Saturday, 13 June 2015

It's TREND WEEK at Just Us Girls

Once again it is Trend Week over at
Just Us Girls and hosting this challenge is
Sue and she has chosen for us
a super trend that is really BIG at the moment
Stacked Die Cuts.
When I first saw this I didn't own any die cut sentiments so
of course as all crafters do - went out and bought some.
Here is what I used on my card -
White/coloured card stock
DP - First Edition Desert Blooms
Stampin' Up Punch
Sizzix Banners
Sentiment - Gina K Designs
Kaisercraft Pearls
Crochet cotton
HAPPY die cut - Heidi Swapp
(cut 3 times in different colours)
Funny enough we did a card at class some time ago
which was perfect for this challenge
so I asked our Instructor Tania from
 Paperandme2 (Facebook Page)
if I could use it and she agreed. Thanks so much.
I know she would love it if you visited her site.
She is so talented.
Products used are Stampin' Up and die cuts.
So there you have it - 2 cards for this weeks challenge.
Check out what the other Design Team
and our June Guest Designer Ros Crawford
have created HERE 
and hope you will come over and join in
with us for our Stacked Die Cuts Challenge.
Till next time Cherrio from

Thursday, 11 June 2015

My Favourite Flower is ...

For the current challenge over at
We are asked to  make something with your
Favourite Flower and say Why.
So I got to make a card with my favourite flower
I was born in Scotland and the Thistle has always held a
special place for me. I know it is a weed but when that purple
softness comes out I think they are so lovely.
Here is a card I made for this challenge.
The thistle is a digital image
and I highlighted the main flower by
colouring in and added glossy accents
which hasn't shown up.
I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for
the background some ribbon
a few pearls rounded the corner
and sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

It's SKETCH TIME at Try Stampin' Or Not on Tuesday

Once again it is time to post my card for the new
Sketch Challenge over at Try Stampin' Or Not On Tuesday
and here is my interpretation
Designed by Crystal
I did add 5 stamped images as I wanted to use all of
them as I thought they all went together.
I don't have who this little stamp set is from - shame.
It is a really cas card using red black and white card stock.
I inked the images in Memento Love Letter
The Live it Up is from that same set and
the bigger sentiment is from
I added a row of red gemstones after I embossed the sizzix border
  around the sentiment and also on the shoe and handbag
to finish off.
Till next time
Cherrio from

It's WIW Colour Challenge Time at The House

I recently won the monthly prize over at
and couldn't wait to ink my new stamps up.
How lucky for me as the colour challenge suited
one of my stamps perfectly.
I am getting this card in by the skin of my teeth as it closes shortly.
The stamp from Repeat Impressions is Lily of the Valley 4308.
I used white and coloured card stock
(which photographed a lot darker than it is) 
 and a piece of scrap DP
and Spellbinder Die for the focal point of my coloured image.
The tiny flowers I dotted with Flamingo Liquid Pearls.
Added some lace a little bow and tiny sentiment to finish.
I know I hurried this card to get it finished in time but hope
to do give this lovely stamp the justice it deserves next time I ink it.
Thanks for dropping by
Till next time
Cherrio from