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Saturday, 13 August 2022

What's Trending at Just Us Girls!

I do love playing with Stencils and 
Bobby chose them as Host for Trend Week at

Inked background with Tim's Ox Inks,
stencilling heavily ARTplorations Bloom Reticulate
with Crackle Texture Paste.
Sentiments are from STAMPlorations 
Chevrons and Arrows.
Inked the edges, corner rounded
and on to white card base. 
Head over to Our Blog and
check out the fabulous makes from
Our Guest Cathy and the Team.
Hope to see yours there.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.



Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Winter Activities!

Time for our New Challenge over at
and our Theme is Winter Activities



I die cut my Cottage Cuts Scottie Dog on a Sled
twice - once for my black Scottie and red
for the sleigh.
Background is a mix of oxide inks and
Lindy's Milky Way White.
Die cut a circle for my scottie to ski on
heat embossing Stampendous Chunky White Enamel and
. Elizabeth Crafts Cool Diamonds for the snow.
Added some long neglected snowflake stickers
and the Merry Christmas sentiment.
Attached to white card base.
Head over and see what the rest of the
Talented Designers chose for their Winter Activities
and come join in with yours in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting




Thinking of You 'Sister'

Today's post for The Sisterhood of Crafters
is a pretty special one for me. 
The theme chosen by Sistah Darlene is
SUNFLOWERS!

This card was made while thinking of my sister who loved sunflowers.


My background is randomly stencilled with grit paste,
die cuts in black and kraft.
Sunflower from STAMPlorations was inked in black
 and heat embossed, coloured with Lindy's Magical's
 and Nuvo Shimmer Powders and fussy cut.
 Dotted the centre with gel pen.
Sentiment is from Krafts4U
Corner rounded, matted in black and on to kraft card base.
***
The painting below was made for my Sister so she could see them
every time she looked out her kitchen window.
These sunflowers were from a field close by where she lived.
I also now have one dried and framed in my kitchen.


Head over and see what beautiful sunflowers 
my Sistahs created for your pleasure
 and I am sure our Gallery will be full of colour and blooms.
Thanks for visiting and always love reading your comments.



Sunday, 7 August 2022

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Time

 Hello and Welcome to today's post for
Happy to be back with the Design Team creating for
 The Stencil Challenge.




I went rummaging through my bits box
to see what I could find and came across
the piece I used above.
Products used are - 
Lindy's Magical's,Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste,
Clear Scraps Chevron Stencil,
AALL&Create Stamp, TH Wildflower Die,
unbranded dies, Cheesecloth, 
Sentiment from STAMPlorations
MFT die, SU card stock.
Head over and check out what the Design Team
created and join in with your Stencil Project.
Thanks for the visit.






Saturday, 6 August 2022

Don't forget to FLY!

Vicki is Hosting our Word Challenge at
Just Us Girls  and our Gallery is going to be 
'Full of wonderful butterfly creations'
It's our first for August and that means we have a 
New Guest Designer. 
So happy to have an 'Aussie' and it is
Cathy Roffey. Check out her blog Here 
Welcome Cathy.




We all love making butterfly cards don't we???
With so many choices of what to use and how
I decided to stencil (AALL&Create) my background
with Tim's oxides then put it back 
and stencil again with Opaque Crackle Texture Paste
Adding a bit of background stamping for interest.
I die cut my Kaisercraft butterfly then
covered it with Black Brusho's
which has given it  subtle blue tones.
I then added Transparent Gloss
which gave it a nice sheen.
Slightly popped it after adding the sentiment from
Tim's Small Talk.
'Fly' over and see what our Guest Cathy
and our Amazing Designers created
and I am sure you will want to add yours
to our Gallery this week. 
You could be our Chic of the Week and
and chosen as our Guest in October.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.





Friday, 5 August 2022

Mixed Media Time at Creative Artiste

It's time for our new Anything Goes Challenge at


This is a Mixed Media piece that just came together
as I went along with nothing specific in mind.

 It began by inking the background with
a variety of Lindy's Magical's, lots of
Nuvo Shuimmer Powders and stencilling
from AALL&Create
with AA Metallic Gold Rush paint.
The butterfly is from Kaisercraft and
was sitting on my workbench.

Lots of additions that I forgot to photograph -
some of these items are chipboard, cheescloth,
more stencilling, art stones.
Painted the edges with the Gold Rush Paint.
I did add some clear crackle but lost it's way.


On the butterfly there are gilding flakes,
 Magical's and a sparkly gem.


Flower is from my stash, adding a pearl spray to the back
and coloured thread to the stem.
It is so easy to get carried away and keep on adding
products for colour or dimension.

Next month I am hoping to created something
very different. I have had it in my mind for
a few months now - just hasn't eventuated yet.
Will see what happens for next months MMprofect.
Pop over and see what the Creative Artists
(the Design Team that is) had fun with.
We would love to see you add yours

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
with multiple mediums on your project.

Thanks for visiting and commenting.
Till next time - 



 









Saturday, 30 July 2022

'Casing' a Favourite Designer/Designers

July is a long month and we have 
Five Saturday's so you know it is our
Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls 
I am Host this week and thought it would be fun to
 pick a favourite designer/designers and
 case one of their creations.
It can be a Card/Tag Maker, Scrapbooker, 
Mixed Media Artist - Journal Page Creator 
even a Quilt Maker like Carol Mc
I so love the dedication and how long it takes
to create something so special.
We need to say who we are 'casing' and
show their make and ours.
This is a longish post so grab some refreshments.

I chose two designers - 
Cecile Ribon -a fellow designer here
who inspires me with her talents and creativity weekly
and
Loll Thompson who I have admired and loved her
CAS creations for a long time.

Cecile's Card

My 'Case'
I changed the colour of the background,
added gold circles, floral die inked 
Lindy's Milky Way White for some shimmer,
a snippet of ribbon, sentiment and a few splatters.
Popped onto white card base.

Loll's Card

I saw this card and knew I had THAT stamp
also gifted from a Dear Friend.
Here's my 'case'
Die cut my Spellbinder Die then coloured the background with 
Tim's Oxide Saltwater Taffy and Speckled Egg
going for lighter coloures but now think
the darkers colours show up the
wet baby wiped stencilling better.
My stencil is from ARTplorations Fairy Tale Forest
(the technique Loll used)
Heat embossed the Uniko Stamp in black
adding the same sentiment as Loll
from the same stamp set.
Added a few punched pink hearts splatters and
distressed the edges before popping 
onto white card base.
I didn't know whether I would post this 
as I am not overly happy with the result
even second time around. 


Head over to our Gallery and check out 
fabulous case creations from our Guest Fran
and my talented Team Mates.
Thank you so much Fran for sharing your
beautiful card with us this month.
Sure hope we get to see your favourite designer's casing.
Thanks for visitng



Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Merry! Merry!

 Today's post is for our New Challenge over at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and Lia chose our Theme
Fairy or Gnomes.

I don't have fairies flying around my craft room
so my little gnome came to the rescue for
my Christmas card.
He is from Stamping Bella and coloured with
watercolour pencils and inks. Added a bit of sparkle to his hat.
Die cuts for the angle and Merry sentiment.
Adhered to red card base.
Head over and see what my Sistah's chose to feature.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.