Thursday, 17 October 2019

A Retro Happy Birthday

Hello and Welcome
A quick post today for the current challenge at
Retro Rubber where you ink up stamps 
that are more than 12 months old.
I enjoyed making one for their Tic Tac Toe Challenge
a few days ago and so made another  - 
this time with a bit more stamping on it.

I chose to go down the right had side  with
Floral Ribbon and Birthday.
RRCB 121

My stamps that are older than twelve months are
SU Just Believe (2012?)
for the background leaves
and Curly Cute (2012) for the sentiment.
The leaves were inked with
 SU Mossy Meadow and sponged.
The Happy Birthday in the same colour.
Added a few die cuts wild flowers from Tim Holtz
waxing one with Art Alchemy Heather Hills
and the yellow brushed with Nuvo Shimmer.
I added SU ribbon and adhered to
Mossy Meadow DP and white card stock
embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.
Attached then to my white card base.

Thanks for dropping in
Love reading your thoughts!

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

It's REMINDER Time at STAMPlorations

My post today is for our Reminder that you still have time
to enter our October Challenges over at STAMPlorations

I went all bright and pretty for my Reminder Card using
A-Bloom-and-Three-Buds as my feature stencil and
Evolution -Sanna-Lippert-Designs randomly in the background
using Tim's Oxide  Inks in
Picked Raspberry  Wilted Violet
Peacock Feathers and  Seedless Preserves.
I then added some grunge from
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I used Rusty Patina Paste to cover my 
floral stencil and added a touch of wax
to the centres of the flowers.
Added a black mat and onto
metallic card base.

Pop over and check out what the 
rest of the Team created and come join us.

If you play, make sure you include the graphic below 
in your post and link back to this THIS post 
in order to qualify for our prizes

Thanks for dropping in. Love to read your thoughts.
Till next time -

A 'Pinky' Birthday Card

I'm Tic Tac Toe'ing today for
Hello and Welcome.

As you can see I went from top left
to the middle and bottom right.

RRCB 121

I used one of my favourite old embossing folders
from SU called Manhatten Flower with the
Funky Flower from Craft Concepts.
Both were embossed with Pink Bazzill paper.
I wanted a touch of colour on my flower and used
Art Alchemy Royal Robes wax.
Here's a close up trying to show you
the shimmer - oh and my card still smells
divine from that wax.
After I cut the top part of the flower
I attached it to the embossed background
deciding not to pop it.
Added a coloured cabachon
and popped my die cut, gold, heat embossed
 Gina K sentiment from the 2010 Fancifold Tags stamp set.

It's always nice to get those older, sometimes neglected
stamps/embossing folders out and give them a little love.
Hope you like my make for today.
Love to read what you thought.
Till next time
ps. it isn't very long

Sunday, 13 October 2019

An Orange 'Twofer' for Double D

Hi and Welcome.
I had a bit of fun today inking up 
my floral Enchinacea stamp from Imagination Crafts
using 2 different papers. As you will see
'What a Difference' it made.
I am entering the second one in the current

Isn't it a gorgeous Mood Board?

They were pretty simple to make.
My first card I used VeraFine Clair Summertime
on basic white card stock
backing it with a retired SU Designer Paper
and attached to white card base.
I found the VersaFine Clair ink pad
perfect for getting coverage on this stamp.
Added a simple Happy Birthday sentiment
and that one's complete.

This one is much more interesting with the
Acrylic Painting Paper
 I bought from our local Aldi Store.
Love the textured outcome here with the same ink as the first.
I added a white backing and then popped onto white card base.
Sentiment is heat embossed on vellum with
Lindy's Pumpkin Fiesta.
Finished with some Nuvo Drops.

This card is also heading over to
Day of the Month Card Club
for their Challenge #8 encouraging us to
Make and Send a hand made card because
You are Important to Me.
I thought the sentiment on this card was perfect
for that very reason.

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to know
 your thoughts on which one you prefer.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

It's 'Framed'

Hello and Welcome to Saturday and
time for my Just Us Girls post.
It's our Trend Week and hosting is Bobby
who wants to see our project 'framed'

I recently bought the SU Retired Stamp Set
Heartfelt Blooms and was itching to ink it up.
Have wanted it ever since I saw it way back but
a little expensive at the time.
A CAS card inked with VersaClare Tulip Red.
I inked part of the main flower twice
to give it a bit more depth.
Cut it with a stitched die then die cut two frames -
one in SU Tip Top Taupe and the other
inked with the VersaClare Tulip Red
Added my sentiment and a popped
 tiny heart  from a very very old Cuttlebug die.
Card base is also Tip Top Taupe.
Check out what our Guest Chris and the Team  created
and come join us this week.
Love to see you in the Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

Just for You

Hello and Welcome. Nice that you dropped in.
Life has been rather hectic the last few months 
but I have had a bit of spare time this month to
play in a few challenges.

My card is for the current challenge at

It is CAS with open space but 
just not with white space
which might just count me out.
However I did ink up my DP with a
Little Birdie stencil with Tim's Vintage Photo
then added some dies in brown with a touch of WOS.
Added some twine and sentiment from Altenew.
Backed it with cream card stock to blend with the DP
and adhered to green card base.

That's it for this one.
I did make another one before this
and will post that later on.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Love a Rose

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
 Host this week is Nancy choosing Designer Paper and
We have a new and special Guest this month
It's one of our Past Designers Chris Dring from
So glad to have you with us again Chris.

