Friday, 29 May 2015

Oddball Art Co Midway Reminder - Add a Butterfly/Dragonfly

It's midway reminder time at Oddball Art Co! The theme for the current challenge is 'Add a Butterfly or Dragonfly' and I have again used Butterflies.
I have used image #67 and coloured her with promarkers and mounted onto black card. My sentiment is from Create with TLC and I have added butterflies cut using my Cameo. My background paper was made using Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord DI. The stamps are from Lelli-bot Crafts.
Here are the links you need

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I will enter this in the following challenges -
Corrosive Challenge - #225 AG
Creative moments - #69 AG
Through the Craftroom Door - AG
Pile it on - #71 Focus on Colouring
Create and Inspire - #22 AG
Scribble and Scrap - #45 AG

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Left of Center Challenge #80 Upcycle

Good morning! It's time for a new challenge at Left of Center and this week it's all abut Recycling and Upcycling! We would love to see you change something old and make it new. Or indeed, the option to go LOC is always there! And that's what I've done.
Oddball Art Co is our sponsor this week and I've coloured image #168 with Promarkers, adding glossy accents to the eyes. My DP is from the DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack and the glittery spider is Jolee's Boutique.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Thursday, 28 May 2015

SLS Lines Inspiration Post

It's my turn over on the SLS Lines blog today for my monthly inspiration project. I have used the fabulous Goth Marie Antoinette image and coloured her with promarkers.
My DP is from DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack. I have added a xcut punched border, Spellbinders Floral Oval die cut and a sentiment cut using my Cameo. The orange dots are Candi from Craftwork Cards.
Here are the links you need!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Groovy Hipster for SLS Lines

I have used the Groovy Hipster image from SLS Lines on this next card. He's one of the May new release images and I am so very late in posting him here.
I have coloured him with promarkers and used the Craftwork Cards 'Suits You' paper pack, sentiment and die cut tickets with matching candi of course.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps and More - #146 AG
The Crafter's Cafe - #118 For the Boys
Double Click Skittles - Father's Day/Men
Inspiration Destination - #35 AG
Mod Squad Challenge - Masculine
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #229 AG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - AG
Stampavie and More - Boys

Here are the links you need!
thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Christmas in May at Crafting By Designs

Good afternoon! I am so late in posting this! Today is the start of our Get Ready for Christmas challenge week for May over at Crafting By Designs. We are sponsored by one of my current favourites - SLS Lines and I've used the Dancing Elf for my card.
I've coloured her with Promarkers. My DP, sentiment and die cuts are all from Craftwork Cards Mistletoe paper kit.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - #25 AG
The Glory Of Christmas - #59 Birds or AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #230 Die Cuts

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 22 May 2015

Black & White plus One Colour at LOC

Black and White plus One Colour is the theme at Left of Center this week and of course, you know what colour I went with!!! Purple! Our fabulous sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and I've used the 'Amelia' image coloured with Promarkers.
My DP is from the Bo Bunny 'Enchanted Collection'. The sentiment is Craftwork Cards and the ribbon from my stash.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Create & Inspire - #22 AG
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - #112 AG
Art by MiRan - #32 AG
Creative Corner Challenges - AG
Simply Papercraft Challenges - AG
Sister Act Card Challenges - AG
Stempelsonnen - #141 AG

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Smeared and Smudged May Member Blog Hop

