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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Step in the Dark Challenge #7

Welcome to our latest challenge at A Step in the Dark. This fortnight we are sponsored by Smeared Ink and their fabulous digital images. I was lucky enough to win some images from one of their challenges and chose the selection of 'Keepers' so look out for some more creations from me using these images.

We'd love to see your Anything Goes projects for this challenge - keep in mind we are a dark themed challenge though! 
Today I have used 'The First Keeper' and a sentiment from the set. I have coloured with Promarkers and used paper from the Fancy Pants 'Oct 31' paper pad. I have added a die cut bone border and flourish with some tiny sticky gems. I added some Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks to the edges too.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Anything Goes for August at Crafting By Designs

We have some fabulous sponsors lined up for you for our Anything Goes challenge for August at Crafting by Designs! Ike's Art, Sassy Studio Designs and Bugaboo Stamps are all offering prizes and as the title suggests - Anything Goes!
I have used Skelekinz Balloon image from Bugaboo for my card and coloured it with Promarkers. I have mounted her on black pearlescent paper that I've used for layering across the card. The designer papers are from the Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor paper pad. I've finished with some die cuts and card candi.

I will enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Monday, 28 July 2014

Challenge #126 at Love to Create

Time for a new challenge at Love to Create and this week we are sponsored by QKR Stampede. The theme is Summer Lovin! I have chosen a cute rag doll type image... eating an ice cream cone of course! I have coloured her with Promarkers and mounted her on NitWit Collection papers from Lily of the Valley. The die cut Picture Wheel is Tim Holtz for Sizzix Alterations - cut from the same set of papers. I've finished the card with baby blue organza ribbon and pink card candi.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Lelli-Bots Leftover Challenge

Morning folks, looks like a sunny day today, rather than the torrential rain we got over the weekend! Hope it's a good one where you are! Today, I have a rather photo heavy post to share with you so I hope you dont mind all the photos!

Lelli-Bot Crafts released their first sets of papers, toppers and embellishments several months ago now and at the time I bought the basic 6x6 Gothic Grunge papers and toppers. I made a card a while back for The East Wind (which you can see here!) using some of the products and then with one thing and another the rest of the kit kinda got forgotten. Till now!

The Lelli-bot team are running a 'Leftover Challenge' to use up the remaining bits of your kits before, hopefully, the next lot of products are released! There was a post on the Lelli-bot Blog but with technical hitches it looks like it's been moved to the Facebook Group - Lelli-bot Lovers!

So, here are the seven cards I have made with the leftovers from my Gothic Grunge kit! I will add some info on the way down about dies etc but the papers and toppers are all Gothic Grunge, and some layering with basic pearlescent paper from my stash to compliment the colours I've used.

Dylusions Sprays - Vibrant Turquoise, crushed grape
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Black Soot
Dies - Memory Box Quinn Flourish
Sparkle Modpodge
Flowers and Ribbon from stash

Die - Tim Holtz Weathered Clock (Sizzix Alterations Bigz die)
Card Candi by Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and charm from stash

Distress Ink - Fired Brick
Dies - Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square and Graveyard Scene
Skull and flowers from stash

Dylusions Spray - Cut Grass
Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn, Black Soot
Sparkle ModPodge
Card Candi from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from stash

Distress Ink - Black Soot
Dies - All Tim Holtz for Sizzix Alterations - On The Edge Die 'Graveyard', Bigz dies 'Raven' and 'Weathered Clock'

Distress Ink - Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
Die - Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations 'Picture Wheel'
Liquid Pearls - Black Onyx
Stickles - Star Dust
Ribbon and charm from stash

Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Black Soot
Die - Joanna Sheen Signature Die 'Starburst'
Ribbon from stash

I have tried to use up all the remaining parts of my kit and have only one sentiment and two circle toppers leftover! I also tried to go for a different colour scheme with each card - the card stock is uncoated and so easy to colour with sprays or ink pads, the papers also colour very easily too! Cant wait for the next lot of products!

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Open Minded Crafting Fun - Vacation Themed Challenge

I am loving being on the team at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! The ladies are all fabulous and so inspirational! This is my second creation for the team and this fortnight we are sponsored by Art by MiRan, Beansie Doodle, Digital Delights, Ike's Art and Sassy Studio Designs. The theme is 'Vacation Related'.

I have used the Sassy Studio Designs image 'Beach Resort Sassy' and coloured her with Promarkers. The papers I've used are from the Fancy Pants Beach Babe 6x6 pad and I used a Spellbinders floral oval to mount her on after fussy cutting the image. I used the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and XCut Petal Posy to make a funky floral flourish for the left side of the card. I will add a sentiment once I have a recipient for this one.

I will enter this in the following challenges:
A Creative Need - Vacation/Travel
Crafty Catz - #241 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - #98 Swimming (She has her cossie on!)
Sister Act Card Challenge - #67 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 25 July 2014

A Day for Daisies at Left of Center

Welcome to another challenge at Left of Center! This week we are joined by A Day for Daisies who have very generously allowed the team to play with some of their images. I have a few of my own and you'll recognise this as one I used at the end of June for another challenge - I just love the image so had to use it again! The theme this week is 'Black & White plus One Colour'.

Favourite Boots Ever is the name of this image and it totally reminds me of boots I had in my late teens! I have coloured the boot teal with black laces using my promarkers. I edged the image with black soot DI and mounted on black pearlescent paper. The patterned paper is from the Lily Bee Design Victoria Park 6x6 paper pad and the ribbon is from a roll I bought at Meiflower. I used a scalloped square card and edged it with Peacock Feathers and Black Soot DI. The card is finished with black pearlescent Card Candi. I'll add a sentiment inside when the card has a recipient.

I will enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Lucy Loo Hocus Pocus II at The East Wind

Happy Friday! Time for another new Lucy Loo at The East Wind! This image is entitled Lucy Loo 'Hocus Pocus II' and she's a bit spooky witchy like!
I coloured her with Promarkers and have used my brand new Graphic 45 papers - An Eerie Tale. I've got several cards coming up with these papers, cant wait to show you all!! The layout is from the current sketch at Digi Sketch Challenge. I have used the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die for the circular element.
I will enter this card in the following challenges -
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - July
Digi Sketch Challenge - Pastels/Sketch

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx