Saturday, 27 December 2014

It's PHOTO WEEK at Just us Girls

Our HOST this week at JUST US GIRLS
 is  NANCY. 
Christmas Day has gone and the New Year
is just around the corner. I hope you had
a Merry and Safe Christmas and are looking forward
to seeing what 2015 brings you.
Moving on from Christmas creations
I was so happy when I saw this
beautiful photo and colour scheme from Nancy.
I again went cas on my card as I wanted to ink up a
Stampin' Up set I had bought (retired) and the colours
just oozed soft tiny flowers.
My base is basic white cs topped with
DP from Inspired by Stamping - Vintage Floral
I punched 3 tiny flowers to match and pair up with
Stampin' Up Sweet Summer.
Underneath the Sentiment from IBS - Birthday Wishes
is a border from Stampin' Up Fresh Vintage.
Corner rounded, inked the top and punched side and added
ribbon and a tiny bow.
 Finished with a SU border with Tim Holtz London Fog
 and 3 tiny Kaisercraft pearls to the flowers.
Come on over and see what the Team and our Guest LeeAnn
created and then  join us using this gorgeous colour combination.
Win Chic of the Week and you could be joining us as our
Thanks for popping in again

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

I am a Guest over at Top Tip Tuesday


I was recently asked if I would do a Tutorial on a technique
that I had used at an ABC Christmas Challenge.

Of course I said yes especially as it fits perfectly with the
Current Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday to MAKE YOUR OWN.
So here goes for my first ever TUTORIAL.
To start your project gather your every day supplies you have at home -
Baby Powder, Craft Glue and Acrylic Paste.
The recipe I used can be found on the internet and  is
1/4 cup Baby Powder
1 tablespoon Glue
1 tablespoon Acrylic paint
Mix together in a small container till you get a smooth paste.
You may need to add a little water.
You could also use coloured Acrylic Paint which I added to the white.
Let your imagination take over.

You will need a stencil to place on your card stock then start
applying your paste. I used an old credit card filling in the open spaces.

When you are happy with the result carefully remove the stencil and give it a good wash.
It shouldn't take very long for your work  to dry.


Close ups of the Texture showing
the Wink of Stella shimmer.

 This also show the depth and roughness of the Texture
and the cream colour.
Here is the finished card.
Other products I used are -
Clear Scraps Diamond Stencil
TCW Mini Textile Stencil
Folkart Daffodil Paint added to Texture Paste
Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Kraft & Cream card stock
Fancy That Leafy Swirl
JustRite Antique Labels
MS Leaf Punches
Kaisercraft Pearls
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs Snow One Like You.
Wink of Stella Pen for a little shimmer.
I had recently made another card using this technique
You can check it out HERE
This card has lots of colour, texture and some bling.
So I think I covered everything here and I hope
you are inspired to check out this challenge HERE
and what the Design Team made
 then show us your project using your
Thank you so much Samantha for the opportunity
to publish this Tutorial and get my fingers
and lots of other things very messy
and have so much fun doing so
Thank you also for popping in. I really appreciate it.