Saturday, 18 November 2017

Just to say 'Thanks'

By the time this goes Live you will all know that I had been asked
by Loll & Bonnie from CAS Water Colour Blog to be their
 Guest Designer for November. I was happy to say Yes.
The flower I used for our 
 at Just Us Girls was gifted to me from them
 Thanks You So Much. 
These lovely colours were chosen by Angie
who is Host this week..
My flower was cut several times 
inking around the edges and layered.
The background has been stenciled with white texture paste 
(which is a little hard to see)
 lightly sponged with Tim's Antique Linen.
Behind the flowers is a leaf cut from a shimmery textured
gold paper and is from Fancy That - Leafy Swirl
My backing paper is turquoise textured card stock.
I inked the sentiment with Tim's Peacock Feathers and added
a touch of PearlEx powder. 
This was all put together onto brown card stock.
Pop on over to Our Blog to see what 
Our November Guest Trina Pham
and the Team created.
With such a lovely colour combination I 
hope you get time to play with us this week.
By the way! The Jugheads are taking December off so
those chosen as a Chic of the Week  in November
will be in the running for 2 Guest Spots when we
come back rested and raring to go again in January.

Thanks for dropping in today

Friday, 17 November 2017

A Holiday Reminder.

Hello There! My post today is a Reminder 
(just in case you have gotten sidetracked at such a busy time)
that you still have time
to enter the CAS Watercolour Holiday Challenge.

Check out Details are Here

I thought this time I would go Traditional in colour.
My card stock is a metallic green.
For my die cut decorations I wet water colour paper
and added Brusho's in Leaf Green Sea Green
Brilliant Red & Burnt Sienna.
picking the best part to highlight them.
I sponged Iridescent Medium for a shimmery look.
They were framed with
CUTplorations Curly LabelsTags Nesting Dies
in the same paper as my base.
Finished with a little Merry die unfortunately
I don't know where I got it from.
You have until the 24th of this month to play.
Pop over Here to see the Design Teams
Reminder cards.
Hope you get time to play.
Thanks for dropping in and a
Special Thanks You to Loll & Bonnie
for the pleasure of being their Guest.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Giving 'THANKS' Blog Hop & Linky Party

It doesn't matter where we live or whatever time of the year it is
We Give Thanks for waking up to a New Day.

On to the reason for my Posting!
We have a HUGE Linky Party happening over at
STAMPlorations and it is the 3rd one of it's kind.
You can find - All the Details HERE
There are 35 Designers participating with
8 Invited Guest so yes this is HUGE!
So much fun and so many ways to participate and join in to win BIG.
I won't go into the details here as this posting will be long.
Just pop over to our Blog (linked above) to find out.
I have made 3 cards with the
STAMPlorations Typografia Gratitude stamps.

I have kept my cards cas focusing on the sentiments
matting the first one and adding some scrap paper
after cutting from the
CUTplorations Crazy-Double-Running-Stitch-Rectangle-Nesting-Dies
This was also used on the card below.

For my second card I used the shaving cream technique
with Tim's Peacock Feathers Reinker
to back my framed sentiment which had a bit of grunge from
STAMPlorations Mixed-Media-Grunge
added for interest. Added a few pearls to finish.

And my last card I went for Kraft card stock
adding white texture paste to the
ARTplorations Rows-of-Hearts
I inked the sentiment with Tim's Oxide ink in Abandoned Coral
and splats in Vintage Photo. I sponged my binding to match.
This was attached to the CUTplorations Tags-1-Nesting-Dies
and the bottom with CUTplorations Curly-LabelsTags-Nesting Dies


HERE is the Link to the Shop
and below all the Designers participating.

Thanks for popping in
Sure hoping you will come hop comment and play.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Merry Christmas

It's Trend Week and Hosting this weeks challenge at
Just Us Girls is The Lovely Lisa who chose
  Silhouette Stamping.
Now this isn't really 'stamping' as such but it is
A Silhouette!
I lightly attached the ARTplorations Christmas Reindeer
to black card stock and sprayed with
Tim's Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain and let it dry.
I then cut the centre out to use for the top layer then
added a black frame.
I found some patterned vellum that matched colour wise
and cut out the sentiment from Paper Smooches
attached it to black card stock and the simple-ist 
Christmas card was done.

Pop over to Our Blog to see what inspired our
November Guest Trina Pham
and the Team and come play.

