Monday, 25 May 2020

Steampunk in September

Are you a Steampunk Enthusiast and looking for
somewhere to showcase your creativity?
Look no more. There's a New Exciting Steampunk Blog 
in the making and come September it's all Go!

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Check out the Steampunk Challenge which includes a bit of
grunge and industrial bits thrown in. Join up
so you will be ready and itching to get started
and add a Note to your Diary.
First one starts on the 1st September and runs for the month
so check back often for more details a little bit down the track.

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PS In the meantime if you are itching to see some
amazingly talented Steampunkers showing their style
 there is a Blog Hop going live on the 19th June.
There are 14 sponsored prizes for commenting.
More details on that coming soon also.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
Bobby is Hosting and picked an awesomely colourful one.

Here's a close up!

As soon as I saw this I KNEW what stencil
I was going to use. 
and isn't it just perfect!
My inspiration came from those chair covers.
Bobby was thinking the same as she has used the
same stencil on her card. How cool is that!
I kept it really simple. I love how when you 
use oxide inks on photo paper and after your inking dries
you wipe it over with a paper towel and the colours 'explode'
I did that multiple times shifting the stencil
to get lots of colourful layers.
I used Tim's Distress Glaze to seal
adding the die cut Hello from Pink Fresh Studio.
Attached to bright orange card stock to finish.
Pop over and see what our Guest Deborah
and my Team Mates created.

Hope to see your take on this fab photo in our Gallery.
Thanks for popping in

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

What lies 'Under the Sea'

We have the most beautiful photo at
Addicted to Stamps and More for this weeks Challenge.

I couldn't go past the sea shell covered in pearls.
As you can see that is where my inspiration came from.

Lots of smooching for my background,
stamping some fish netting, adding grit texture paste,
ink splatting, fussing cutting my coloured sea shells
 and popping them. Added lots of glitter, pearls
and gems. Finished with an appropriate sentiment.

Pop over and see how the Team were inspired
and come add yours to the Gallery.
Thanks for popping in.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

It's Stencil Overload 2

Welcome back! Here is my second overloaded stencil card
for this month's CAS Stencil Challenge

I multi layered
ARTplorations Square Lots   Broken Glass   Bubble-Dance  
again with Tim's Oxide Inks then
Gel Medium to Just Flow and sprinkled with glitter.
Cut with a Spellbinder Die and framed.
Sentiment is an Impression Obsession Die cut.

Thanks for popping back in again.

It's Stencil Overload

I had a fun afternoon playing with my stencils for the
current CAS Stencil Challenge where we are
required to layer them.
Hello and Welcome!
I made two cards using some of the same stencils 
with totally different layouts. The first one is below.

I inked several of Tim's Oxide Inks through
ARTploration Sencils Weaving  Just Flow
Square Lots and Texture Paste for dimension with Barley.
 Cut on an angle and distressed the edges.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy.
Attached to white card base.
It was such fun playing with all my stencils,
some got inked for the first time too.
Why not give it a go. There are several videos
to check out if you need a helping hand.

Thanks for dropping in today.
My second overloaded stencil card
will be posted a bit later.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

My CAS Mix Up Resist Make

Hello and Welcome.
It's always fun to try new techniques and this month at
CAS Mix Up we are asked to try our hand at Gesso Resist.
This is something I haven't done with gesso.

 I chose to create my card with the technique that Susan used
from a You Tube Tutorial by Kim Schofield Here.
 I made several attempts and a few didn't make it
but after inking this one above maybe those throw away ones
may not have been so bad after all.

I blended Tim's Oxide inks and once dry
added some water splatters.
Continued on by randomly stamping Prima Marketing Fire Fly
 with some circles from the top of a water brush.
My main image is from Inspired by Stamping
which is unfortunately no longer in business.
I have had this set for quite a few years and this is
it's first inking. Shame on me!
I wanted to brighten the colours so
brushed on a coat of gloss gel medium.
I was undecided what colour to use as my base.
I had a black frame on white base then vice versa
but liked neither and came up with just a touch of black
and scoring around the white card base.
My sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz.
Thought it fitted nicely with the stamped  image.
That's my card done.
My Mix is - Gesso Resist, Gel Medium, Stamping,
Inking, Scoring, Stickers
I am popping this over to the
NBUS Challenge #14 where we play with
Never before Used Schtuff
(mine is the stamped image)

Thanks for dropping in today.
Really appreciate your kind comments.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Colour Me 'Brightly'

It's our Colour Week at Just Us Girls
and Hosting is Lisa and looking for bright colours!

I made a really simple card as I wanted to ink up
a new to me (second hand) Dreamy Penny Black Stamp 
and decided to heat emboss in black.
Inked up my background with the above colours 
using Tim's Distress and Oxide Inks,
adding some black stenciled splatters
also from Tim.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations and
heat embossed with glitter powder
which turned out a little different especially with the
smaller stamping not so clear.
Attached to bright pink card base.

Check out how our Guest Deborah and
the Team chose to showcase these bright colours
and hope to see yours in the Gallery this week.
Till next time

Reminder for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Time for my reminder post for STAMPlorations 
Detail for the Stencil Challenge are Here

I have used the same shaving cream technique as
my earlier card using 
 SU Mossy Meadow and Calypsol Coral with
for my background. Once that was dry I
put the stencil back in the same place and
applied Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste
After that had dried and cracked I added
Art Alchemy Waxes in Fire Ruby and Vintage Gold
to highlight the flower.
Added some gold splatters and heat embossed
my Blossoming Sentiment.
Unfortunately that set has been discontinued
and I will have to be more careful what stamps
I use in the future.
Sorry it is a little hard to read. It says
Every flower is a Soul
blossoming in nature.

