10 minute Craft Dash #27 – and a little CBS sneak peak too!


Hello all – popping in to share my card for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.  We have a somewhat Halloweeny colour scheme going on this time but I’ve gone all Christmassey with it!

CD# 27There is a great prize on offer this time too – a $20 gift certificate from Avery Elle – yumm!

CD_27_prizeNow where is this cute little fella from I here you ask!  Well, he features in a new stamp set called Let It Snow from Clearly Besotted Stamps’ October release which will be available at midnight on 6th  – make sure you stay up, lol!!

I have been loving the latest resurgence of stencil paste that has been showing up all over blogland.  Debby (Lime Doodle) has made some gorgeous cards recently with lovely textured backgrounds.  Now I knew I had a few tubs of the stuff somewhere buried in my stash – I had a real obsession with it a few years ago.  To my delight I found it and it was as fresh as a daisy!  I picked up a few stencils at the craft fair on Saturday too so thought the polka dot one would make a perfect snowy background for this cute little penguin!  I think I’ll be making quite a few of my cards with him this year – he’s adorable!

Thanks for dropping in on me – I hope you you get a chance to play along with the challenge – it’ll be great to see you!


Caryn xxx


  1. I ADORE this cute card, Caryn! That glittery embossed background is so perfect- it reminds me of pretty snow! I, too, have noticed that Debby has been using this product often and am so tempted to buy some. Now that I know I can also use it with glitter, I’m even more tempted! 🙂 Great job on this one, sweet friend!

  2. This is fabulous, Caryn! I love that penguin and your background looks wonderful!
    I’ve put some of that dimensional paste in my cart after seeing Debby use it recently. I had tried making my own homemade version, but I wasn’t happy with it.

  3. Gorgeous card Caryn, isn’t that little guy just too cute! Love the embossing paste with he glitter – oh my you are rocking that stuff! Must get me some! lol xx

  4. Too cute! TFS.

  5. Beautiful card. love the polka dots with texture. Now I really need some embossing paste

  6. Fabulous card, Caryn. That little penguin is a real cutie. I’ve got some embossing paste but only ever used it by adding coloured glitter afterwards. This is a great effect which I must now try thanks to you and Debby 🙂 xx

  7. I adore your Christmas card with these colors! This penguin is darling and I love how your paste is all glittery. I must get some of that stuff…between Debby and now you I know that it is “a must have”.

    • Caryn Davies says:

      I think you’ll find that once you start with that stuff – you won’t be able to stop!! It’s so much fun!! Thanks for popping in xxx

  8. Jane Towse says:

    Well, that little fella has stolen my heart!!
    He is just too cute!! : )

  9. Debby Hughes says:

    ADORABLE! Love that you got your embossing paste out too! Yey!

  10. Wow amazing love that cute little guy and the background is gorgeous.

  11. Such a cute card, and I love the doted background with the gitter! so charming!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. Gorgeous card Caryn and I’m sooooo excited about the new releases …. clearly I’m besotted with all the products! Great to meet you at the craft fair on Saturday – what a fabulous event and hope you enjoyed it too. Looking forward to the next one! xx

    • Caryn Davies says:

      Hi Sarah – it was lovely to meet you too! The fair was a blast – I can’t wait for the next one!! Thanks for dropping in.

  13. SO cute!! I just love this cute Penguin!! Beautiful card!!

  14. He is so adorable! I really love the hat 🙂

  15. Love it, when I saw it I made a awww sound lol. That cute little penguin is so perfect and the background amazing!.

  16. I am obsessed with this card!!
    Amazing details and design!! 😉

  17. Holly Saveur says:

    such a cute card..love to see more of this cute guy!

  18. Caryn, this is such a fab card. I do love this little chap! I too dug deep after seeing Debby’s tutorial on using embossing paste and have some sitting on my desk waiting to be played with !

    • Caryn Davies says:

      Lol, I remember it was HUGE a few years ago – I used it on everything!! It seems so fresh now though, doesn’t it?! I think Debby has a lot to do with it’s re-appearance – the little trendsetter that she is 😉

      • Debby Hughes says:

        You guys are too kind! I was obviously off trend a few years back as I’d never used it until recently LOL.

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