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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

I Made My Mark with ...

It's Make Your Mark over at

What is Make Your Mark?
Creations using
 pencils, pens, paints, markers, textas, chalks... 
anything that represents making your mark.


Here is how I made my 'Mark'
I have an addiction with backgrounds
and what better time to make one with this challenge.
I got out Tim's Oxide Inks using 
Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint on
watercolour paper smooching and drying as I went along
till I liked the result. Happy here!
I then got out an old wooden SU stamp - 
Inspired by Nature and heat embossed it with
Wow Metallic Platinum.
Cut this out with a stitched die and
added my mounted CUTploration sentiment
to finish smooching in the same colours.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.
Don't forget to pop over and see my
Team Mates 'Mark' and
come join us this week
Hope to see you in the Gallery.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

We're Celebrating our 5th Birthday at STAMPlorations

Hello and A Big Welcome to a
Very Special Post.
I am indeed so lucky and privileged to be part of the
STAMPlorations Family as we Celebrate our 5th Birthday
with so many Give Away's and Prizes.
You will see ALL THE DETAILS
 HERE


Here are a few of my favourite cards
I made as 'A Guest' and now a 'Designer' for
STAMPlorations

This was one of the first cards I made for their CAS Challenge
Details are HERE.


Celebrating with the Things with Wings Blog Hop
Details are HERE.


 and A Few More with Details HERE.
from the Typografia Stamps


Can you tell I LOVE Butterflies?
 Check the Details Here

And here are my  new designs -


I love playing with Brusho's and that is what I have used
as my background.
My floral image is from  ARTplorations A Bloom and Three Buds
using Texture Paste and Yellow Acrylic Paint.
and attached to coloured card stock.

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I just love the new Bloomtanged Cover Plates
and this is what I used above.
It's  CUTplorations Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate
I cut this out of white card stock after
smooching my background several times with
Lindy's Magicals and PearEx Powder.
The sentiment and die cut are from
Bloom Happy Coordinating Dies and
STAMPlorations Bloom Happy

and heavily coated with the same powders.
These were heat embossed in white.
Card base is Pearised Card Stock in matching colour.

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Now that I have shown you a few of my favourites
I'd love to invite you to CASE any one of the above cards
and link up to our Birthday Celebrations HERE.
For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate
leave a comment Here and HERE
For a chance to win up to $25 worth of STAMPlorations goodies
create and link up your Wish List HERE

There really is so much information over on 
OUR BLOG so be sure to check it ALL out.

Want a 20% discount as well? Just use my code
STAMPGIRLINA and you are good to go.

I hope I haven't forgotten anything!
Thanks soooooooooooo much for dropping in
to check out my longish post.





Saturday, 16 June 2018

I'm Hosting at Just Us Girls for?

Hello and Welcome.
It's Saturday's JUGS Day and it is my turn to 
Be Your Host for our Colour Week and I chose
just 2 colours - Red & Black and you have
the choice to pick a Third.
What colour will you choose?
I picked GOLD! 
I was going to do Christmas but that didn't eventuate.

I started my card by making the background
from Rose Red Brusho's and Aztec Gold PearlEx Powders
with lots of smooching and drying in between
 till I was happy with the coverage.
I then heat embossed my hibiscus flower from 49andMarket
with Stamp It Gold powder.
Added a touch of black to the centre of the flower.
This was then cut with a stitched die and
adhered to a black mat and on to metallic gold card stock.
Finished with gold pearls and die cutting my
Happy Birthday Sentiment which was heat embossed with
Ranger Black mixed with Stamp It Gold.

Pop over to Our Blog and check what our
June Guest Hannelie and the Team have created
and what third colour choice they made.
Hope you can join us this week. If so you could be our
Chic of the Week and be in the running for being
invited to be our Guest in August.

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments and will be so glad
WHEN Blogger get's notifications fixed.


Monday, 11 June 2018

I'm Simple - eee using New Goodies

Hello and Welcome. I am back from my trip north and
now trying to get back to normal. 
It didn't help that my Annual Craft Show 
was soon after so things aren't quite there yet.
 Off course there were new products purchased that 
I had needed to have a play with and luckily I found a
CAS Challenge to do just that. 


The lovely floral image is from Rubbernecker
and heat embossed with Ranger Red Cinnabar.
I love the look of the gold speckles among it.
Sentiment is from Dark Room Door and heat embossed
with Stamp It Gold.
Added some metallique paint splatters 
then finished by cutting with a
stitched die and adding a gold banner.
This was popped on to white card base.
(BTW My new products are the stamp embossing powder
metallique paint and sentiment stamp.)
Sending this over to
CAS on Sunday for their

Thanks for dropping in today.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

This was 'Costly' but..........

Hi and Welcome.
The cards I have made for today's post are costly
  but I loved buying the products I used for our
Trend Week at Just Us Girls
You see quite some time ago 
Bobby (this weeks Host)
asked us for our thoughts on Alcohol Inks.
so a  BIG THANK YOU 
to you Bobby for picking this as it was
something I didn't own and I have had
great joy and fun experimenting with these
fascinating addictive little bottles.
I played and played with them and in the end
I didn't know which pieces I wanted to use and how.
I landed up with 2 here.
ThE one above is pretty cas using lots of
different AI's on Yupo Paper and just cut on an angle
matting part of the back with
SU card stock in Hello Honey
The sentiment and inking is also SU.
 The one below - I didn't know if I liked or not.
Again I used a variety of colours on Yupo Paper
die cutting  my Perky Poppy from Memory Box
and framing it. Added a Gina K sentiment
cut from a Kaisercraft Die.
Adhered to basic white card stock.

I know we will have so many fascinating creations
in our Gallery at Just Us Girls this week.
Do go over and check out what our
June Guest Talented Hannelie and
the Team made for your inspiration.
Hope to see yours there.

PS I will be at our yearly Craft Show
(it's a few hours away by bus/train/car)
mingling among the crowds looking
and of course purchasing some new goodies
when this post goes live.
I had a ball last year staying for 3 days
but sadly it's just me this year and only for a day.

Thanks for dropping in.






If Nothing Ever Changed -

Hello and Welcome. Today's post is for the 
Anything Goes with Dies Challenge over at


I started the background for my butterfly
with a Brusho background then added
a stitched die cut frame behind it.
I then cut out the die outline of 
my butterfly and again using the same
stitched frame set only the smaller size
popping it in front of the Brusho background.
I then added the detailed butterfly die to my outline.
Finished with some splatters, pearls and sentiment.
The products I used here are
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and sentiment 
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Pop over and see what dies
my Team Mates used - be inspired
and come join in Our Gallery.

AND
Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! 
Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS 
AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, 
YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Thanks for taking time to check my latest posting.
Till next time Cherrio from


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Gone 'Potty' for Addicted to Stamps and More

Hello and Welcome. 
I'm here today for our new Challenge over at
As you can see it's our photo challenge


Now I was stumped with this photo as I
have NO succulent stamps in my stash
and the next best thing was to concentrate
on what I did have - a pot to put my 
pretty flowers in. I didn't even go with the
pretty coloured ones here - must have been 
in my own little world. I think the dp I chose
had a bit to do with that.


The stamp I used here is 
and has the stamps and dies - Yay!
I started with my background which is a grunge
digi paper from Doodle Pantry. I attached that
to a white card base and added a teeny strip
of paper to the side adding colour and to match my potted flowers.
I embossed some white card stock with an old CB folder
then cut out part of a circle with a MFT stitched die.
Attached that to my background 
and went to work on my flowers.
The green leaves are from a WOS pen and the flowers
coloured with SU markers.
I then concentrated on the pot playing with a variety
of products - Magicals in burnt orange
coloured markers to get a worn look
and inside with some Prima Artisan Powder
leaving it as is to look like 'real dirt'.
This was popped after I stamped and cut out
my sentiment tucking it behind the pot.
Added a few gems to finish.

Here's the Set I used.
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Funny enough I used this set just recently.
If you want to see that one it's Here

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and come join us this week.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Enjoy the 'Little Things'

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
It's Saturday and JUGS Day
and a New Month with Hannelie Bester from
as our Guest this month. Welcome!

Hosting our Word Week is Sue choosing
You may be scratching your head for a wee while as I did
and then I came up with
I made my card fairly simple.
Adding an embossed frame from SU to my white card base.
Inked up a couple of Kaisercraft leaves onto
a scrap of white card stock then embossed
the SU frame, fussy cut and popped it.
 Added  my SU flowers cut from
SU Groovy Guava and inked with Calypso Coral
adding pearls to the centres..
The sentiment is also from Kaisercraft
 inked with Calypso Coral.

Hope you get time to play with us this week
and can add your card to Our Blog.
You could be our Chic of the Week and
then in the running to be our Guest in August. 
Don't forget to check out how my Team Mates 
chose to showcase their 'Outside' cards.

Thanks for dropping in