Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A simple 'Happy Hello'

Hello Crafty Friends
I saw this super challenge over at 
and thought I would give it a whirl especially as
were sponsoring.
Off course I got out some of the products
I have in my stash and inked up a little something!

As the blog states  cas this was right up my alley here.
I have used basic card stock in black & white.
For my background I inked up stamps from
(cut 4 times for dimension)
Inks used were - SU Tangarine Tango
Tim Holtz Distress Inks -
Crushed Olive/Mowed Lawn/Tea Die
Squeezed Lemonade/Black Soot

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Adding this Here and
I would also like to pop this card over to
The Paper Players for their
PP#332 Challenge

 Thanks for dropping in today. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'PARTY TIME' at Shopping our Stash

How much fun are you going to have playing with
the current challenge over at Shopping our Stash 
It's all about Mardi Gras and a Party Theme.
Pop over to the Link above for all the Details.
 I am certainly enjoying my stint as February's Guest.
Lucky for me I had this stamp set that had lots of party type images
that came with the Fiskers stamp thingy with the
orange sponge ends - you know what I mean!
I didn't think I would ever use it - wrong!
 I started inking up various images with SU Calypso Coral and
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers/Black Soot.
For the background  I got out my Dutch Doobadoo Pop Art Stencil
 and inked up randomly with more TH inks - Mowed Lawn/Crushed Olive
Memento Peanut Brittle and some dots from SU
This was cut from a stitched die.
Added glossy accents to the bubbles - and above and below. The glass was then touched up with WOS and finished by adhering to brightly coloured card stock.
I am sure you will want to check out what the
Design Team created and be inspired to come play.
Hope to see you there. Thanks for dropping in.


Monday, 20 February 2017

I'ts all about 'Wood' at Addicted to CAS

Here I am again for the Current Challenge at Addicted to CAS
The code word is 'Wood' Details are Here
This card was so easy to make
. I inked up my Dark Room Door Woodgrain Textured Stamp
onto White cs with Marvy Timeless Sepia.
My flower is from Inspired by Stamping - Elegant Flowers
 heat embossed with Zing Opaque Finish and
 filled in with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.
This was fussy cut and popped.
Finished with my sentiment also from IBS
and a little spritzing and corner rounding.
Thanks so much for dropping in.
I love reading your kind comments.

Thinking of You

Hello my Crafty Friends.
Today I would like to show you a card I have made for the
Current Challenge over at Addicted to CAS
This time round the code word is 'WOOD'.
Details Here
I simply inked my SU Woodgrain stamp onto
Kraft card stock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I then cut out a SB white square and scallop square in brown.
My branch is by Memory Box.
Inked up a flower from SU Morning Meadow
with Peacock Feathers and WOS for a little sheen.
The sentiment is from GKD.
Finished with a few pearls to match my flower.
And there you have it for this time round.
I really enjoyed this challenge so you will
see another card I made soon.
Thanks so much for dropping in.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Thinking of 'Spring'

When I saw the beautiful Inspiration Palette over at
The House that Stamps Built I knew I had to play
and over at Dies R Us Challenge for their
Think Spring Challenge. Details Here
I did try and make a card with an envelope but
you know where that landed up. Just didn't work out right!
Starting off with that beautiful stamp from
Repeat Impressions - Vase of Tulips
(one of my favourites)
I heat embossed it with Zing Blush
and painted the flowers in the colours
on the palette. These are metallic paints I
picked up at an office supply store and they have
given me a new love of colouring in -
so easy to use I just use a water brush.
I was really happy how the vase tuned out motely
and in two colours.
This was cut from SB Romantic Rectangles
and popped onto white cs cut with a stitched die
stencilled with TCW Mini Hex Flowers
in Memento Angel Pink.
Sentiment is from 49ANDMarket heat embossed
and cut from vellum with SB Fancy Labels.
Added a couple of tiny pearls to finish.

#Also going to pop this over to
Hiding in my Craftroom for their
Challenge #189 Embossing
Thanks for dropping in today.
Love reading your comments.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

It's our 'Colour Week' at Just Us Girls

Judy is our Host for this week's Colour Challenge at Just Us Girls
This is a favourite of mine and also the great colours chosen.

I love kraft card stock as a base and red and black
always makes a great combination.
I topped my card base with matching cs with a stitched die
 heat embossing it with VersaMark ink
stamped with SU Beyond Basics
and a tiny flower from STAMPlorations Groovy Shoes.
My main flower is cut from a Marianne Die with DP from Bella.
Centre pearl is a brad - yes a brad - those little things we
all have a stack off and now out of vogue.
I backed that with ribbon making sure I had some black.
I then added some little punched out flowers adding
tiny pearls to the centre and
  randomly adding more pearls.
My sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.

Be inspired by checking out Our Blog
to see what our February Guest Michele Greenwood
and the 'Team' created.
Hope to see you there. You could be chosen as our
Chic of the Week and go on the be our
Guest in April.

Thanks for dropping in today.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Just a 'Little Reminder'

It's that time of the month when we send out a
'Little Reminder' about the current CAS Challenge over at
STAMPlorations - just in case you got sidetracked
like we all do from time to time so
better get to it and get your entry in!


There are lots of bits & bobs inked up here and it
really is just a cas card.
Here are the products I used -
White Card Stock
Stitched Die
MFT Peek a boo Stitched Die (insert popped)
STAMPlorations VIGNETTE-Chevron-and-Arrows
Scribbly Splattery Grunge
Groove Shoes
ARTplorations  Dots All Over
Memento Angel Pink
Versacolor Pink 33
SU Melon Mambo
Tim Holtz Festive Berries
Pink dots from the rubber end of a pencil
Tiny Heart Punch

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Our CAS Card Challenge is pretty simple:
it's straightforward anything CAS goes
with the optional color twist.
 Create a clean and simple card with or without the colour
we've picked to include.
For February, our optional color is hot pink.
 (You can use other colours.)

I will be linking my card up in the above Challenge Here
Don't forget the 20% Discount Code on the side bar
when ordering your goodies from Our Site

Don't forget to pop over and see what the rest of the
Talented Team created as their 'reminder'

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

It's the "Last Day' for our 'LOVE' TAGplorations Blog Hop

I hope you have enjoyed all the fabulous 'Tag'
projects the Team over at STAMPlorations have
been so busy creating for you.
I know I have enjoyed the challenge of
getting out of my comfort zone
making tags - something I don't make very often.
This is our last day -
So for something different I have made a few cards with tags!
I won't go into too much detail as to
how/what  I used on my cards but will
detail all the items from the STAMPlorations Blog
There is so much going on in this card - stencilling  
stamping die cutting to name the main ones.
From STAMPlorations I used -
Spellbinder dies, ribbon, cotton and pearls.
and the same goes with this one but not as much  
I inked STAMPlorations ARTplorations Rows of Hearts
with my Versamark ink pad on kraft cs.
Tag and background was then made up from
STAMPlorations Floral Bliss heat embossed in white
and cut from Spellbinder die and popped.
Sponging around edges of the tag and floral images.
Behind my tag is the SB Heart Circle die
which was also inked with the Grunge stamp.
Sentiment was cut from a MFT Stitched die
Finished with own ribbon and a tiny pink heart.
Hope you have been busy creating and commenting
as there are LOADS of great prizes to win.
Pop over To Our Main Blog for all the details and
don't forget you can use my discount code STAMPGIRLINA
to get 20% off your goodies in our STAMPlorations Store.
How good is that?
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog
and I am sure you have also been hopping all over
to see how creative the 'Team' have been.
By the way our Love TAGplorations wouldn't be
the success it is if it wasn't for our most generous
Leader - Shery Russ so
Thank You from the bottom of my Heart.