Saturday, 10 January 2015

It's TREND WEEK at Just us Girls

and I loved what she chose 'STENCIL' as I have been
buying and playing around with them for a wee while now.
I had already made a few cards with different stencils
 and couldn't decide which one to use for our challenge...
so since my sister (a quilter) was visiting
 I asked her which one she liked.
This is the one she chose.
I like to arrange items off centre or on an angle
and thought this needed just that look.
I used the following items on my card -
White card stock
Stencil - Crafters Workshop Mini Texture
SU Petite Petals/Punch
SU Pocket Silhouettes/Just Because for Sentiments
Kaisercraft Leaf/Pearls
Karl Punch - tiny flowers
Memento ink - Sweet Plum/Elderberry
Variegated cotton.
So there you have my card for this weeks challenge
so be sure to go and check out Our JUGS site to see
what my talented Jugheads have to show off to you
and of course my very talented crafty friend Judy Woodland
who is our GUEST for January.
Hope you get the chance to play with this fabulous challenge
and you will be in the running for 'Chic of the Week'
and our Guest in March if you do.
I have also placed this at the  Design Team Showcase Blog
Thanks for popping in and hope to see you

WIW Colour Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

There are some fabulous new challenges this year over at
The House that Stamps Built - one of my favourite sites
and this week it is the
so I got my fingers busy and came up with this card.
I just love some of their beautiful flower stamps
and love to just ink or heat emboss them instead of colouring.
For this one - RI Tulip Bouquet I did that using Candy Blue
Embossing Powder onto my white card stock.
My base is white and matted with blue.
I also added a strip of floral silver vellum to the side.
Finished off with some silver mesh topped with a popped
sentiment from SU a few gems and sequins with a
touch of paper piercing in the corner.
Simple but striking I thought.
Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Top Tip Tuesday - Keep it Simple Challenge

It's a New Year with New Challenges at
Top Tip Tuesday and to start their year off
they have a
Well I think I really did that with my card.
It is a one layer (unusual for me) card
using basic white card stock.
I cut out a die from Spellbinders Labels 1
to use as my mask then sponged my card using  Memento
Lulu Lavendar Dandelion and Pistacchio.
I then inked 3 stamps from
the SU Pocket Silhouette stamp set with
Memento Tuxedo Black.
My sentiment is from SU Heard from the Heart.
Finished off by punching 3 little hearts on the side
and added yellow paper on the inside to highlight them.
Top Tip Tuesday
Stamp your sentiment off centre so you can add
a little something special to the side like I did
with the 3 little hearts. Just added interest and your eyes
are attracted to it.
Thanks for stopping by
Till next time ...
Cherrio from

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

An 'As You Like It' Challenge

Over at As You Like It Challenge Blog their new challenge is to
Make a card with your favourite shape/fold and tell why.

With so many dies/folders to use with our die cutting machines
I love it when I can get them out and create something
a little out of the ordinary or a bit special.
 Just don't do it often enough.
With this challenge it has given me
the chance to do just that. 
This is a fairly simple card but with the gorgeous colours
I think packs a punch.
All products used here are from Stampin' Up
 apart from the tiny yellow flowers on the frame.

I took this photo to show you that it is just scored
and folded at the back.
It is so nice to see the New Year and move on from
all those Christmas Cards we needed to make.
Hope you like my 'Shaped Card'
As You Like It Challenge 
Thanks for stopping by...