Sunday, 4 December 2016

Another CAS Celebration card

I have made another card for the
Birthday Celebration Challenge
Congratulations on your 4th Year Celebrations.
As the heading says - CAS
Starting with basic coloured card stock I added
some colour blending with
Tim Holtz Distress Inks on my white card base
 adding other colours through a
TCW Stencil. I then cut it on an angle
as I like to change it up a bit every now and then.
Decided not to pop it this time so went on
to add my sentiments
Celebrate - CAS-ual Fridays
and the smaller one - Pink & Maine.
I would have like to use a Congratulations stamp but
didn't have one big enough.
Added some gems to add a touch more colour.

This is popping over to the latest challenge over at
Addicted to Stamps & More for their

Details are Here
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

It's a 'Christmas Tree'

It's 'Word Week' at Just Us Girls and Hosting is
Nancy who chose 'Christmas Tree' as our Word.
How appropriate is that!
I have seen so many different types of Christmas trees
on Pinterest so I thought I would give it a go for something
'A Little Different'
I must admit I had fun decorating my card.
I started by backing my card base with
DP  then added a stitched die cut for my
Christmas Tree which is popped.
 I have this unusual coloured glitter paper
which matched the DP. Then the fun began.
My tree is kraft paper. Next step was to
cut out lots of different sized circles from
various bits of scraps filling the gaps with
sequins pearls punched stars and tiny circles.
My sentiment is cut from that glitter paper and
is from Paper Smooches - which by the way
cuts beautifully.
Pop over to Our Blog to see more
fabulous Christmas Trees from the Talented Team
and a Big Welcome to our  December Guest  Theresa Gregory
Come play with us this week..
I am dropping off this card over at
AAA Cards for their CAS
Circles Challenge. Details are Here
It may not look cas but it really is -
just a lot of circles added to a tree trunk. 
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016


It's the end of the month and I am getting my card for the
November Theme & Sketch Challenge
 over at STAMPlorations in just in time.
You can find the Details Here
My card base is white cs.
I then started adding my background stencilled
with ARTplorations Happy Flowers
in shades of yellow and orange.
To go with the theme I cut out a stitched oval
inking it with smooched Tim Holtz Distress Inks
in Squeezed Lemonade & Dried Marigold.
My floral feature is by STAMPlorations French Marigold
which has been water coloured with shimmery paints.
I hand cut it and popped it after attaching a bow.
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches
Added a few Kaisercraft pearls to complete.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Celebrating at Addicted to CAS

Over at Addicted to CAS they are celebrating
their 4th Birthday so the challenge is to make a
CAS card with the code word 'CONGRATULATIONS'
Details are Here
I started my card with
Basic white & coloured card stock. To back my
floral image I embossed the white cs
 with We R Memory Keepers Geometric folder.
As this embossing folder is quite thick I was
a bit wary of forcing it through my Cuttlebug so
just used the bottom plate with the C plate.
I know you can get a much deeper impression from this folder
but I didn't want to break my old CB
I backed that in pink.
My flower and leaves are from Altenew Beautiful Day.
Embossed in white, coloured with shimmery paints then cut.
I attached some ribbon as backing then slightly popped my image.
I decided to go with a Celebrate sentiment  from Stampin' Up.
Finished with a few gems and pearls.
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Monday, 28 November 2016

It's Anything but a Card.

The latest challenge over at
Anything but a Card.
Angela is Hosting and with Christmas fast approaching
it gives us a chance to change things up a bit
and move away from card making.
I decided to do something for myself.
I am constantly writing things down on a Notebook
next to my laptop so I thought I would
make a cover for a store bought one.
I didn't know what I would end up with so
I got out distress inks, texture pastes, stencils
acrylic paints and stamps and went to work.
My Notes letters are from an old Cuttlebug
Alphabet Set. The butterfly is Cheery Lynn.
I enjoyed just playing around even with inky fingers.
Hope you get a chance to play but before you do
head over to Our Blog to see which way
the Design Team went on this one.
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Vicki is Hosting our Photo Week at Just Us Girls
and chosen the most gorgeous Inspiration Photo.
Simply perfect with Christmas just around the corner.
Here is how I was inspired.

by this -
I am so lucky as I love purple (you know that)
and either gold or silver for Christmas card making.
My card base is Grey Linen.
I then topped it with Grey satin paper
cutting it with a stitched die.
Heat embossed randomly in silver
with SU Snowburst.
The ornaments are cut from Kaisercraft Ornate Baubles
The purple glitter behind I hand cut after
pencilling around the edges of the die.
I popped dimensional foam behind
them, adding some silver ribbon
 gems and sentiment.
Don't forget to pop over and see how
our November Guest - Cecile
and the talented Team were inspired..
Join us and you could be our Chic of the Week
and Guest with us in January. Hope to see you there.
A big Thank You to Cecile for showing us all
your beautiful work as our Guest in November.
I am also joining in with this card over at
The Mod Squad for their
Sparkle It Up Challenge
  Addicted to Stamps & More

for  Challenge #221 - Anything Goes

and Time Out Challenges
Christmas with Optional Twist - Glitter/Shimmer
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

I'm Hosting this weeks challenge at Just Us Girls

I am hosting this weeks challenge over at
Just Us Girls for our Colour Week.
Most of you know my favourite colour is Purple
and I love to combine it with Teal.
Since it is close to Christmas I chose  Gold
as the third colour.
I love making non traditional coloured Christmas cards
(and that is what I went with)
I couldn't not make a Christmas card without pulling out
my favourite Poinsettia die from Spellbinders.
Now I have NEVER seen a poinsettia the colours I chose
but what the heck! It's different.
My card base is white.
My first layer is embossed with an old Cuttlebug
Christmas embossing folder.
Cutting a piece of DP from American Crafts with
Spellbinder Labels 20 I attached that adding
ribbon and a small strip from a Starform sticker.
My berries and holly were cut out from Kaisercraft dies
I bought while on holidays (vacation)
The Merry Christmas die is also new for me and from Lawn Fawn.
Now on to THAT poinsettia -
I covered a sheet of card stock with spritzed
Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet
and touches of Blue Moonstone Sparkle Medium
then cut out the pieces for the flower.
There were some white bits showing so covered that with
Tim Holtz Milled Lavender.
Added some Inka Gold around the edges
and touched up with Wink of Stella
for a little more sparkle.
Finished with some dew drops.
Sorry for the long posting. Hope you had a coffee
while reading it.
Now you need to pop over to
Our Blog to check out our November
Guest - Cecile and my Talented Team Mates creations.
Then I hope you will play with us this week.
You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer in January 2017.
PS It can be any type of card as long as it has
just those 3 colours (with neutrals accepted)
Thanks so much for dropping in