Monday, 10 November 2014

Speedy Christmas cards.

There is a new challenge blog called the Speed Craft Challenge where they are challenging us to make something in 15 minutes. I am not a fast crafter but  decided to give it a try.
You are allowed to have everything ready to go in my case it was a blank card, some Brusho powder a water spray and a  Stampers Anonymous set  and a sentiment stamp.

What I didn't account for was the time it took for the background to dry, so coming up to 10 minutes in, I resorted to getting out the heat tool to dry it.
Out with the Black Staz -on, placed the stamps and finished this in just under the allotted time.
Thanks for the challenge girls I enjoyed it. 

It also got me going with making some fast , fun, easy to post Christmas cards.

These cards  were left to dry out naturally, the images stamped on the base and again on spare card, they were fussy cut and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens .

Thank you for stopping by to take a look at what I made the comments you leave me are always appreciated.


  1. What lovely colors and designs for your holiday cards.

    Hugs Diane

  2. Your card is beautiful and thanks so much for joining us at The Speed Challenge. I love the colors and have never heard of Brusho powder. I really like the look it created for you and now I want to try it out myself. And of course the image is so pretty. We are so delighted you decided to join in our speed challenge and so happy you enjoyed the process and even went on to make some more Christmas cards.

    With smiles
    DT - The Speed Challenge

  3. Hi Yvonne! Your cards are simply gorgeous! I love the Brusho background and it's a brilliant way to create and interesting background for any card! Your Christmas cards are amazing and I'm sure they will be adored by their recipients! Amazing results in 15 minutes! Thank you so much for joining our challenge! Feel free to join again soon! I'd love to see more ;) Big hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

  4. A great idea for speedy cards and wow what a result! Nikki

  5. Gorgeous cards, love the designs and colours. Hugs, Valerie

  6. Ooh Yvonne loving the brusho great colour combos. The cards look excellent. Thanks for entering the challenge big hugs Debs xx

  7. Yvonne 15 mins well spent this is fabulous as are the others you made aswell. Thankyou for joining in with us at speed craft challenge, fun isn't it, and how fast does that time go.
    Amanda x

  8. Well, it certainly looks as if you have fun with those speedy cards, they all look fab, not just the first one!

  9. Wow,I'd love any of these to drop through my letterbox,they are wonderful! Getting some tips for my never ending Christmas card list too :)

    Thanks for joining us at the speed craft challenge
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  10. They look amazing and certainly would never have thought they were speedy makes.

  11. impressed with 10 mins to do a card, I'm such a slow crafter, great cards Yvonne

  12. Love the spontaneity of your brusho makes!

    I've resisted making a far!


  13. These are fantastic, Yvonne - love those inky effects. What a brilliant way to create your Christmas cards! I got some Brusho for half price in NY - can't wait to play!
    Alison xx

  14. I am impressed with your 15 min. card, I would struggle with that, I am so slow. I love the the Brusho backgrounds on your cards and the great stamps.
    Jean x

  15. Such lovely backgrounds, and awesome work getting one done in time! I would have a problem there!! :)

  16. Fabulous creations, love the colours and papers used...
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  17. Fantastic Yvonne. All terrific cards

    Love Chrissie x

  18. Amazing collection Yvonne! The effect you are getting with the Brushos is spectacular! I sure wish they sold that stuff up here in the north end! Great job in 15 minutes too! hugs :)

  19. Love these beautiful cards, Yvonne! The backgrounds and images are so fantastic. Hugs, Mar

  20. Wonderful Christmas cards. They all look great. Love the fresh green you have used.
    Thanks for showing Anneke.

  21. Loving your Christmas cards Yvonne, well done for getting such fantastic results with the Brushos. The images stamped in black over the top look fantastic, very lucky recipients!

    Thank you for joining in with the Speed Craft Challenge, times flies when you are having fun.

    Looking forward to seeing you next time on our next challenge.

    Mo:-) xxx

    DT - Speed Craft Challenge