Monday, 18 November 2019

Perseverance Pays

Hello and Welcome to today's post for the
The heading says it all!

After spending an afternoon trying 
This technique from Jay Soriano 
all my efforts landed up you know where.
It wasn't as easy as it looked BUT I was
determined to keep trying so the 
following day it worked. Yay!
So happy with the result
but has taken me an age
to try and get a decent photo with the silver foil
and soft stenciled background.
I used SU reinkers in
Rich Razzleberry, Brilliant Blue
Mossy Meadow and Yo Yo Yellow.
Some of these colours got lost in the drying
but happy that I got a pattern from it all.
Cut it out with a stitched die and
attached to white card base.
Added a die cut in silver and finished with the
silver strip on the side.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

A close up

My Mix is Oxidized Metal, Stamping,
Stenciling and Die Cutting.
Thanks to Susan for  picking this technique
enabling me to try something new and completely different..
Great inspiration from the Designers.

Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 16 November 2019

It's Colour Week at Just Us Girls

Angie is Host at Just Us Girls for our Colour Week.
Welcome to today's post.

Here is her colour choice. 

I had a hard time heat embossing the
 Altenew Frosted Garden. Just didn't come out clearly enough.
My background is made from Nuvo Blue Blitz Powder
in the tones above.
Sentiment is CUTplorations Celebrate Big Die
smooched in the same powder.
Added a white mat as a backing and
adhered to white card stock.
Not one of my favourite outcomes.
It happens sometimes doesn't it.

Pop over to Our Blog and see how our Guest Kristin
and the Team chose to use the lovely Teal Colours.
Join us this week and you could be our
Chic of the Week and in the running for
a Guest Spot in the New Year.
Thanks for dropping in
Love reading your comments!

Friday, 15 November 2019

For Someone Special

Today's project is for my Reminder Post for
Hello and Welcome.

I got out my long forgotten about gelatos here
and after stenciling Sanna's  Molecules-ARTplorations-Stencil
with Texture Paste I simply added a variety of gelatos
over it with my finger then some shimmer with
Art Alchemy Waxes and still smelling divine.
Popped the  Bloomdala-Bliss-Felicity-CUTplorations Die
three times for layers and popped a coloured glass bead
to the centre. Finished with my sentiment from
STAMPlorations Fluttery  and
CUTplorations Fluttery Die
attaching to white card base.
Pop over and see  the creations from
all the Challenges and come join in the fun.
Of course you know there are PRIZES to win don't you?
Here's the Link for the Stencil Challenge.
Love to see you there.
Thanks for dropping by

Saturday, 9 November 2019

It's ANYTHING But a ???

Welcome to a Very Different Trend this week at
and our Host Carol has chosen one that is
right up my alley.

I made this 5x7 Mixed Media Canvas for my 
Best Friend's Birthday in September not thinking that I 
would use it for a challenge and then the
Anything but a Card Challenge was chosen.
This was when I decided to use it here.
I didn't want to give her a birthday card this year
but wanted something different so....
this is what she got.
I had to get her to send me a photograph as I
hadn't taken any decent ones.
What I used here will be off the top of my head
(so to speak)
Gesso to seal my canvas
Dry Wall Tape, Twine
Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste
 for Stenciling
Lindy's Sprays
Art Alchemy Waxes
Lots of metal embellishments from my stash
Glass beads and other things I have forgotten about (lol)
When you pop over To Our Blog you are in for a treat
with our Guest Kristin and the Team
showcasing their  other Talents.
Love to see your  'Anything but a Card' creation
in our Gallery this week.
 Come on over and join in.

This project is heading over to
Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for dropping by

Friday, 8 November 2019

Coging along to say Hello

I am really enjoying playing with the 

I played around with embossing powders here
going by This Tutorial by Theartfulinker.
I saw this card on Pinterest Here and loved it
thinking it case perfect for this challenge.
As I had gold paper out on my desk I decided to 
play around with that starting by embossing it with
Kaisercraft Cogs. Then the fun began by
heat embossing bit by bit in different colours.
I used WOW Chocolate Caramel Pearl
Colour Blast Deep Water, Lindy's Pumpkin Fiesta
and thought the Stampedous Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
would add interest but didn't turn out 
as pronounced  as I thought it would.
I then decided to add a few Finnabair waxes in
Rich Copper, Mint Crackle and Peacock
adding a bit more shimmer
(as if there wasn't enough)
I cut the three panels out and backed them
 with gold paper. I was going to add metal cogs
from my stash but then remembered I had dies
from Craft Emotions so cut them out with the same gold paper.
Adhered them to my corner rounded 
white embossed cog background
which is a little hard to see here
on to gold paper and white card base.
My simple Hello is from STAMPlorations
 (needed a tiny sentiment to fit)
heat embossed in gold.
My Mix is
Oxidized Metal, stamping, embossing, die cutting.

