Saturday, 19 January 2019

Live! Laugh! Love!

Hello and Welcome to my post for Colour Week at
Just Us Girls hosted by Angie
I've been on a bit of a girly kick lately
and I thought the pastels would make
a nice Shabby Chic/Vintage card.

My SU Banners were cut from Vintage Floral Flower
Design Papers from Inspired by Stamping
 inking the edges so they would stand out
behind my pearlized paper.
Added some lace, ribbon and wool on the side.
My die cuts and stamp are from Kaisercraft,
popped with a Spellbinder Die added to the background.
Finished with pearls and some pretty flowers
again from Inspired by Stamping with some Nuvo shimmer.
Card base is the same pearlized paper only thicker.

Pop over and see what our January Guests
Cindy and Janet created with my Team Mates.
Hope to see you in  Our Gallery this week.

Going to pop this over to
The Flower Challenge for their
Pink/Grey Colour Challenge

Thanks for dropping in
Till next time - Cherrio from

A 'Little Reminder' for the January STAMPloration Challenges

It's the middle of the month and Reminder Time
for the current challenges at
Check them all out Here

This is what I made as my 'Reminder' for
the CUTplorations Challenge.
and a close up


I did go bold and bright with my card starting with 
my background stenciling with
ARTplorations Circles using
Nuvo Shimmer Powders.
Decided to add some crackle glaze to the background
 but can't see in the photo. I then inked up some of 
Tim's Oxide Inks in bright colours after I 
heated embossed the STAMPlorations One Cool Chick
and added a bit more of the Shimmer Powders.
Coloured my 'Chick' image then the
heat embossed sentiment from
cut on an angle with
and inking the edges in black.
Just wish I had done the same to my background.
Finished with the  CUTplorations Sweet Word Die
cutting twice in a white backing for the pink. 


If you get time to play, make sure you
include the graphic in your post
 and link back to the challenge post
in order to qualify for our prizes.
 Thanks for dropping in today.

Till next time - Cherrio from

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

It's CAS Time at Addicted to Stamps and More

I'm back for my first 2019 post for Addicted to Stamps and More
and it is our Clean and Simple Challenge.

I will admit I made this card ages ago
just trying out my then new 
Finnebair Art Alchemy Metallic Paints
(Love the shimmer!)
I simply added them to my glass mat
sprayed with water and smooched my background.
I then inked up my stitched floral stamp
gifted to me by a friend in SU Rich Razzleberry
then heat embossed clear.
Did the same with my STAMPlorations sentiment.
This was cut from a stitched die and attached to
 Rich Razzleberry and white card stock 
finishing with the white base.
Attached a few matching pearls to complete.

Hope you can pop over To Our Blog
to see what my Team Mates created and 
add yours to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping by

Saturday, 12 January 2019

What the 'Trend' this week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
Vicki is Hosting and chose a popular one
Emboss Resist Technique!

It's a favourite of mine and I found
This Tutorial by Kate Palmer on You Tube
 that is just that little bit different and 
virtually cased her design. 
I inked my backgrounds with the same inks
usingthe flourish from SU Bliss with Archival Watering Can
and Archival Black on the Stampendous Script.
I then inked up my Bohemian Damask stencil with
WOW Atlantic Sea Spray Embossing Powder.
As you can see it has gold speckles which really
added so much to  the stenciling.
I then had loads of fun with some new Lindy's Sprays
in Tiffany Lou Blue and Witches Potion Purple.
(Love the shimmer)
I sprayed a few times to get the bold colours.
We all have an over abundance of ribbons etc and
since I haven't touched mine for such a LONG TIME
this was a perfect time to cut them 
to add to my emboss resist background.
I then cut out my leaf background, flourish
and some fern to add to the back of my flower.
It is a MFT Heirloom Rose die cut several times
and sprayed with Lindy's. 
Added some cord in front of the background
then attached my flower.
Sentiment is STAMPlorations FlutteryStamp/Die.
Finished with Nuvo Glitter drops and
attached to coloured card base.
I know there will be a few that love the colours here - 
just happens they were some new Lindy's Sprays.
A close up of the embossing glitter and shimmer

Pop over and see what our Guests
Janet and Cindy created
and my Talented Team Mates.
Come join us in the Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week
and be in the running to join us as Guest in March.
Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

A Textured Mixed Media Project for Art and Soul Studio

Today is my turn to showcase what I made with taking inspiration 
from the January Mood Board over at

As you can see I honed in on the Deer and Trees.
I started my project by choosing the
Memory Box Garden Birch Landscape Stencil

then started sponging with Tim's Oxide Inks in
Faded Jeans/Spiced Marmalade/Fossilized Amber
Pealed Paint and Vintage Photo

Then with the stencil still in place
 inking my trees in a variety of colours with
Memento Pistachio/Olive Grove/MementoLuxe Northern Pine
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves

Checking out to see where to place my Deer
This is part of the Tim Holtz Great Outdoors CMS321 set
I purchased from the Art and Soul Studio as are the trees above.

