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Saturday, 4 April 2020

You Tickle My Fancy

It's Saturday and post day for Just Us Girls
I'm Host this week for our Word Challenge
and chose FEATHERS!
As it is a new month we have a New Guest.
Welcome Cornelia  from Fun Stamping



I started my background with some water colouring,
adding an inked paper coaster.
My feathers are from STAMPlorations
and CUTplorations dies and slightly popped.
Sentiment is from the same set.
Sponged the outline in gold, added a bow
and some tiny stones.
Attached to white card stock.

Pop over and see what our April Guest
Cornelia Wenoker created,
 check out her way out awesome talent Here
and on the fun light hearted side -
 Back Stories with Darnelle and Cornelia
It will take your mind off the troubles we are facing at present.
Oh! and what my Team Mates made for your inspiration.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.
With some in self isolation it would be the perfect time to
concentrate on our hobby and have fun!
You could be chosen as Chic of the Week
going on to be our Guest in June.
Thanks for dropping in


Friday, 3 April 2020

Mixed Media Make for Creative Artiste

Time just flies by so fast and it is time to show you
what I have been getting messy with this month for
It's always fun to just go with the flow
and see what comes about.
My canvas is certainly not what it started out to be
and that quite often happens doesn't it.
It all started with black gesso on canvas then
adding some Art Alchemy Red Wine Metallic Paint
and heavy duty white gesso,

 some stenciling with some Transparent Texture Paste
and Heat Embossed with Lindy's Pumpkin Fiesta
then on to the bird cage with heat embossing with Zing Blush
 and Art Alchemy Butterfly Spells Sparks
 and stamping
colouring chipboard with Brusho's
and Lindy's Magical's
adding die cuts for dimension
 and a tiny glittery bird
then  my flowers, some touched up with
Art Alchemy Waxes
On to some Art Stones keeping them natural
with a touch of  Wax.
Several waxes were also added around the edges.
Black gesso was added to some pebbles and 
finished with Art Alchemy Indian Red Wax.
Phew! think I have it all covered now.

Pop over and see what the girls have made
for your pleasure this month and if you 
liked what you saw - add yours to our Gallery.

Thanks for taking the time to come visit
and you liked what you saw.
Love to read your thoughts!
Till next time








Thursday, 2 April 2020

A Sneak Peak for Bleeding Art

Popping in to give you that sneak peak 
I mentioned in a previous post
of my First Mixed Media Project for 
Bleeding Art which goes live in a few weeks.
Be sure to drop back then to see
the whole piece.











Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Time to 'Shine' with a Stencil

Hello and Welcome to STAMPlorations
Time for the new round of challenges.
You all know mine is for the Stencil Challenge.


Check out all the details for the

My creation for this month is CAS
as I wanted to try a technique I haven't done
for ages - using leaf flakes - silver here.
(and it wasn't messy and no sticky fingers)
It's one of the new sizes and they are simply super!
I used double sided sticky paper and added the flakes
through the stencil. The sticky outline from the stencil was then
covered in Elizabeth Craft Design Cool Diamonds Glitter.
I added a silver mat before inking up the
 ARTplorations Lupinus around the edges of my 
purple card stock in Tim's Wilted Violet.
Finished with a glittered gem.

Here are the STAMPlorations products I used.
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Pop over and see what the STAMPlorations Family
have created and hope to see you over at the Stencil Challenge.
I'll be back in a few weeks with a Reminder!


What's the 'MIX' at Mix It Up

Here we are starting a new month which means
New Challenge over at Mix It Up
Hello and Welcome.



SPREAD THE MIXED UP LOVE - grab a badge

and I am sure you will have fun with
our Anything Goes Option which is 
to make a Fancy Fold Creation.
The choice is yours so time for some of us to
get out of our 'comfort zone' 
and get those creative cogs churning.
I am not one that is into this type of card but
I did enjoy the challenge of doing something different.
I found a tutorial for my fancy fold on YouTube Here

The designer papers I used are from Paper Rose
(An Australian Company)
 adding some grunge stamping here and there
from STAMPlorations, Visible Image and Prima Marketing
Inside sentiment is That's Crafty heat embossed in gold
Front sentiments are Visible Image
also heat embossed, cut and randomly placed
which read - I Choose to see the World in Bold Colour.
Pop over and see what the rest of the Team
created and come join us this month.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in








Wish Upon a Star

It's April Fool's Day so don't get caught with
all the silly things that happen today.
I'm not here to fool you but to show you my make
for our New Watercolour Challenge over at 
It's Anything Goes with the Option
this month of Stars!




I started by doing a galaxy background
with Tim's Oxide Inks, drying each time 
till I got a nice night sky.
Cut out on an angle and adhered to
my background of lightly inked stars.
Splashed a Perfect Pearls mix for twinkling stars.
My Wish Big Dies are new ones from
CUTplorations which were inked also
with oxide inks.
Punched a few stars spritzed with PP.
Finished with some Starform strips to the side.
Do you still have a container full of these like I do?
Card base is from Bazzill.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and we'd love to see you join us in our Gallery.

Thanks for popping in



Saturday, 28 March 2020

Photo Week at Just Us Girls

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls 
Welcome to my Saturday Posting.




With this lovely photo having a field of different coloured poppies 
oops! they are tulips. Better look closer next time!
I decided to make two cards.
Seems like my Poppy Stamps have had a bit of a work out 
in the last few weeks.



My first card is heat embossed in black
with JustRite Poppies and coloured with Magical's.
I added a water washed background
and some splatters that turned out bigger
than I had wanted.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations,
finished with a bow and on to light blue card base.


Second card is a Rubbernecker Poppy
inked with Nuvo Solar Flare Powder,
Brilliant Red Brusho's,
Lindy's Cuckoo Clock Cardinal and
Cathedral Pines Green onto watercolour paper.
Added some splatter (much better on this card)
Attached to and embossed background
from Kaisercraft  and on to white card base.
Sentiment is from SU.

Don't forget to check out what our Guest Vicki Hayes
and the Team created. Come join us this week
and by being chosen Chic of the Week
you could be chosen to be our Guest in May.
Thanks for dropping in and a Big Thank You to Vicki
for being a fabulous Guest this month.


Thursday, 26 March 2020

What's Happening on 15th April?

What's happening on the 15th April?
A few things really.
You will see my first Mixed Media Post
as part of the Extended Design Team at
(Sneak peak to come)

and to encourage the kids at home
Image may contain: possible text that says 'STARTING 15 APR, BLEEDING ART WILL ALSO INCLUDE KIDS ART! enter their creations just like Yours! They'll all get a certificate & will be Featured on the blog! Visit us On 15 APR for All the Details!'
let them have a bit of fun and see what creative genes
you handed on to them. 
Should be a whole lot of fun checking them out.

Stay safe at home and keep crafting!

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Just 'Hello'

Hello and Welcome to my make for


This weeks challenge is 

I had a lot of fun inking up my
Rubbernecker Bouquet #919 image.
I like these stamps as you can have fun
just colouring wherever you want to.
I used my Magical's and Nuvo Shimmer Powders,
adding some splatters for effect and prills
to the centre of one of the flowers.
This was cut with a postage stamp die and popped. 
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

Head over and see what my Team Mates created
and we'd love to see your in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in