Monday, 22 August 2016

Looking for a 'Sea Change'

 Bec is hosting the latest challenge over at
Crafty Cardmakers and has chosen
'By or Under the Sea'
I decided to go with an Under the Sea scene.
I used lots of bits and bobs here but
 I will endeavour to name a few -
The Under the Sea scene is an embossing folder.
Adding different ink types and colours.
Heat embossed the bottom to look like sand.
The background behind the sea creatures
(which were coloured with water colour pencils)
was inked up after I sponged the colours
onto my craft mat. Also added a stamped
image to the give water bubbles effect.
Glitter was added to part of the bottom of the sea.
Glossy Accents on the eyes and in a number of
areas for more bubbles but very hard to pick up.
I think that covers most of it.
Hope you can pop over and see what theme the Team
went for Here. Maybe you will get time to play with this
'Really Cool' Challenge. Hope so.
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your Comments.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

It's 'Colour Week' at Just Us Girls

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls
and Lisa is 'Hostess' choosing the colours
Aqua Kraft & White
I did have another card made but
had a touch of brown with it (naughty me)
so I went back to my craft room to make another one.
I have tried so many times to try and get the lovely
touch of glitter I added to different embossing powders
on my flowers but alas it just didn't happen.
Starting off with my kraft card base
I then cut out a white frame from MFT
stitched rectangles. I also did the same
to another piece of kraft card stock.
I cut it out before I realized I didn't need to
so attached it to my white frame before
popping the whole frame.
As I said earlier I mixed a few different
embossing powders together to get a
variegated effect.
My floral stamp is an old one from
GKD - Springtime Silhouettes
which was stamped several times.
Sentiment is also from that set.
Finished off with a few rhinestones
and some aqua cotton.

Now pop over to Our Blog
and check out what our August Guest Colleen
has created with fellow Team Mates
- always fabulous!
Join us and you could be our
Chic of the Week and be in the running
for our Guest Designer in October.
Hope to see you there.

Thanks for dropping in and
I love reading your comments.


Saturday, 13 August 2016

Trending with Water Colouring

I was playing around recently with a new stamp
merrily water colouring this lovely stamp.
It wasn't till I had finished that I realized I
had chosen Water Colour as my word for
our Trend Week so you guessed it
I am showcasing it for my challenge at
Just Us Girls. Whoo Hoo!

Now I am not one that enjoys colouring in images
but I loved how simple this stamp was - and it
said 'Watercolour' Poppies.
I didn't even think to use watercolour paper
but as it turns out I was pretty happy with the result.
Here are the products I used -
White card stock
Foam Squares for dimension
Stamp is Rubberneck Watercolour Poppy
Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade
SU Tangerine Tango/Calypso Coral
Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
Sentiment is GKD inked on vellum
Pearls to finish.

How about popping over to our blog Here
to check out what Watercolour Wonders
our Guest Colleen and my Talented Team Mates
have created.
Hoping to see you there 'cause this Trend is
so hot at present and so addictive.
You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week
and be in the running to be
Our Guest Designer in October.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love to read your Comments.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Make today FABULOUS.

Over at the STAMPlorations Blog
I found a fabulously simple card challenge.
All the details are HERE.
Some of you will know how much I (love)
my SU Four Feathers stamp/die set so...
and how awesome that to make them pop
even nicer is the Twist - GOLD!
I found some lovely gold paper in my stash
which was perfect for my backing.
I heat embossed my feathers on to that
with one I added a touch of Teal.
My splotches I used stencils from
Clear Scraps & Tim Holtz
inking with Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers/Frayed Burlap.
Sentiments are from
Inspired by Stamping &
My Favourite Things.
I finished off with a bow from crochet cotton.
So glad you stopped by and
I love reading your Comments.
Thank You.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Tic Tock Tic Tock - It's TIME at Crafty Cardmakers

TIME for the new challenge over at
Crafty Cardmakers and Lin is hosting our
You can interpret how you like as long as it relates to
TIME in some way. 
You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards,
as long as it meets the challenge,
 and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!
Here are the products I used on my project -
Basic coloured card stock
Clocks - Designer paper
Corrugated cardboard
Stamped clock - Kaisercraft
Cogs - Craft Emotions
Hello Sentiment - Stampin' Up
SU - Close to Cocoa
TH - Peacock Feathers
Memento - Pistachio
JustRite Tag
Liquid Pearls
Variegated Coloured Cotton
Thanks for dropping by. Hope you will pop over
and see what my Team Mates created and join us
in our 'Time Challenge'

Saturday, 6 August 2016

What's Under the Sea?

I had a lot of fun playing with some
 old and new product for this challenge.
Hostess for our Word Week at Just Us Girls is Sharyn
choosing WATER.
Before I made my card I had played around with a few
water scenes which landed up in the bin.
This is when I decided to get out some inky messy items
to try my hand at something quite different.
As some of you know I recently spent time
with crafty friends at a Craft Show and this is where
I bought a few of the products I used here.
Gesso Paste
Texture Pastes
Sparkle Medium
White Embossing Enamel for the bubbles
Glossy Accents - water spots
Shells and cotton from my stash.

Now pop over to Our Blog to see what
our August Guest Colleen Foelker
and my talented Team Mates have created.
I hope you will have time to join us
this week.

Thanks for dropping in


Sunday, 31 July 2016

It's Sketch Time at 'The House'

Being the end of the Month it is
Sketch time over at The House that Stamps Built.
As you can see I have flipped it and
matched it fairly well.
I wanted to try and make a scene using
a few Repeat Impression stamps
These are
The chair - 3415I
Clouds - 3403F
(hard to see as I sponged over them)
Gulls in Flight - 3412C.
Card stock is a dark brown
and a lighter brown for matting.
Embossed background.
My little scene was sponged with
various inks depicting sun sand and surf
with a touch of white on the waives.
Added some seaweed grasses from GKD
The chair I coloured and added touches of white
for a distressed look.
Finished off with trimming
a brad and the sentiment
is from Altenew.
So that is it for me this month at The House.
Thanks for dropping in.