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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Make a Wish for CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hi and Welcome. Today's post is for the current challenge at
and my good friend Mac is hosting.




I started out by inking Tim's Peacock Feathers Oxide ink
onto my glass mat, wetting it and smooching
with a piece of plastic to try and get an ombre effect
on to acrylic painting paper. Unfortunately it isn't showing
up as nicely as it is IRL. I then heat embossed
my STAMPlorations Feathery feathers with
Colour Blast Deep Water Embossing Powder
and die cut. I then die cut the leaves (Kaisercraft)
with the same paper and flourish (Gina Marie)
To ground my die cuts I painted 
Colour Blast Shimmer in the same Deep Water colour.
Added my sentiment from the same stamp set
then attached my slightly popped feather and die cuts. 
Added a butterfly, wee bow from Waffle Flower
 and a pearl to the centre 
Just to finish it off I added some splatters.
Attached this to  my base. If you look closely 
you can see this paper has a lovely light texture
I thought added a little something.

Here is a close up showing the texture and
lovely shimmery embossing. 

My Mix is - Ombre Technique, stamping,
heat embossing, die cutting and painting.

Thanks for dropping in today.
Love reading your comments

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Thinking of You

Welcome to my Just Us Girls Saturday Post.
It's Colour Week and Hosting is Carol choosing 
 Ombre Type Colours.



It's been quite some time since I used the
Hero Arts Leafy Vines Stamp and thought it
would make a striking feature with an ombre background.
It is a fairly large stamp and needs a slightly bigger card size
to what we make here in Australia - hence I used the
slightly larger American sized
 CUTplorations Stitch-Rectangle-Nesting-Dies
My background is a mix of
SU Tangarine Tango and Calypsol Coral
sprinkled with water and sprayed with
SU Champagne Mist.
The leafy vines were heat embossed in white.
The CUTplorations Thinking-of-You-Phrase-Die
was cut several times for dimension
and coloured with the same inks/mist.

Pop over and see what out Guest Marlena
and the Team created and come join us this week
by adding your card to our Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week and
be chosen as our Guest in August.

Thanks for dropping in






Reminder Post for STAMPlorations

This post is my Reminder Post for the
 June Challenge over at STAMPlorations


Yes you have seen my card below before - a few weeks ago
 but I missed the deadline
so my card went in to the Reminder Posts as an extra.
All the Extra's can be found Here where you will see
creations for all our Challenges. Do pop over and check them out.


Here's the Very Summery Mood Board for the
CUTplorations Challenge.


I took lots of inspirations from here, firstly choosing
the red check mat using my ARTplorations Weaving Stencil
I then got out the STAMPlorations Happy Everything stamps
to ink up my cupcakes, glamed them up and fussy cut.
My butterflies are from
 heat embossed and coloured.
Sentiment is from Hello Coffee.
I have used Tim's Distress/Oxide Inks on my cupcakes
and butterflies. 
Sky was coloured with Memento Summer Sky
I then cut my project from
Added a sun in the corner and a cloud partly covering it, 
followed by a few tiny flowers to match in the other corner.
Adhered to coloured card stock and on to a brown card base. 
These are the products I used from STAMPlorations

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Have you played this month and added
to our Gallery? I'll be checking!
Don't forget you can get 20% off just by using
STAMPGIRLINA  when you make a purchase.

Thanks for dropping in - love your comments!

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Believe in Yourself

Hello and Welcome to Trend Week at Just Us Girls.
Hosting this Challenge is Bobby choosing
Texture Paste


I recently received a few new stencils in the mail
and wanted to try them out. 
The ARTplorations Faces - Gorgeous is one I chose.
I had the background in my Bit Box 
thinking it was nice and feminine. 
I used DecoArt Texture Sand Paste which gave the stenciling
a gritty raised effect. I also got some Art Alchemy Metallic Wax
in Vintage Gold so giving it a go using my finger
through the stencil after the paste was dry
it added a dramatic result.
If you haven't used these waxes before you will be pleasantly
surprised with the lovely smell that lingers on from them.
I then heat embossed my sentiment
 from STAMPlorations Bloomful with gold powder.
Cut it out with a stitched die, framed it in white
and popped to white card base.