I have had this beautiful designer paper for years
and it is by Marianne Designs called Dark Vintage.
I simply cut it on an angle and added a mat behind it.
Attached this to my card base stenciled with
ARTplorations Fairy Tale Forest lightly using
Tim's  Antique Linen.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations About a Rose
(perfect for my rose dp)

You will see amazing ways our Guest Chris Dring
and the Team chose to use their Designer Papers.
There are no excuses for not being able to play 
with us this week so I look forward to seeing you
in our Gallery.
Thanks for popping in.

Friday, 4 October 2019

It's a K for Creative Artiste Challenge

Hello and Welcome to my post for

It's a very special K as it was made for 
my daughter's 50th Birthday.

It all started with this and applying gesso

Other products added were
Tim Holtz Grit Paste, stenciling with transparent gloss,
Lindy's Sprays in Caribbean Blue, Tiffany Lou Blue
and Tim's Broken China.
Flowers are from Little Birdie
The Heart, Number 50 and some other products above
 from Random Arts

These were covered with gesso and then 
Art Alchemy Wax in Vintage Gold
Added some coloured cheesecloth behind my flowers
Heat embossed Little Birdie 
Frosty Fizz Embossing Texture Paste
 to the tips for added dimension.
Attached a gold 'daughter' charm
some beads to the centre of the flower,
touched up with waxes.
Also finished off by waxing the whole K
with the Vintage Gold and Peacock.
I forgot that I had taken this photo of my K 
with the frame on my kitchen bench on my phone.

Once again I will pop this over to
for their current

Hope you enjoyed my presentation as much as I did
making it with much love.
Thanks for dropping in. Love reading your kind comments
and hope you can join in our Gallery this month.
You just have to use multiple mediums 
on your Anything Goes Project.
Pretty easy peasy!
Also check out the great Mixed Media Makes by my Team Mates.

Till next time it's Cherrio from

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

STAMPlorations Challenges are BACK!

It's October and we have new Challenges at 
Lots of things have happened over the break
with challenges having a makeover.
You will notice that all our Challenges will go live
on the same day - just different times.
As you will be aware I was part of the
CUTplorations Team.
 I have now moved to the New Stencil Challenge.
Check out all the details for the 
October Stencil Challenge Here

Here is my first project.

I started by smooching my background with
Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Blue Blitz
and Golden Sparkler.
Stenciling  A-Bloom-and-Three-Buds with
Frosty Fizz Embossing/Texture Paste by Little Birdie.
This paste puffs up when heated.
While that was happening I added some
Gold Mica Powder.
I attached some gold paper on either side
and attached to metallic card base.
Finished off by adding my
Big-Hugs-Phrase-Die Sentiment 
cut from gold paper.

Here are the products I used

A few details about our Prizes
$15 Gift Certificate for the Winner
$10 Gift Certificate for the Runner Up
$5 Gift Certificates for 3 randomly drawn players.
Come on over to Our Blog and check out
 the inspiration from all the Teams
and join in the fun new Challenges this month.
#Most Important
Display our Graphic in your blog post and link back to
the appropriate post to qualify for the prizes.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in

A Floral Hello

Hello and Welcome. 
Spring has certainly sprung here in Oz
and over at Happy Little Stampers we are going
Botanical for this month's 
Anything Goes Watercolour Challenge.

I went with some of Tim's Wildflowers 
and for my watercolour effect I
inked them with his Oxide Inks in
Seedless Preserves/Aged Mahogany
Wilted Violet and Blue Print Sketch
sprayed with water then stamped onto photo paper. 
Once they were dry I buffed them with a paper towel.
I didn't quite get the washed out look I intended.
I added some white dots with a gel pen to the
centres of some of the flowers.
This was cut with a stitched die. 
Added a strip of SU ribbon and a brad
adhered to some SU paper and onto white card base.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and come join us this month in our Gallery.
Love to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Thinking of You

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
It's our Photo Week and Maria as Host has chosen
this gorgeous image.

Here's my take on that beautiful sunflower.

I love using corrugated cardboard on my cards and 
I though this an opportune time to do so here.
I started with my sunflower  from
STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches and 
heat embossed in white then coloured it with
Tim's Distress Fossilized Amber
Carved Pumpkin and Gathered Twigs
with Lindy's Mission Bells Brown
for the centre.
I had the embossed card stock on my desk
and thought it would suit so mopped up the
leftover colours from the sunflower to add to the background. 
The corrugated cardboard was also done with the leftovers.
Diecut some Kaisercraft and Carta Bella leaves.
made a big bow from jute string adding a
coloured cabachon also on my desk.
Popped my sunflower and
finished with my SU sentiment.

Head on over and see what out Guest Janet
and the Team created and come join us in our Gallery. 
Love to see you there.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

My New 'Favourite' Stamp and Stencil

It's Just Us Girls Day
Hello and Welcome.
Lisa is Hosting our Colour Week
choosing three that just blend together perfectly.
I recently purchased a stamp set that I have
had on my Wish List after seeing a gazillion
showcased all over the Web.
It's Visible Image - Creative Chaos
and thought what a perfect time to ink up
using Lisa's Colour Theme.

I also bought the stencil that I used on the background
called Two Tone
I randomly inked my background with
Tim's Cracked Pistachio Oxide and
Hickory Smoke Distress.
This was cut with a stitched die.
I heat embossed the flower with Zing Charcoal
and then smooched a second,
 fussy cut the top part and popped.
Added some black glitter to the centre and
Wink of Stella in clear and green.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations
Adhered to grey card base.
Here is a close up -

Be warned - you will see lots more of this flower
from time to time.
Thanks for dropping in.
Pop over and see what Janet and the Girls created
for your pleasure and come join in the fun this week.
Hope to see you in our Gallery.
Till next time