Thursday, 2 October 2014

Speed Challenge 3

There is a new Challenge in town called The Speed Craft Challenge which i am really enjoying as i do enjoy making quick cards.

This weeks Challenge is an image inspiration chosen by Keren Baker who is one of the five ladies who run this challenge, here is the image.


Here is the stash i chose to work from.


Part of the challenge is that you are allowed to gather any items you will use, this helps you to achieve the 10 minutes you are allowed, this is what i came up with.



I took too long to complete my card this week, this was due to the new die i used on the right hand side of the front. The die cutting alone cost me 3 minutes…

I had to assemble the flower which is from Sizzix and cut from velvet and leather, added a bead for the centre.

The leaves are from Sizzix Susan’s Garden range and very fiddly to use and place, again this was the first time i had used this die. The diamond panel is a Sizzix embossing folder.

Oh yes i also sprayed the background with Cosmic shimmer sprays and had to dry the card, so much to do lol.

This is my time:

Speed Challlenge Wk3 Sept 2014

1 minute 41 seconds over, not too bad considering how much i had to do.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit, thanks for dropping by.



  1. WOW.. I would never be able to do this in just 11 minutes! Fantastic design!

  2. great card, sounds a fun challenge!

  3. I will have to join in sometime! Fab card, love the flower! X

  4. Wow a fab card lovely and with so much detail would have taken me so much longer. They look like great dies too. Love it! Xx

  5. Holy cow Mo! You knocked it right out of the park with this one! And in less than 12 minutes! What!!!!!! You are amazing girl! That die was worth 3 minutes because it is gorgeous and I love your background too!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us for our Photo Inspiration challenge!
    Hugs, Pamellia - Speed Craft Challenge DT

  6. That's really impressive, MOH! I love your card and I can't get over the professionalism of it in that short time! I really admire those who can create quick cards. I'm a total snail when it comes to crafting! xxx

  7. This card would have taken me all day or at least hours to make, yet you managed to pull it off in 11+ minutes?! Really fantastic! The swirly die cut is really pretty!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes on my blog. If you could email me your address, I'll mail out your card in a day or so.

  8. Hi! Fantastis card, love your design! I love the sprayed background behind the swirls. You put a LOT of effort into this and it shows! Good job! Thank you for playing with us again! Good luck! Ingrid, The Speed Crafter ;) xxx

  9. Wow M,you rocked this challenge! Love the card and how brave you were trying to die cut in the time as well! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge,you certainly did a wonderful job just over the time.

    Donna xxx

  10. That's amazing! Beautiful card! xxx

  11. Excellently done :D Could you not cut your die as part of your assemblage, and then start the timer? ;) Seems fait to me anyway, Beautiful card :o))

  12. Wow- and I got to see it in the flesh! Finally gotten around to commenting- I love the sprayed background behind the die- and love how you were clever enough to use a partial die to get more use from a die! Gorgeous x

  13. Great time on this beauty! Congratulations on winning.

  14. Fabulous! Sorry I am so behind with looking around and congrats on your win! Nikki xx