Thursday, 16 January 2020

Miracles Happen

Hello and Welcome to my
  Reminder Post for our January Challenge over at

I started here with kraft card stock and
painted some strips with Gesso.
After that was dry I added colours randomly from
Freaky Franken Lime Magical's and 
Nuvo Shimmer Powders in Solar Flare.
Added Distress Grit Paste to the
and random stamping with the
Both stencils are designed by talented Sanna Lippert.

I then heat embossed and coloured my
Sentiment was also heat embossed. 
Finished with some coloured cotton, coloured cheesecloth, 
backing it with white card stock and on to orange base.

You still have time to join our gallery for this month's challenge.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in and don't forget to check out
all the other Designer's Makes.
We are having a break for February so you will
see me back on 1st March for our new Stencil Challenge.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

I'm 'Addicted' Again

Hello and Welcome to my post for today.
It's for the first Challenge of the Year over at
Addicted to Stamps and More 
and I am so happy to tell you
I am back Designing with the Girls again and
even more special is my great friend Aussie Annie
has joined me so now we can have fun here together.

Our Challenge this time round is
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

I made a similar watercolour card Here a few weeks ago 
and while I had my Lindy's Powders out I created this card also.
I only used Magnolia Magenta Gold for my 'mark'
smooching and using the cut piece from a
peek a boo die and embossing with 
We R Memory Keepers Geometric Embossing Folder
and popped.
 White background was also embossed
I cut out my dies in white and 
added a few centre bits from the colourful leftovers
including the Crafts4U sentiment.
A tiny Waffle flower bow and a few pearls
completed my card and attached to white base.

Hop on over and see what the rest of the Team created.
Hope you get a chance to join us this week.

Sending this card over  to the
CAS Watercolour Challenge

at CAS Watercolour Blog
and using the same sentiment die
for my second card at The Sisterhood of Crafters
for their  Thinking of You Challenge

Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

What's 'Trending' at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to Trend Week at
Just Us Girls. Hosting this Challenge is Maria
and wants to see Dimension.
I think I covered that here - 

I started my background with Tim's THS102 layering stencil
with Rusty Patina Paste then added some strips of
scrap Designer Paper. Cut out a MFT stitched frame
and added leaves from Carta Bella Spring Greenery.
Topped it with a pretty Kaisercraft flower.
Added some tiny punched flowers with Nuvo stone drops
in the centre. Finished with my Crafts4U sentiment.

Pop over and see how our Guests Mary and
joining us for the rest of the month also is Hannelie Bester
with the Team showing how dimensional they were.
Join us and you could be our Chic of the Week
and be our Guest in March.

Sending this card over to The Sisterhood of Crafters
for their  Current Challenge - Thinking of You

Thanks for popping in

Monday, 6 January 2020

You're Special

Hello there! Welcome to my Blog.
How often do you make a card for a specific challenge,
leave it overnight then finish it off the next day
 and then find out it is suitable for another?
Doesn't happen to me very often but this card did just that.
It's for the Cool Colours Challenge
and the CAS Stencil Challenge using a

This card was started specifically for the WC Challenge
but after looking at how plain the front was I thought it
needed a little something - hence the random stenciling
(I know it's only an itsy bitsy bit)
with white texture paste. It's
Tim Holtz - THS102 Layering Stencil
and purchased just before Christmas after I saw
a girlfriend use it - and had to have.
This was when I decided to add it to the Stencil Challenge above.
Thistle image is from Lavinia Stamps, heat embossed in black
 and coloured with Lindy's Magical's in 
Witch's Potion Purple and Cathedral Pines Green.
I cut out the front with MFT Peek a Boo square die
 and went my merry way and popped it to my Thistle 
forgetting that I hadn't added 
my STAMPlorations sentiment - bummer. 
That meant I needed to die cut it
just in case my stamping didn't turn out.
Adhered it to white card base.
I will keep this card and give it to my sister
for her birthday in a few months time.
I'll be back before the end of the month to 
play again and with more stenciling lol.

Happy 1st Birthday to CAS Stencil Challenge
Where did that 12 months go?
Congratulations Loll and everyone involved 
over the past year. You have done an amazing job
and  I am sure we will see you around for
so many more encouraging us to
put our stencils to good use. 
Thanks Bunches!

 Till next time - Cherrio from

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Life is a BEACH

Hello and Welcome. 
The first challenge for the year at CAS Mix Up Challenge
is up and running and what a fun one it is.

Have you tried this technique before?
There are Links to help you get inspired. 
Check it all out Here

Here's what I came up with -

It's certainly beach weather here in Australia as we are
experiencing scorching hot days and when I saw the
Inkadinkado Flamingo Fun stamp set I thought it perfect - 
just had to work out how to do a Partial Die Cut.
I went with this one from Jennifer McGuire.
 First off  I coloured the heat embossed flamingo using
 Nuvo Catherine Wheel with a water pen,
the hat and bag with Tim's Oxide Salty Ocean
and the hat trim and flowers with
Finnabair Fresh Orange Metallique Paint.
This was partially die cut with Spellbinders Hexagon Die
moving it along to cut the other side.
That didn't look right so I hand cut
the left side of the flamingo.
Heat embossed the sentiment from the same set.
I thought the flamingo needed some sand to stand on so
added Sandstone Brusho's to Distress Grit Paste
and carried it over to the background.
This was smooched with the salty ocean oxide ink
as is the side of the flamingo.
Again I thought there was something missing
so added some stitching from one of the
Lawn Fawn Stitched borders.
It's a little hard to see but the partial die cut flamingo is popped.

