Saturday, 5 September 2015

I'm Guest Designer at Sketch Saturday for September

I have been invited by my Super Talented Crafty Friend
Kathy Stacy to be her Guest Designer 
at Sketch Saturday for September.
What an Honour! Thank You Kathy.
You can find their blog HERE
And here is our Sketch.
The sponsor for this challenge is Niki Rowland
who just happens to be the
Blog Owner and she has generously offered the
 random winner a Surprise Pack!
Now don't we all love SURPRISES?
Here is my first posting,
I made 2 cards as I wasn't sure I was completely happy with the first one.
I thought the paper the image and the sentiment
all married together nicely.
Here are the products I used
White/coloured card stock
DP from Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags Collection
Eifel Tower is from Kaisercraft inked with
Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa and sponged with
Memento Summer Sky
Sentiment is from Gina K Design
Spellbinders Ovals
Distressed Edges

and then I thought I would make a girly one
I used basic pink/apricot and cream card stock
DP is First Edition Desert Blooms
Cuttlebug Floral Fancy Embossing Folder
Green Vellum cut with Spellbinders Ovals
Kaisercraft leaf Die
MFT Heirloom Rose cut from same DP
Sentiment is from
Inspired by Stamping and heat embossed with
Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick
Finished with a scattering of rhinestones.
Hope you will now pop over to the
to see what the Design Team created
and hope to see yours there.
Thanks for dropping in
Till next week
Cherrio from

An Apple a Day they say ....

This week at Just Us Girls
Lisa as Hostess has challenged us with our
Word Challenge and chose Apple.
Now it just so happens I don't have a single apple stamp
in my stash so I thought I would Google and find an image.
My colouring skills are very limited so lucky for me there
wasn't too much to do.
I have used the following items
Brown & White card stock
Water Colour pencils by Faber Castelle for my image
 and added glossy accents for shine
Spellbinder Hexagon Dies
Kaiesercraft Hexagon stamp sponged with
Memento Love Letter and
Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa inks
Sponged edges in Memento Love Letter
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs
Popped a button on the side to finish.
Now pop on over Here to
see what our September Guest Melissa Dawn Lane
and the DT have made.
We would love to see your take on our Apple Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 4 September 2015

It's time to play at 'The House'

It's the beginning of a new month and that means
at my favourite blog The House that Stamps Built
Here is the first for the month and is a
It took me an age to find a Repeat Impressions stamp
to use on my card but my Mojo wasn't with me so I
decided to just use the beautiful sentiment and
add some scrap DP.
I did just that but in the end the bottom was too bare so
I found the perfect little stamp to finish it off.
The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions
Beautiful Days cut from
Spellbinders Labels 20
The flowers are the Flowering Vine.
I popped the strips of DP to a yellow backing
with white card stock as my base.
The flowers were inked with Stampin' Up
Yo Yo Yellow.
Ribbon from my stash
Tiny Pearls finished it off.
When I was making this card I wasn't happy how it was
turning out but since it is finished I am much happier
especially as I think the flowering vine finished
my card off nicely. I hope you think so too.
I have another card in mind for this challenge
so check back soon to see what I  came up with.
Thanks for dropping in

Thursday, 3 September 2015

A Floral Birthday

It is a rainy dreary day here so I thought it a great chance
to pop back into my play station and create another card for
You can find their blog Here
I started with brown yellow and white card stock.
The white I had already cut the corners
so I have 2 postings in a row with rounded edges.
I stamped the frame which is from
Gina K Designs in Close to Cocoa - SU
My flowers are also from Stampin' Up
The large one is Flower Shop. A dear friend
sent me a bunch of them as I didn't have that set.
The smaller ones are Petite Petals
inked in Close to Cocoa and
Tim Holtz Antique Linen.
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping
Added a Kaisercraft leaf die
Kaisercraft Pearls
Liquid Pearls and a Dew Drop
Tucked in a few sprigs from a Martha Stewart die
Finished with ribbon from my stash.
That's it for now so till next time
Cherrio from

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A Happy Hello!

While I was browsing Blog Land I came across
a great new site to me.
The current challenge there is to make a card
without patterned paper.
You can find all the details Here
Now this was right up my alley as I love to play
with stencils so went into my play station
and created this simple and colourful card.
I used a coloured card base that matched my
speckles and feathers.
Here are the products I used -
Stampin' Up Four Feathers Die/Stamp Set popped
Tim Holtz Speckles/Splatters Stencils
Tim Holtz Distress Inks -
Peacock Feathers/Abandoned Coral/Frayed Burlap
A bow in Jute
Kaisercraft Pearls
Inspired by Stamping - Big Hello Stamp.
I really liked how the distress ink made
the sentiment look splotchy as it blended in
with the stencilling.
So there it is - a great way to relax after a hard
morning in my garden weeding.
Thanks for dropping in.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

It's Time to Shake at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

It isn't often enough we try our hands at a
and that is exactly what we are asking you to do
this time round at

Here is the sketch thanks to Sarah.

Shaker cards are always fun to make - just a little
time consuming sometimes and with luck
you don't get your shaker bits everywhere
while doing so.
Here is what I came up with to use on mine -
White/Red/Pink card stock.
I stencilled the background with
Memory Box - Texture Waive in
Memento Love Letter &
Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
Darkroom Door Stars Background Stamp
Spellbinders Circles/Lacey Circles
Large/Small Star Punch
Star Sequins
The 'Happy' is die cut from
Impression Obsession
Unfortunately I forgot to write down the
name of the Birthday Wishes sentiment
and went looking but
 no doubt I will find it another time.
Finished with a few red gemstones.
Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Choices Choices - The Current Challenge at Sketch Saturday

I popped over to Sketch Saturday Here
to see what their new challenge was
and what a lovely surprise.
As it is the 5th Saturday we get to pick
which Sketch we would like to play with.
Now it wasn't easy to pick so I scrolled through all of them
and decided on the one below.
Why? Well I get to ink up one of my favourite stamps
from Stampin' Up - Fifth Avenue Floral.

 I started off with the basic white card stock
then matted with the 2 colours from the flower.
I scored the right side then added
a strip of mulberry paper.
The flower was heat embossed in white
and I cut 3 after inking them with
 Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry and
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers.
Behind the flower is matted with an
embossed piece of paper using
Spellbinders Circles and
Lacey Circles at the back in white.
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs.
Finished my card with several
scattered rhinestones.
I would also like to link this card up with the
current challenge over at Robynsfetish
for their SQUARE CARD.
for their Challenge #325 - LAYERS
Thanks for stopping by.