Saturday, 22 October 2016

What's up Pussy Cat?

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls
and Chris has chosen this photo for Inspiration.
Now when I first saw this I was horrified.
What can I make with this? I love the photo
and that BLACK CAT - just didn't have anything suitable
so I went to trusty Google and found an image.

Yikes I had to try and colour
that pumpkin! Well I did manage to
colour it of sorts using water colour pencils
blending and a few distress pens.
I even went over it with Wink of Stella.
The black cat has been covered with Glossy Accents.
The background DP is from K & Company.
Added some burlap (hessian to me) from the cheap shop.
Button from my stash and tied with a bit of the burlap
that fell off the side.
The sentiment is computer generated.
Don't know if it is the right one but as I am
not into Halloween I took a gamble.
This certainly was challenging (and that is what they are all about)
to start with but after I got going
I am happy how my card turned out.
Now I know my Team Mates will have some
awesome creations -  so too our October Guest - Jaydee.
Pop over and check them out -
'tis the season for all things pumpkin related
so there is no excuse for not joining us this week.
You could be our Chic of the Week and in the
running for Guest Designer in December.

I am entering this card over at The House for their
Inspiration Challenge - Details Here
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 15 October 2016

It's Judy's Turn to HOST!

Hello to you - Crafty Ones.
It's Colour Week over at Just Us Girls and hosting
this week is Judy choosing
Olive Gold & Rust
Here is how I used those 3 colours.

Here are the products I used -
Card base - GKD
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny/Kaisercraft
Leaves - Kaisercraft
Flower - Nina's Things
Hello cut several times - Lawn Fawn
Inka Gold on flower
Button from my stash
Dimension squares
Inking on the edges
Pop over to Our Blog and check out
what's in store for your inspiration.
Hope you can join us. In doing so
you could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running for Guest Designer in December.
Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 8 October 2016


It's TREND week over at Just Us Girls
and Hostess this week is Sue and chosen Pineapples
Well this threw me as I have nothing relating to them.
How excited I was when I went to my monthly
girls day out card making and our Demonstrator Tania
had chosen a card with just that.
 Thanks Tania - you saved the day. All credits to you.
I didn't finish my card that day
but came home and added some splatters from a
Tim Holtz stencil. Also added a few strips
of paper under the pineapple.
Card stock is SU and has been stamped on the edges with the
pineapple stamp which is part of the
 set Pop of Paradise from SU
My sentiment is from Gina K.
Now pop over to Our Blog
and check out what our October Guest Jaydee
and my Team Mates created.
Join in and you could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running for
Guest Designer in December
Once again my card qualifies for the latest (For the Birds) challenge over at
The Mod Squad
You can find the details Here
Thanks for dropping in
PS Will be flying over the other side of Australia in a few days
but never fear I have all my cards done dusted and scheduled
for while I am away catching up with family. I'm Excited!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Falling 'Autumn Leaves'

I just couldn't help myself making another
'Autumn Card' even though it is Spring here.
 This time my card is more the 'Autumn Colours' 
I got out the Memory Box stencil - Texture Distressed Grid
and added dimension with white texture pastes.
I love the old Cuttlebug leaf dies I have had for ages
 and that is what I turned to for my card.
After blending distress inks and adding
a few speckles from  TH Speckles Stencil on to
water colour paper.  I cut the leaves
and heat embossed them with clear powder.
Scored them to add veins but very hard to see.
The branch is from Memory Box - Woodland Branch.
 Sentiment is from MFT - Simply Fab Sayings.
This card is again for the 'New Blog in Town'
You can find the details Here

Thanks so much for dropping in.
I love reading your lovely comments.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

It's all about 'AUTUMN'

I came across a 'New Blog in Town' called
as it is one of my favourite types of card
Watercolour! and cas too.
Details are Here
There are times when I just love making
a cas card - so relaxing with water colouring
in all sorts of colours.
For this challenge it is 'Autumn'
Here are the products I used -
Coloured cs/water colour paper
Distress Inks and Inka Gold
for the water colour background.
I decided to move away from leaves and
 heat emboss grass from
SU Inspired by Nature in black.
I cut this in 3 added the sentiment
from Spellbinders in Black & Gold
Black Pearls and lines with a
gold gel pen to finish.
The October CAS Card Challenge at
STAMPlorations Blogspot is up
Details Here -  so I am joining
them again this month using plenty of  BLACK!

I am also going to play over at
'Autumn is in the Air Challenge'
Thanks so much for dropping in.

Monday, 3 October 2016

A Birthday Card for 'Someone Special'

I have made this Birthday Card for my Daughter
and chosen the stamps specially for her.
Over at Crafty Cardmakers Pam is Hosting
our 'Birthday Card Challenge'
The stamp I chose is from Inspired by Stamping Here
called Nature 1. It has the Ulysses butterfly and the
 Cooktown Orchid. This butterfly if you are lucky
(and I have been) can be seen fluttering by in
my daughter's back yard. She also has the most
beautiful orchids blossoming on her patio.
Now you can see the reason why I made this card.
I have added several coloured layers
added to my card base
and the background is inked up with
several Tim Holtz distressed inks.
The Cooktown Orchids were stamped randomly
and heat embossed in white.
(My daughter lives close to Cooktown)
The Ulysses butterfly has been inked up
with TH peacock feathers with
 a smidgen of  pearl ex powder added
giving it a nice shimmer. Also
in black and covered with glossy accents.
Happy Birthday sentiment is a Spellbinder die.
Finished with a few coloured gemstones.
I have made a computer generated greeting
for the inside adding the tiny butterfly for a final touch.
Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

What's the 'WORD' at Just Us Girls?

Once again it is 'Word Week' at
Just Us Girls and Sharyn is our Host
choosing LEAVES as 'The Word'
It's getting that time of the year over the pond called 'Fall'
and I am celebrating 'Spring' -
however to keep in line with the challenge
I have made my card using gilding flakes
in what I call 'Autumn' colours.
Now anyone that has used these flakes knows
the mess you can get yourself into -
gluing the shaped dies with the flakes
(don't breathe out)
and making sure you have covered them all.
I really did get messy with this card because
after I successfully glued flakes to my fingers
I cleaned them off just to get inky again
with my background.
Those leaves I think turned out beautifully
and needed a background to match.
Using a Memory Box stencil I painted it up
with Inka Gold using my fingers yes my fingers
to give it a little dimension.
I popped it up after it was dry also popping
those leaves from an old  Cuttlebug die.
Added some coloured cotton
and that very American sentiment from GKD
Finished with some gems.
I really did enjoy making this card -
after all what's fun if you
don't get a bit messy just sometimes.
Now pop over to Our Blog to admire
what our Guest for October - Jaydee
and the Team have made.
Join us and you could be our
Chic of the Week and in the running for
Guest Designer in December.
It so happens that over at
Mod Squad their challenge is Falling Leaves
so I am joining in the fun there with this card.
Details Here
Thanks for dropping in.