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Friday, 14 August 2015

Challenge #91 Insects at Left of Center

Hi!! Long time no blog! I've managed to make a card for this week's challenge at Left of Center. The theme is 'Insects' and our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps! I hope you can join in with us!
I've used the 'Spiderhugs' image and coloured it with Promarkers and pencils. My DP and ribbon are scraps from my stash and I've used a sentiment from Create with TLC. The die cut web is from Cheery Lyn and the glittery spider is Jolee's Boutique.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Create and Inspire - #27 AG
Forever Dark 2 - Challenge #3
Craft your Passion - #274 AG
Inspiration Destination - #46 AG
Cute Card Thursday #386 AG
Die Cut Diva's - Favourite Holiday (Halloween!)
Stamping Sensations - Aug AG with stamp and die
Come and Get it Challenges - Feature a Creature!
Crafting frm the Heart - #72 AG
Crafty Gals Corner - #32 Any Holiday (Halloween!)

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Memorial Hop for Lily Chilvers of The Octopode Factory


I recently started working for Cancer Research UK as the manager of one of their retail stores, focused on selling donated goods to help pay for research into over 200 types of cancer. We recently lost my aunt after a gruelling battle against Breast Cancer which metastasised into her bones. Two of my other aunts and my brother have all battled one form or other of this devastating disease. 

And then we lost Lily. A wonderful artist, beautiful person inside and out. A great light has gone out. 
The plan was for this hop to remember her and her art and pay tribute to that light. I regretfully haven't been able to make a new project for this hop, with the job and school holidays, it's just been crazy and time slipped away... as it so often does.
Here are a few projects that I have made in the past with some of her images.
The blog list is further down the post. I hope you enjoy this hop.


 I love David Bowie and being able to get him in digi format as Jarrod is amazing!

I love the other movie references that Lily created too - 

Thank you for your wonderful art Lily, Rest in Peace. 

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Challenge #3 at Crafting With Friends

Good morning! It's time for our brand new challenge at Crafting With Friends this morning and we have an amazing sponsor for you!
ShadowClocksy is one of my current favourite digi artists and I have used 'Pop-Culture Zombie Girl' for my card.
I have coloured her with Promarkers and fussy cut her. My papers are from DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack and I've added metallic purple Card Candi. I've mounted the image on a Weathered Clock die cut from Tim Holtz for Sizzix.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Use Die Cuts Reminder for Oddball Art Co Challenge

It's the end of the month and time for a quick reminder of the current Oddball Art Co Challenge! Use die cuts is the theme and I've used image #64 for my card.
She is coloured as always using Promarkers and I've added black liquid pearls. The DP is from DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack. The center panel is a Spellbinders label, the web is Memory Box and the other embellies are Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz dies.
 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, 24 July 2015

Left of Center Challenge #88 with Rosey Hearts

I am loving my new job folks but it's cutting my crafty time quite dramatically! I have found a few minutes this week to join in with the new challenge at Left of Center. Our sponsor this week is Rosey Hearts and I've used the image 'In the Night' to create my LOC sample.
I have coloured this vampire using Promarkers and have fussy cut her and mounted onto a white oval. I've used a Crafts Too die for this and a Spellbinders Floral Oval. The flower die cut is a Sue Wilson die and my papers are from one of the DoCrafts Gorjuss 6x6 paper pads.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Sketch #259
Brown Sugar - #156 AG
Digitally Sweet - #140 AG
Simply Papercraft - #9 AG
Sister Act Card Challenge - #116 AG

Thanks for looking!
mo xxx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Summer Holiday challenge at Crafting By Designs

Summer Holidays is the theme for the new challenge starting today at Crafting By Designs. I have used the 'Hot Air Balloons' image from Stitchy Bear Stamps, one of our sponsors this week.
I have coloured this with promarkers and added alcohol blending solution to the background - this is my first attempt at this technique and quite like the result, splodgy and a bit like clouds! My DP, Candi and sentiment are from Craftwork Cards and I've used a kraft card rather than my usual white.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 17 July 2015

Challenge #2 at Crafting With Friends

Good morning! We have our second challenge starting for you today at Crafting with Friends and our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps.
It's not my week to post, but I thought I'd join in with an older Stitchy Stamp - Vampire Witch.
I've coloured her with Promarkers. My DP is from DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack. The label die and Picture Wheel are both Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Dies. The glittery embellishments are from my Halloween stash.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx