Monday, 29 June 2015

Summer Fun Reminder at Oddball Art Co Challenge Blog

It's almost the end of June, can you believe it!!? Time for a quick reminder about the current Oddball Art Co challenge! The theme is Summer Fun and I've used image #177 and coloured her with promarkers.
My papers are form Echo Park's Happy Campers 6x6 pad and my sentiment is from Create with TLC. I've finished by cutting some 'sunbeams' from the yellow paper and adding card candi.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Use Your Stuff - #200 AG
Crafting from the Heart - #66 AG
Craft Your Passion - #268 AG
Create and Inspire - #24 AG
Crafty Card Makers - #141 Sentiment
Not Just Cards - #21 AG
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: Summer
Stamp and Create - June Summer Fun 

Here are the links you need
Oddball Art Co on Facebook
10% Discount code for my followers - DTMAUREEN10
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx 

Friday, 26 June 2015

Christmas in June at Crafting by Designs

Well, I'm late again! The new challenge is live at Crafting by Designs and this is our Christmas in June week so dig out those Christmassy Crafty bits and join us!
I have used the 'Christmas Fairy' image and coloured her with Promarkers. I have used papers from Craftwork Cards and a sketch from Sketchtanten to create my card. I've finished with matching embellishments, candi and liquid pearls.
I will enter in the following challenges -
CHNC challenge Extra - June
CH Patterned Paper Challenge - June
Natalie and Amy's - #33 Christmas
Art by MiRan - #35 AG
Simply Papercraft - #7 AG
Paper Creators Crafts - #39 AG
Sketchtanten - #10

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Ink It Up at Left of Center

This week at Left of Center we want you to get messy! Get your inks/dyes/paints out and Ink It Up! Interpret this anyway you please and have fun doing it. Go mainstream or get your dark side on!
Our sponsor this week is SLS Lines and I've gone LOC for my project today. I have coloured a Day of Dead type lady with Promarkers adding Glossy Accents to her eyes and Star Dust Stickles to her flowers. My DP are from DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack and I've added black lace from my stash. The Floral Oval is a Spellbinders die and the 'Trick or Treat' was cut using the Cameo. I've finished with some matching purple Candi.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

2 ATCs and a Fatpage

Earlier this month I signed up for a Fatpage and ATC swap on the Smeared and Smudged Facebook group and decided to use my Lelli-bot Crafts stash to create my swaps. The theme for the ATC is Steampunk and for the Fatpage - Leather and Lace. They both have ended up with a similar Steampunky look and I've used papers and stamps from the Lelli-bot Crafts Steampunk range.
For my ATC Background and panel on the front of the Fatpage, I covered some card with Silver plummers tape. I ran the card through my Cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz Alterations cogs and gears embossing folder.  I then added Ranger Alcohol inks in Meadow, Stream and Eggplant to the embossed panels. To distress it slightly I've then rubbed black ink direct from the ink pad.
For the embellishing of my ATC's I've stamped some of the Lelli-bot Steampunk stamps and coloured them using Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord and a blending tool, then fussy cut them.
 I finished the ATCs by adding brads and then using Gilding Flakes around the edges.
I have fussy cut more stamping for the front of my fatpage and added some HOTP words. The right edge has lace and teal beading. My Fatpage and one ATC are going to the same person so I attached the panel on 3 sides with 2 layers of 3D foam, this allows the ATC to slot in to the right side of the panel.
For the reverse side of the fat page, I stamped the Steampunk dress onto white card and twice onto one of the Lelli-Bot Steampunk papers. I've coloured the manequin with Peacock Feathers and Walnut Stain DI. The dress was fussy cut and layered.
I've added more lace and beading on this side too. For the panel, I've used a sheet of the Lelli-bot paper and used more of their stamps and gilding flakes for the background. When I send this to the recipient, I will add mine and the swap info to the top right corner.
I would like to enter my projects in the following challenges -
Lelli-bot Crafts - #1 AG June
Allsorts Challenge - #316 Use a Stamp
Open-Minded Crafting - #39 Vintage (Hoping Steampunk counts!)
Simply Create Too - #88 Old/Vintage (hoping Steampunk counts!)
Not Just Cards - #21 AG
Crafting with an Attitude - #4 AG

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Saturday, 20 June 2015

SLS Lines Challenge #10 - Die Cuts or Punches

Good morning! Challenge #10 is well under way at SLS Lines and our theme this month is 'Use Die Cuts or Punches'. I have used the SLS Lines Mad Hatter image and coloured him with Promarkers.
My layout is taken from the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge. I've used the 'Floral Oval' Spellbinders die, a Sue Wilson flower die and an X-Cut Petal Posey die. My papers are from Graphic 45 and Craftwork Cards and I've finished with teal candi.
I will enter in the following challenges -
CraftyCatz - #284 Different Coloured Hair
Polkadoodles - Frame it!
Simply Papercraft - #7 AG
Sister Act Challenge - #111 AG
Stempelsonne - #143 AG
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch #58

