Saturday, 22 September 2018

It's Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to today's post for
Photo Week at Just Us Girls.
Maria as Host has chosen this gorgeous photo.

I love seeing the changing colours of the trees as it
doesn't happen in my neck of the 'bush'
As it is coming into that time of the year over the pond
it's perfect timing for all those 'fall' coloured creations.
As I had only recently got a new to me stamp/die set from
STAMPlorations called Oh So Grateful
ohsogratefulstampsdie I had to play with it especially as I
wanted to focus on the pumpkins in the truck.
I got out Tim's Oxide inks and inked away
on glossy card stock wiping it with a
paper towel then adding layers of
clear embossing powder. I tried the crackle effect
by putting it in the freezer but didn't quite work out
as good as I wanted.
My background was smooched and then I cut out part of the
inked birch tree die putting them behind my cut out oval die.
The sentiment as you can see is from the stamp set above
I love how motley it stamps.
Finished my card by attaching to orange card stock.
Hop over and see how our Guest Julie and the Team
were inspired by that gorgeous photo and
come join us in our Gallery this week.
So much happening for me in the next few weeks
so if I don't get to comment much I apologize.
Life will get back to normal after
all my family and friends from far and wide
 return to their own homes at the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Go After Your Dreams

Time for the latest Challenge over at
It's our Photo Inspirations and hasn't
Kylie chosen a beauty!
I've gone for a mixed bag here
focusing on the flowers in the background
but colouring mine in the yellow tones
of the light and using
similar words to the above sentiment.
I recently got this gorgeous stamp called
Darling Dog Roses from STAMPlorations
and this is the second card I have made with it.
You may have seen it Here
I heat embossed the flowers in white.
Once more I got out Tim's Distress Inks this time in
Squeezed Lemonade Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn
using a water brush to colour.
I added some splatters and inked my sentiment
from STAMPlorations Noteworthy in Fossilized Amber.
Attached my floral image onto SU card stock
after cutting with a stitched die.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates have created
and come join in our Gallery this week.
Love to see you there!
Thanks for dropping by.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Sunday, 16 September 2018

This IS for 'Someone Special'

Hello and Welcome
Today's card was made for my BFF so
of course it had to be 'Special' and her birthday
is just a few days before mine.

I was keeping this for a challenge that I thought
fitted in with my card above and I found that at
Seize the Birthday for their current challenge to use

I recently bought the Retired SU  Botanical Blooms Set
and a few of you would have seen me use it before.
It was perfect for this card with all the dies.
I wanted the background to be a little subtle and
knew I had some patterned vellum in my stash. Perfect!
I know she likes browns/copper colours so I went with that
and some gorgeous teal card stock that was purchased
when I was staying with her a while back.
I cut out a number of flowers and stamens
and the leaves from gold card stock and some 
painted paper using Rustic Brown Metallic Paint.
I inked the stamped centres with Tim's Gathered Twigs.
I decided to add a strip of embossing on the side
from Couture Creations. Adhered it to my card base
with the vellum and gold ribbon from Christina Re.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fluttery Set
 heat embossed in gold with gold thread
added to the back and popped.
Finished with a tiny flower on the side,
Pearls and a sparklet to the centre of the flowers and vellum.

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Big Hugs for Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome. I'm here with my Saturday Post for
It's Colour Week and as Host Bobby chose
2 gorgeous colours and gave us the third choice.
I will admit I went through several colours before 
choosing plain old black as mine - and different layouts.

I must admit my coral colour looks a little bright but
it is Tim's Abandoned Coral so I went with it.
I did some smooching for the background then inked up
some stamping from STAMPlorations
Scribbly Splattery Grunge and
Tim's Wildflowers in Hickory Smoke.
Added dies from the same Wildflower Set in
White and Black.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy.
Cut this out with a postage stamp die and
adhered to grey card stock and then on to
my black card base.

Pop over and see what colours our Guest Julie
and the Team chose.
Join in our Gallery and you could be our
Chic of the Week and be in the running for
Guest Designer in November.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Simply a 'Tree'

Hello and Welcome to today's card.
I have a busy time coming up soon
 with friends travelling from the other side of Oz,
also relatives and friends for a short time
but managed to whip up a card for the
current challenge over at CAS Watercolour - 
 The 'Theme' being Tree

I started with my watercolour background
with Tim's Stormy Sky using acetate.
I then inked up the Stamp It Large Conifer
with Memento Luxe Northern Pine
spritzing it with a mix of SU Champagne 
and water, stamping on to water colour paper.
Painted a water wash to the bottom of the tree
 and the leftovers were splattered around.
This was then cut from a MFT stitched die
popped onto a bigger die and popped
again onto white card stock. 
The sentiment is from SU and finishing
with a scored line either side. 

 Not too much crafting time coming up but
will try and squeeze in a few favourites.
I have scheduled posts but commenting
on your blogs may be a bit hit and miss.
 I will try my best!

Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time Cherrio from

Monday, 10 September 2018

You Brighten My Day

Hello and Welcome.
Today's post is for the current challenge
over at The Mod Squad and Hosting is my
Good Friend Judy Woodland. Judy is
asking us to use our Acrylic Blocks for our Background
and I love making them.
Details are Here

Gina K is the Sponsor so I thought it only
right to use her stamps and paper.
I have an addiction to Lindy's Magical's
so thought I would incorporate one colour on this card.
You can vaguely see I have used my acrylic block
three times inking with Tim's Distress Abandoned Coral
onto watercolour paper.
 As the outcome wasn't too pronounced
I thought I would put some Hags Wart Orange Magicals
onto my craft mat spritz it with water to activate
 and then press the acrylic block
onto it and transfer that to the first inkings.
With leftovers I smooched around the edges
and got a softer colour.
I then heat embossed my image from
Gina K's Springtime Silhouettes
(I know it's an oldie but still love that set)
with WOW Chocolate Caramel Pearl
which has a lovely chocolate colour and shimmery gold
depending how you look at it.
My sentiment is from Gina's Smile inked
with Memento Morocco.
Added some splatters from SU.
This was then cut with a stitched die
adding an inked piece of  crinkled ribbon
then finished by attaching to Gina K card stock.

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

You're Special!

Hello and Welcome to my post for Happy Little Stampers
It's time for the Anything Goes with Dies Challenge for September.


The background for my card was made some time ago
and was in my bits box. It's was made my heating
several colours of Gelatos.
I cut this with a postage stamp die and
added  a coloured mat to the background.
This was adhered to metallic gold card stock.
Sentiment is a newbie from STAMPlorations
and inked with Memento Teal Zeal
then heat embossed with  clear powder.
My dragonfly is from Marianne Designs and
cut with gold paper.

Now that you have seen my card pop over and see
what my Team mates created and come join us
in the Gallery. Hope to see you this month.

Don't forget - 
Our winner for this challenge will receive a 
$20 coupon to spend at the shop! 
Check out all the details HERE.


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