking and Pan Pastels across her card, and added some stencilling. She removed the masks and stamped the butterfly and sentiment:

We have a selection of cards from Rachel next. Her first card was created by stamping the large flower onto black card using clear embossing powder. It was the coloured with metallic crayons, fussy cut, and adhered to the background:

The next card was created by adding alcohol inks onto yupo paper, and stamping the image with Archival Ink:

A kraft card project next; using white embossing, and simply colouring the main hydrangea image:

Finally, she has used film and fibres when stamping the pot and flower image in her last card.

Marga has created a pretty monochrome card, stamping the flowers in matching tones of Distress Ink for her first card:

Her second card, with its colourful background has been made with pigment powders:

Anne's bold card was created by stamping and embossing the blooms onto black card using a mix of pink and purple embossing powder. The sentiment has been stamped onto metallic card using Stazon. To complete her card, she has added twiggy die cuts, pearls, ribbon and glitter glue:

The first of our Christmas makes come from Gerrina, who has made two fabulous CAS style cards for us. To create her first card, she stamped the trees with Distress Ink, then added the baubles and drew the hills with more Distress Ink and a water brush:

For her second card, she stamped the images with black ink, and then coloured everything in and drew the scenery with Distress Ink and a waterbrush:

Three Christmas projects from Magda next; the first was created by stamping onto a patterned background. We all have remnants in our stash boxes, and this is a great way of using some of those pieces up, especially at this time of year, when we need to make lots of cards.....quickly! Magda has chosen beautiful muted colours, very reminiscent of this time of year:

The last two cards have added texture using gesso, but you could use texture paste, glitter glue, whatever you have lurking around in your craft room:

We have two pretty Birthday cards from Julie next, she has used a combination of stamps to make this first delightful card, which would really put a smile on anyone's face. The ladybird is so cute! The tone on tone background stamping is very clever, filling in the gaps, but giving quite an airy feel to the background.

She has used a lovely combination of colours for her second card, useful as a card at any time of year:

Carole has created a very stylish Christmas card, using a simple colour scheme of red, black and white. She has stamped the pine cone image three times, placing the final image on a die cut circle for added interest. Some red ribbon and subtle matting gives the card a vibrant pop:

Last but not least, we have a very stylish card from Zoe, who has used a shaped card, and added a lovely teasel image:

We will be back with another Fifteen Minute post for you next month. In the meantime, do keep visiting the Design Team blog for a daily dose of inspiration from the Design Team girls. Thanks for stopping by,


  1. So much inspiration here xxx what a gorgeous array of cards and projects xxx

  2. WOW these are all fabulous! Lots of wonderful inspiration.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh gosh what a collection! They are all lovely and greatly inspiring.

  4. These are all fabulous quick makes from the DT and have provided us with great inspiration. I still have some Christmas cards to make so some of these ideas may well find their way on to them. x

  5. Absolutely beautiful selection of cards, what a talented bunch you all are, love all the different styles, Kate x

  6. Such fabulous compilation of stunning cards!! Love them all!

  7. What a wonderful collection - such talent! Thanks for all the inspiration all year long, Merry Christmas :)


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