Pop over and see what our Guest Marlena
and the Team created using Texture Paste
and come join in this week with this
'Oh so Popular' Trend.
You could be our Chic of the Week going on to be
chosen as our Guest in August.

Till next time - Cherrio from











Friday, 7 June 2019

For Your 'LOVE'

It's time to show off what I made for this month's Challenge 
where we can create Anything Mixed Media
using multiple mediums.
Here is my project for this month.


I started by sealing my project with a coat of gesso then
adding some stenciling with texture paste.
and working on what elements to add.
Adding jute, cogs, keys, dry wall tape, a few other bits and bobs
and my heart cutout was covered with
plasterer's fibafuse  for texture.
Covered it all with white gesso.
Now to add texture to my heart.
I found an interesting article on YouTube where 
you add your elements (my heart) then cover it with 
scrunched foil, using a stylus to bring those shapes
to the surface. 
I started adding colours to my canvas
and you can see the result from the stylus here on the heart.
Love the smell from the Art Alchemy Waxes.
Some splatters - covering the heart.
then added some cabachons that were painted from the back
and several layered 'love' die cuts heat embossed several times.

And now my project is done!

Pop over Here to see what my Team Mates created this month.
Thanks for dropping in - love your comments.
Hope you get the chance to  add a project in our Gallery soon.










Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Hello Summer!

Hello and Welcome. Today's post is for our
Here is my Hello Summer card (even though it's Winter here in Oz)


and the Very Summery Mood Board for Inspiration.


I took lots of inspirations from here, firstly choosing
the red check mat using my ARTplorations Weaving Stencil
I then got out the STAMPlorations Happy Everything stamps
to ink up my cupcakes, glamed them up and fussy cut.
My butterflies are from
 heat embossed and coloured.
Sentiment is from Hello Coffee.
I have used Tim's Distress/Oxide Inks on my cupcakes
and butterflies. 
Sky was coloured with Memento Summer Sky
I then cut my project from
Added a sun in the corner and a cloud partly covering it, 
followed by a few tiny flowers to match in the other corner.
Adhered to coloured card stock and on to a brown card base. 
These are the products I used from STAMPlorations

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Pop over and see what my Team Mates created
and join our Gallery this month.
Don't forget you can get 20% off just by using
STAMPGIRLINA  when you make a purchase.

Thanks for dropping in - love your comments!

OOPS! I missed the deadline for my card to appear 
Here so I will repost this for our Reminder later in the month.



Saturday, 1 June 2019

Pretty in 'Pink'

Hi there and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
Just Us Girls
We start the month off with a New Guest Designer
Welcome to Marlena McDeavitt.
You can find her blog  Over Here
and a New Challenge.
Hosting this week is Sue who has chosen a word that
Takes us Back in Time - We are going RETRO!


I will admit this threw me big time and took
an age to finally pick an image for my card.
I thought the dp looked retro and hope my gal
represents the style in some way.



I had these lovely old stamps given to me by a friend
and I had them inked up  only to change my mind
again and again. I finally decided on the cute chic above
and so my card began. This image was also given to me
by a friend so haven't a clue where she came from.
I heat embossed her in black then started adding colour
with - once more those Nuvo Shimmer Powders.
I think she looks pretty cool in that pretty pink dress
with the scarf draped over her arm.
Don't you love that  'purse'
I coloured  her up and gave her something to stand on
then cut it out with a stitched die.
Then all the framing work began. I think my box
of  Designer Papers took fright when I actually
picked out my papers! Been soooo long since I used them.
Got out a very old 'but still a goodie' stamp set -
Springtime Silhouettes from Gina K
for my perfect sentiment nearly going with
the stamps that came with it.
Finished off with gems and sequins.
There you have it - my retro style card.
Pop over and see how our Guest Eva and the Team
chose to showcase their Retro Style cards and
come join in the fun this week by adding yours
to our Gallery. Love to see you there.

