Wednesday 11 April 2018's been a while

Hi! Just wondering if there's anybody there?
Been a long time since I blogged... almost forgot how! hahaha

So the lovely ladies at Crafting by Designs have invited me back onto their team and I was delighted to say yes. Of course my mojo took a dive and disappeared the same day! But, hey, I'm here.

The next challenge starts today and the theme is 'Elegant Ladies', our sponsor for this week is Sheepski Designs.

I have not picked up a colouring tool in some time so went with a kit from Lelli-bot Crafts for my card this week. She is curvy and sexily elegant. This is a 7x7" card blank.
I am glad to be back. Hopefully the first post of many to come.
Maureen x

Thursday 6 April 2017

Craftwork Cards Julie Loves Hearts and Flowers

So, my mum died towards the end of February and I've not been feeling very crafty since then. However, I happened to see the latest kit from Craftwork Cards line of 'Julie Loves' called 'Hearts and Flowers'. Julie Hickey is a crafty inspiration of mine and her samples along with those of the CWC design team just yelled out to me! I had to have this kit. And thank you to C&C for Flexi-Pay meaning I could add the matching stamps to my order too!!!
So, the kit arrived and I literally got stuck in. Over around 3 days this week - I'm on holiday from work and was surrounded by sick kids - with plenty time to play... I have used almost the entire kit! I have only a few sentiment papers left, half the candi, some frames and a couple of scrap papers.
The end result is 30 unique, individual cards. All card blanks are from CWC - either from the Julie Loves kit or from previous kits including handbags and fancy gatefolds... I even had a go with a twister card too!
Everything I have used on the cards has been from Craftwork Cards with the exception of - Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray, Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Dusty Concord and Peacock Feather Distress Ink Pads. I have also used Liquid Pearls in both Peacock and Majestic Purple and Stickles in Crystal and Purple.
The large foiled die cut flowers are a favourite of mine from a few years back and I've used the last of my stash on these cards!
The 'tickets' were something that came with a few kits a couple of years back - I loved putting them with flowers as 'leaves' and so I bought a 'ticket die' from Die-namics to continue that look with subsequent CWC kits.
I shall stop chatting now and leave you with the remaining selection! Enjoy.

And this final pair of cards I used the paper strips from cutting down my sheets, some ink sprays and the last of the flowers to make my last 2 cards!
Thanks for looking!
Maureen x

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Polkadots at Crafting By Designs

It's Wednesday! So, time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs and this week we've gone a bit dotty!!
The theme is PolkaDots and our fabulous sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.
I've used the fabulous Beautiful Fairy image and coloured her with my faithful Promarkers. I've added dots of colour around the image and aqua marine under her legs. The striped paper is old Gorjuss paper and the sentiment is from a K&Co 'To Go' box. The teal mat has been embossed using the Sizzix Swiss Dots embossing folder and some Dusty Concord distress ink brushed over to emphasis the 'polka dots'! The butterfly die is from a Chinese manufacturer on eBay. I have added glossy accents and iridescent Glamour Dust for sparkle to her ball and wings. 
Thanks for looking!
Maureen xxx

Saturday 4 February 2017


Yup.... this is a very glittery post.
Turn back now if you don't like glitter... WAIT! Everyone likes glitter!!! Stay here and enjoy!

I have had the best time playing with Glitter pastes and Stencils from Glitzcraft! This is a uk based company and here's what their website says about them - 

Family run, we design and manufacture 95% of our own products in the UK, the business has been operational for 18 years, originally located in the United States of America, we set up operations in the UK in 2010.
Our official Company name is Laser Cut Designs Ltd but we trade in the UK as Glitzcraft Ltd, 
we use high speed Laser Cutting Machines to create the Stencils and Embellishments.
The spectacular Glitter and Satin Paste is also a Glitzcraft formulation and is unique in the industry as it can be applied to a mutitude of different surfaces, dries in minutes and is water resistant when fully dry, so can be used on Fabrics and Glass as well as Papercraft materials, plastics and wood.

Here are a few things I've been doing! 
 This might be my favourite far! I used three different pastes on this stencil - Lilac, Lavender and Purple - Leona knows me well, she put two tubs of purple in my kit!
 I have turned this one into a card using papers and embellishments from Craftwork Cards Velvet Plum collection.
This next one is a floral... and you all likely know I'm not a florally person! But I love this stencil. Here I've used the Pink, Dusty Pink and Fuschia to create a colour gradient. I also added Picked Raspberry Distress Ink around the edges.
Again I've used the Velvet Plum collection to create a birthday card for a friend.
I hope you'll pop over and check out the Glitzcraft website and follow them on Facebook too! 
Thanks for looking
Mo xxx


Wednesday 1 February 2017

February Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs

Hi! Happy new month! Well, time sure does fly by when you're having fun and I hope you all have had a great start to the year. Today sees the start of our February Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs and I hope you will join us.
Our sponsor for this is Melonheadz and I've used some of their Halloween black and white images to create a card.
I have used my promarkers to colour in the owl and the eye balls, adding some Glossy Accents to the eyes and sprinkly on some iridescent Glamour Dust for sparkle. The papers are from Jillybean Soup 'Owloween Stew' paper pad and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Pink and Girlie at Crafting by Designs

Good morning! Another new challenge at Crafting by Designs and this is one I thought I might struggle with... Pink and Girlie!!! hahaha Anyway, I've given it my best shot and hope you will play along too.
Our sponsor for this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs and I've used their 'Flopsy in the Rain' image for my project today.
I have coloured the image using Promarkers and added glitter with a Crystal Glitter glue from Trimcraft. My papers, flower and pink sentiment are from the Craftwork Cards Floral Boutique kit, the darker pink is also CWC. The cream sentiment is from a K&Co 'To Go' box. So, I think I have fulfilled the 'Pink and Girlie' with this one!!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Anything That Shines at Crafting By Designs

Morning! Time for a new challenge this week at Crafting By Designs. This week we want to see something shiny - and apologies for the glare in my photo - that would be the shiny metallic card!
Our sponsor this week is the amazing Sami Stamps and I've loved playing with this image 'Witch Girl'. Create with TLC.
I have coloured her with Promarkers and black pencil. I've also added some 'Crystal' Glitter Effects glue from Trimcraft. The background paper is Martha Stewart, the Metallic card is Trimcraft and the glittery embellies are from my stash. I've also added a sentiment from
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx