Speed Crafters Challenge!

August 20, 2014 at 10:00 am 12 comments



Hi! I’m posting something different- I was chatting over on Twitter with a new blog friend (who’s very lovely and funny!) Ingrid about how long it takes to craft and we got onto talking about speed crafting. We decided to have a go ourselves- just for fun, & have a few friends join in too. It’s something that others might like to join in with so if you fancy it, do have a go and leave a link in your comments. If enough people want to join in, we might make it a regular thing!speed-crafters-badge

These are the guidelines (or rules, if you prefer!)

1. Craft for no more than 10 mins
2. Mention the time it took you to create your project in your post (you might be super-speedy and it might take you less time… and it would be interesting to know).
3. You can create ANY project whatsoever
4. You can get your supplies ready before you hit your timer

Here’s what I made for mine…


Can you guess the time?



I have several observations from the process.

1. Don’t mist your cardstock..it won’t dry & when you blitz it with a heat gun, the cardstock warps.

2. Don’t use 3D foam pads- I wasted a minute or so simply peeling the silly backings off!

3. DO get all the supplies ready & have a rough idea of where you’re going.

4. It’s FAB- it makes you make split second decisions rather than umm’ing and aah’ing like I usually do.

From here, if you fancy a gander at what the other girls did… here are their links..go visit Nikki next from A2A Addicted to Art

Donna from Artfully Challenged

Pamellia from My Little Craft Things

and Ingrid from Ingrid’s Crafts Corner








In the interests of honesty- I did cheat..slightly. The card warped so much that I did in fact mount it on another piece of card just for photography purposes but didn’t add anything to the design. Will you let me away with that one..just this once?!!

See you later, for an Add a Little Dazzle post this afternoon



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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pamellia  |  August 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Wow Keren, this is stunning! So far, I’m the only one who didn’t get my card finished! I will have to rethink my process for next time. It was still fun though!! Hugs 🙂


  • 2. Ingrid Kristina V  |  August 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hi Keren! What a gorgeous design! The snowflakes are stunning! I love the colour combination here! what a fantastic result in 10 ish minutes! You’re a super-crafter!! 🙂 Love it! Can’t wait for our next challenge!
    Ingrid xx


  • 3. massofhair  |  August 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This looks loads of fun! Great card & smiling as you managed to get some stitching in there too. Isn’t it great what you can achieve in 10 minutes. Might have a play myself, thanks for the post and the inspiration:-) xxx


  • 4. Clare Allen  |  August 20, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Oh no! I SO wish I could speed craft! It takes me so long to do even the simplest of cards. I’d get nothing done in 10 mins … and I’m not exaggerating! Clur x


  • 5. Donna  |  August 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful work Keren,it was so much fun,it’s amazing what you can do in 10 minutes but as you say it really depends on what medium you use….I steered away from all pastes!

    Donna xx


  • 6. Holly Saveur  |  August 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm



  • 7. Nikki Acton  |  August 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Stunning – I see what Ingrid means – you are a master of CAS – I adore this. Just starting some Christmas stuff myself – so thanks for inspiration too. Nikki xx


  • 8. froebelsternchen  |  August 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    love this gorgeous design! Amazing! Another masterpiece made in less than 10 minutes! You all are masterly speed of light crafters!


  • 9. Ros Crawford  |  August 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I adore this card!! Everything about it makes me swoon … Unfortunately I couldn’t even think about speed crafting … My brain is getting slower … It’s an age thing!


  • 10. Miriam Prantner  |  August 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    This is gorgeous, the fact you did it in just 10 minutes, HUGE! I want to be you someday!!!


  • 11. massofhairmassofhar  |  August 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Here is the link to my Speed Challenge 🙂


  • 12. Virginia Lu  |  August 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    It’s awesome that you, Ingrid and other UK crafters connected and joined forces! Your card looks AMAZING under 10 minutes!I look forward to participating in the near future!



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