10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Challenge Blog Hop!!!!!

Helloooooo!!!  Today is the 10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Blog Hop celebration and I am soooooo excited to be part of the fun!!  Paulina over at Pretty Pink Posh has brought together the most awesome group of crafters for the blog hop and I cannot believe what an honour it is to be in amongst them!

You should have arrived her from Krissi Ng’s blog but if you’ve stumbled in here and want to start from the beginning then follow this link and pop over to Pretty Pink Posh and just hop on from there!!CD_23

The theme for this very special challenge is, of course “BIRTHDAY” and to go along with any good birthday party what do you need???


And what amazing swag there is up for grabs!!  Just take a look here:

birthdaybash_grandprize birthdaybash_bloghopFor my blog hop creation I have created a card using some of the stamps from the brand new August release at Clearly Besotted.  There are some absolutely incredible stamps and dies out this month – I’ve had SO much fun playing with them!!!

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Once again I have made a wee video of my crafty process so just click below if you’d like to watch!!  As you will see, I managed to finish my card JUST in the nick of time – again!!  Phew – another close call!

EDITED TO ADD:  I said it was the 2nd birthday of the Craft Dash Challenge but I meant first – don’t know where I got that from!!!!

The next stop on this fabulous blog hop is with none other than Laura Bassen  (wow)!  Please head on over there and tell her I said “Hi”!!!

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating along with us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!!


Caryn xxxx


  1. fabulous! off to watch how you did it now 🙂

  2. sweet! your ice cream cone is Ah-Mazing

  3. Brenda Haskin says:

    Love the way the ie cream glitters. Sweet card.

  4. Monique says:

    Love the little glitter accent you added to give the card just a little bit extra!

  5. Amy Struthers says:

    I would scream along with this card for an ice-cream. I like the pink version of this card. These re fun b’day cards. Thanks.

  6. Irene Grau says:

    Another cute card!

  7. This is adorable… now I really want ice cream… and this stamp set…

  8. So sweet. Love how your nails match your card too!

  9. DisneyLisa says:

    I like how you colored and glossed the ice cream. It looks so good.

  10. What a cute card!

  11. Emily H says:

    Ooh! I am in love!! Now I really want ice cream!

  12. Lorraine M says:

    I’m totally craving ice cream now, and it’s all your fault! Very cute card.

  13. Wow- your icecream looks real! I love the vintage feel with the pastel colours!

  14. Love the retro feel of this card.

  15. looks like the card walked right out of an ice cream shop! CUTE!

  16. This card just brings back memories of going to the ice cream shoppe! I Love it!

  17. Your card is so cute! TFS =)

  18. Yum! Such wonderful colors and super fun details! Thanks so much for sharing!
    (This comment box has text so small and the font is so challenging my old eyes are having a really hard time seeing if what I’m typing makes sense or not…the printed comments are easily read, it’s just here that’s too small Thought you might like to know.)

    • Caryn Davies says:

      Thanks for the observation Ruth. I’m not too techy so I will see if I can alter the size and font to make it easier to read. Many thanks for visiting and for your kind comments.
      Caryn xxx

  19. Piali says:

    Sweet card!!!

  20. rkokes says:

    love the shine on the ice cream-fun card!!

  21. Cynthia Rose says:

    Love your color coordinated nails. The banner above the ice cream cone reminds me of an ice cream shoppe.

  22. I love the ice cream texture!! and the color combo is so pretty! TFS!

  23. It is such a sweet card. I love the scalloped borders at the top, they are like the topper to a sweet shop window where you order your cones. =D

  24. Patt H. says:

    Great card! I love the stamp set. Now I need some ice cream !!

  25. That cupcake looks amazing!!!! GREAT job!

  26. ice cream ice cream I love ice cream. great card. (minen was ice cream too)

  27. What a sweet card.

  28. Kristen says:

    Fantastic card! Ice cream is a fav of mine and so is your card. 🙂

  29. Super sweet card Caryn!!!

  30. megan mcdonald says:

    very cool card

  31. Linda C says:

    What a sweet card! The colors are so soft.

  32. I love this card. Its so simple yet so beautiful! 🙂 i definitely need to try that glitter pen very soon 🙂 thanks for sharing your wonderful card 🙂

  33. Martye says:

    Such pretty color choices!

  34. Cindi L. says:


  35. Glorie says:

    Very yummy card. Love the shimmer.

  36. Delicious! Perfect summer birthday card.

  37. LauraJane says:

    SUPER SWEET ice cream cone!
    Nice soft colors.

  38. Your card is the sweetest! Love the dimension you created!

  39. Hi Caryn, hope you see this comment, gorgeous card by the way, gonna have to give this a try lol – can I ask where did you get your Hero Arts swirly inkpads from please? x

    • Caryn Davies says:

      Hi Alex, thank you for your kind comment. I think the inkpads you are referring to are actually the Papertrey Ink ones (shaped like a paisley pattern shape?). If so, you can only get them directly from Papertrey Ink in the States. The other ones I use are Hero Arts and I get them from Simon Says Stamp (again, in the states). Hope that helps?,
      Caryn xxx

  40. Marie O says:

    What a yummy card!!!