Thanks for dropping in - love reading your comments.


You Deserve all the 'LOVE'

We have blinked a few times and
June comes around reminding us it's
only a few more blinks till Christmas!
Scared you didn't I? Scary to think I haven't made
one single Christmas card. 
That's for another time because today we have our
June Watercolour Challenge over at
It's always Anything Goes with this month's Option of
LOVE. 




You all know me and my love for those
powerful powders! 
Once again I go out my little pot of
Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Cherry Bomb
and smooched away. I then dabbed a baby wipe
taking away a small portion of  colour.
I then inked up my sentiment from
with Ranger Red Cinnabar Embossing Powder
which has a lovely gold fleck in it.
Stenciled Tim's Distress Festive Berries to the sides.
Added this to a red backdrop and white card base.

Pop over and see what my team Mates created
and be inspired to come join us in our Gallery.
Just think you could make an early Valentine's Day card
or just show someone how much you love them.

Thanks for popping in today.


Saturday, 25 May 2019

I got a little 'Messy' here

Oh what fun I had making my card for the 
Latest challenge over at Just Us Girls


Vicki is hosting this week and chose
a Rainbow Themed Photo for us.

I got out my trusty rainbow coloured Distress Inks from Tim
and started stamping away using 
STAMPloratons  Art Marks - Mixed Media Elements
which were perfect to go with my
sentiment stamp from AALL&CREATE #28
The hardest part was the placing of the stamps 
so you could see the sentiment clearly.
and a 'real close up'
Added a few splatters to complete my 'mess'
I then framed it in black and on to white card base.

Pop over and see what our Guest Eva and the Jugheads
conjured up and I am sure to see lots of interesting takes
in our Gallery this week.
You know that you could be chosen as our Chic of the Week
by playing along with us!
Thanks for dropping in











Thursday, 23 May 2019

Spring Time is for the 'Birds'

Hello and Welcome to today's post.
We are having a
Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party
and it's already in Full Swing over at STAMPlorations
In case you missed it - here is the Link to Day One
with all the details with prizes and linky.


There is still so much more to come and I am
with the Girls for the 
STAMPlorations Things with Wings Part 3
Here is what I made for your pleasure.

In my mailbox a few days ago was the
  CUTplorations Perched Bird Die
(Thanks Shery)
so of course I had to try it out.
I rummaged through my bits box and found this
colourful piece made from Alcohol Inks and Photo  Paper.
I cut out the bird die and then
did something I had never done before -
embossed with ARTplorations Ethnic Organic One stencil
It's very hard to see in the photo as it is very soft
and I thought adding dimension to take the stark white away.
That wasn't quite enough so landed up
adding some stenciled splats in the similar colours as my bird.
These were Tim's Distress Ripe Persimmon
Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.
This was popped and attached to coloured card base.
My simple sentiment is from STAMPlorations Art Marks

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 Again I used the Perched Bird
I thought it would look stately on top of a
STAMPlorations Feathery Stamp 
It even comes with matching dies which
I didn't need to use this time.
I started by heat embossing the feather with
Ranger Potting Soil adding colours from some
new shakers from Lindy's Magical's
I did land up die cutting the feather
so I could mask my background for the
 ARTplorations Weaving Stencil
also with Magical's.
I die cut my Magical coloured bird and cut the branch
so I could pop her on top of the feather.
I sponged 'her' with a stamp from
 STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge
and again on her back with a darker ink.
Also inked around the edges.
A touch of Nuvo Glitter Gloss was added for her eye.
I finished with some splatters and heat embossed sentiment
from the Feathery Stamp Set. Adhered to SU card stock.


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