I was getting back on track, getting organised, was ahead with my work so I thought, hey, why not sign up for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop, ATC swap and Fatpage swap for May... So I did. And I didn't write it in my to do list. Therefore, I've combined the whole lot into one post for the Blog Hop - my swappees don't know who they are so it will still be a surprise when they arrive! I hope!
The Blog hop theme is Anything Goes so my projects work, which is great! The theme for the Fatpage Swap is 'Horror' and at the moment I am watching Grimm - binge watching on Netflix is my favourite thing!! This image on the front of my Fatpage is from Smeared Ink and i've used Distress Inks and blending tool to colour her. I've gone with a watery background - the Sheena Douglas swirls reminding me of seaweed and the pebbles on the floor of the ocean are Inkylicious stamps. The sentiment is from HOTP. This iamge reminds me of the 'La Llarona' episode of Grimm where the woman with long flowing hair steals children and eventually drowns herself!
The reverse side of my page is 'Walking Dead' inspired!! The image is Smeared Ink with the Barbed wire stamp from Visible Image reminding me of the prison yard in the show! She's a bit cuter than TWD zombies, but hey ho. The sentiment is also VI and I've used a Webster's Pages DP for background. The embossing is a Tim Holtz folder with DI blended onto it.
The theme for the ATC swap was Halloween and I signed up for two. I've used 'Crafty Stamps' images and the sentiments and banner are from My Mind's Eye. Again the background is Distress Inks. I've finished with Diamond Black stickles on the web and spider body.

Here is the blog roll for the hop, please start back with Black Dragon or if you're following the roll, your next stop is Jane

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Just a Sentiment with Crafting By Designs

Good morning! Time for a new challenge at Crafting By Designs and this week we want to see the Sentiment as the main focus for your project.
I have used this one from Inky Impressions, our sponsor this week, and gone with a center stepper card. My papers are from the Craftwork Cards 'Velvet Plum' collection and the card blank is also Craftwork Cards.. I have die cut flowers from the papers and some others using my Cameo and added candi to the centers. The black dots are liquid pearls to finish.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Extra Inspiration for SLS Lines

I am loving the images over in the SLS Lines Etsy shop and I had to do something with this scary Skull!
I have printed him, covered the teeth with Glossy Accents to give those pearly whites a bright shine. The skull I've used some Tim Holtz Distress Inks on foam applicators to colour him. The 'firey' parts, I've used my Burnt Orange Promarker.
The DP is from my current favourite DCWV Eek-A-Boo Stack and the 'What do you fear?' sentiment is from Create with TLC.
Here are the links you need!
 Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2015

A Real Witch Needs her Ghoulfriends!

I've been having a crafty weekend and have more to share tomorrow but for today, here is an Oddball Art Co witchy image. This is image #79 and I've coloured with Promarkers and some Dusty Concord DI on the background.
My DP is from DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack and my sentiment is from Create with TLC and I have used the current sketch from Aud Sentiments for the layout.

I will enter this in the following challenges - 
Here are the links you need
Oddball Art Co on Facebook
10% Discount code for my followers - DTMAUREEN10
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Butterflies and Dragonflies at Oddball Art Co!

Hi folks! A few posts from me today. This one is for the brand new challenge starting at Oddball Art Stamps today. The theme is 'Add a butterfly or Dragonfly'. I have used the #70 image and coloured her with Promarkers.
My DP and matching sentiment are from Craftwork Cards and the die cut butterfly is Cheery Lynn. I have added some small Lelli-bot butterfly stamps in Dusty Concord DI to finish.
My layout is a take on the current Stella Says Sketch Challenge.
I will enter my card in the following challenges -
Stella Says Sketch - #309
Crafting for the Craic - May Wings
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings
Quick Quotes - #51 Butterfly
Sweet Stamps - #221 Things With Wings
Dream Valley Challenges - #106 Things with Wings
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Things With Wings
Here are the links you need
Oddball Art Co on Facebook
10% Discount code for my followers - DTMAUREEN10
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Distress It! with Left of Center

Bugaboo Stamps are this week's awesome sponsor at Left of Center! The theme is 'Distress It' so we want to see you using distressing techniques on your projects. Of course, we always love your Left of Center projects and that's why I've gone with for mine!
I have used the Skelekinz Devil Boy and coloured him with promarkers. I've added a dotty background to match the firey colours.The DP is from Bo Bunny 'Fright Delight' and the senti and bat are from my Halloween stash. The skull border and zombie hands were cut using Silhouette store files on my Cameo. to finish, I've added Glossy Accents to his eye and horns.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

New Challenge 'Book It' at The East Wind

Good morning! This is the first of three posts from me today - join me later for more! First up we have a brand new challenge starting at The East Wind and the theme this fortnight is 'Book It'. Now you can interpret this as you like, maybe a character from a book in your project or a book page altered project - as long as you include a hand coloured image.
I have used the 'Mary Poppins' image, an older one from The East Wind store and coloured her with promarkers. My background paper is Vellum which I tried experimenting with some acrylic paints and a faux gelli plate. I've then over stamped in Black Archival with the Visible Image 'Bronte Border' stamp. The card blank, flowers and sentiment are from Craftwork Cards.
I will enter this in the following challenges -.
Art Impressions - #159 Lovely Ladies
7 Kids College Fund - #125 AG + Vellum
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - #116 Feminine
I Love Promarkers - #269 Flowers
Inspiration Destination - #33 AG
Here are the links you need -
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Flowers at Crafting by Designs

Our brand new challenge this week is 'Flowers' at Crafting by Designs and one of our sponsors this week is Sweet Pea Stamps. I have had the pleasure of playing with Maigan Lynn's Rockabilly Rose from the Sweet Pea Stamps website.
I have coloured her with Promarkers and fussy cut her. My red DP is from my stash, the other DP, sentiment and die cut flowers are all from Craftwork Cards.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Create and Inspire - #21 AG 
Crafting From The Heart Challenge - #59 AG 
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #261 AG
Sister Act Card Challenge - #105 AG
I love Promarkers - #269 Flowers 
Sweet Stampin - Spring Flowers
Come and Get It - Flowers
City Crafter Challenge - #261 Focus on Flowers

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

New Stash Experimenting!

Hi! Happy Tuesday afternoon to you all. I was at the Sincerely Yours Papercraft show in Glasgow at the Weekend and it was fabulous!I spent waaaayyy too much! And... Lelli-bot Crafts had their very first stamp sets on the telly on Friday so I had to have them too. Here are some of the goodies I picked up!
So, as a result I have spent the last couple of days playing and getting messy! And here are the results!
Firstly a big hello to McOyster Paper Crafts at Poles Apart in Cupar for bringing a selection of fabulous stamps to the show - I bought the Grunge Flourish and Vision Inkognito Visible Image stamps and love them. The Stamp Hut also had some fabulous products including the white pigment ink pad, brayer and a bottle of Goosebumps - please check out Google/YouTube for fabulous ways to use this!!
I started with spraying a load of things with the Goosebumps and letting it dry. This first card I sprayed through the Dutch Doobadoo Stars Stencil, let it dry, then inked my card base - Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry. The card was edged with the Visible Image mini grunge flourish from Craft Stamper and then the dotty side of the stamp used on the die cut panel for the center of the card. The sentiment is also VI.
I also sprayed some Goosebumps on a sheet of paper from Lelli-bot's 6x6 Gothic Lace kit. When dry I inked it with Peacock Feathers and then heat embossed in black the corner stamp from the kit on two corners. I stamped and embossed in white onto black card with the floral skull and hand from their stamp set and used Labels One Spellbinders for die cutting. The Sentiment is from the Gothic Grunge Lelli-bot kit and I've added some gems to finish.
I then spent a few hours playing with some inks and tags and here are a couple of random stamped bits!
This one went through a Tim Holtz embossing folder too!
Well, thanks for looking!
Hope you have a crafty week!
Mo xxx

Challenge #9 'Fantasy' at SLS Lines

Welcome to a brand new challenge at SLS Lines starting today. The theme for this month is 'Fantasy' and we'd love for you to play along. You don't have to use an SLS Lines image to join in but you could win some if you are chosen as our winner!
I have used the 'Zombie Lady Portrait' for my card, colouring her with Promarkers and adding Glossy Accents for her eyes. I've added black DI to the background as the white was very bright. My DP is from the DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack and my sentiment was made on a label maker. I hvae added a graveyard border cut on the Cameo, some drippy goo MS punch along the top and a Tim Holtz Raven die.
I will enter this card in the following challenges -

Here are the links you need!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx