Thursday, 23 May 2019

Spring Time is for the 'Birds'

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
We are having a
Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party
and it's already in Full Swing over at STAMPlorations
In case you missed it - here is the Link to Day One
with all the details with prizes and linky.

There is still so much more to come and I am
with the Girls for the 
STAMPlorations Things with Wings Part 3
Here is what I made for your pleasure.

In my mailbox a few days ago was the
  CUTplorations Perched Bird Die
(Thanks Shery)
so of course I had to try it out.
I rummaged through my bits box and found this
colourful piece made from Alcohol Inks and Photo  Paper.
I cut out the bird die and then
did something I had never done before -
embossed with ARTplorations Ethnic Organic One stencil
It's very hard to see in the photo as it is very soft
and I thought adding dimension to take the stark white away.
That wasn't quite enough so landed up
adding some stenciled splats in the similar colours as my bird.
These were Tim's Distress Ripe Persimmon
Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.
This was popped and attached to coloured card base.
My simple sentiment is from STAMPlorations Art Marks


 Again I used the Perched Bird
I thought it would look stately on top of a
STAMPlorations Feathery Stamp 
It even comes with matching dies which
I didn't need to use this time.
I started by heat embossing the feather with
Ranger Potting Soil adding colours from some
new shakers from Lindy's Magical's
I did land up die cutting the feather
so I could mask my background for the
 ARTplorations Weaving Stencil
also with Magical's.
I die cut my Magical coloured bird and cut the branch
so I could pop her on top of the feather.
I sponged 'her' with a stamp from
 STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
and again on her back with a darker ink.
Also inked around the edges.
A touch of Nuvo Glitter Gloss was added for her eye.
I finished with some splatters and heat embossed sentiment
from the Feathery Stamp Set. Adhered to SU card stock.

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Have you had a chance to join the Gallery with 'your' Wings?
There are so many amazing creations already
so hoping you can join us if you haven't.
You have been over and checked it all out right!
Don't forget to comment over on our Blog,
the other Designers Blogs
and of course here also for a chance to win!
Thanks for popping in to see mine.
there is an extra discount of 20% if you use my code

Sunday, 19 May 2019

A 'Fabulous Day'

I'm back today to post my second card for the
You will remember I mentioned that I had made another
with my first posting. 
Here it is!

I used the same colours from one of the baby wipes - 
SU Mossy Meadow, Yo Yo Yellow and
Tim's Carved Pumpkin for my leaves
and the Carved Pumpkin, Yo Yo Yellow 
and Tim's Tea Die for my multi stamped flowers
from SU Stippled Blossoms.
After stamping and arranging them I inked my
sentiment from Darkroom Door.
I dry embossed the background
then inked the corners with the baby wipe.
Added a touch of Nuvo Shimmer to the main flower
then attached to white frame and orange card stock.

My Mix is - Baby Wipe Technique, Stamping
and Dry Embossing

Thanks for popping in - till next time Cherrio

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Best Wishes for Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and time for me to show you what I made for our
Colour Week at Just Us Girls and hosted by Maria
who chose this lovely photo for your inspiration.
As the graphic says - pick any 3 colours and
neutrals are welcome!
I choice the colours of the flowers and leaves.
For my background I decided to make my own and found
A different shaving cream technique which isn't
quite as messy. I just used the two colours.
I got out my SU Lotus Blossom stamp set
and inked up with SU Yo Yo Yellow,
Tim's Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn.
Added a few leaves from Kaisercraft.
Here's a close up to show you how nice the
Ranger Red Cinnabar embossing powder is
with the lovely gold fleck which went on last.
This was cut from a Spellbinder Die
as is the scalloped backing. Sentiment is from Cherry Lynn.
Added a tiny Waffle Flower bow
and a white background to green card stock.
Pop over and see what our Guest Eva and the Team created.
Thanks for dropping in. Love reading your comments.

Monday, 13 May 2019

A Blossoming Flower

It's been some time since I have played over at the
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge but this month's technique
has been on my 'To Try List' for a long time
so there was no excuse for me to NOT try it out. 

My Mix is Baby Wipe Technique, Stamping
Die Cutting and Embossing

I used Ramblin' Rose Pink Magicals
on my first baby wipe, wetting it to
activate the crystals and then wiping it on to
card stock several times to get the bright shimmery effect.
The leaves are soaked up with
Tim's Carved Pumpkin
SU Mossy Meadow and Yo Yo Yellow reinkers.
These were die cut from SU Botanical Blooms.
I love this stamp/die set as it is so versatile.
Behind the leaves I inked a few twigs with 
Tea Die Distress Ink as is the lovely sentiment from
You will see faint embossing to the white card.
I only embossed with one half of the folder
to take away the starkness.
I inked the leaf edges with Nuvo Gold Glitter
which is very hard to see.
Added some tiny beads to the centre of my flower
to finish my card that I adhered to kraft card base.
I had a lot of fun with this technique and 
have made another card using one of the
inked baby wipe colours. I will show that another day.

Thanks for dropping in
Love reading your kind comments.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Thanks to a Dear Friend

Hi there and Welcome to today's post for
It's our Trend Week and Hosting is Nancy choosing

I got a lovely stamp set from my bff
and of course the big bold 'thanks' sentiment 
was perfect for this weeks challenge and also
a nice way to say Thank You to her.
The beautiful floral image I coloured is from
I heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Platinum.
Since my colouring skills are very limited
I got out some Twinklin' H2O's and metallic paints.
I cut this with a stitched die then attached 3 gems
and adhered to SU Tip Top Taupe cs.

Don't forget to pop over and see what our Guest Eva
and the Talented Team created. Join us in our Gallery
and you could be a future Guest Designer.
Thanks for popping in. Love reading your kind comments!

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

I'm Thinking of You

Hi there!  It's time for our CUTplorations Challenge
as part of the monthly challenges at STAMPlorations
image source: Ellen Giggenbach

and here is how I was inspired.
I tried to gather as much as I could from the photo
starting with blue card stock and adding white texture with the
ARTplorations Fairy Tale Forest Stencil also adding it to
my kraft card base using Gloss Gel Medium.
After the white texture paste dried I smooched over it with
Tim's Oxide Faded Jeans.
I then cut out the side piece with 
CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames
for my owl (given to me by a friend)
I then cut out the leaves and flowers from
CUTplorations Trendy Spring Blooms Dies
in appropriate colours. I attached them and
added some Liquid Pearls to the centres.
Finished with my CUTplorations Thinking of You Die

Thanks so much for dropping in.
Hope to see your project in our Gallery this month.

Saturday, 4 May 2019


Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
Just Us Girls and this week we have something
a little different for our Word Week.
Carol is hosting and chose Movement.

I must admit it stumped me for a while but then I remembered
I had these 'wobble' bits that you add to the back of your image
and they make them shake - yay to movement. 
See what I mean!
I had fun with this project as I knew the
was perfect for my brightly coloured cup cakes.
These were heat embossed in white and
coloured with Brusho's and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.
The top wobbly cupcake has 
Nuvo Glitter Drops for the icing.
Other stamps I used are

Hope you will take the plunge and play along with us this week.
Love to see you in our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in - 
don't forget to check out what our 
New Guest Designer Eva Dobilas from I Love to Stamp
(Welcome Eva)
and of course my Oh So Talented Team Mates
created for your pleasure.