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

Thursday, 18 June 2015

New Digi Artist - ShadowClocksy

Oh Wow! You have to have a look at these awesome images from Jesse Scobee. She is the artist behind ShadowClocksy digi stamps and I just love them! Edgy and cool with some cute chibi styles too. If you have a look and 'like' her Facebook page you might even find a 'freebie'! Tell her Mo sent you!
I have coloured the super cute 'Blair the Witch' digi with my trusty Promarkers and found a fab sketch over at Sketchtanten to create my card. My papers are from DCWV Eek-a-Boo 12x12" paper pad. The web corner is a Cheery Lyn die and my sparkly spider in lieu of a ribbon is from K&Co (i think!). Of course, I had to finish with some candi!
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Die Sketchtanten - Sketch #10

Crafting with an Attitude - #4 AG
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - #114 AG
Sassy Studio Designs - DTBST #286
Crafter's Cafe - #121 At the Movies (excited for the remake of Hocus Pocus!!!)
Fab 'n' Funky - #264 Gorgeous Girls
Inspiration Destination - #38 AG
Penny's Paper Crafty - #232 AG

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Summer Challenge and Blog Hop with Crafting by Designs

New Challenge and Blog hop time at Crafting By Designs!

We have THREE great sponsors for this blog hop
challenge, and two will be given to random winners.
To be eligible for our third prize, you must do the following:
  • enter a project for this challenge AND
  • visit ALL the blogs in the line-up below AND
  • leave a comment at each of the blogs AND
  • leave a comment with over on the challenge page with your email address

 I have used the 'Aurora Daisy' image from The East Wind and coloured her with Promarkers.
I have used papers from First Edition and a sentiment from Create with TLC. My tickets were made with my new Die-namics ticket strip die and cut and shaped like tabs. I finished with some Card Candi.
Here's the line-up:
Crafting by Designs:

Don't forget to leave a comment at all the
blogs to be eligible for a chance to win the prize
from our third sponsor.

This blog hop will be open until
June 23.  We can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Summer Fun at Oddball Art Co

Our new challenge starting today at Oddball Art Co is 'Summer Fun' and I've used image #73 for my card. I've coloured her with promarkers and added Star Dust Stickles to the wings on both the girl and the dragonfly.
I have used papers from Craftwork Cards Scrumptious kit and a sentiment from Create with TLC. My flowers were made from the same papers using a Die'sire quilled flower die from a recent magazine freebie, the tickets under the center panel are the Die-namics Ticket strip.
I will enter my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Time Challenge - Girls, Girls, Girls
Die Cut Divas - June Bug (Dragonfly)
Lady Bug Crafts - Use your Dies
Paper Creators Crafts - June AG
Sisters of Craft - June AG
Crafting Musketeers - #26 Shades of Summer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June AG

Here are the links you need
Oddball Art Co on Facebook
10% Discount code for my followers - DTMAUREEN10
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx 

Friday, 12 June 2015

One For the Boys at Left of Center

Well, last week at LOC we had one 'For the Girls' so this week it's the boys turn! Think of the guys in your life and create something for one of them. Mainstream or LOC it's up to you!
Our Sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis and I've used the 'Freddie Fullmoon' image for my card. My DP and the 'Little Spooks' sentiment are from the DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack. The film strips and gate die cuts where made on my Cameo.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Lelli-Bot Crafts Steampunk Card

I LOVE the new Lelli-bot Steampunk kit! I recently bought the 6x6" topper and paper kit and the stamp set. Today I made my first card with the kit. I couldn't bring myself to cut the paper for a smaller card so went with an 8x8" Scalloped card.

I've used silver holographic card and purple pearlescent paper for matting and layering. I added the topper and sentiment and when I came back to my table, the corners were in place - my daughter thought they looked good there - so I attached them with 3D foam.
Hopefully I'll get the stamps out in the next few days too!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sketch Challenge at Crafting By Designs

Good morning! Time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs and this week we have a sketch for you to try. We have a couple of sponsors so you could also win a prize by joining in.
I haven't used any sponsor images this week but have used the sketch on two very different cards.
This first uses papers, sentiment and die cut bow from Craftwork Cards Velvet Plum Collection. I have used the sketch as it is, adding the bow where the 'flower' is shown.
For this next card, my papers are from DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack. I have turned the sketch on it's side, added a black banner and punched a circle emellishment from the 12x12 paper stack for the 'flower' part on the sketch.
I hope you will give it a go and join us this week!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 5 June 2015

For the Girls at LOC

Good morning! This week's challenge at Left of Center is sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps and is one 'For the Girls' so think of the girls/ladies in your life and make something for one of them! Doesn't have to be a card and you can always go LOC if you don't like girlie!
I have used Steampunk Emily and coloured her with Promarkers and black pencil. The sentiment comes with this image. My papers are from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and I've used some Tim Holtz cogs. I've finished with Glossy Accents on her eyes and all watch faces and 'Peacock' Liquid Pearls.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Simply Papercraft - #6 AG
Sister Act Challenge - #109 AG
Stempelsonne - #142 AG 
Alphabet Challenge Blog - H for Hats
Art by MiRan - #33 AG
Aud Sentiments - #133 Bingo (Diagonal line, Die Cut, Digi Stamp, Markers)
Crafting with an Attitude - #4 AG

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Skull Appreciation Day Bloghop 2015

 Good morning Hoppers! If you are following the Blog Hop, you will have come to me from Harp's blog and you will be hopping off to Greece with Ike next. But first, here's what I've done for the hop today. 
I got myself a set of very funky MDF skulls from the MDF Man at the SECC earlier this year and they have been sitting on a shelf awaiting a purpose.... I just knew that today would be that purpose. The skulls were a set of 7 and I have used 3 for today's post. 
This first skull, the largest of the three, has been painted using a selection of Do Crafts Acrylic Paints and a brayer. Once the paint had dried I used some Dusty Concord Distress Ink and blending tool, applying the ink in random places through sequin waste and a Dutch Doobadoo Spiderweb stencil. I've then painted the raw edges with the black acrylic. I have stamped the edges of this skull using the Mini Grunge Flourish from Visible Image and the sentiment is from a magazine freebie by Sheena Douglas.
This next skull is slightly smaller. I used the paint that was on the brayer from the first skull to coat this one - it's ended up a dark maroony reddy colour! After this dried, I added white and black acrylic paint using bottle tops and the edge of a scrap peice of card. The raw edges were painted black. The edges were then stamped with the dotty side of the Visible Image Mini Grunge Flourish.
This skull is smaller again and I'm not happy with the outcome but will share it anyway and likely you will see it in a better project sometime later! I painted this white and sprayed some Crushed Grape Dylusions through the Dutch Doobadoo web stencil from earlier. I then decided I would try to make my own sugar skull!! I hand drew on a pattern with pencil and set about painting it with the Do Crafts Acrylics. I think it's the thick black lines around some parts I don't like.
Well, here they are altogether and I think the larger two will go on the wall. Once I change up the smaller one and the rest of the set I'll share the whole lot! 
I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! 
Have a great day!
Mo xxx

Blog Hop
Black Dragon
Tit Belsoeur
Dream In Darkness
Leigh S-B
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
Susan R.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Anything Goes for June at Crafting by Designs

Good morning! I really do hope the weather brightens up a bit today - 2nd of June yesterday and I had my wooly hat on to do the school run it was so cold! Anyway, here's something to brighten today - a brand new, Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs. We have a couple of fab sponsors for our month long challenge and I have used an image from Robyn's Fetish - a company that are new to me.
This is Scary Pumpkin and I have coloured it with Promarkers and fussy cut him, mounting it on black card. My DP is from DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack. I've added purple candi and embellishments from my stash.

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Challenge #1 at Lelli-Bot Crafts Challenge Blog

Well, I am so excited, I got my brand new Lelli-bot Crafts Steampunk Stamps and matching mini-kit and have been admiring and so busy stroking the gorgeous papers that I haven't played with them yet!
However, the very lovely Lisa Tyrell on their DT, has just posted on the Facebook Group and I thought I'd make her day by being the first entry on the challenge! I made this yesterday and was going to wait a few days, but here goes!
This is a card made using the Gothic Grunge 8x8 paper and topper kit. I have made an easel card and hand cut the circular embellishments. The tickets were die cut using DieNamics Ticket Strip die from one of the papers. I've coloured the whole thing with Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress inks. To finish, there are birds from the Gothic Lace Stamp Kit in each corner of the inside.

I will enter this in the following challenges -
Lelli-Bot Crafts - Challenge #1 AG

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Monday, 1 June 2015

Challenge #32 Dots and Stripes at The East Wind

Our new challenge this fortnight at The East Wind is 'Dots and Stripes' and if you are signed up to the newsletter you will get a fabulous freebie in your mail box this morning.
I have used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord to colour my image and added some Promarkers to the eye. The background on my card was made by adding white Ranger Pigment Ink through sequin waste with a sponge onto the card blank. I've used the same sequin waste and the Distress inks to give some texture to the face and finished using the dotty side of the Visible Image mini Grunge Flourish around the edge of the image.
 I will enter this in the following challenges - 
Craft your Passion - #264 AG
Crafting from the Heart - #62 AG
Create and Inspire - #22 AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #90 AG
Simply Papercraft - #5 AG
Art by MiRan - #33AG
Challenge up your Life - #16 Digi Stamps
hiding in my Craftroom - #201 Freestyle
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - June AG
Smudgy Antics - June AG + colour twist (Teal + Purple)
Here are the links you need -
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx