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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Anything That Shines at Crafting By Designs

Morning! Time for a new challenge this week at Crafting By Designs. This week we want to see something shiny - and apologies for the glare in my photo - that would be the shiny metallic card!
Our sponsor this week is the amazing Sami Stamps and I've loved playing with this image 'Witch Girl'. Create with TLC.
I have coloured her with Promarkers and black pencil. I've also added some 'Crystal' Glitter Effects glue from Trimcraft. The background paper is Martha Stewart, the Metallic card is Trimcraft and the glittery embellies are from my stash. I've also added a sentiment from
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Inspired by a Movie at Crafting by Designs

Morning! Another post from me today with a project for Crafting by Designs. This week we want you to be inspired by a Movie.
Our sponsor for this week is Alicia Bel and I have loved colouring 'Sally' from A Nightmare Before Christmas. I hope you'll join in and share your favourite films for a chance to win.
I have coloured her with Promarkers and a black Coloursoft pencil for detailing. My papers are from the 'Oct 31' paper pad from Fancy Pants and the glittered embellishments are from my stash. The Skelington image is actually from a NBC badge that was broken so I pulled it apart and stuck him on there!

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

January Anything Goes at Crafting by Designs

Good morning! And a very Happy New Year! I hope you're all well and thank you for popping by my corner of blogland today. This post is for Crafting by Designs and our first challenge of the year - Anything Goes. As always, you have most of the month to enter this one and wow us with your talent.
Our sponsor for this one is Oddball Art Co and I've used image 161 - Don't Mess with Beany
I have coloured her with Promarkers and used papers from the Craft Sensations 'All Bright Colours' paper pad. The skull and crossbones is an embroidered embellishment I've had for ages. I've used this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday as my layout.
I will enter this in the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday - #444 with Bugaboo Stamps

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Chalkola Chalk Markers

It's almost Christmas and there is still time to get those last minute gifts for your crafty friends and loved ones via Amazon! If you're finding it hard to think of something... check out these fabulous Chalk Markers from Chalkola!

Pack of 10 Neon Coloured Chalk Markers
Pack of 8 Earth Coloured Markers
These arrived on my doorstep one rainy Sunday afternoon courtesy of Amazon Prime next day delivery and I loved them on sight! An excellent range of colours - brights in the neon pack and darker tones in the 'Earthy' pack. Perfectly complimenting each other.

The packaging states that they can be used on all hard non porous surfaces and they are washable - very important in my house with children who love to draw in all the wrong places! Although, they're not getting their sticky mitts on my new pens!

I opened up the brights and grabbed the purple first, being my favourite colour.
On opening, the tip has no colour - shake the pen and 'pump' the ink into the nib by pressing down onto paper or a wipe clean surface. The colour was bright and thick, not drippy, a very good consistency. I may then have drawn a couple of doodles on the fridge door!!! Good thick colour, bright and quick drying. A quick swipe with a damp cloth and it was clean again.

My daughter and I got a few more pens out, inked them up and had a play on the fridge! These go on smooth and creamy, dry quickly and without running. I popped them in my bag for work and used them for a Christmas chalkboard display for an upcoming charity day -
The white is stunning on the chalkboard - crisp lines and solid colour. The festive red and green perfect for holly and I can't wait to use the colours into the New Year for the World Cancer Day boards - the blue/pink/purple will be perfect for the CRUK colour scheme.

I've also used the pens on the shop windows and on the inspirational glass story board in the shop. They are easier to clean than the chalk pens provided by headoffice and stay bright and clear.
I have been using them for a few weeks now and am yet to be disappointed or find a negative.

Thanks for reading!
Mo xxx

(Disclaimer, I have received product for free or at a discount in exchange for an accurate, unbiased and honest review.)






Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Here Come the Holidays!

Good morning! Today is the start of our latest challenge at Crafting by Designs. We have several sponsors for this one as it will run for the rest of the month to give the DT a wee break over the Christmas holidays.
My first project is a Christmas/Creepmas card using 'Zoe la Zombie' by Alicia Bel which I've coloured using Promarkers. I've used Vintage Christmas papers from MME, red card candi and a paper bow from Craftwork Cards. I've finished off with a skele cameo! 
The second project is a set of gift tags with black and white images from Melonheadz which again I have coloured with Promarkers and added some gold detailing. These are the perfect finishing touch for those Christmas gifts and can be customised to go with whichever colour scheme you chose this festive season. I've kept mine traditional and used some paper from Craftwork cards for the wrapping here.
I hope you'll join in our challenge,
thanks for looking!
Maureen xxx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Getting Festive with Crafting by Designs

Morning folks! A quick post from me this morning! It's time for our Christmas in October challenge at Crafting by Designs today. I have used Peekaboo Penguin Ornament from The Stamping Boutique for my card. He is coloured with Promarkers and I've used papers and bow from Craftwork Cards.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs

Morning! No, your eyes do not deceive you - I have another card and another blog post!
It is Anything Goes time at Crafting by Designs and our sponsor this week is Shadow Clocksy - you know I love her images and I've used Rebel Zombie for my Halloween card!
I have used paper from DCWV Eek-a-Boo 6x6 stack and a sentiment from Create with TLC. The bats are from an x-cut mini die and the fence I believe was cut on my Cameo (I found it in a box of cuts!).
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx