Monday, 6 October 2014

Crafting Cafe October Challenge

Hi all.

Just wanted to share with you my project for this month over at The Crafting Café. The theme is Think Pink, very appropriate seeing how October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The sponsor this month is Aurora Wings and you must pop over to the web page to have a look at these amazing designs. The image I chose is called Autumn Rose. I used a technique that I have been dying to try for ages, separating the image into sections and inking. This was the first time in ages that I've had my Distress Inks out.

The background paper  and embellishments I've had in my stash for ages, so these had an airing too!

Hope you like it and do hope you'll pop over to The Crafting Café and join in this month's challengex

Thursday, 25 September 2014

September challenge at The Crafting Cafe

Hi everyone,

It's been a long time since I posted and it's been a very busy time in the Moore household. My eldest has left school , had his prom, GCSEs, started college and also got a job, all in the space of 5 months. Oh and I started a full time job too!

Any how, this month over at The Crafting Café, the challenge is Shades of One. Now, people that know me, know that  a lot of my cards tend to be like this any way, especially with the beautiful Capsule collections from Docrafts and it was to one of these collections I turned for this challenge.

I chose to work with one of the beautiful images from one of our sponsors, Scribble and Scrap Crafts. At first, I was going to work with the black collection but, if truth be known, I couldn't find all of the elements I wanted in my stash, nothing new there then. Finally, I turned to the gorgeous Parisienne Blue collection. I chose some pretty lace ribbon and a journaling note from the collection as well as a couple of the stunning papers.

All it needed to finish off were some pearl adhesive stones, some blue tinted roses and a sentiment. Job done!

I hope you like the finished project. Do pop over to The Crafting Café blog to have a look at what the other members of the DT have done and join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lou x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

July challenge at The Crafting Cafe

This month's challenge over at The Crafting Café is Feeling Fruity and our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine digi stamps. I chose to work with the image called Cider Apple and picked some colours that I don't work with very often.

I coloured the image with some soft pencils for a change and made an easel card with my scalloped and plain oval dies. hope you like it and would love you to join in our challenge this month. Your project can feature fruit or use fruity colours.  

A couple of commissions

This week has been quite a busy one in crafting terms. My new kit came from Docrafts featuring some lovely new collections to work with over the next couple of months. I have also been working on a couple of commissions.

The first was for my friend at work to give to her husband who is a keen fisherman. I used a Pinflair Background Artist image and then blended my distress inks to add colour. My friend loved the card and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

My second card was a Wedding Acceptance with the colours for the wedding being pale sage green, a bit of a challenge, you may think. I was lucky enough, however, to have this lovely lace paper from the new Docrafts Botanicals range. I just added the wording, some ribbons and a flower charm and  job done.

Am now off to create a few more projects for my second demo of the weekend. A woman's work and all that. 

Friday, 6 June 2014

The Crafting Cafe June challenge

Hi everyone.

Here we are again with my project for the challenge over at The Crafting Café. This month's theme is Love and Marriage and our sponsor for this is Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I had never seen these before, but what a fab set of images we had to work with. I chose Ava and Deacon Love word for my project.

I coloured the image using watercolour pencils just using black and red. The paper and lace trim are from the new Docrafts Midnight Blush capsule collection. I mat and layered the image and sentiment onto black card and then die cut some little red hearts to accent.

I really loved working with these images and will be popping over to Bugaboo to buy some more.

Hope you like this month's project xx

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Crafting cafe May challenge

Hi everyone,

It's that time of the month again when I post my project for The Crafting Cafe blog. This month's sponsor is Oak Pond Creatons. I hadn't heard of these before but the images we were given to work with are adorable. Pop over to our blog during the month to see some other really cute images. As we are a gardening family, or rather, mom,dad the kids and hubby are, I chose The potting shed. Couldn't resist this cute little chappy.

I coloured the image in using watercolour pencils, die cut it and inked the edges and mounted it onto a die cut scalloped oval. The sentiment is handwritten and the flowers and leaves are cut using X Cut dies.

Hope you like it. Happy crafting and don't forget to join in our challenge.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

One for the boys

Hi everyone.

I'm a little bit late this month with my DT entry for The Crafting Café. It's been really busy since my last post. My eldest hit 16 and is about to leave school in 3 weeks, we had Mother's Day and Mum was 70 the same day and the following week was Hubby's and sister's birthdays. However, it is done.

The theme of this month's challenge was One for The Boys, a very suitable choice in a house with a husband and 3 sons! This month's sponsors were Kenny K and Delicious Doodles who both provided some fab images to work with.

I chose the Kenny K image and used the cover mount from the April edition of Docrafts Creativity magazine for the sentiment.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Crafting Cafe March Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's that time of the month again when I show my card for the challenge over at the Crafting Café. This month's brief was to make a clean and simple card using one of the lovely images from LEJ designs.

Now, some of my lovely crafty friends know that I don't do CAS cards very often, they are sooo out of my comfort zone, so I hope you like what I've done.

I haven't coloured the little doggie image at all, just die cut it off centre and matted it onto some black card using the new big nesting dies from Docrafts. I then cut out an easel card using the same dies from an 8"x8" card blank. The stopper on the card is just a bow. I just added a little bit of bling and hey presto, my finished project.
Please pop over to the Crafting Café and join in our challenge. Would be great to see what you come up with x

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Battlefields of France

Hi all. Blogging twice in a month, what is the world coming to.

My middle son has been given the opportunity this year, to visit the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium with his school. This got me thinking of a card I made last year using a beautiful stamp from Indigoblu called Blazing Poppies.

I kept the card quite simple, for me anyway, using quite a limited palette. The image says it all. I just stamped part of the image around the edge of the card, stamped and coloured the main image and die cut it using one of my XCut dies. the sentiment was from another Indigoblu stamp set, Live, Love, Laugh.


I am really proud of my son as he had to answer 3 questions as to why he thought he should go on the trip and the children were chosen on the basis of those answers. Although he's only 13, he came out with a really good reason as to why we should never forget WW1 and the horrors that went with it.  

Hope you like the card and you never know, there may be another post from me at some point this week. Well, it is half term and it would be rude not to spend some of it creating.

Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Happy New Year

Hi all

Again it seems like ages since my last post but I have some news to share with you. Since I last posted, I have been picked to be on the Design Team for the Crafting Café blog. Each month we have a challenge and this month's sponsors are WOW! embossing powders. The theme of this month's challenge is embossing, either heat embossing or dry embossing. I chose dry embossing and used the Twelve Days of Christmas range from Docrafts. Yes, I know it's only February but I like to have crafty stuff with more than one use and to this end, I turned it into a Valentines card.

Why not pop over to The Crafting Café blog and join in the challenge. We also have a Facebook page too.