Saturday, 19 September 2020

Celebrate in Colour

Hello Crafty Ones. It's Saturday and time for my post for
Just Us Girls and Carol is our Host for Colour Week

I decided to splatter the above colours using
Tim's  Splatters and Speckles Stencils 
Cut with a stitched die.
Sentiment is from Cas-ual Fridays
and heat embossed.
Added a strip of blue to the side before
adhering to bright pink card base.
Pretty CAS but BRIGHT!
Pop over and see what our Guest Lindsey
and the Team made for your pleasure
and come join the fun this week.
You could be Chic of the Week and
be a future Guest like Lindsey.

Thanks for popping in
Love reading your comments.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

What's the Trend at Just Us Girls

It's Saturday and that means it's 
Just Us Girls time. This week we have our
Trend Week and our Host Nancy
has chosen a pretty cool one.

I had posted an earlier card done the same way in thirds.
You can see it  Here.
I made them at the same time
just very different mediums. I was so lucky
Nancy chose the Trend and I had an
already made card for her challenge. Lucky me!
As you can see I simply heat embossed my stamp
using Zing Aqua Opaque, Purple Metallic
and Lindy's Pumpkin Fiesta
popping the middle one backed in purple.
I know it doesn't look like purple
and the other two are white.
Attached to green backing onto white card base.
Sentiment is from AALL&CREATE
I thought the sentiment was pretty accurate.
Pop over and see how our Guest Lindsey
and the Team chose to showcase their
'three cuts' 
Should be an interesting Gallery this week.
Will yours be there?
Could be our Chic of the Week and
be chosen as our Guest in November.
Thanks for dropping by

Saturday, 5 September 2020

It's Word Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to Saturday's post for
Just Us Girls with a New Month of Challenges.
Sue is Hosting for our Word Week and chose Leaves.
Our September Guest is Lindsey from
Welcome Lindsey. Lovely to have you this month.

I used one of my favourite retired SU sets -
Botanical Blooms for my leaves.
Smooched my watercolour paper with a variety of
Tim's Distress Inks then die cut them
inking up the centres .
Embossed my background then added the leaves.
Attached my sentiment and matted with
the same card stock as my base.
Finished with variegated cotton and pearls.

Pop over and see how Lindsey and the Team
chose to showcase their leaves.
Join us and you could be Chic of the Week
and in the running for Guest Designer - like Lindsey.

Popping this card over to
Cards4Galz for their Hello Challenge
Time Out Challenge for their Season Challenge
using Autumn Colours.

Thanks for dropping in

Friday, 4 September 2020

I Chose Art

Hello Crafty Friends
It's time for the New Challenge over at
and I thought I would do something a little different.

I brought back a door hanger from a hotel I stayed at
while in Dublin UK and as it hangs on the door to my play room
I decided to do a template of it and make it a bit more 'me'
hence I went with a Scottish Theme with the Thistle and colours.
Of course I added a few dragonflies
 as I love the Outlander Series.
  Here's how it started with a template from this this -  to finish like this!

Started my background with 
Lindy's Sprays and Powders
using the same mediums for my thistle die cut.
then cutting out the Italian Flourish doily from Cherry Lynn
to add to the side and coloured with Lindy's Spray.
My dragonflies are from Visible Image 
as is the words 'I Choose'
'Art' Word from That's Crafty. Added some stamping from
Visible Image around the edges and touches of stenciling
with transparent matt texture paste
 adding colour with Art Alchemy Heather Hills Wax.
Stenciled the background with
white texture paste from Tim's Speckles.
Popped my thistle after adding sprinkles of
Heather Flower Soft on the head and 
falling down to the bottom.
Finished with a variegated purple bow.

Pop over and see what my
Talented Team Mates, our New Designer 
the very talented Tracey
(Big Welcome to the Team)
 and Guest Marina created this month.
Be inspired and come join us.
Thanks for dropping in.
Till next time Cherrio from

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

It's New! It's Steampunk! and a New Adventure for Me!

 Welcome to the First Challenge over at the
Steampunk Challenge
I am part of the Talented Team where we will showcase
Steampunk Industrial Style Mixed Media according to the 
Mood Board for that month.
All the details can be found above!
Here is our first!
and here are my makes.
This is totally new to me but what's life without a Challenge
and even better when it's your Hobby!
I am going to have fun with this style for sure.
As you can see they are pretty CAS as I
start delving into the world of 'Steampunk'.


Products used are -
Steampunk Stencil
Transparent Texture Paste
Lindy's Magical's Screamin' Banshee Black
Kaisercraft Die Cut Cog
Art Alchemy Waxes/Sparks
Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Powder
Sentiment - AALL& Create (pretty hard to see)
Ken Oliver Liquid Metallic Copper


Products used - 
Dusty Attic Stencil
TH Distress Grit Paste
Art Alchemy Metallic  Emerald Green Paint
Art Alchemy Waxes - Brushed Iron, Peacock, Fire Ruby
Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
Nuvo Drops
Metal items from my stash

ATC Three

Products used - 
Plain/Corrugated Cardboard
Dusty Attic Stencil
Dreamweaver Crackle Paste
Art Alchemy Red Wine Metallic Paint
Art Alchemy Brushed Iron, Fire Ruby Wax
Die cut Cogs
Kebab Sticks 
Grey Card Stock

and a few close ups

Pop over to Our Blog to cast your eyes on some
amazing talent from the Team. 
You have the whole month to have fun and get your fingers
inked up and creative.
I know the Team would love to see
your  Industrial Style Steampunk MM Art in our Gallery.
Hope you take the plunge and play with our
Very First Challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to check my post out.

Till next time - Cherrio

A Mix of Foiled Leaves

'tis the First of the Month and this post is for
For this month's Anything Goes Challenge
we are looking for Foiling
(Minc machine, foiled card stock or aluminum foil)

I took two different photos trying to get the
shimmer from the silver foil paper.

While searching in my Bit Box for something
I came across this Alcohol Inked piece and
knew it would be perfect for this challenge.
Cut down to size and attached several foiled leaves
and sentiment.
Added some gold thread and a black pearl.
Attached this to metallic silver card base
and my foiling was done.
Pop over and see lots more from the
Talented Team and get foiling!
See you in the Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Butterfly Flutters

Hi there and Welcome to today's post for
Just Us Girls. It's Wild Card Week because there are
Five Saturday's this month!
Hosting is Carol and chose
Now I know we will have a gazillion beautiful butterflies
flying all over our Gallery this week. 
 Here's a few of mine!
Most of you know my love of stencils and texture paste
especially when I can add crackle.
That is what I have done here.
Stencils are from TCW and Tim Holtz in Fossilized Amber Oxide
and Memento London Fog.
the black strips are inked with a credit card with 
Ranger  Watering Can Archival Ink.
The Dreamweaver Crackle stenciling is from ScrapFX.
Butterflies are SU and Spellbinders.
The large one has been smooched with Lindy's 
Black Orchid Silver Spray. It just shimmers!
Sentiment from Inspired by Stamping
finished with Kaisercraft pearls.
Attached a strip of yellow cs to the side
and attached to white card base.
Pop over and see what Lisa and the Gang created 
and don't forget to play with us this week.
In closing I would like to give Lisa a Huge Thank You
for being a wonderful Guest with us this month.
Till next time - Cherrio from

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Let's Meet for Tea.

Hello and Welcome to Saturday's post for
Just Us Girls and it's Photo Week.
Maria is Hosting.

As you can see I went with the colours
and tea cups as I don't have ANY coffee stamps.
It doesn't seem to be such a big thing here in Australia
with the coffee craze hence my coffee cupboard is bare.
I did enjoy making this time consuming card with it's
designer paper die cuts - just doing a bit each day.

Have you ever got some packing paper from
an item you bought and couldn't throw away? 
Well the background piece which is partly shredded is just that. 
I inked it with Hero Arts pigment ink
and attached to white card stock.
I then cut out several dies from
Poppy Stamps Tea Cup Stack and placed
bits and pieces in different tea cups.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Always Tea Time,
 heat embossed on a MFT die and popped.
Added a bit of corner punching to finish.

Pop over and see what our Guest Lisa
and the Gang created with inspiration from that
great photo. Add it to our Gallery and you
could be Chic of the Week.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 15 August 2020

A Simple 'Thank You'

Today's post is for our New Challenge over at Just Us Girls
It's our Colour Week and Hosting is Angie 
with these stunning colours!
I started with an embossed background then
inked up my Retired SU Heartfelt Blooms image
in SU Rick Razzleberry (what else)
and fussy cut. 
Added some Kaisercraft leaves in Teal
 to the embossed background,
some ribbon and die cut my sentiment with Kraft paper
from a JustRite tag die, adding a scalloped die underneath.
Finished with some pearls.
Attached to Rich Razzleberry card base.

Pop over and see how our Guest Lisa
and the Team chose to use those gorgeous colours.
Hope to see you in the Gallery where you have the chance to be
Chic of the Week and in the running for
Guest Designer in October.

In closing I would just like to say this card is for all those crafters
that have left comments for me especially the last six weeks
as I recover from my new knee and bit by bit able to spend
a little longer sitting in front of my laptop.
It feels like I have a lump of concrete
but I know it isn't as I am able to bend it quite well.
I apologize for the lack of commenting to you all
but hope to get back to doing more soon.
Thanks for dropping by

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Outside my' Window'

It's Saturday and that means time for our 

New Challenge at Just Us Girls

Bobby is our host and picked a great Trend for us.

My window frame is a Spellbinder die I had never used 

so a golden opportunity to break it out for this week's challenge. 

Inked up a brick stenciled background then added my lightly sponged window

 and tissue paper behind it for curtains and popped.

Added a leaf scroll and array of flowers from SU Botanical Blooms.

Finished with pearls in the centre, die cut sentiment

and sprayed with perfect pearl mist.

Pop over and see what our Guest Lisa

and the Team chose to 'Trend' this week.

Join us and you could be our Chic of the Week

and be in the running for Guest in October.

Thanks for dropping in

Adding this to the NBUS Challenge 17

with my Spellbinder Window Die.

PS - got no idea why the spacing is the way it is here.

Hasn't happened before but I will work it out. 

If you know how to fix it love to hear from you. 


Friday, 7 August 2020

Made with Love Canvas

Today's post is for the new challenge over at
My project is a canvas for my sister
who recently celebrated her birthday.

The canvas has been gesso'd, covered with
crinkled tissue paper and crackle paint.
I decided to go with the beautiful deep fuchsia colours
as they are the colours in her living room.
I have used lots of MM elements here.
 As this has taken a bit of time to put together,
(only because of my restricted sitting time)
Here are some close up's to check out!
Using Lindy's Magical's, Shaker and Nuvo Shimmer Powder.
Heat Embossed Chipboard and Cheesecloth.
Added three gesso'd kebab sticks to the background
and assembled lots of flowers. Some were coloured with Magical's.
Cut out the hearts in gold and inserted mulberry paper
and a gold heart mold embossing with the same glitter above.

Added sprinkles of Diamond Dust.
Finished with a Love You sticker from Tim Holtz.

That's it for me this month.
Pop over and see the great Mixed Media Makes 
my Team Mates created and we would love to see yours
in our Gallery this month.

Hope you are all staying safe and well
during this unprecedented time. 
It does make for more craft time if - 
you are retired like me. 
Till next time
Cherrio from