Thursday, 22 January 2015

Speed Craft Challenge #11

Hi Everyone and welcome, today it is the lovely Deborah Wainwright’s turn to choose our Challenge over at the Speed Craft Challenge Blog.

Debs has chosen

Glitter and Sparkle

as her theme. I do hope you can find the time to pop over and join in. 


My stash includes a stencil from the lovely people at Glitzcraft who are sponsoring our Challenges for 2015. This one was designed by myself and made for me by Glitzcraft, did you know they have this service available, if you have a need for something of your own design do get in touch with them.


The base is made from the leftovers from my fragile paper challenge which i have adhered over a piece of white cardstock that has had Red, Orange and Magenta Pan Pastels blended and then covered with a layer of Imagination Crafts Sparkle Gel.

I had to heat the Sparkle Gel to get it to dry in the time available, fortunately i only used a very thin layer, took about 5 minutes to dry.


I had to work very fast to get this completed so i kept the stencilling to a minimum by using a white Signo and a black Uni Pin pen to draw around the shapes, then heat set.

If you zoom into the picture you can see more clearly the areas i stencilled. It was fun to add the circles to the glitter flowers.

I had a few of the envelope seals left from Xmas which are self adhesive, used three of them to add that sparkle to the centre of the flowers.

The words are from Stampotique called Tall Word Collage, i added them onto some of the glitter paper i had over and then mounted on top of the flower centres.


Added a doodled border and finished in under the 15 minutes.


However a day later i realised that the plaque needed a little more so added a stamped border of dots and used a black large tip Sharpie pen to go around the edges.

I am now happy with the completed plaque.

I hope your visit has shown you just what can be achieved in the 15 minutes, please come and join us and let us see what wonderful creations you can make in the time too.

Remember to add the time it took you to create your project within the body of your post. 

It takes time for the Design Team to visit the entries and add comments and even more time when we have to ask for the time to be entered in your post and then revisit to comment again, i hope you can understand why we are asking for your help.

Please visit my other Teamies to see what wonderful inspiration they have also provided.





Looking forward to seeing your creations over on the Challenge site and reading the wonderful comments you leave me here.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. Wonderful card Mo,beautifully made. Interesting re getting a stencil made,wouldn't mind doing that myself,how totally unique is that
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Wow you achieved loads in the time, well done you thus has turned out fab! Great heads up about the stencil service
    Amanda x

  3. What an amazing piece MoH! And I love your stencil. Who'd'a'thunk a person can have their own stencil made :o))

    1. Thanks so much for your comment on my new post MoH :-) It was really fun cutting things from a catalogue ((hugs)) xox

  4. I love the way that you chuck a melange of ingredients into your mixing pot and come out with something so magical. It's great! X

  5. I would never believe that this beautiful project was made in such a short period of time!

  6. Love what you have done with the background you had leftover after cutting your flowers, such a good idea to infill the flower areas, would never have thought of that x

  7. Can't believe you created all that in under 15 mins! It looks lovely, really like the border you added the next day - a perfect finishing touch xx

  8. Hello my lovely crafty friend, my you have been busy, well done, all really inspirational too TFS A very belated Happy New Year to you!! Loving your new stencil, clever mix of design :D Gay x

  9. Wow stunning plaque. Loving the stencil. The red flowers look fab on your magnificent background and loving the sparkle on the flowers xx

  10. I always look forward to seeing your 15 minute makes, and you never disappoint! This is fabulous Mo, what a wonderful page and the amazing work you did with the pens...WOW! I just love it! until next time, big hugs :)

  11. Very cool about using your own stencil, Mo! Love your "timely" piece today, with all of that detail--even adding a border much later. Well done!

  12. This is stunning and that you did this within the 15minutes is amazing! Really must get my clock out on my desk and have a go at this challenge! Chrisx

  13. Your own stencil made - what a great idea! I love what you created here, Mo. Once again, what you achieve in so little time never ceases to amaze me! This is a beautifully put together piece. xxx

  14. Wow, gorgeous card, love the colours and yet again you are so quick! Ruth x

  15. WOW that background is stunning xx

  16. I have trouble believing this was created in less than 15 minutes, but you are known for your incredibly fast creativity.

    How awesome that you are using stencils made by and for you. Wonderful. Of course, when I saw the pan pastels, I got quite interested, because I'd love to learn how to use the few I own. However, I know it would take me a LOT longer than 15 minutes (grin).

  17. Yum, loving those rusty looking flowers against the fab layers of the background - this is another treat! So glad I have a bit of time to catch up...
    Alison xx

  18. Crikey I'd never get all that done in 15 minutes! It is gorgeous Mo!

    Lesley Xx