Sunday, 30 June 2013

Simply Betty Fun in the Sun

This is me with an extra entry for the Simply Betty Stamps Birthday challenges!

June 15th - Fun in the Sun - bright with no dark colours. This is EmoLola looking summery with her light brown hair and lilac and amethyst coloured clothing. I've used lilac glitter paper, lilac gingham and spots with extra bling and a white layered flower with sentiment petals.

Thanks for looking, Mo xxx

Simply Betty Stamps Birthday Challenges!

Today I apologise but I have loads of photos to show you! 
Simply Betty Stamps are having a month long birthday celebration and have posted several challenges which I plan on entering today right at the end of the month before they finish! So, each card I've made, has a SBS digi stamp on it, coloured mainly with promarkers with lots of added extras depending on the theme of the challenge.

June 16th Challenge - a Smart @rse Card! Something sassy, nothing sweet! I have used Emo Lola and although she seems sweet with her 'have a nice day...' she makes it sassy with a 'somewhere else!' I've used papers from the DCWV Rockstar Matt Stack, ribbon, paper roses, card candi and bling. 

June 8th - Something for Love or out of this world. I've gone with Emo Lola again in blacks and reds with mulberry paper, more flowers and ribbon and roses, and Valentine sentiment on top of heart embossed black card.

June 9th - Glitz up your grunge. I've used the Lavinia Framed digi with pearlescent paints and added lavender and platinum stickles to the girl. There's lilac diamantes around the frame, star dust stickles around the bottom of the frame and on the mulberry paper roses. Some lilac lace and feathers and some free damask papers from Pixel Scrapper which have been distressed around the edges and inked with Dusky Concord distress inks.

June 15th - Rock n Roll. - This is Emo Lola again with more of the DCWV Rockstar papers, a printed sentiment and EK Success punched border. I've kept this simple with just some black and purple liquid pearl accents.

June 18th - Anything Goes with any Emo. This is a tag I've made with EmoLola. I've coloured her with purple hair and a red and black emo/goth outfit. So, the tag is purple, red and black with black soot distress ink around the edges. This is finished with some bling and rolled roses with star dust stickles.

June 20th - Favourite Technique. Well, here is Belladonna on a wall hanging with rolled roses! As you will have noticed from the other creations on this page I love making rolled paper roses! They are so simple and effective and I love that I can have them to match anything that I make by using the same papers. I use a Marianne Creatables Chinese Rose die to curl spirals and then roll with my pokey tool using Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue to keep them from unrolling. Here I've adhered them to a wall hanging - another of my favourite things just now!

Well, that's a lot from me today, might go back to bed now!!!
Thanks for looking
Mo xxx

Friday, 28 June 2013

Teacher thank you cards!

Well, its the summer holidays yet again! My oldest left primary school behind yesterday and moves to High School after the summer and my daughter will be going into primary 4. My next son will be starting nursery after the summer too so it's all change!

I made a couple of quick cards on Wednesday night that they took to their teachers on the last day yesterday. Here goes -

This first one is for Sariah's teacher and uses the papers and candi from the June Craftwork Cards goodybox with a candi flower! You can see more of my candi flowers on the Craftwork Cards Blog today with Marie Chillmaid, pop over and leave some love!

This next card is for Dan's teacher, who is a male, and uses the Kaier Technologique Papers with a Thank You stamped on the tag. Some card candi finishes this too.

I am entering the pink card into the Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes.

Mo xxx

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Crafts Galore Facebook Page!

Just a quick stop in from me tonight to mention a fabulous group on Facebook who recently changed their name from Cards Galore... to Crafts Galore!

This is a crafty wee group with lots to see and a brand new Design Team bringing you challenges, questions, quizes and inspiration. Wednesday is the Quickie Challenge: you have 24 hours to make a project in 30 minutes or less - yesterday the additional brief was to include a 'tree or trees'.

I got my thinking cap on and then i must have taken it off as I forgot all about the challenge! My baby decided that he was getting up at 6.45am this morning and so by 7.15 I was at my desk and a 'tree' card was ready in about 25 minutes.

Here it is! I went with a Christmas Tree. I've used the Craftwork Cards candi tree stamp and the Glitter Candy Cane paper pack from last year with red card for matting and a matching sentiment. Some polka dot ribbon and platinum glitter on the tree complete the card.

A couple of hours later, the winner was announced and it was me! Thanks so much to Crafts Galore! Come and join us for tomorrow's challenge! Tell them Maureen sent you!

In hopes of more good luck, I am entering this card in the Simon Say's Stamp Challenge (anything goes).
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Craftwork Cards June Goodybox has arrived!

I got the most decadent box of goodies in the post a few days ago! I had signed up for the 6 month deal on Goodyboxes from Craftwork Cards and the first did not disappoint! 8x8 papers, sentiments, flowers, ribbon, banners and candi in gorgeous pink, black and white with silver foiling. So here are the first two cards I've made with the kit!

This first card uses the black and silver heart paper with white foiled flowers which are also from Craftwork Cards. I've added the black candi from the kit to the side of the card and crushed some for the centre of the flower. The black and silver sentiment is from a previous kit.

This second card uses the same black and silver paper with a pink damask banner, pink candi and white sentiment from the kit. Some of the fabulous die cut flowers from the goodybox have been shaped and layered with some Star Dust Stickles.

I am entering the black, silver and white card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Always anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes

thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge #26 Colour Inspiration

Morning folks! Here is my DT project for this week's Tsunami Rose Designs Blog Challenge. This week is a Colour Inspiration challenge using the Polished Lackluster Printable Journal kit. I have created a card.

I've added flowers, lace, ribbons and bling to the paper and ephemera and a couple of small sentiments from Craftwork Cards.

No glitter today but I think there's plenty going on without it!
Hope you like - here are all your links for Tsunami Rose, come and join our Challenge!
Mo xxx

Thank you guys so, so much for checking out our 26th Tsunami Rose Wednesday Challenge!

From now on every Wednesday you can join us for a new challenge that will include, altered art, cards, sketches, color inspirations. So whatever your style is, join us here and you can enter to win some awesome prizes!! And remember that we welcome non-blog projects!!

You are welcome to enter any project that you create using the Color Sketch (colors of the Polished Lackluster Journal), you may use any brand products that you post to your blog (or upload to within Wednesday June 25th thru Tuesday, July 2nd.

Make sure you take advantage of the great offer in the Tsunami Rose Store.
With every $5 purchase, you will receive the FREE June Tag set.

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Monday, 24 June 2013

A Baptism Card

My daughter's friend Stacey, turned 8 this week - her card lent itself beautifully to the Dilly Beans Challenge this week and is a few posts below here. Her eighth birthday also meant another milestone for Stacey. Her family are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - you might know them more commonly as 'Mormons' - and when a child in The Church turns 8, they can choose whether or not to be Baptised and Stacey made the decision to step into the water and take on the covenants that go along with becoming a member of The Church - there's a couple of links above if you're intrigued by this!!

I knew I had to make her another card! I started with a vision - Stacey and her father who would perform the baptism would both be wearing white and I really wanted to do an all white card.... with flowers on! 

I dug out some Safmat to print a sentiment and my XCut Posey dies to make the flowers, Marianne Creatables Chinese Rose to make the rolled roses and a Cuttlebug swirly embossing folder for the background.

I added some sticky gems to the flower centres and tiny heart gems within some of the swirls from the embossing folder. There's some Star Dust Stickles on the rolled roses. And some blingy flourishes to finish.

I am entering this card into the current challenge over at My Craft Creations entitled 'Special Occasions'.

Mo xxx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Dilly Beans Challenge - Citrus Colours!

Just a quick post for me this morning - I'm heading out to Yorkhill Hospital to do 4 hours of Zumba in the rain to raise funds for Radio Lolipop - It would be great if you could sponsor me and you can do that here!

Now, i will share with you a card I made for my daughter's friend's birthday it also ties in very nicely with this week's Dilly Beans Challenge

I have used several free papers from a new set over at Pixel Scrappers called Challenged. They are funky bright plain and patterned sheets and really fit the citrus colour palatte. I've kept it simple with matting and layering, some yellow organza and a large flower. I've rediscovered a love for Safmat recently and used this to print the sentiment.

Here's a close up of my ladybird image - its coloured with promarkers and some Fruit Punch stickles on the wings. I dont have a lot of bright coloured markers so the yellow and green aren't as bright as i'd have liked but overall i'm quite happy with it.

Thanks for looking
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge #25 Tic Tac Toe

Time again for my design team creation for this week's Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge!
This week is a Tic Tac Toe challenge again using papers and ephemera from the Polished Lackluster Printable Journal Kit - all the links you need for Tsunami Rose and where to buy from are below this post!


This week I have gone with another journal page and even added a photo this time - me and my best friend - with some journalling... wish my handwriting was better!!! I have used the horizontal centre line - Inked edges, buttons and something distressed.

I've added some other elements from the tic tac toe board - lace and ribbon and some Platinum Stickles to give a bit of texture on there too! A bit of bling and some platinum liquid peals have been added around the photo. Elements have been layered using 3D foam for texture too.

I hope you like this, pop on over to the Tsunami Rose blog and have a go at the challenge - you dont have to use TRD products but we'd love to see what you come up with!

Mo xxx Make sure you take advantage of the great offer in the Tsunami Rose Store.  With every $5 purchase, you will receive the FREE June Tag set.  These are great for those masculine cards or projects we all sometimes struggle to make.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Time for a Tea Dance?!

If you've been here before, you'll know that Craftwork Cards are one of my favourite craft supply companies and I love to get a new batch of their products through the door! Their most recent kit is called Tea Dance and includes papers, bunting, sentiments, tags, mannequins, flowers and banners.... phew! Loads of stuff and great quality - i just had to have it all!!!

On their blog every month, design team member Jo Street hosts a challenge with a wee prize for the random winner. This month's challenge is to create using the Tea Dance products. Here are the photos I will be sending to Jo for the prize draw!

Birdhouse Shaped card with Tea Dance candi roof, fussy cut flowers from the paper and some scraps of Tea Dance papers cut with the Tim Holtz tattered floral die to go with the flowers in the kit.

More fussy cut lillies with tattered flowers and sentiment - platinum Liquid Pearls around the edges.

More platinum stickles and liquid pearls to highlight certain areas.

This was for my aunt's birthday a few weeks back - must buy more bling!

Tea Dance decorated candles to go with my aunt's card above.

Tea Dance wall hanging with white doilie and tattered flowers - more platinum stickles and liquid pearls!

Another wall hanging - love the bunting! White Opal liquid pearls this time.
Easel card with tattered flower on tag... with bling!

Mannequin on foiled kraft tag with another tattered flower!
Well, I hope you like my creations - sorry it was lots of photos today, but I figure, the more creations I enter into the challenge.... the more chances to win!!!
Have a great day!
Mo xxx

Monday, 17 June 2013

Punk You Girl June Challenge - Halfway Reminder!

Just a quick reminder today that the PunkYouGirl first ever dark themed challenge is on right now! You have another couple of weeks to get your entries in to us to be in with a chance of winning your choice of digi stamps from Ike's Art!

If you pop back to my post from the start of the month you'll see my DT card for this month here!

Here is a wee card I put together at the weekend to show you here today for the halfway mark!
This uses some Docrafts Gorjuss papers and some pearlescent black and reds with black lace, rolled paper roses a bow and pins. The same Ike's Art image from before - Witch1.

Why not have a look at the Challenge post on the PunkYouGirl Blog to see more inspiration and see the entries we have so far - some stunning peices of work!

Best of luck if you're entering - its anything goes.... as long as it's dark!

Mo xxx

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the men out there, be they father's, grandfather's, or father's to be! Have a great day being spoiled!
My hubby and father to our 4 kids has already had it! He spent last Sunday at the Mountain Biking World Cup at Fort William and so that was his pressie - i'll make a roast dinner but that'll have to do it!

This is a card i've made for my dad, hopefully he got it in the post yesterday!

I have used the June Freebie Printable from Tsunami Rose Designs which you get free with any purchase over $5 in the store this month. The file is a tag set with envelope I've used them all on the front of a A5 card. I've teamed them up with Authentique papers that I got from Craftwork Cards earlier in the year and brown spotty candi.

I've added black stickles around the envelope, star dust stickles around the 'man' tag and glossy accents on the tie. I printed 'Happy Father's Day' on Safmat for the front of the card and 'DAD' on the tag that is removable.

And then i popped it in the post.

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes Father's Day
Crafting for all Seasons - one for the guys
The Sisterhood of Crafters - All about the boys
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown - You're the man

thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Tsunami Rose Butterflies!

Today I'm here with a gorgeous 6x6" book page printed with vintage butterflies from Tsunami Rose Designs. Its such a gorgeous paper I dont think it needs much else! Tsunami Rose papers are printable files that you buy to print in your home as often as needed - so I printed it twice and inked around the edges of the first sheet with Vintage Photo distress ink.

With the second sheet, I fussy cut many of the full butterflies and used cosmic shimmer glue to the bodies, allowing the wings to fly off the page, giving a 3D effect. I added corner flourishes and a sentiment. Lace around three edges finishes this wall hanging with matching blue organza. 

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thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Friday, 14 June 2013

Happy Birthday Carly!

I took a stall at my kids primary school Christmas Fayre last December and a young girl, upon seeing my Gorjuss Girls Christmas cards showed such excitement that I gave one for however many pennies she had left in her pocket - not many!
So, roll on last week. My son comes home from school with a birthday invite for this very same girl! I knew right away that I would have to do something Gorjuss for her and so here it is. If you've been here recently you'll already know that not only do I love my Gorjuss, I am also loving wall hangings just now so i've combined the two for Carly.

This is her card. For all the items I've used the DoCrafts Gorjuss range of papers, die cuts, ribbons and washi tape. Here I've just done some simple matting and layering, using two images, and have added black lace, mulberry paper roses and rolled black roses. 

I added some washi tape to the inside of the card and to the envelope as well.

My wall hanging is 6x6" and uses the same papers, rolled roses, lace and i've added beading and bling. I used the Gorjuss stickers to spell out Carly and have sprayed the whole thing with Silver Spray and Sparkle.

And finally, I made a tag to match for the gift bag.


I hope Carly has a lovely party tonight and can find room on her almost teenage girl bedroom wall to display her wall hanging.

Mo xxx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Dilly Beans Summertime Challenge

Today I'm going to show you my second ever 'Dilly Beans' card. Last week I made a black and white 8x8" card and showed it on the blog entering it into the Dilly Beans Challenge.... Well, I won!!! I got the first place and am loving my wee prize - thank you Dilly Beans!

This week's challenge is entitled Summertime and can be found here.

For this challenge, I have used Dilly Beans image #444 Desi Framed and coloured her with promarkers. I have gone with browns and lilacs to match the flowery, summery paper that I decided to use.

My paper is a Dolly Mixtures pad from Craftwork Cards and I've used a frame and sentiments from them too. I used my x-cut posey flower die to cut layered flowers from some of the papers and used die cut banners as tags on the side of the image.

Here's a close up of my colouring - I feel like after a week or so of playing about with the pens i'm definately getting better, working out how to blend and which colours work together... I still have a limited palatte but working on that!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
Dilly Beans - Summertime
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Created with Love Challenges - anything goes.
Left of Center - 2 or more designer papers. 

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Tsunami Rose Designs Challenge #24 - Sketch Challenge

Time for another challenge over at Tsunami Rose Designs Blog -  this week it's a sketch challenge and again we're using samples from the new Polished Lackluster printable journal kit. All the links you need for the TRD Shop and other chances to win are at the bottom of this post! 


My card today i've used a black card base, A5 size and matted all the elements onto pearlescent red paper.

I made some rolled paper roses from the red pearlescent paper and the same in the black with matching organza ribbons. Lots of layering with 3d foam! I've got with simple for this card - i tend to get stuck with sketches, sticking rigidly to the design and really need to get thinking outside the box!!

Well, hopefully you'll like the card anyways! Why not join us over at Tsunami Rose, take a look at the sketch and see what you come up with - you dont have to use Tsunami Rose papers!!

Mo xxx

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