Sunday, 26 October 2014

Speed Challenge-Halloween

I do hope you can find the time to join in with the wonderful challenges which are being set over at the Speed Challenge Blog it really is a fun way to spend 15 minutes. Pop over to the blog for the full list of rules using the link above.

The rules have had a slight change, instead of 10 minutes we are now allowed 15 minutes, it’s a woohoo from me lol!

Halloween is getting more popular every year and i took inspiration from Keren Baker for this challenge, she said that smaller is easier for time challenges, this set me off thinking about making a mini wreath as i wanted to do something a little different from making a card.

Here are my ingredients:


Didn’t know which tin of the spectrum Noir pencils to use so got them all. Used kraft card to stamp onto for the images of 3 In A round from Stampotique. The ribbons were cut into 3 inch pieces, used orange, black and purple. Florist thin wire to make the circle and add the central image.

I glued the two images together, added the holes for the wire to go through and made the circle from the florist wire before i set the stopwatch off. AS you can see i also added one piece of ribbon to check this size was correct before cutting out the amount i needed.

Coloured the images in very quickly using the spectrum Noir pencils, coloured around the edge with an Artiste ink pad, distressed the edges with a Prima tool added the ribbon which was a challenge in itself, then added a drop of rainbow glaze to the eyes to add a little dimension.

Finally added the wire to the image and attached it to the wreath.


Front of the wreath.


Back of the wreath.


Macro of the stamping and the eyes. I heated the Rainbow Glaze as there was no time for the glaze to dry naturally which made it bubble up and ended up adding even more texture.

The diameter of the mini wreath is two inches or 5 cm across.

Didn’t look at the stopwatch as i was positive i wasn’t going to make this in 15 minutes, i surprised myself when i saw the time it took.


Am hoping you can see the possibilities for making your own mini wreaths using  the colours of your choice for Christmas and other festivities.

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



  1. Brilliant, you must have gone some? Fab wreath
    Amanda x

  2. Hi Mo! This is fun and a great idea! Well done! Good timing too! :) Thank you for sharing it with us at the Speed Craft blog! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

  3. How cute is this and so different. Perfect stamps for the theme and in such great time xx

  4. Now this is simply wonderful M,I LOVE that stamp anyway and you have used it so well :)

    Thanks for sharing at speed craft challenge

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Love this, amazing in such a short time x

  6. That stresses me out just thinking about it. I am so not a fast creator. Love what you did!

  7. WOW! You made this in under 15 minutes????? That is simply amazing. It is so creative and cool. I love what you did with the "ingredients!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too!

  8. What a wonderful idea Mo and I really love your ribbon choices! Fantastic 11 minute make! hugs :)

  9. I would never be able to keep up, but I love what you do under pressure, MoH! Love it!

  10. That's a fab make in such a short period of time...WOW!

  11. That is so cool! And in less than 12minutes is very impressive. I like that you're allowed to prep things before hand :o))

  12. Love this MoH, 3 in a Round looks fabulous on Kraft card, and they look great surrounded by the ribbon xx

  13. This is sooo cute. Love your style as always. X

  14. So fabulous and cute! The ribbons are ingenious!