Saturday, 15 April 2017

Wishing You Happiness...

I am Hosting this weeks Colour Challenge over at Just Us Girls
and chose some lovely pastels.

I have used basic white card stock
and choosing a simple stamp from the
STAMPlorations Floral Bliss stamp set.
I painted the heat embossed flowers in soft pastel metallic colours
surrounding them with a silver shimmer
This was cut from a Spellbinder die.
My background is lightly stenciled in yellow.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
inked with SU Calypso Coral.
Finished with some sequins and gems.

Hop over and see what our April Guest Laurie
and the Jugheads have made and I hope
you get time to play this week at JUGS
You could be chosen as Chic of the Week
and then in the running for
Guest Designer in June.
I am joining in over at

for their April CAS Card Challenge

and the Anything Goes Challenge Here


Thanks for dropping in today

Friday, 14 April 2017

Because I Care

As soon as I saw the Current Sketch/Theme Challenge 
over at STAMPlorations
I knew what stamp set I wanted to ink up choosing to go with
both Sketch and Theme.
It is the new release -STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms
and as a Premium Stamp Club member I got the
Matching CUTplorations Dies for free. Bonus!
There is a little bit going on with this card 
starting with my SU card base.
The background is stamped with the flowers
and leaves from the above Stamp Set
 and I off set the top layer as I like the uneven effect.
For my featured butterfly from 
 I cut the peek a boo die from MFT 
to then tuck it in behind my popped flowers.
After I inked it up I then heated it with clear embossing powder.
Inks were Memento Potter's Clay/Peanut Brittle and Teal Zeal 
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers

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Now to add a bit of interest I cut
a rectangle from MFT cutting through
both papers to show up when opening the card.
The sentiments here are from 
The background is lightly stenciled from

I'll pop this over to the 
Here for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate.

Thanks for taking time to pop in and read my
'rather lengthy post'
Love reading your comments -
PS - As it is Good Friday here I would like to 
Wish You a Happy & Safe Easter.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Celebrate You

This is the 2nd week of the Things with Wings& Linky Party.
Have you been over and checked it out?
If you haven't I recommend that you do.
You will see the prizes being offered
that are begging to be won below.
I really loved how the soft colours turned out on my card above.
I have used pearlescent card stock as my base.
I smooched my background with Memento
Angel Pink/Summer Sky and Dandelion
onto water colour paper.
I applied Pearl White Acrylic Paint to my
 ARTplorations Flutterby Stencil
and while still wet sprinkled it with Cool Diamonds Glitter
from Elizabeth Crafts which just added an amazing shine.
This was cut with a stitched die and adhered to my card base.
The sentiment die is CUTplorations Celebrate
cut out twice and off set to see both colours.
Added a tiny 'you' sentiment cut from a MFT circle die.
I tried to get a close up to show how shimmery it really is
 The Prizes are:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Spring Blooms Plate die

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new phrase dies (Sweet Spring Wishes, Bloom & Grow, Hello Sunshine, Be Kind)

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive her choice of die set (Flutter Zen 1 layering dies, Flutter Zen 2 layering dies, Dragonfly layering dies)

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $15 gift certificate to the store.
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post

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I will pop this over to the Anything Goes Challenge

Till next time Cherrio from
Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

It's Challenge #5 at Season's Greetings

We are already up to Challenge #5 at Season's Greetings
and it is Team Kangaroo's turn to post.
Using the colours above as a guide
I used Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers
and Victorian Velvet for my background smooching.
I simply inked up my mat sprayed lightly with water
and blended with acetate till I got my result.
I then got out my stencil from STAMPlorations
 ARTplorations Dots All Over using Acrylic Paint
and sprinkling glitter while still wet.
This was cut with a stitched die and attached to 
my card base of white.
The Merry die cut is from Memory Box
and the Christmas is unknown.

Hope you can join us for this fun colour challenge
and check out what my Team Mates have created.
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 10 April 2017

We're 'Mixing It Up For FUN'

Mix It Up Challenge Blog

Hope you noticed the banner above

'cause The Mix It Up Girls wanna have a bit of fun 
before we officially start
our new Mix It Up Challenges  on May 1st.
What do you have to do you say?
Best thing is to JOIN! and start enjoying the fun by
adding a project of any sort HERE  

I made this cas card for a challenge over at
The House that Stamps Built
and adding it to our Linky for a bit of exposure.

If you check Here you will see all the details
on how this cas card was made.

There could even be a Mystery Prize
if you join in our 'FUN'
Hope to see your name in our Followers.

LIVE with passion...

Over at The House that Stamps Built the current challenge is
to add a die cut - chosen by Joyce.
Details are Here.
I went for something pretty cas as I am experimenting
with my latest buy - Brusho's
Yes I know they have been out for an AGE!
I only have a few at present but heading back to
our local Art Shop to buy more.
The colours I used on water colour paper
were Aquamarine and Violet. Gotta get the purple.
My die cut is from a new set 
and cut with black card stock then heat embossed
with clear powder for a lovely shine.
My tiny butterflies and sentimennts are from
I inked the butterflies in both black 
and white (which seem to have disappeared)
I used a MFT Die for the Live sentiment.
Finished with corner rounding and some pearls.
Thank You for dropping by.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Just 'Adding Inks'

There is a beautiful Inspiration Photo over at
Just Add Ink and does have my favourite colour
so I though I would play with a new stamp set I received purchased.
Also over at The Card Concept purple is there too
so double the fun!

Here is the first one from Just Add Ink
Details are HERE
I tried to duplicate this as much as I could with the
purple in the cup the gold edges and the
wooden board it is sitting on.
The same goes for this gorgeous photo
with the purple haze and gold background for 
the Card Concept.
Details for this one are HERE

I startes with Grey c/s
adding scrap pieces of DP
My cup and sentiment are from STAMPlorations Always Tea Time
heat embossed on DP  and cut from MFT Stitched Die
Backed in gold with Spellbinder Die and sponged.
Added touches of Inka gold.
This was popped in front of scrap dp. Scalloped
border is from MFT.
I was a little disappointed I should have used a larger
sentiment. I curved it on my Stamp Positioner but 
didn't quite work out how I wanted. 
Finished with some pearls.

Thanks for dropping in today.
Love reading your comments.

It's Super Scrap Saturday at Hiding In My Craft Room

It's time for the Super Scrap Saturday Challenge over at

and this weeks sponsor is 

Image may contain: drawing and text

with the Winner receiving the
3 Digi Images used by the Team.

Here are the products I used
Basic card stock
Designer Paper - Amy Tangerine Yes Please
(It's been a while since I delved into my scrap box)
Sentiment is Paper Smooches which I thought
perfect for my Besties with a phone.
She was coloured with water colour pencils
Added glossy accents to the phone and eyes.
Stitched dies
Own ribbon and gems.
Thanks for popping in.