By the way! The Jugheads are taking December off so
those chosen as a Chic of the Week  in November
will be in the running for 2 Guest Spots when we
come back rested and raring to go again in January.

Thanks for dropping in - Love reading your comments!


I Love a 'Colour Challenge' and once more 
I am playing over at CAS Colours & Sketches
and the colours are
All the details are Here

As the challenge states - cas
here is how I made my card.
My card stock is from 2 of the colours above.
I added dots from ARTplorations onto white card stock 
with texture paste and once it was dry I added some
 breezy waives from Memory Box.
Then came 3 die cuts which were cut from some smooched 
oxide inks in Peacock Feathers & Cracked Pistachio.
Added some silver glitter and a tiny bow from Waffle Flower.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

Thanks for dropping by.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Thursday, 9 November 2017

It's for 'Remembrance Day'

Each year I make a Poppy Card for
Remembrance Day in Australia.
The reason for this is - 
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.
 It marks the day World War One ended, 
at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.
 A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

This was timely as the current challenge - 
Thank You/Thanksgiving was chosen by Tammy
 over at  Cardz 4 Galz

I started with cutting my card stock with a stitched die then
adding texture paste to my MB Texture Distressed Grid
 and while that was drying
I cut out my MB Poppy twice - once for the green stem
then for the flower in a red shimmery paper.
I offset the bottom poppy slightly to show the
green background. I then cut a white leaf from Kaisercraft.
I lightly sponged Tim's Festive Berries over the dry texture paste
and added my poppy. A teeny weeny bow from Waffle Flower
was added to finish.
I then added a stitched die frame from kraft paper
and attached to my white card base.
The Thank You is a die cut from a friend and was inked with
Tim's Antique Linen to match.

Thanks for dropping in today.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Happy Happy Happy Day

It's time for a new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More
and this time round it is our Make Your Mark.      
It's always fun playing with colours and I was really happy
with the result of my smooching here. I think I am addicted!
There were pinks reds and sandstone Brusho's.
Also added a touch of stenciling with Nuvo Mousse.
The squiggle (hope that's a word) was also multi coloured
and cut out popped and a gem added.
My Kaisercraft leaves are vellum.
Sentiment is from Stampin' Up
inked in Calypso Coral.
So you can see I really did Make My Mark here.

Make your Mark - your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

Don't forget to pop over and see what the Team created
and join us. Sure hope to see you there.

Till next time - Cherrio from

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

A 'Single' Snowflake

Hello Crafty Friends
Today's post is for the current challenge at
where we are required to add just 1 Snowflake.
Check out the Details Here

I am loving the results you get with Tim's Oxide Inks
and this is what I used here.
Inks were Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feather.
using the splash technique from Loll Thompson
found Here. It is so easy and so effective.
After I had finished I then got out my Iridescent Medium
and randomly sponged around the inking.
Added a blingy snowflake from Spellbinders
 and the Merry Christmas die from Paper Smooches
with silver glitter and popped a pearl for the final touch.
This was cut from a stitched die and popped.
Of course I am going to pop this over to
Loll's Splash Watercolouring Challenge too.
and CAS Colours & Sketches
for their Colour Challenge Here

I am really enjoying making cas cards with 
some of my favourite and others products
Tim's Oxide inks or Brusho's.
This time Tim won out.
Off to add this to the challenges above
and then to play some more.
Till next time
Enjoy your playtime!

Simply 'Hello'

Hello Fellow Crafters 

Today's post is for the new CUTplorations Challenge at
STAMPlorations and below is our 
Inspiration Photo for November. 

I must admit it took me a wee while to
figure out how I would incorporate my card from this photo.
I looked through my STAMPloration Stash only to find
I didn't have any leaves - which I thought I would go with. Alas!
However I decided to ink up some feathers 
and my card was started.
I chose Memento Lulu Lavender & Dessert Sand which were
fussy cut. Now I needed a soft background so inked up
ARTplorations Foiled Again in the same colours cutting it with the
This was backed with matching coloured cs.
My Simply is from STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments
 inked with Memento Sweet Plum.
The Hello Die is
I finished off with some purple cotton.

You have the whole month to play and I hope
you will come join us before the mad rush of December
catches us up all too quickly. 
Below are the STAMPloration products I used here.


Do you like what you see here and would like to
purchase some of the fabulous products?
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Thanks for dropping in today.
Hope to see you over at STAMPlorations this month.