Saturday, 24 September 2016

'Miss You'

Bobby is Hosting our Photo Week at Just Us Girls
and chosen this gorgeous photo below. 

I am not a pumpkin kind of person so chose
an old sunflower stamp for my Inspiration.
I have been lucky enough to be in a plane
above a massive paddock filled with these beautiful flowers.
What an awesome site!
I thought it fitting to go with Kraft card stock
and continue with earthy tones.
Products I used here are -
SU - Woodgrain background stamp
Sunflower stamp - Print Blocks Australia
Black embossing powder
Water colour pencils
Sizzix banner
Corner rounder
Paper Smooches Sentiment
Burlap/Jute string
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Memento Peanut Brittle
SU Garden Green
White Uniball pen for centre of flower.
Don't forget to pop over Here
to see how our Guest Kathy
and the Team were inspired.
Join us and you could be our
Chic of the Week and go on to be
Guest Designer in November.
Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thinking PINK!

While I was playing around with pink colours for
the September CAS colour challenge over at
STAMPlorations Blog I couldn't stop.
I wanted to try a few items I hadn't used before
so this card came together easily.
 Again I mainly focused on the Twist as my main colour.
Details can be found Here
I used basic white card stock. For my image
inside the frame ( by Die-Namics)
 I water coloured with TH distress inks in
Abandoned Coral/Victorian Velvet
and Spun Sugar
 Topping this with a stencil from TCW
with White Texture Paste. 
The stitched edge is from Nina's Things
The floral flourish  from Marianne Designs.
Sentiment is Inspired by Stamping
Finished with a gem on the flower
after popping the frame.

Thanks for dropping in
Love to read your comments - makes for a 'Happy Day'

Monday, 19 September 2016

It's 'Autumn' over the Pond

It's Autumn over the pond but really it is
Spring on my side.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers Mary is Hosting
and has chosen 'Autumn' for the theme for
our latest challenge.
That can be autumn colours, or autumn themes such as harvest or falling leaves etc.
I saw a card over at Pinterest I wanted to case
  You can see it Here.
I knew I had similar leaf stamps and this was
a great challenge to showcase my make.
Here are the products I used -
Coloured card stock
Background stamps - SU & Prima
Leaves/flowers/sentiment are by Gina K Designs
Other - SU
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Memento and Stampin' Up.
Cotton & button.
Pop over to our blog and see what inspired the Team.

 I am entering this card over at The Paper Players
Details Here
Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Time to Colour at Just Us Girls

It's that time of the month for our Colour challenge at
Just Us Girls and Hosting this is Nancy choosing
these lively colours below.

I love inking up my stencils and thought
I would do just that to add colour to blend
in with my brightly inked flower.
Using basic card stock I inked up a
TCW and Tim Holtz stencil with TH Festive Berries
adding a banner from Sizzix embossed with CB Swizz Dots.
My tag is by Kaisercraft inked with a sentiment from Gina K.
I attached leaves also from Kaisercraft.
 and my flower by SU Creative Elements
embossing it with clear powder to give it a lovely shine
finishing  with Liquid Pearls a Pearl centre and ribbon.
Thought I would add a few rhinestones to match up
with the silver thread on the tied cotton.
Don't forget to pop over and see all the brightly coloured
creations by our September Guest Kathy and the Team.
Hope we inspired you and I hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Dream Big

The CAS card challenge over at the
STAMPlorations Blog for September
is Anything Goes with the optional 
colour twist of Pink.
Sometimes it is nice to sit down and create
a clean and simple card and that is exactly what
I have done here. 
I love creating dimension by adding foam squares
and have done that with my 2 layers.
These are the products I have used here.
White card stock
Background stamped with TH Vintage Photo
from Darkroom Door - Woodgrain
The pink rose is from Penny Black
heat embossed with TH Worn Lipstick.
It has a gritty feeling to it with just a touch of
brown mixed in with the pink.
I used a stitched die from Nina's Things
and finished with a few pearls.
Details can be found Here
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 10 September 2016

It's all about 'YOU'

Doesn't every crafter have little containers
full of all sorts of coloured sequins?
Off course you do - that's why Lisa
as our Hostess at Just Us Girls
thought it was time to use some of them
and chose SEQUINS for our Trend Week.
There are so many ways to use those little critters -
 perfect for a shaker card but not me this time.
 I could see me dropping them all over the floor.
I decided to go soft and subtle

I was given some unusual pieces of coloured paper
 which look like they were recycled and are
quite thin and didn't know how it would cut
so I tried it out using a Sizzix leaf die
and they turned out nicely.
 I then decided I needed  a touch of colour 
 behind my background so used another sheet there.
This  was stencilled with Sparkle Medium
and while wet I added some fine glitter.
My butterfly was cut from a Cheery Lynn die and
also added glitter and a pearl.
My sentiment is a new one - recently purchased
from a Win I had and is from Pink & Maine.
I must say they ink up beautifully.
To finish off my card I needed those
Sequins as part of the challenge and
also added some rhinestones.
Hope you check out Our Blog
for more blingy creations and then
get out your sequins carefully and
join us for this super challenge.
You could be our Chic of the Week and
be in the running as Our Guest in November.

I am going to enter this card in the CAS Challenge
over at STAMPloration - Details Here

Thanks for dropping in

Monday, 5 September 2016

Thinking of You.

The new Challenge over at
Crafty Cardmakers is being hosted by Marlene
and she has chosen LAYERS!
and want to see Lots of LAYERS
I think I have achieved that !
I found these sheets of die cuts in my stash
from Reddy Creative Cards (German Co)
and all I had to do was detach and layer them up
 using foam squares. Easy eh!
After completing that I attached them to a piece
of mauve paper cut from a Spellbinders die.
The card stock was stamped randomly
with a hydrangea stamp from
SU to match my focal point.
Just needed to add a sentiment from GKD which was inked
and cut out of vellum.
Hope you can pop over and check out
what the other Designers have layered
and would love to see yours Here
Thanks for dropping in so till next time
Cherrio from