Friday 15 March 2024

Simply Zinnia for As You See It 319

 Welcome to the latest challenge at As You See It. The final challenge type in our 6 challenge rotation is the Speed Stamping Challenge. You'll either love or hate it but I love it because it forces me to be creative under pressure. 

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a new project in ten minutes or less on the theme of Spring Flowers.

Don't panic at the thought of a ten minute make. Here's the rules:
  • Thinking time doesn't count
  • Gathering your supplies doesn't count - eg putting out your inks and dies, blocking the stamps, putting the card on the desk.
  • Clean up time doesn't count either - thankfully!
  • The moment you cut, ink, emboss - then the time has to start.
In a challenge like this, pretty DSP can really be your friend by doing all the heavy lifting. I've used the 
Flowering Zinnias DSP from the Online Exclusives.

This card took me 7 minutes 21 seconds to complete - including an equipment malfunction. You can watch every adrenalin laden moment of that in the video below!

Make sure you visit the As You See It page to see what the rest of the Design Team have done in their ten minutes - and to link up your own entry.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page.

You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand here.

Earn a Free Gift
Option 1
Purchase either the Gorgeous Garden dies or the Hooray for Surprises bundle from me and you'll receive FOUR PDF Join in with Joanne and Jan tutorials matching the purchase: two by me and two by UK Demonstrator Joanne James aka The Crafty Owl. 

Option 2

Orders over $90 will receive, as a free gift, the latest Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle. This bundle of 13 PDF tutorials is on the theme of Fun Folds.

Here's a peek at the whole tutorial package.


  1. Fab card Jan - I love that paper!

  2. I raise a glass to you! That was a very gutsy move, filming a speed challenge! I'm already under undue stress just doing the challenge, and many things go wrong that don't normally ever happen, because of it! I shudder to think what would happen if I was also taping myself! It doesn't bear thinking about! Very pretty card, and a perfect technique for a speed stamping challenge!

  3. DSP for the win Jan - this is gorgeous! I love the stamping on the sentiment label - I would have overlooked this small but neat detail. As for the video - hats off, you are so good at this! You inspired me in more ways than one this week!