  41. So yummy looking!! Just Fabulous!!

  42. Love this card. I love that you didn’t use cake or balloons but an ice-cream. Such a great idea.

  43. Sheryl262 says:

    Sweet and yummy card! The minty color is so pretty!

  44. Jan Pufall says:

    Love the foam tape raising the sweet Clearly Besotted image.

  45. tallgirl126 says:

    Great card. Love the ice cream cone.

  46. Colleen says:

    Cute card and now I want a ice cream cone!!

  47. Barb Wessel says:

    Your ice cream cone looks so delish, I could eat it up! You really gave this card a retro feel of an ice cream parlor!

  48. Brenda B says:

    Love the soft colors and that yummy looking ice cream cone!

  49. Lori I L says:

    Oh this is the cutest card ever! I must get that stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

  50. Loly Borda says:

    beautiful card! Thanks for the video.

  51. Tiffany G says:

    Sweet card!! Love the color combo and that ice cream cone looks absolutely delicious!! There is no way I could have created this card in under 10 minutes!! Great job!!

  52. Sweet card. Love the simplicity of it.

  53. OH YUM!!!!!!!! WHAT A SWEET CARD!!!!!!!;) LOVE that IMAGE & what you’ve done with it!!!!!!!!:) SUPER JOB!!! 🙂

  54. Lovely card! Great job…really need to try my hand at 10 min. card, definitely need to have all ideas together before starting. ~God bless~

  55. Ariana says:

    I love how you used the Wink of Stella!

  56. Debbie Vasel says:

    Quite possibly the sweetest card I ever saw! Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. Love the glittery, shimmery goodness that is your card! Beautiful!

  58. Sue D says:

    Very sweet–I like the soft color palette.

  59. Love your card design and all the sparkle!

  60. Fun birthday card! Love the colors too!

  61. What a wonderful card! It’s amazing what can be created in less than 10 minutes!! Love the scalloped edge; it reminds me of an old fashioned ice cream parlor. Great card. : )

  62. Super SWEET…who doesn’t love an icecream cone?!!

  63. Such a sweet card! TFS.

  64. Love the ice cream…it might have to come to my house to play…

  65. Super sweet card, its adorable!!

  66. Beate Halvorsen says:

    A really sweet card. I’m amazed that you made it under 10 minute with all the details.

  67. Shona Chambers says:

    Really beautiful card, love the colour combo and the shimmery effect on the icecream. Just perfect!!

  68. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Your card makes me want icecream! It is really lovely and well done in the time frame 🙂

  69. This is so cute! I love the ice cream cone, it’s adorable! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate!

  70. Love you card Caryn, its adorable! I enjoyed your video as well…thanks for sharing 🙂

  71. Kelley_R says:

    First thing I noticed was your matching nails and paper. That is dedication to the project. 🙂 Love the detail shine on the ice cream and cone.

  72. rarecat says:

    Watching you make the card was lovely..That is a rather good cone…

  73. Mandy Salazar says:

    Love the glitter on the ice cream, so cute!

  74. That ice cream looks good enough to eat! Such a fun card!

  75. Such a really cute card!

  76. haejin says:

    such a cute card! love the colors~

  77. Sandi R says:

    Awwww…. that is such a sweet card I love it and now I want a ice cream !!! 🙂

  78. First, i love your blog title and i am so glad you were included in he hop! Sweet sweet card. Bravo!

  79. Cheryl H says:

    So pretty! Love the shine on the ice cream.

  80. You’re card is so sweet. Love the border punch that used, reminds be of an ice cream shoppe.

  81. Diane M says:

    Thanks for the video. I always love to watch the creative process at work. It’s a lovely card.

  82. I love ice cream and I love your cute glittery card!

  83. Kim Rendino says:

    This turned out GREAT. Love the minty color too!

  84. Wow that ice cream is perfect and I love your little awning!

  85. Dorothy C. says:

    Your card looks like the window of a sweet shoppe – I love it!

  86. elaine says:

    Pretty card and I love that pen you used for the ice cream.

  87. Love the stamps you used. The mint paper is so cool too!

  88. Sandra ltb says:

    very fun – love the shine on the ice cream.
    Sandra ltb

  89. What an adorable card – love the colors!

  90. Yes, I didi notice that your nails matched your project. Good job on the card. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors.

  91. I love the colors and design of your sweet card!

  92. BeverlyBL says:

    Beautiful and ice creamy. Yum.

  93. Diana Enns says:

    Makes me want an ice cream cone…..looks like it could be a sign on the window of a malt shoppe…..great card

  94. milan says:

    love your card…love the colours!

  95. Amy C. says:

    Love the glittery cone! Super cute!

