Thursday, 20 November 2014

Speed Craft Challenge #7 Anything Goes

I hope you will join in with out latest Speed Craft Challenge which is being sponsored by The Old Design Shop.

The theme on this challenge is:


With Christmas coming up my mind is on making cards but wanted to make something a little different so went with a small Christmas wreath.

Last year i made a large wreath using the holly and berries from Darcy Wilkinson plate EDY03, i have a few of the leaves, berries and stars over as you can see.


I added to the shapes a chipboard circle, Ink Pads, glue, snowflake, numbers,corrugated card circle and a DecoArt Mister and these are the items i used to create my wreath.


Started the stopwatch and started by spraying the chipboard with the Magenta DecoArt mister.






Glued on all the stars and then stopped taking pictures so i could finish within the 15 minutes. Glued on the holly leaves leaving room for the berries.

Coloured the corrugated circle with Vintage Photo DI, the snowflake with Peacock Feathers DI and recoloured the numbers using a red Posca Pen as the red ink pad didn’t cover them too well.


Layered up the corrugated circle, snowflake, the numbers then glued on the berries.

Used my Cropodile to add a hole at the top and inserted a eyelet in copper colour to match the colours of the wreath, added some tartan ribbon. Pleased with how this turned out but there was something missing, sparkle!


Sprayed some Crafters Companion Gold Glitter spray over the whole thing, much better.


Close up of the sparkle.


Managed to complete the small wreath in under the 15 minutes.

Hope you have been inspired to join in with our Challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you can do in 15 minutes.

Come and join in the FUN over at the Speed Craft Challenge Blog and see what my team mates have been busy creating, see you there!

Thanks for dropping by.



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  1. Gorgeous work! Love how it all came together! Using up all leftover bits and bobs is perfect! Thank you! Xxx

  2. Loving this Mo,brilliant creation in the time limit :)

    I also love the look of that decoart spray too...looks very vibrant,worth putting on the Christmas list?!

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. Gorgeous decoration, love all the shine! Nxx

  4. I love what you all do in such short periods of time !
    This project is amazing ... what a fab ornament!

  5. That is just brilliant in the time MOH - how do you do it? I would probably still be dithering about what to do when the fifteen minutes were up! Such a pretty wreath to show for that very concentrated 15 minutes! Love the stars and the holly! xxx

  6. What a great use of last years leftovers it's turned out fab. It just shows never throw anything away, love it.
    Amanda x

  7. It was a lot of fun to see how your collected supplies came together to make this awesome wreath! Very nice job!

  8. What a fab make Mo, I love how it all came together and in such a fab time. I agree the sparkle finished it off lovely xxx

  9. Great make in under 15 minutes Mo! Love the wreath idea and the stars are fabulous! The glitter spray was a genius touch, everything is so shimmery and festive! Just love it! hugs :)

  10. Wow, what an amazing make and to do it in 15 minutes? Amazing!!!

  11. Wow 15 minutes and you have a mini masterpiece! The CC sprays are wonderful aren't they xx

  12. Well done on beating the clock again. The wreath is fabulous and you have given me some great ideas, so tfs :o))

  13. Lovely little wreath and well done on the time it took. I don't think I could create anything (except maybe a mess) in 15 minutes, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  14. You are on a role, Mo! This is timely, gorgeous, and a perfect embellishment for any home! Well done!

  15. Oh wow, this came out fabulous, and well within time, well done you xxx

  16. Anything that uses up bits gets the thumbs up from me, don't the stars and holly work really well together?....a lovely wreath Mo! Ruth x

  17. Hi Mo as I was reading your post I found myself on the crafting journey with you. It was such a ride that I couldn't wait to see the final time on your clock. I love your wreath Mo. I think it's awesome how you used the left over pieces of the larger wreath

  18. Part two of prior post. I have no idea how I pushed the send button. The colors of the DI are gorgeous. Overall stunning Mo.
    Hugs and smiles

  19. Scraps and leftovers are the perfect way to get a speed challenge done! What a fabulous fifteen minute wreath - a lesson to me to stop moaning that I haven't got enough time for crafting!!
    Alison xx

  20. Great christmas wreath I love the way you did make this !!!


  21. This project is absolutely beautiful, Mo! I love how it all came together, and still can't believe that you make these projects in such little time! And I want to thank you for your visit to my blog, too! HUGS!!!!!

  22. Hi Mo, I saw your lovely comment about my beaded Trillium. As I have just made them, yes, they are available. I have them on about 12 cm stems but can do any size you wish. The rest of this week is busy with our Thanksgiving and daughter home from school (lots of shopping planned) so I will get back to you next week with price plus shipping. Thanks!

  23. Wow, what a productive 15 minutes. Amazing. HUgz

  24. I absolutely love your wreath, it is simply stunning and I am amazed you made it so quickly. It does help having bits and bobs leftover and I think it can be more fun playing with leftovers sometimes. I am envious of your ability to do a project so quickly as I always find myself dithering and being indecisive. Brilliant project!