Thanks for dropping in today. Love reading your comments.
I will be back to play with this technique again soon.

Saturday, 2 November 2019


Welcome to today's post for Just Us Girls.
It's a little special as I am Host this week and
being close to our Remembrance Day (11th) I chose the word
As this is the beginning of a new month we have
Kristin from Lilypad Designs.
Welcome Kristin - looking forward to you
sharing your talents with us this month.
Around this time each year I make a Poppy Card
in remembrance of those past and present
who have or are serving our country.

I used the Memory Box Perky Poppy Die
cutting it out with white card stock then
the flower heads and branches and stems
with a red and green metallic patterned paper.
The background is lightly inked with 
Tim's Stone Stencil in Frayed Burlap.
Sentiment is from 
STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2.
Adhered to white card base.
Pop over and see what our Guest Kristin 
and the Team created as their Thank You's.
Love to see you in our Gallery with your
Giving Thanks card.
Adding my Poppy card to the
P for Poppies or Pumpkin Challenge
at Alphabet Challenge Blog

Friday, 1 November 2019

Fly High for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Hello and Welcome to November.
Time for our next Stencil Challenge at STAMPlorations
My Mother Load of Stencils arrived in my mail box
recently and this is the first chance I have had to get them messy.
I did have a lot of fun with this 5x7 canvas.
Starting with my background of smooching with
spritzed Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Green Parade.
I then started some stenciling with
using Tim's Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin,
Gathered Twigs, Lindy's Magical's Yellow Rose of Texas
 and Art Alchemy Metallic Paint in Fresh Orange.
Adding some stamping with 
Mixed-Media-Elements (Out of Stock)
around the edge and randomly inside.
also on the inside.
SheryRuss_MixedMediaElementsSheryRuss_Scribbly Splattery Grunge-preview
Sentiments are from  Trendy-Butterflies-2 (Out of Stock)
Finished with the butterfly from
in a metallic copper paper and a pearl.

Head on over and see what my team mates created
and come join us in our Gallery.
There's always generous winnings
to be had by participating.
I'll be back later in the month with
another project to Remind You.

Thanks for dropping in and commenting

A Mixed Media Maple Leaf Make

Hello and Welcome to my post for

This month I moved away from my usual
floral type makes and went for
a pretty maple leaf and some cogs.
Something a little less time consuming
after last months piece.
It's a 4x4 canvas sealed with gesso.
and textured with stenciling
from Little Birdie

Adding colours with Lindy's Shakers in
Magnolia Magenta Gold
Grab a Guy Gold and
Cowabunga Copper
and more stenciling with some script using
Cadence Relief Paste .
Coloured up my chipboard cogs and attached to canvas.
Also attaching my maple leaf which is from a
very old Cuttlebug Die and cut multiple times
coloured using Jolly Roger Red Alpine Rose
and Glory of the Sea Gold Sprays
Metal cogs are heat embossed with
Wow Chocolate Caramel Pearl Powder.
Added lots of waxing in
Art Alchemy Fire Ruby Royal Robes
and Rich Copper
around the canvas edges and cogs.
Coloured a few cabachons to finish.

A few close ups - 

That's it for this month.
 Pop over and see what my Talented Team Mates created.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.

Once more I will join in the Challenge over at
Bleeding Art for their Anything Goes Here

Born to be Wild

Hello November and Welcome to
Happy Little Stampers
Time for our Watercolour Challenge

and our Optional Twist is

When I saw this option I knew exactly what stamp set
I was going to use. It's
Happy Little Stampers Born to be Wild
My background is made from
Magical's Sprays (of course)
and the surround circle die of the lion
is also with Lindy's Sprays/Shakers.
I stamped my lion with VersaFine Clair in
Fallen Leaves then heat embossed in clear.
I like the effect I got with the different outline shades.
I cut out a Kaisercraft die that I thought
could look like part of a cage. Again I used
Magical's and used my fingers to cover it.
(I still have coloured fingers a day later)
Needing something more I cut several leaves from
Carta Bella Spring Greenery arranging them
around the lion and 'cage'.
Lucky I have some Glad Press and Seal
that helped me hold all of this in one piece
so I could glue them all down.

I really had a lot of fun getting inky here.
Hop on over and see how my Team Mates
chosen to play this month and
come join us in our Gallery.
 Hope to see you there.

This lion is roaring over to join in the Silhouettes
at Double D Challenge

Just saw that over at
Mix It Up Challenge their
Anything Goes Current Challenge
optional twist is Watercolouring!
My card above fits perfectly.