My Mix is - Partial Die Cutting, Stamping,
Watercolour smooching, Texture.

Till next time! Cherrio from 

It's Lemonade Weather in Oz

The heading really says it all for me! 
Welcome to my post for the day.
What an amazing Mood Board below
Congratulations Dianne and Darlene and not forgetting
the Talented Designers for showing off their Works of Art!

I was super excited when I saw it - so tropical
 and then the stamp/die set for the Winner.
Perfect for me to ink up that very stamp
 I bought months ago at my Annual Craft Show.
Shame I didn't see the die that goes with it.
It never got used for the challenge 
so time to get it inky here. 
Of course we all have those 'out of vogue' punches
 that lay sleeping in our drawers - another great time
 to get them out of hibernation for this challenge.
I used a Martha Stewart punch on mine.
I think she was Queen Punch way back as we all
'had to have them'

It's a pretty simply card focusing on
that Lawn Fawn stamp set. Of course I went
with the bottom left for the colours!
Card base is from yellow Bazzill card stock.
Embossed the white card stock, inking up those
baby lemons at the bottom.
Adhered a scrap piece of colourful dp.
I used SB circle dies on top with the inked glass of lemonade.
My 'straw' was cut from a paper clip.
Fussy cut and popped the jug. Added some
glossy accents for 'fizz'.
Attached tiny pearls to the MS punch.
STAMPlorations sentiment I thought perfect!

Hope you like my summery card.
Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

We're BACK at Just Us Girls

Welcome to 2020 and our first challenge of the year at
Just Us Girls
We've also got some Exciting News -
In case you missed it
The Amazingly Talented Cecile Ribon
is joining the Jugheads and we are so thrilled
that she will share her talents for us 'every week'
How good is that!
A Huge Welcome to the Team Cecile.
Also a big Welcome to one of two Guests
we have this month - Mary Deatherage
Our other Guest will join us next week.

Angie is Hosting and my Team Mates are
in the midst of Winter and maybe snowflakes abound
while I swelter in the Aussie Summer.

I made my snowy card as part of my much smaller Christmas card makes
 and I do love using snowflakes -
the colours are mostly in the blue/white and so cooling.
It was an easy card to make.
Snowflakes are heat embossed and by SU.
The background is smooched with
Lindy's Magical Shaker in Afternoon Delight Denim
and has this lovely shimmer to it.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.
I corner rounded and inked the edges and attached
to white card base.

Pop over and see what our January Guest  Mary Deatherage
and the Team have created this week and come join us for
our first challenge of the year.
You could be chosen as our Chic of the Week
and in the running for a Guest Spot in March.
Hope to see you in the Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

It's 'Beautiful'

Happy New Year to you All!

Image result for free photo of fireworks sydney harbour

I thought you might like to see a photo of 
New Year's Eve Fireworks I found on a Google Search
overlooking a few iconic landmarks in Australia - 
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Opera House.
Spectacular every year!
Welcome to a new round of Challenges for 2020
over at STAMPlorations
Have you checked them out yet?
My post is for the

Check out all the Details Here

I decided to go bold and bright for my background here
 using Lindy's Shaker Powders in
Cuckoo Clock Cardinal and Oom Pah Pah Pink.
I then added White Crackle Paste to the
around the edges then some soft coloured
stenciling from


I  randomly inked the pretty flowers from
with black Archival Ink.
My sentiment is from  Happy-Everything.
I distressed and inked the edges and
attached to white card base.
Pop over and see lots more inspiration
from the team and come join us this month.
Don't forget there is that 20% discount
you can use to build us your supplies by adding
STAMPGIRLINA to your order.

Thanks for popping in today

It's a New Year at Happy Little Stampers

Happy New Year! and Welcome.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and
didn't celebrate too hard bringing in the New Year.

It's our first Challenge of 2020 at Happy Little Stanpers
and of course it starts off with our Watercolour Challenge.
With the New Year we have New Designers joining us
and they are Carole, Swapna and Anna. 
A Big Welcome to the Happy Family.

Our Watercolour Challenges are always Anything Goes
but we do have an Option and this month we are looking for
Watercolour Creations using Die Cuts.
We all have an abundance of those, so should be
an easy task for you to join us!
I started by smooching my watercolour background with
 Lindy's Magical Shakers in Magnolia Magenta Gold
 adding some texture pasted stenciled dots.
I then inked another piece of watercolour paper,
this time with Lindy's Afternoon Delight Denim
and cut out various die cuts - some coloured and
a few in white. While I had a bit of colour left over
I smooched my SB tag on one corner and added 
the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.
Added some splatters for effect then
placed my die cuts and popped die cut sentiment.
Finished with adhering to blue card base.

Have you been over and checked out what my 
Team Mates created? Hope you were inspired by 
what you saw so you can add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in on me.