  96. Kristen Foreman says:

    Wonderful card, as always!! Thanks for participating the in giveaway!

  97. I like the glitter effect – it makes the ice cream appear frozen.

  98. Ann K says:

    I love ice cream and I love the colors of your card. Very nice indeed.

  99. Makes me hungry for some ice cream!

  100. Carol Mc says:

    Great card. Love the glittery ice cream.

  101. MelissaF says:

    BEST ice cream cone ever! YUM! I love how you got the glittery look on the ice cream.

  102. Jennifer K says:

    Such a sweet card!

  103. Velvet says:

    I love the glittery look of the ice cream and the cool green color combo of the background papers.

  104. MMM, the ice cream looks soooo yummy. Love the card.

  105. Iris Soscia says:

    Love the ice cream cone.

  106. This is a very sweet little card. I love that it looks just like a Sweet Shoppe!

  107. Very sweet card!!!

  108. Amy R says:

    What a “sweet” card!

  109. yum! love the blog btw!

  110. Melinda Koch says:

    so cute, I love that image! fabulous job!

  111. First time visitor and love your blog nae and topper. Also loving this adorable ice cream cone. Very fun.

  112. mmmmmm, I want to lick your card!

  113. That glossy cone looks good enough to eat! Yum! And I think your card is absolutely darling….still so impressed you made it in under 10 minutes.

  114. Shaughn Woodruff says:

    FAB! It looks like I could eat that cone right off your card! Yum! I love those colors you used! I’m loving that new stamp set as well! Happy Birthday 10 Minute Craft Dash! Great and inspirational HOP! Thanks for sharing!

  115. Dena Cline says:

    Your card today is just lovely thank you for sharing it with us today.

  116. Absolutely adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

  117. steph says:

    Fun card, love the glitter

  118. Miriam Prantner says:

    Oh I love the texture/shine on the ice cream, so fun!

  119. cute card! love that ice cream. 🙂

  120. Great shimmer on the icing.

  121. Oh, this is fabulous, Caryn! I love the colours!

  122. Love the ice cream cone. Yummy!!!

  123. This is such a sweet card! I love that set and I love the papers and colors you went with.

  124. CraftinSus says:

    A very sweet card indeed!

  125. Teresa says:

    Caryn, I lOVE your card!!! Hard to believe it only takes 10 minutes to make. It’s so stunning!!!

  126. isabelle messier says:

    Sweet one! perfect for summer Birthday!

  127. Torrie says:

    What a fun card! I don’t eat cake for birthdays-I just indulge in ice cream so I really appreciate this card.

  128. This is delightful! Your ice-cream cone looks like it would be too pretty to eat!!

  129. Your card looks good enough to eat. Great job!

  130. Cynthia Xavier says:

    So cute. Love the shine on the frosting.

  131. Ohh my, I’m in utter love with this!! Your little shimmery ice cream makes me smile 🙂

  132. Your card is so delicious looking, Caryn! I agree, the papers/ colors in that Dots & Stripes pack is fabulous- in fact, I bought THREE packs since I loved it so much. That striped paper works so well with this card and I love the shimmer that’s coming from the ice cream!

  133. Love your darling card!

  134. maria mendoza says:

    I love this card it turned out great. Makes me want ice cream

  135. Becky says:

    ‘Sweet’ and simple 🙂 Great card, thanks for sharing it with us!

  136. tammy b says:

    seriously? less than 10? wow. nice job

  137. Julia Hernandez says:

    that ice cream cone looks amazing! good enough to eat!

  138. that card looks good enough to eat! yum!

  139. Such a fun card! I love the ice cream on it, it looks so yummy! 🙂

  140. Oh how incredibly sweet this card is! SOOOO darling!!!

  141. Dana D. says:

    Adorable card.. Reminds me of ye olde ice cream shoppe. Love the shine on the ice cream.

  142. Kayla F. says:

    I adore this card! Super cute!

  143. How beautiful! Ice-cream looks like real!

  144. Great ice-cream card. Love it.

  145. Pamela A says:

    Such a sweet card – love your color combo. I’m not so sure I could do your card in 10 minutes – Great Job!

  146. Kim Kjerulf says:

    I love your card. Love the colors, the clean lines and I love that ice cream cone.

  147. Rosie says:

    The coloring of your card reminds me of a cupcake/ice cream shop for some reason- Cute! I like the glossy accent added to the ice cream.

  148. Love your card Caryn is so sweet and the touches of glitter are fantastic.

  149. Nancy L. says:


  150. Barbara Escalante says:

    This is a fabulous card. I like the glitter effect.

  151. WOW – fabulous card, and the fact you created this beauty in under 10 minutes amps up my ‘awe’ response! Deciding what to create alone would have taken me 10 X 10 minutes! Stunning!

  152. mamichelle says:

    Looks yummy! Fantastic card!

  153. Hi Caryn 🙂 your card is fab-a-licious!!! … love it ♥

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