Saturday, 2 July 2016

Sun Sand and Surfin' in SUMMER!

What screams SUMMER?
Spending time at the Beach of course.
And this is the word that Maria chose
as Hostess for Word Week at Just Us Girls
So of course I went with the sand and surf for my card.

 Now I did a bit of cheating here using a
pre coloured image from The Paper Shelter
 called Happy Times Beach Boy.
I went with the waive theme for my background
inking with Memento Potter's Clay
and is Memory Box Texture Waive.
Did a bit of distressing and layering.
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches
Branches at the bottom are also from Memory Box
and sponged again with Memento Potter's Clay.
Added some glossy Accents to the surfboard but too hard to see.
Welcome to Carol Mayne as our July Guest.
So nice to have you with us this month.
Hope you pop over to Our Blog
and check what everyone has made
using the word Summer.
 Thanks for dropping in


Friday, 1 July 2016

Anything Goes at The House

their current challenge is Anything Goes
and I found myself a little time to join in.
I inked up my Repeat Impressions Spring Tree 1610W
with Memento Northern Pine.
I recently purchases the Tim Holtz Thinlits Mixed Media dies
and love how you can pop it and add a piece of DP
in the background. This piece is from
Stampin' Up Going Places.
My sentiment is also from SU.
I have done a bit of sponging around the edges
and around the tree. Finished this off with
Wink of Stella highlighting the tree.
Thanks for dropping in.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Focusing on the Sentiment at Crafting with Dragonflies.

It's been a while since I have had time to play with
 a few challenges and since it is Winter time in Oz
I have been able to spend
a bit more time in my play station.
I was a Designer over at Crafting with Dragonflies and due to
ill health my friend Hilde closed the site down for some time.
But as you all may know SHE'S BACK! and I thought
I would play with this fortnights challenge which is
to Make the Sentiment the MAIN FOCUS!
I went for a simple style so I could show off my sentiment
which is from Stampin' Up. The tags are also by SU.
Ink is SU Calypso Coral.
I used basic card stock some scrap designer paper and
some foam squares for dimension. The i in birthday is fussy cut
in the same paper as the background.
My card looked rather bare
so decided to get a paper punch and a craft punch and
add some circles .
Hi there Hilde Susan Wynn and CG.
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Monday, 27 June 2016

A Birthday card for Someone Special

I am Hosting our
Shabby Chic/Distressed Challenge over at
and have made my card for a special friend.
(just hope she doesn't see it before her birthday)
I have used metallic card stock in cream and pink.
The embossing folder is an old Cuttlebug one
called Floral Fancy.
Also used Spellbinder Squares/Scallop Squares
and Decorative labels 27.
My flowers and sprigs are from Martha Stewart.
Leaf is Kaisercraft.
The 60 is also from an old
Cuttlebug Alphabet Set.
Ribbon is Kasazz and have added a
pearl flourish and assorted sized pearls
from my stash.
Finished off with a pink stick pin.
Hope you will pop over and see what
fabulous creations my Team Mates have made -
be inspired and create a project and
join in our latest challenge.
Thanks for dropping in