Pop over and see what everyone else has created
as you still have time to join us this month.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 9 May 2020

A 'Mini Trend for Just Us Girls

I'ts Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Host this time round is Carol
choosing a very different Trend
and one maybe some of us wouldn't do very often.
It was a lot of fun working out just what to make.
After many attempts - some a bit too big and other -
well just weren't quite right.
Eventually I landed up with a few.
This is a regular size card with just a 'mini'
fussy cut frame and a Kaisercraft flower,
popped onto an embossed background that
I had lying around.
This is a much smaller card size (approx 4"x 4")
with a simple flower which has a bit of glitter in the centre,
some grunge and an appropriate sentiment.
I did have a third but could not get a decent photo 
so skipped that one. 

Pop over and see what our Guest Deborah Frings
and the Team created and join in
with yours in the Gallery.
Till next time - 

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

It's a 'Spring Fling Thing' at STAMPlorations

We are having a SPRING FLING
with a blog hop and linky party
at STAMPlorations
Welcome to my post for this special event.

There are a bunch of us STAMPGIRLS participating
so you will want to go over and check them out and
get involved by entering your projects as there are
prizes (see below) to be won and also a
Spring Fling Discount over on the
Spring Fling Section at the Store.
By using my code STAMPGIRLINA
you can get up to 35% off.
I stenciled my blooms (this is the new 6x6 size stencil)
with texture paste and lifted the wet texture
with my fingers to get a raised effect.
I then did lots of waxing with Nuvo Mouse -
Aloe Vera and Coastal Surf.
For more colour I used
Art Alchemy Mermaid Sparkle Sparks
on the biggest bloom.
More colour was added with Art Alchemy Waxes in
Vintage Gold, Mink Sparkle and Peacock.
As I was going to use the black clear stickers I
inked the edges with Mixed Media Grunge
with Tim's Black Soot Oxide Ink.
Finishing with the fussy cut stickers
as you can see below using the sentiment
from two of the clear stickers.
Added black pearls to the centres of the blooms,
a black mat backing and on to metallic card base.

Here are the products I used
ARTplorations Bloom-Doodled-Trio Stencil
STAMPlorations Mixed-Media-Grunge


and the Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments
left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product
with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left
on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product
with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party
Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31,
 with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

Better get cracking after you have seen what us
STAMP GIRLS created!
Hope to see yours there.

It's the 'Holiday Theme' at Addicted to Stamps and More

Hello and Welcome to my post for
Addicted to Stamps and More

As you can see it is our Holiday Challenge.
This is my first Christmas Card for the year!

I have used one of my favourite stencils from ARTplorations
My background is a bit of smooching and after I
heat embossed my deer I covered him in gold
then carefully inked in a darker blue.
Sentiment and die are from Hero Arts.
Backed with gold paper on to blue card base.
Pop over and see what the rest of the Team created
and hope you will add a holiday card to our Gallery.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Just Us Girls 'Word Week'

Hello and Welcome to our May Challenges for
As we begin our month we start with a
New Guest Designer. Welcome to
Deborah Frings from
Our Host this week is Nancy and chose a 
most appropriate word which at this trying time -
we all have them.
I know the Gallery will be full of wonderful
creations supporting all those incredible 
essential service people in a variety of ways.

I made my card really simple by using
this free image from
 adding dp embossed with Geometric
 by We R Memory Keepers for the background
and die cut a MFT stitched circle.
  Cut and punched lots of pretty flowers and leaves
then finished with some bling in the centres.
Pop over and see how Deborah and the Team
chose to say Thank You to a Hero.
Come join us in our Gallery.
Thanks for coming by -

Friday, 1 May 2020

Mixed Up Masking

Time for the new Challenge over at
Mix It Up and this month our
Anything Goes Option is - Masking
So many ways to go about this technique
but I decided to mask either side and go with
showcasing my Mix of Flowers.

Those that frequent my blog know how much I love
to play with my Lindy's Magical's and they do make
amazing backgrounds.

See what I mean!

On to my layers of flowers.
First up I stenciled Tim Holtz Wild Flower 
with Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy 
which didn't impress me much so
inked up one of the flowers with VersaClair Fallen Leaves
and heat embossed clear slightly to the side.
I then smooched more flowers and die cut adding on top.
All three layers are from Tim's Wild Flowers -
stencil, stamps and dies.
Threw on some splatters left over on my mat.
Inked my sentiment from Woodware Gone to Seed
with the Fallen Leaves then ran a pen down both sides 
of my masking. 
Attached to purple card stock.
(How hard it is to get a good colour photo wise)

After I made this card I had second thoughts about
the masking technique
and made another in the more traditional style.
Again I used Magical's with Twinkling H2O
and Nuvo Drops on my masked flowers which are
STAMPlorations Bloom Doodles
Sentiment is from Bloomful inked in
SU Calypso Coral and Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn.
Lightly smooched background.
I thought the sentiment perfect for this trying time.

That's my Designer's Makes for this month at
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Pop over and see how the rest of the Team
chose to inspire you and come join in the fun.
Love to see you in our Gallery this month.
Thanks for dropping by.

A Simple Mixed Media Piece for Creative Artiste

I don't know where the time went this month and
I have been been caught out with making a project for
Creative Artiste
so what I had planned didn't happen.
Hello and Welcome!

I had this piece started some time ago
and has been sitting around waiting for me to finish
so this was a golden opportunity to do so.
Sorry there is no 'how I made this' 
just products I used.
Lindy's Magicals 
Nuvo Powders/Drops
Dream Weaver Crackle Paste
Which Craft Do You Do Stencil
(Australian Company)
Numerous stamps from
STAMPlorations and That's Crafty
VersaFine Clair Inks
Check out what my Team Mates made and
join in The Gallery this month.

Thanks for dropping in.
Will be more organized for next month's make.
Till then Cherrio from