Thursday, 6 November 2014

Speed Craft Challenge #6 Anything Goes.

I am so excited as this is my first ever DT blog post!

Ingrid has chosen the theme Anything Goes for our 6th 15 minute Speed Challenge.

Movember was the first thing that came to mind using Tinglyitchiness from Stampotique, i already have some stamped and coloured images of him as i like to use him on lots of projects. I also used stash pieces as some are pre coloured and pre embossed.


The items i chose to use for my challenge.

The card and the tea bag were embossed using a Sizzix folder with moustaches, took this with me to a workshop and didn’t use them.


Started the timer and placed them onto the felt bunting, 13.50 minutes on the clock.


Added colour to the pieces using Archival Black ink and Peacock Feathers DI, 9.61 minutes left.



Glueing and cutting the edges off left me with 5.51 minutes to go.

I paused the timer at this stage as i had to move to another room to use my sewing machine.



My machine is always set up so i just had to change the thread and bobbin and then sew the front paper pieces down using a straight stich. This is the completed piece within the time limit.

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I finished the bunting with 1 minute 44 seconds to spare but it needed to be finished off.


I cut out a piece of lightweight cotton material and chose a piece of ribbon from stash, changed to an overcasting foot and using the same cream cotton went over the sides to neaten it off, this took another 5 minutes.


I hope you like the bunting with acrylic felt background and the card all sewn on the top. Took inspiration from a workshop called Collage Boxes Workshop i went on recently with Anne Brooke, really enjoy this technique, hope you try it too.

If you have the time please go and see what the other DT members have created for Challenge 6.





Thank you for dropping by, am looking forward to your comments.



  1. Ha ha love it Mo,brilliant make...he's a little sweetheart :)

    Congrats on your first DT post too,wonderfully done

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Oh my gosh Mo, this is fabulous! I love the stitching around the edges! Such crafty genius you are!! big hugs :)

  3. It's a little Treasure, love his tash! Xx

  4. Fantastic Project Mo. The little tash on the little character made me smile. So creative. All in 15 mins. Sounds like a fun challenge.
    Hugs Flo xx

  5. Beautiful banner and fantastic that you made it in such a short time, with sewing no less! This would stress me out no end...

  6. This is such a great idea! Absolutely love it! Xx

  7. Wow what a fabulous first DT post. I love your bunting and adding the stitching finished it off excellently. You should be very proud success all round xxxx

  8. Mo you achieved so much in the time, great idea
    Amanda x

  9. Amazing creation Mo - so creative. Nikki xx

  10. Beautiful bunting and so quickly accomplished. This is a lovely 'make'. xxx

  11. MoH this is brilliant, so much fun and he looks fab with his mo! Have a great weekend . Sue xx

  12. This is absolutely brilliant, Mo! Love the addition of the mustache to Tinglyitchiness! hehe

  13. What a great the bunting you've made, the stitching and the colours work so well....something different. Ruth x

  14. I am in awe of anyone who can create things quickly! And adding a timer makes it even more amazing! Your creation is so cool and wonderful. I love it!

  15. You are so clever with the sewing! This is brilliant! xxx

  16. Great effort to make something within a time limit. I would be going round in circles, especially as we have just moved, and I can't find a thing.

  17. Brilliant!

    Looks like you had great fun!

  18. I was super impressed with the way you got all those pieces together in such a short amount of time. That was a very clever finished project, too. I love your sewing, because I couldn't sew a straight line if my life depended on it.

    I wanted to let you know. I normally drink coffee, too. I'm not much of a tea drinker. BUT, if it's got something to do with a drink, it qualifies. After all, I sat up and took note of the tea bag you used in your piece. See, that's something to do with a drink.

  19. Wow Mo - Absolutely stunning. You've created such a beautiful bunting and you also used a tea bag. Amazing!! You my friend come up with so many clever ideas - I love it.

    With smiles

  20. I couldn't respond to your blog comment but just wanted to say good luck with the quilting class. I'm sure you'll love it. if you're anything like me cutting the fabric really throws you at first. Let me know how you get on!

  21. Woop woop on DT xx Great banner love all the elements xx

  22. Congratulations on your first DT piece and what a fabulous blog post and idea. I love your bunting and use of a tea bag ... absolutely ingenious idea!
    Can't wait to see more. xxx

  23. Oh, what fun! And fantastic what you did in the time - coolest piece of bunting I've ever seen! Huge congrats on your first ever DT post, and here's to many more!
    Alison xx
    Okay, that's too many exclamation marks, sorry!!