Removed the stencil then
I heat embossed him with Ranger Copper and a second time
with Ranger Potting Soil.

Next came texture to the trees with DecoArt Crackle Paint
allowing it to dry naturally.

More texture was added for the ground using
Artisan Powder in Parisan Rosewood
Tim's Distress Stain in Gathered Twigs 
and VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves
mixed with DecoArt Texture Sand Paste.

and stenciled with Scratchy Stencil by Kaisercraft

Inked the edges then attached to a blue back.
Decided to add a backing with brown card stock
with a Stamperia Formato D (KSD282) stencil
using Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.
(Still not sure if I like it)
Added touches here and there for effect on the trees
and on the ground.
The trees were also coloured with an Antique Linen Pen.
Finished with distressing the background .
Main image is popped.
Sentiment is die cut from MFT Stitched Die
heat embossed in white.

A few close ups!

The Art and Soul Studio give away
$50 vouchers to their store for Australian Residents
as prizes and overseas contributors are
invited to be Guests. Why not come join in 
and add your creation Here
this month and you could be a lucky winner!

Products from Art and Soul Studio are
Tim Holtz Great Outdoors Stamp Set
Stamperia Stencil
Kaisercraft Scratchy Stencil
Artisan Parisan Rosewood Powder
DecoArt Texture Sand Paste
Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse
VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves.

Hope you liked my project.
Till next time Cherrio!

Big Hugs for CUTplorations.

Today's post is for the January Challenge over at
STAMPlorations. It's the CUTplorations Designer's turn
and you can see all our creations  HERE!

What can you do with  these bold bright colours?
I chose to do a background  with a mix of
Finnebair Art Alchemy Metallic Paints
diluted in a little water.
and Versamarked through it then heat embossed
with clear embossing powder.
Added small strips of gold paper 
on the sides then cut my
with the same gold paper.
Finished with some gold splatters and 
adhered to white card base.


Sure hope you get a chance to play this month.
As always there are great prizes to be won.

Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Just Us Girls are Back!

Yes it's January and the Just Us Girls are Back
refreshed after our Christmas Break ready for
A New Year of Challenges.
Hope you enjoyed the Holiday Festivities.

We have two Talented Guest Designer's this month.
Welcome to Cindy Major and Janet Ribet.
Lovely to have you join us this month.

Sue is our First Host and it is WORD WEEK
and chose something I know we all have plenty of ---
LEFTOVERS! No not the food kind -
all those bits we sometimes have still on our
work space or tucked away for those 
'I know I will use this one day'
Mine is a 'Bit Box' and I  rummage through it
quite regularly. I did so for my first challenge of the year
and have used the other half of my background piece 
on my card here.
It was a little hard to get a decent photo. Sorry!

The coloured background is simply smooched with
Finnebair Art Alchemy Metallic Paints on water colour paper.
They were leftover paints on my work bench
that just couldn't go to waste.
I added a soft stenciling and a
sprinkle of glitter while wet on the side.
Added some pearls ribbon and an IO word die.
The background that I adhered to my card base is
stenciled with Nuvo Roasted Almond Mousse
and a new one from Sanna Lippert Designs
called ARTplorations Fairy-Tale-Forest

I saw a card from my good friend Loll Thompson
that I based my card on. Thanks for the inspiration Loll.

Hope you can come play with us this week
and add your card to Our Gallery
In doing so you could be our first
 Chic of the Week for 2019
and be our Guest Designer in March.
Of course you will have seen what my Team Mates
created with their leftover bits haven't you?
Thanks for popping in.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Thank You

Hello and Welcome to my first post for 2019.
Happy New Year to you all.

The first post off the Block over at
Happy Little Stampers is for our 
Watercolour Challenge and as usual it is
Anything Goes but we would love to see
TEXTURE on your creation with our Optional Twist
My fairly CAS card used
a background piece from my Bit Box
which was inked with 
Finnebair Art Alchemy Metallic Paints.
For my texture I stenciled white texture paste
I added flourishes from Fancy That in gold
and white metallic paper.
The flower is also cut with metallic papers
and is from SU Botanical Blooms
with Nuvo Mousse around the edges.
Added some coloured prills to the centre of the flower.
Card base is Metallic with a soft pattern.
Sentiment - heat embossed with
Ranger Sage from 

Hope you can pop over and 
Welcome our New Designers
as well as our Returning Designers
and check out their January Creations
made for your pleasure. 
Look forward to seeing you in our Gallery
Thanks for stopping by.