Monday, 1 July 2013

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - Blog Hop

Well, have I got some super exciting news for you!!!
You have caught me here slap bang in the middle of a blog hop for The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - this hop is to let you meet the members of their design team, old and NEW!!!! And by new.... that includes Me - Mo!!! There are prizes to be won on this hop - rules at the bottom of the post!!!

So here goes - this is the mini bio I submitted when I was asked to join the team - you can see my photo over on the left hand side of the blog!

"I am Maureen, I’m 32 years old, I’ve been married to Daniel for 13 years and we have 4 children.
I trained as a nurse a few years ago but was pregnant when I qualified and while I took some time to have a couple of babies, hubby is off at uni training to be a Social Worker. In the meantime, I’ve rediscovered my love of crafting!
I have always drawn things, I did Art and Design at school and after getting married and having my son I discovered card making thanks to a friend and QVC!
That was 12 years ago! I didn’t do much while I studied from 2006-2009 and then having the babies I didn’t really do anything until about a year ago and now my addiction is greater than ever!
I’m widening my repertoire, developing new techniques, making things other than cards! I’ve recently joined some crafty groups on facebook, can be found on pinterest, and have my own blog. I’m on the Design Team for Tsunami Rose Designs and this has taken me out of my comfort zone – lots of vintage designs, distressing and lace and florals – all a bit different but pushing me to be better.
I also design for the new dark themed challenge blog PunkyouGirl and I’m loving working with digi stamps, developing my colouring skills and thinking outside the box!
I am really looking forward to working with the fabulous team at the Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog and cant wait to get started!
I’m into rock/metal, Eddie Izzard and crime dramas and I love to cook! I think that about sums me up but if there’s anything you want to know – just ask!"

I have been asked as a new member of the DT to showcase some of my work for you - you can see a lot of this on previous blog posts if you want a look but here's a just a taster of what I have been doing recently.
This is my first submission in a Dilly Beans challenge - and I came in first place! So excited and it was only a few weeks back on the blog!

This was my creation for the Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop earlier this month - I am loving wall hangings just now and have made quite a few in different styles recently.

One of my favourite artists is Suzanne Woolcott from Glasgow - she is the creator of the stunning Gorjuss Girls and I love being able to use the images on my creations - here's another wall hanging.

This is an ATC that I created last month for a swap that i'm involved in - I've used printable ephemera from Tsunami Rose Designs whose DT i'm also proud to be on.

Well, that's probably enough about me, you can find out more by reading back on my blog and having a nosy! Like I said, we're right in the middle of a blog hop, you should have come to me from Zoe and the next stop on the hop is Carol (Cass). If you have jumped in randomly here, why not pop over to the starting line at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog and meet the rest of the teams!

There are prizes to be won!!! Leave a comment on each of the blogs on the hop and then leave a message on this post to let us know you've done it and you'll be in with a chance to win prizes from our sponsors who are -

My Heart Pieces
Lacy Sunshine
Shelly's Images
 and Creative Bug

Thanks so much for joining me! Now hop on over to Carol (Cass)!
Mo xxx


  1. Just popping past to say Hi

    Lovely to "meet" you, I love your cards that you have shown, I would not know where to start but you have showcased them lovely.

    Thanks for sharing
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly - Team A @ TCCCB

  2. That is great news Maureen! Looking forward to more fabulous creations! Well done!

  3. Congrats hun and love the card xxx

  4. Gorgeous cards Maureen. Looking forward to working with you at TCCCB.

  5. As I have said before, you are one talented lady Mo xx

  6. Beautiful work hun. Hugs Tina xx

  7. Thanks for sharing looking forward to working with you all x

  8. Gorgeous cards, lovely to be working with you on team B

    Hugz Alex x

  9. Love your projects Maureen. I'm looking forward to working with you.

  10. Fab cards Mo. Love your work! Ax

  11. Wonderful examples of you design aesthetic! I look forward to working with you on Team B! Welcome!