Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A Stitch in Time with Crafting By Designs

This week's challenge at Crafting By Designs is 'A Stitch in Time' and we'd like to see some stitching on your project - real or faux, it's up to you. I have used an image from our sponsor Bugaboo stamps for my Halloween card today - the image is Silhouette Skull Tree.

I have added faux stitching with a black fine liner pen and paprika Stickles to the eyes of the skulls.
My paper is DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack, the die is a Tim Holtz Bigz Weathered Clock and I've finished with glittery ribbon, sentiment and card candi.
I hope you'll join in the challenge at CBD!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Ribbon Challenge at Crafting by Designs

Good morning! I am delighted to announce that I have rejoined the Crafting by Designs team and this is my first challenge back with the lovely Doris, Sharon and the team! I have missed them so and incredibly grateful that they were happy to have me back!
This week's challenge is 'Ribbons' and the sponsor for this one is Sami Stamps. I have used the 'My Favourite Pumpkin' image and have coloured this zombie girl with WHSmith blendable pencils adding some distress inks to the background.
This is a 6x6" card using papers from DCWV 6x6" Eek-a-Boo stack. The embellishment is Jolee's Boutique, the sentiment is from Create with TLC and the Halloween ribbons are from my stash.
Thanks for looking!
Great to be back!
Mo xxx

Friday, 20 May 2016

Craftwork Cards DT Call!!!

Oh My Days! I have been watching and waiting and anticipating this event for a very, very, very long, long time!!! The amazing Craftwork Cards have held a Design Team Call to find new designer(s) for their awesome team working with the fabulous papers and products that they produce right here in the UK. I have been a long time supporter of the brand, having met Julie Hickey several times at Craft shows and having bought from them for many years now. Simply put - it would be a dream come true to be on their incredibly talented team.
So, the brief was to submit one project and 4 cards for consideration along with a bit about yourself. I spent days trying to come up with the 'perfect project' and in the end the 4th creation won the day and was sent in.
Here are two projects that I created with the Rosa papers and die cut flowers - call it a warm up for the final entry!! haha
First up, a photo frame - this was painted with pink acrylic paint, covered with papers, flowers and some Liquid Pearls and Stickles to finish.

The next project was a box that's been kicking about my craft space for ages that I never liked and always meant to 'alter' - so I finally done that!
And finally a view of the top of the box -

As for the project that won the day - I found an mdf birdhouse in my wee charity shop and used the Paradise Kit to alter it.
These photos are rubbish - taken on a messy table before packaging!
And an image of the cards that were sent too.
Good luck to all who have applied! My fingers and toes are all crossed!!!
Mo xxx

I will enter my altered birdhouse in the following challenges -
Altered Eclectics - May
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - May

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Dovecraft Goody Bags!

Hi everyone! Long time no blog! I have been having such a ball with my demonstrating for Trimcraft that I've pretty much neglected the blog! Time to get back to it and what a way to start than with some Trimcraft samples.

Recently I have been working with the new Dovecraft Goodybags that are available. They retail at £6.99 (or 2 for £10 at The Range) and come in Monochrome (b&w), Neutral, Pink, Purple, and Teal. The contents are the same in each bag - 8x8 and 6x6 papers, sentiments, buttons, paper flowers, gems and 6 heavy weight cards with envelopes. The embellies alone would come in around £5 before you add the rest! Well worth it. So here are a few cards I've made using some of these bags.

Thanks for visiting, I hope to make this a more regular event!!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Trimcraft Sweet Paris Altered Frame - Crafting By Designs

Good morning. Well, I know I've not been around much, but I do have some fabulous news to share!
I was a winner over on the Trimcraft website and won the most fabulous First Edition Flower die set. However, I am also now excited to announce that I am a Demonstrator for Trimcraft! I had my first demo day at The Range in Perth (Scotland) on the 24th of January and I will be back there this Sunday the 7th of February for another day.
So here is a frame that I have altered and posted today on the brand new Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs. I have used the Sweet Paris 12x12 paper pad and covered the frame with a sheet of the damask paper.
I painted the edges of the frame with Ranger Copper Distress Paint and then spent some time die cutting using the First Edition flower dies. I have layered up flowers and embellished with Sweet Paris sticky pearls, Dovecraft clear glitter glue and Dovecraft 3D Pearl around the edges of the frame.
The swirly die is from Die-namics and I've set a section of a 12x12 paper inside the frame till I find a photo... or perhaps I will just keep it there!

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Winter, Glitter, Sparkles with Crafting by Designs

Today is the start of a new challenge at Crafting by Designs!
The theme is Winter, Glitter, Sparkles and our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps.
I have used the Winter Owl Scarf image and coloured with Promarkers and Star Dust Stickles for sparkle. 
My papers are Bellisima from Craftwork Cards.

I will enter this in the current challenge at Sami Stamps
I hope you can join us in the challenge! 
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas with Crafting by Designs

Today is a new challenge at Crafting by Designs. It's out Christmas challenge for this month and our sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps who are, unfortunately, closing today.
I have used Regan Kubecek's Krissy and coloured her with Promarkers. I've used papers and die cut flowers from Craftwork Cards Christmas Flowers pad which is a few years old now. The sentiment is also Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx