Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Challenge #9 at A Step in the Dark - Anything Goes/Steampunk

I am loving being on the team at A Step in the Dark! Fabulous teamies, fabulous sponsors and fabulous images and a chance to get my dark side on more often. Today is no exception and this fortnight we have 3 sponsors for you... so I have three projects to show you!!
First up is the first time I have worked with the Oddball Art Co. and hopefully not the last time - the images are just the perfect mix of cute and creepy. I have used the Fairy Bat Girl Image No 69 and coloured her in promarkers. I have used a background paper from an old set by Hot Off the Press and finished the card with some diecuts and a sentiment sticker from Pebbles inc.
I will enter this card in the following challenges - 
Oddball Art Co Challenge - Non-Traditional Hair Colours
Little Red Wagon - Girl Power 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
My next creation uses Jarrod by Rick St Dennis - this is a Steampunk image and that's the optional twist at this new challenge. Again my trusty Promarkers have been used with some Vintage Photo DI to age the background of the image. I have used Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells papers with dies from Tim Holtz and Joy Crafts.
I will enter this card in the following challenges:
7Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Finally, The Stamping Chef are also sponsoring us this week and I have used a new image called Bungle Bunny. My paper is Authentique (I think!) and I've added Black Soot DI to the image and some die cuts to finish.

I will enter this Stamping Chef card at the following challenges:
The Stamping Chef - #44 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - #174 Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights - #30 Anything Goes 
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Dog Days of Summer at Crafting By Designs

Morning folks, here's hoping its still sunny wherever you are and you're enjoying the end of the summer. The kids are back to school here and I'm enjoying a few hours with the youngest every morning before he starts nursery in October. Today we have a new challenge at Crafting by Designs - 'Dog Days of Summer' - and the sponsor is one of my favourites, Smeared Ink.
I have coloured the Calaveras Sugar Skull 3 with Promarkers and kept it very colourful instead of my usual Smeared Ink dark halloweeny themed cards! The papers and flowers are from Craftwork Cards and the sentiment is from Ginger's House.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Love to Create in Plaid!

Today I have my last project for Love to Create Challenge Blog. I will be sorry to leave this team, the ladies are fabulous and so much talent involved. I wish the team the very best for the future and I will be by now and then to enter the challenges myself now!! 

Ok, I am Scottish, we love our Tartan and this week that's what we want to see at Love to Create! Get your plaid papers out and create something for our challenge. I have used the 'Ambrose Dunderton' image from Dr Digi's House of Stamps and coloured him with promarkers for this card. I gave him tartan slippers and then couldn't find my matching tartan paper! Anyway, I have used papers from the Fancy Pants Designs 'Little Sport' paper pad and layered them up on a scalloped card blank. I have kept this plain but will add a sentiment once I have a recipient.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #17 Last Days of Summer

Time for my inspiration card for our current challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Challenge Fun. We have four fabulous sponsors for this one - Flat Friends, KennyK, MilkCoffee and The Paper Shelter.

I have used the image 'Three Scoops' from Flat Friends and made a peachy summery card for the midway post. I have used papers from First Edition and white pearlescent paper for layering. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 22 August 2014

Left of Center Challenge #42 Faux/Real Stitching

Time for a new challenge at Left of Center and our amazing sponsor for this week is The Stamping Chef. The theme this time is Stitching - Real or Faux - and of course you have the LOC Option too!
I have had the joy of playing with the image 'Zombiefied' and coloured her with my trusty Promarkers. The paper is from An Eerie Tale by Graphic 45 and the dies are Spellbinders. The sentiment on the card was a recent freebie at Create With TLC. I have then added faux stitching with a fine black pen.
I will enter this card in the following challenges:
The Stamping Chef - #43 Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes in August
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes August
Live and Love Crafts Challenge Blog - Stitching Real or Faux
Reves 2 Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

SLSLInes Challenge Blog and DT Call

We have found a FABulous new sponsor over at Left of Center and are sooo excited to work with these fantastic images, they are just right up my street - alternative, gothy, halloweeny, day of the dead, and more! Sal the owner of the SLSLines Etsy Shop is starting a Challenge Blog for the store and I cannot wait for the first challenge, but before that - they need a Design Team!
The DT call is open now and all the information you need is here. Why not checkout the SLS Lines Etsy Shop and the brand new Facebook Group too while you're here! 
I would like to put my name in the hat for the DT Call, I love working with these style of images and am thrilled that SLS Lines will be joining us as a sponsor at Left of Center. I would love the chance to join the team and help promote this amazing new digi store and designer.

Here are some recent examples of my work and more can be seen throughout my blog and I regularly post my creations and promote on Facebook - I run a Facebook group for Left of Center and contribute to A Step in the Dark and various other Alternative crafting groups too.

I look forward to hearing from SLSLines and encourage my followers to go check out the links above!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A Friendship Hop for Lisa

Welcome to my blog this morning! Today's post is a wee bit different. One of my very dearest crafty friends is in the hospital. She's had a run of ill health and incompetent doctors and been in and out of hospital for what seems like forever. Finally, she's got a great team helping her out and trying to get her better but she's still in the hospital, hooked up to IV's and monitors and being tested and poked and prodded so I thought she needed some cheering up!

So we have arranged a blog hop today! Lisa Tyrell is one of my girls at Left of Center and I have the immense pleasure of being on a few other design teams with her and we all miss her terribly! I sent out the smoke signals and got in touch with the ladies at Left of Center, A Step in the Dark, PunkyouGirl, Lelli-bot Crafts, The East Wind and Lisa's Facebook Group 'Mad Crafters Giggles' and told them my plan! There are some folks on holidays and unwell themselves who all send Lisa their love and best wishes. The rest are all listed here and will be posting projects on their blogs today for Lisa.
My card uses the RagDoll image from Dilly Beans coloured with Promarkers. The skull paper is from Pebbles inc, the 'LISA' letters are from the more recent Gorjuss A4 kit from DoCrafts, the purple pearlescent and blue metallic cards are from my stash. The skull border is a cut file for my new Silhouette Cameo!
I will enter it in the following challenges:
Dilly Beans - Skulls

And here's the blogroll! You are here at Maureen and that's the start, Jackie is next - it would be great to see you all hopping around the fabulous creations from the rest of the ladies. If you're short on time, please visit Lisa's blog at the end of the list and leave her some love! 

Teresa Morgan -
Kath Muckypaws Halstead -
Catherine Craftyhands Wilson Dobbs -
Sheena Fitzpatrick - 

Thanks for being here today!
Mo xxx