Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Polkadots at Crafting By Designs

It's Wednesday! So, time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs and this week we've gone a bit dotty!!
The theme is PolkaDots and our fabulous sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.
I've used the fabulous Beautiful Fairy image and coloured her with my faithful Promarkers. I've added dots of colour around the image and aqua marine under her legs. The striped paper is old Gorjuss paper and the sentiment is from a K&Co 'To Go' box. The teal mat has been embossed using the Sizzix Swiss Dots embossing folder and some Dusty Concord distress ink brushed over to emphasis the 'polka dots'! The butterfly die is from a Chinese manufacturer on eBay. I have added glossy accents and iridescent Glamour Dust for sparkle to her ball and wings. 
Thanks for looking!
Maureen xxx

Saturday, 4 February 2017


Yup.... this is a very glittery post.
Turn back now if you don't like glitter... WAIT! Everyone likes glitter!!! Stay here and enjoy!

I have had the best time playing with Glitter pastes and Stencils from Glitzcraft! This is a uk based company and here's what their website says about them - 

Family run, we design and manufacture 95% of our own products in the UK, the business has been operational for 18 years, originally located in the United States of America, we set up operations in the UK in 2010.
Our official Company name is Laser Cut Designs Ltd but we trade in the UK as Glitzcraft Ltd, 
we use high speed Laser Cutting Machines to create the Stencils and Embellishments.
The spectacular Glitter and Satin Paste is also a Glitzcraft formulation and is unique in the industry as it can be applied to a mutitude of different surfaces, dries in minutes and is water resistant when fully dry, so can be used on Fabrics and Glass as well as Papercraft materials, plastics and wood.

Here are a few things I've been doing! 
 This might be my favourite far! I used three different pastes on this stencil - Lilac, Lavender and Purple - Leona knows me well, she put two tubs of purple in my kit!
 I have turned this one into a card using papers and embellishments from Craftwork Cards Velvet Plum collection.
This next one is a floral... and you all likely know I'm not a florally person! But I love this stencil. Here I've used the Pink, Dusty Pink and Fuschia to create a colour gradient. I also added Picked Raspberry Distress Ink around the edges.
Again I've used the Velvet Plum collection to create a birthday card for a friend.
I hope you'll pop over and check out the Glitzcraft website and follow them on Facebook too! 
Thanks for looking
Mo xxx


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs

Hi! Happy new month! Well, time sure does fly by when you're having fun and I hope you all have had a great start to the year. Today sees the start of our February Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs and I hope you will join us.
Our sponsor for this is Melonheadz and I've used some of their Halloween black and white images to create a card.
I have used my promarkers to colour in the owl and the eye balls, adding some Glossy Accents to the eyes and sprinkly on some iridescent Glamour Dust for sparkle. The papers are from Jillybean Soup 'Owloween Stew' paper pad and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx